I’ve been busy taking drawing classes, reading drawing books, drawing almost daily.
In my present drawing class, everyone else is attempting to copy the still life. I started to do that in week #1 and then found myself taking one part of the still life and making it unstill, making it overflowing with possibilities, filling it with things that don’t necessarily exist the way we view the world. (They may exist if I can think them up, but that’s another blog post.)
Every week since then, I’ve gotten an idea and gone with it. Sometimes I put a slogan across the top and draw what represents the slogan to me. Other times I start drawing and the slogan appears. I love note cards and note pads and decided I wanted my drawings on them. (more…)
I’m not sure how I discovered the movie Baraka (1993), but I watched it this weekend.
It’s almost indescribable – poetry in motion comes the closest. The documentary travels the world contrasting peoples and landscapes. Music. No speaking. Yet at times there is human noise. It’s beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time. It may be 20 years old, but its message seem more important that ever. My takeaway? Why do we continue to do create an inhumane world in the face of Eearth’s incredible beauty? (more…)
I’ve noticed in life that we all have different truths.
Problems develop in our psyches when we do not honor our own truths and instead subordinate them to the those masquerading as truth lords. These often appear early in life as teachers or bosses or parents and later in life as governmental leaders. We are taught to ignore our own truths, that there is only one right truth and only those anointed in truth training have the power to state them. (more…)