Thursday, January 5, 2017

Happy New Year 2017! "BE HAPPY"

Below are some works from the last quarter of 2016 with links to Instagram & Flickr.

They're up on Flickr & and below is also the first image (a 4x4' canvas or 1.21 meters) appearing in that list...


If all goes well, I'll soon be traveling north into Siberia for the Chinese New Year. I'll then go south exploring South East Asian countries for inspiration as I continue work on a long term project with beautiful people for beautiful people as we share good art energies with everyone we meet and help the new generations that are coming along welcome a better dawn.

Much love to everyone I've met throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe, and Africa. I haven't been to Antartica ... yet!


Work-in-progress (4x4')

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stuffedanimalbrigade

http://instagram.com/buttermilkloaf#

  

Peace & Happiness to all those you love and encounter in the new year. 1 up!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Fo Guang Shan Zen Monastery, yeah!

I was living in a zen monastery in Taiwan; for a while like a monk, then as as a youth visitor, and finally as a guest painter.

The link below redirects to some of the works I made while there as a painter. (or hopefully the little arrows will work and it's a slideshow)

I learned a lot at Foguanshan. Level up!
Fo Guang Shan

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Weekend Sketchbook from June 2016 + A Talk by T. McKenna on "The Real Thing"

I found myself in a swamp somewhere in the US with a lot of good people, good music, and good vibes. Level up!
Weekend Sketchbook (June 2016)

Friday, April 22, 2016

"Culture is not your friend" (T. McKenna Talk) + Collage Culture (Book) + Youth Lagoon (Music)



A link to "Collage Culture: Examining the 21st Century's Identity Crisis"
Collage Culture http://collageculture.com/

In an essay called "The Death of Subculture," Aaron Rose (director of Beautiful Losers and co-curator of MoCA's record-smashing exhibit Art in the Streets) makes an impassioned call to arms, urging the next generation of artists to end the collage era by adopting a philosophy of creative innovation. And in her essay "Living in the Mess," Mandy Kahn (columnist, Foam magazine) considers whether the collage of references that surrounds us might negatively affect the way we feel.

Purchase the book here: Amazon 



Lyrics:
Possessed by something in the wind. 
They watch me like I'm a threat to them. 
With implants deep below their skin.
They laugh 'cause some refuse a PIN.

[chorus]
Sounds like a riot choking the highway. 
With stun guns, smoke, and sirens on display.
[chorus]
Remember when no one danced the same. 
We all had a voice, we had a name. 
We're gold that's as bright as hell's own flame. 
Forgive me, for i have lost my way.

Dripping in blood, waiting for your return. 
In repetition hall of the nocturne. 
Where we're going to, you can't bring all your worth.
Oh raise me up, oh raise me from the dirt. 
Each second is a high point of concern. 
Where we're going to, you can't bring all your worth.




Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Alan Watts: Like Clouds

words are nice... video is artifact of youtube


taken from the following (probably)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Urbanized - Full Length Documentary



Director: Gary Hustwit
Stars: Rem Koolhaas, Jan Gehl, Norman Foster, Alejandro Aravena and others.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

"On the verge of something great..."

Research on marijuana led to our understanding of it as a medicine. The medicalization of marijuana has led to its ongoing legalization. Similar research and medical findings are now going on with psychedelics. . .

Check out MAPS.org (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies)

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Bob Marley - Real Situation

Welcome, August. First week, good & notable. Auspicious? Hopefully so. Enjoy.