An artist

Sep 29, 2009

Take my memories here and put 'em down. Better here than "lost and found".

(I don't know if I have many memories. More a "smile" than any compulsive thought.)

Just back from Walmart's. Picked up a netbook type computer. Learning curve ahead. I have two weeks to try it out. If it doesn't fit my needs I can return and get my money back. Man, frustrated these days. 71 birthday in August. My health is good, but even so, time is short. 2 must-dos. Organize art work of a lifetime- No. 1. How to preserve it for others. - No. 2.

I say "lifetime". It is true. Record this life. My life. My art. Creating imagery and forms to capture a thought or idea of the moment. A couple laughing over coffee. A back-street wino digging for empty cans. A student impatiently waiting for the next campus bus. An elderly lady with shopping cart pausing to run her eyes over the paperbacks. While a janitor with mop bucket waits for her to clear the aisle and move on.

Life. Nothing climatic. No lost soul found. No romantic dream realized. Just life. Kick-skipping a soda pop lid, watching the sun set behind a distant cloud. Walking home. Another day realized. Experienced. Lived. Home. And put it down.

Ladies I Love

Sep 28, 2009

I like experimenting with the different painting techniques the computer art programs provide. Another "must do" on the infinite list of goals to achieve in the coming days/months/years. Patience, Muse, patience. Being a "great" artist DOES take time.

Great Places In America

Doing my take on different states. Kentucky is among the current top five or six so far. 40 something states to go.

Eve's Eden

A tag line to "Eve's Eden" - a series of drawings reflecting the artist's take on the biblical Eden story. Related with somewhat sarcastic humor - as reflected here.

...the artist as a young man

Sep 24, 2009

What now...? What next...? The "self-portrait" here (as I imagined myself; not looked at myself) created on my old Amiga computer when I was in my late 40's, could - except for the age - be me today. Wondering what to do? How to do? Where to do? Questions. Questions. My only certainty is Need. The need to do what I do. Record a life. This life. This time. This mood. I am an artist.

Verities of Love

Verities of Love

Verities of Love

Verities of Love


Sep 23, 2009

Ramblings. From ... god ... 1982. 27 years ago. I would have been 42 when I wrote this in my journal volume of the time. Speaking of loneliness. Yet boosting my ego. A not uncommon theme. By no means. Even to this day. I disguise the loneliness. I talk easier with strangers (fellow waiters at a bus stop, coffee/beer sippers at the table nearby, etc.) but I continue to presenting a somewhat shell of self, not the "me" inside. I don't know how open I will be here. Rambling. My art. But I do it. Need to do it. See what it becomes and where it goes.

Sep 4, 2009