Sunday, November 29, 2009

great photo


I found this photo online--the northern lights. I want to see them in person before I die.

quebec

Saturday, November 28, 2009

watercolor of the day

Here is a rough study for a painting I am working on.

this is for sale.

jump through the hoop

"I would only say that the bitterest artists I know are those who had the chance to jump through the hoop and chose not to take it. They stayed on as coffeehouse singers. But I jumped through, not knowing what was on the other side. And when I got there, I had to deal with it. It wasn't 'happily ever after.' I was just getting started."

Friday, November 27, 2009

bird on glass photo

A bird flew into the glass of my sisters apt window and left its image in dust.

NYC photo


I took this photo from a cab in NYC.

lost souls: the buffalo riders

oil on canvas 18 x 24

in a name

I recently walked past an art gallery and I saw the artist in the window was named Mcnear, it was strange because his/her work looked better from Mcfar.


you think lance armstrong would be lance legstrong.... I think about these things.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

blog is fixed

I have heard from people that my blog was acting erratic. I slimmed it down so please let me know if it is running faster and flowing smoothly.

12 women

I decided I am painting 12 women. One for each month of the zodiac. I have been meaning to do this for years and it is time to focus. A few may be carved glass and or glass paintings but that will figure itself out. The journey of a thousand miles....I will not be making lost souls or my other indulgences, I will focus and finish my series and it will take a year.

ophelia by gardega

for sale. 11 x 14 oil on masonite. framed

inquiries: alexgardega@gmail.com

wyeth auction at christies


If I was rich I would go to Christies and buy original Wyeths. Spielberg collects a lot of Wyeth originals. Wyeths will only ever increase in value.
http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=5267015&sid=28f90c0f-e66f-4f8f-8f27-d62e206c7e50

alice in wonderland

There was a table set out under a tree in front of the house, and the March Hare and the Hatter were having tea at it: a Dormouse was sitting between them, fast asleep, and the other two were using it as a cushion, resting their elbows on it, and the talking over its head. `Very uncomfortable for the Dormouse,' thought Alice; `only, as it's asleep, I suppose it doesn't mind.'

The table was a large one, but the three were all crowded together at one corner of it: `No room! No room!' they cried out when they saw Alice coming. `There's plenty of room!' said Alice indignantly, and she sat down in a large arm-chair at one end of the table.

`Have some wine,' the March Hare said in an encouraging tone.

Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea. `I don't see any wine,' she remarked.

`There isn't any,' said the March Hare.

`Then it wasn't very civil of you to offer it,' said Alice angrily.

`It wasn't very civil of you to sit down without being invited,' said the March Hare.

`I didn't know it was your table,' said Alice; `it's laid for a great many more than three.'

`Your hair wants cutting,' said the Hatter. He had been looking at Alice for some time with great curiosity, and this was his first speech.

`You should learn not to make personal remarks,' Alice said with some severity; `it's very rude.'

The Hatter opened his eyes very wide on hearing this; but all he said was, `Why is a raven like a writing-desk?'

`Come, we shall have some fun now!' thought Alice. `I'm glad they've begun asking riddles.--I believe I can guess that,' she added aloud.

`Do you mean that you think you can find out the answer to it?' said the March Hare.

`Exactly so,' said Alice.

http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/scitech/2009/11/24/closer-look-nature-olympus-bioscapes/?test=faces

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

mucha

one of my favorite artists is alphonse Mucha, he was an amazing draftsman and designer. in his later life he devoted all his efforts to the "slav epics" here is one of those pieces. I love this painting. The light is brilliant. If you think of him and goya there could not be to more polar opposite artists. I prefer goya but I like this later work of mucha. I am not even sure about the history of the slavs but I dont care-the art stands strong.

Top climate alarmists have conceded that the climategate scandal represents a huge blow to the global warming movement and that the debate is not over, and yet establishment media organs are still invoking South Park’s Officer Barbrady in downplaying the story despite the fact that it clearly illustrates how evidence which directly disproves global warming is being censored by agenda-driven scientists.

The Guardian’s George Monbiot, a climate change zealot and a staunch defender of the faith, concedes that the science now needs “reanalyising” and that CRU Director Phil Jones should resign.

“It’s no use pretending that this isn’t a major blow. The emails extracted by a hacker from the climatic research unit at the University of East Anglia could scarcely be more damaging. I am now convinced that they are genuine, and I’m dismayed and deeply shaken by them,” writes Monbiot.

“Yes, the messages were obtained illegally. Yes, all of us say things in emails that would be excruciating if made public. Yes, some of the comments have been taken out of context. But there are some messages that require no spin to make them look bad. There appears to be evidence here of attempts to prevent scientific data from being released, and even to destroy material that was subject to a freedom of information request.”

“Worse still, some of the emails suggest efforts to prevent the publication of work by climate sceptics, or to keep it out of a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. I believe that the head of the unit, Phil Jones, should now resign. Some of the data discussed in the emails should be re-analysed.”

Another prominent global warming alarmist, Tim Flannery, now admits that there are holes in the “science is settled” mantra.

amazing story

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9C5DTGO3&show_article=1

RUSSELS (AP) - A man who emerged from what doctors thought was a vegetative state says he was fully conscious for 23 years but could not respond because he was paralyzed, his mother said Monday.

Rom Houben, 46, had a car crash in 1983 and doctors thought he had sunk into a coma. His family continued to believe their son was conscious and sought further medical advice.

Professor Steven Laureys of Belgium's Coma Science Group realized that the diagnosis was wrong and taught Houben how to communicate through a special keyboard, said Dr. Audrey Vanhaudenhuyse, who is on Laureys' team.

Rom used the device to tell a reporter for the German magazine Der Spiegel that: "I screamed but there was nothing to hear."


Lets take the boat out
Wait until darkness
Let's take the boat out
Wait until darkness comes
she pictures the soul with no leak at the seam...

underwater

it is estimated that 23% of all people with mortgages owe more that there homes are worth. This is called being upside down or "underwater" it is also called an insane stat. It is a bad sign for an economy when that many people (1/ 4) owe more than their homes are worth.

hand painted pickguard


I painted a lost souls for a collector of my work from georgia. I think it really worked out and fits the over all feel of the instrument. I wished I owned this guitar but I need no more distractions in my life..online chess is a bad enough addiction.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I think my last painting--my buffalo may be one of my best lost souls...Of it sells, I have no idea but it is strong.

sacred geometry: good video intro for neophyte

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDLMPIEjwCY

on the easel: lost souls-- the buffalo riders


Here is a new work by gardega. I created my own myth about the people who used to mass slaughter the buffalo for fun and profit leaving millions of unused carcasses to litter the american plains. I created an afterlife for these evil doers... their karma is to ride for eternity on the back of a "ghost buffalo." This is my rhyme of the ancient mariner..

water water everywhere--nor any drop to drink.

for sale when finished.

cell phone photos











here are some paintings I took cell photos of in various museums. If I took a photo it means I like it...

lost souls--the unforgiven

finished piece
detail

detail




2o" x 20" oil on canvas.
you know you are a hot sauce head when you put really hot hot sauce on your morning bagel.
http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSTRE5AK0YB20091121?feedType=RSS&feedName=lifestyleMolt&rpc=22&sp=true

Saturday, November 21, 2009

cutting through the propoganda matrix

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,662092,00.html

its all about sunspots--we are in a solar minimum.

some nice drawings---klimt



early work before he became "klimt"

a great day for freedom

congressman ron paul has passed a bill that will audit the "private" federal reserve and make it transparent to the american people. Congressman watt tried to pass and amendment the would severely gut ron pauls bill but it was shot down (and thank god for that.) Here is how congress voted on the bill to audit The Fed. needless to say the fed is not happy and is out in full force arguing that if the sheeple were to monitor the printing presses that make our monopoly money it would be a very bad thing.

Thanks to your quick action in contacting Congress, the House Financial Services Committee earlier today rejected Representative Mel Watt’s attempt to hijack Audit the Fed by voting 43-26 to pass Ron Paul’s amendment to the financial regulatory reform bill.

Dr. Paul called me right after the vote to personally express his thanks to C4L members for all of your efforts!

It is an incredible testament to the growing power of the liberty movement that we were able to get such an audit passed by a major House committee, but this is by no means the end of our fight.

Financial Services leadership has seemed determined for several months that if an audit of the Fed were to get out of Committee, it should be attached to an overall regulatory reform package that would actually increase the powers of the Fed to interfere in our economy.

Congressman Paul’s amendment gives the Government Accountability Office power to conduct a thorough audit of the Fed’s entire $2 trillion balance sheet and replaces the Watt language that would have further restricted GAO audits of the Federal Reserve.

While this is a victory over an attempted hijacking of our cause, the audit authority is still being rolled into the Financial Stability Improvement Act, a bill that Campaign for Liberty will oppose.

This Act will be voted on as soon as the Committee returns from its Thanksgiving break, and we will then know if it will move to the floor.

And it’s already becoming clear that Ron Paul’s amendment may face challenges on the House floor.

Now is the time to turn up the pressure!

Keep contacting Congress and tell your representative that before Congress debates over giving the Fed any new powers, we need to know what they’re doing with the ones they already have!

Urge your representative to support a standalone, up or down vote on Audit the Fed, H.R. 1207.

We’ve put too much work into this effort to see an audit bogged down in yet another Washington bureaucratic nightmare.

Make no mistake, though, the victory today proved we can get the votes to pass the thorough, historic audit we’ve been fighting for this past year. We have put the Federal Reserve on notice that the freedom movement is serious about reclaiming our country and that it is here to stay.

Thanks for all you do for the cause of freedom. Now, let’s finish this fight!



Full list of voters on the Paul/Grayson amendment:

AL-06 Rep. Spencer Bachus – yay
CA-12 Rep. Jackie Speier- yay
CA-22 Rep. Kevin McCarthy – yay
CA-27 Rep. Brad Sherman – yay

CA-35 Rep. Maxine Waters – nay
CA-40 Rep. Edward R. Royce – yay
CA-42 Rep. Gary G. Miller – nay
CA-43 Rep. Joe Baca – nay

CA-48 Rep. John Campbell – yay
CO-07 Rep. Ed Perlmutter – yay

CT-04 Rep. Jim Himes – nay
DE-01 Rep. Michael N. Castle – yay
FL-08 Rep. Alan Grayson – yay
FL-12 Rep. Adam Putnam – yay
FL-15 Rep. Bill Posey – yay

FL-22 Rep. Ron Klein – nay
FL-24 Rep. Suzanne Kosmas

GA-06 Rep. Tom Price – yay
GA-13 Rep. David Scott – yay
ID-01 Rep. Walt Minnick – yay

IL-04 Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez – nay
IL-08 Rep. Melissa L. Bean – nay

IL-13 Rep. Judy Biggert – yay
IL-14 Rep. Bill Foster – nay
IL-16 Rep. Donald A. Manzullo – yay
IN-02 Rep. Joe Donnelly – nay
IN-07 Rep. Andre Carson – nay

KS-02 Rep. Lynn Jenkins – yay
KS-03 Rep. Dennis Moore – nay
MA-04 Rep. Barney Frank – nay
MA-08 Rep. Michael E. Capuano – nay
MA-09 Rep. Stephen F. Lynch – nay

MI-09 Rep. Gary Peters – yay
MI-11 Rep. Thaddeus McCotter – yay
MN-03 Rep. Erik Paulsen – yay

MN-05 Rep. Keith Ellison – nay
MN-06 Rep. Michele Bachmann – yay
MO-01 Rep. William Lacy Clay – yay

MO-05 Rep. Emanuel Cleaver – nay
MS-01 Rep. Travis Childers – yay
NC-03 Rep. Walter B. Jones – yay
NC-10 Rep. Patrick T. McHenry – yay

NC-12 Rep. Melvin L. Watt – nay
NC-13 Rep. Brad Miller – nay

NH-02 Rep. Paul W. Hodes – yay
NJ-03 Rep. John Adler – yay
NJ-05 Rep. Scott Garrett – yay
NJ-07 Rep. Leonard Lance – yay
NY-03 Rep. Peter King – yay
NY-04 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy – yay

NY-05 Rep. Gary L. Ackerman – nay
NY-06 Rep. Gregory W. Meeks – nay

NY-12 Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez – yay
NY-14 Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney – nay
NY-25 Rep. Dan Maffei – yay
NY-26 Rep. Christopher Lee – yay
OH-01 Rep. Steve Driehaus – yay

OH-06 Rep. Charles Wilson – nay
OH-15 Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy – nay

OK-03 Rep. Frank D. Lucas – yay
PA-06 Rep. Jim Gerlach – yay

PA-11 Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski
SC-03 Rep. J. Gresham Barrett – yay
TX-05 Rep. Jeb Hensarling – yay

TX-09 Rep. Al Green – nay
TX-14 Rep. Ron Paul – yay
TX-15 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa – yay
TX-19 Rep. Randy Neugebauer – yay
TX-24 Rep. Kenny Marchant – yay

WI-04 Rep. Gwen Moore – nay
WV-02 Rep. Shelley Moore Capito – nay

global warming emails hacked--

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/21/science/earth/21climate.html

the top scientists promoting global warming had their emails hacked and it is a nest of lies deceptions...when did we allow news and science to slip into soviet propaganda.


Here are some of the hacked emails.

I've just completed Mike's Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) amd from 1961 for Keith's to hide the decline. Mike's series got the annual land and marine values while the other two got April-Sept for NH land N of 20N. The latter two are real for 1999, while the estimate for 1999 for NH combined is +0.44C wrt 61-90. The Global estimate for 1999 with data through Oct is +0.35C cf. 0.57 for 1998.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

lost souls--the unforgiven

final.

20 x 20 inches oil on canvas

this is my best lost souls to date. I am becoming a pro of prugatory.

portrait of aldon james

ophelia--by gardega

nowhere in the corridors of pale green and grey...

11 x 14 framed


for sale

lost souls--the unforgiven


oil on canvas

20 x 20 inches on 1.5 inch thick "modern canvas"

How I paint my lost souls--by gardega

First thing is I put burnt umber and burnt sienna with a "special medium" on tine foil. I move it around and fold it and try to gets sufficiently random look. This idea was inspired by leonardo and his quote about throwing sponges against a wall to create inspiration for landscapes. The surrealists used similar methods for creating their ideas as well.
Next I mash it against my canvas to inspire images from my head.
Usually I need to thicken it up and work it out a bit from this stage.
Here is what it looks like when I am done with this part of the "tinfoil process."
Next I work out with my brushes what I feel is a stong visual.
when it starts to gel and the lost souls emerge I then begin to define them with faces and bodies. It is very touch and go--if you over define you lose the painting..

Here is a detail sample of the current piece...The trick is to let the paint work with you..you do not dictate to the painting, you work with it---- You flow with it.


I have developed over the years two mediums that interact with each other so it actually paints itself to some degree....I dont share my secret mediums.

will post final tonight..
today I woke up and brushed my pearly off-whites

I smell a nobel peace prize in my future

outside, the rain...

coming back to life


Where were you when I was burned and broken
While the days slipped by from my window watching
Where were you when I was hurt and helpless
Because the things you say and the things you do surround me
While you were hanging yourself on someone else's words
Dying to believe in what you heard
I was staring straight into the shining sun

Lost in thought and lost in time
While the seeds of lifeand the seeds of change were planted
Outside the rain fell dark and slow
While I pondered on this dangerous but irresistible pastime
I took a heavenly ride through our silence
I knew the moment had arrived
For killing the past and coming back to life

I took a heavenly ride through our silence
I knew the waiting had begun
And headed straight..into the shining sun

pink floyd

lifeboat detail

here comes the flood: lifeboat

watercolor 22 x30 on arches paper

for sale.

here comes the flood #7


I am knee deep into my flood series, again. Wading through the waters of my youth---as a child in texas our farm would have serious floods once a year--sometimes the water would be few foot deep and last for days. I used to walk around the farm in the flood and watch fish and creatures swim through what was once a field. that memory is burned into my brain and is a wonderful memory. The flood would come in and clean out the world and always leave behind new things. I see a correlation in this and the idea of a psychic flood--a cleansing of the soul and mind and spirit in which new things are left behind and the old way is washed away. Not as in brain washing but in a positive sense of growth and letting go of the past. Wash away the anger, the negative and the things that limit/ control/ ruin our lives. It makes sense to paint these in watercolors. These are my only minimal/ "modern" works--I call them "zen inspired."


one of my favorite songs is "here comes the flood" by gabriel I listen to it when I paint my flood series.

When the night shows
The signals grow on radios
All the strange things
They come and go, as early warnings
Stranded starfish have no place to hide
Still waiting for the swollen Easter tide
There's no point in direction we cannot
Even choose a side.

I took the old track
The hollow shoulder, across the waters
On the tall cliffs
They were getting older, sons and daughters
The jaded underworld was riding high
Waves of steel hurled metal at the sky
And as the nail sunk in the cloud, the rain
Was warm and soaked the crowd.

Lord, here comes the flood
We'll say goodbye to flesh and blood
If again the seas are silent
In any still alive
It'll be those who gave their island to survive
Drink up, dreamers, you're running dry.

When the flood calls
You have no home, you have no walls
In the thunder crash
You're a thousand minds, within a flash
Don't be afraid to cry at what you see
The actors gone, there's only you and me
And if we break before the dawn, they'll
Use up what we used to be.

Lord, here comes the flood
We'll say goodbye to flesh and blood
If again the seas are silent
In any still alive
It'll be those who gave their island to survive
Drink up, dreamers, you're running dry.

words of the day: tool

Fret for your figure and
Fret for your latte and
Fret for your hairpiece and
Fret for your lawsuit and
Fret for your prozac and
Fret for your pilot and
Fret for your contract and
Fret for your car.

a fool and his money: Nicolas Cage

I always wonder how idiot hollywood fools burn through their money--for instance how does a man like Nick Cage go through his millions? here is how:

Two castles in Bavaria and england


15 houses

22 cars

9 rolls royces

50 works of art (i dont blame him here)

two islands

a jet and 4 yachts

my question is what hole are you trying to fill? I bought four canvases yesterday--- they cost me 80 bucks and I am happy as a clam and I will start painting them today. I live like a monk and I am comfortable like that. Just the amount of time upkeeping all thet "stuff" must be a full time job...

now he is losing most of it...which brings me to these words of wisdom...


And he stares out the kitchen door
Where the sun will rise no more...

Some are born to move the world
To live their fantasies
But most of us just dream about
The things we'd like to be
Sadder still to watch it die
Than never to have known it
For you, the blind who once could see
The bell tolls for thee...n. peart

bad bow

In japan you never bow while holding hands. This is very bad form. Im surprised they dont update the prez on protocol. Touching the queenie--screwing up a bow--lets get it together folks how about not looking like fools overseas. I was able to find an internet site in 5 seconds on proper bowing procedure in japan. Maybe al gore can lend O the internet that he invented to find the same page.

The great thing about being a true independent is I can point fingers anywhere.

tasers

I just read today that cops tased a ten year old girl. I found out there is no minimum age at which a cop will tase a youth. How about 4 is that too young ? three? two? this country has lost all reason. How can a cop tase a child? they should have IQ tests for cops--that is where there should be minimums . If you are dumb you cannot be a cop much less put other peoples lives in danger--just my two cents. Tasers do kill people..

artist of the day: thomas nast


thomas nast is considered the father of american cartooning. He was also one of the biggest voices against the corruption that was the boss tweed courthouse and Tammany hall. If I am not mistaking he is the first artist to give us the look of the modern santa clause. I have always really liked his work but I have never bought a book on him..always forget to look for em! they are not very common. I always thought he reminded me of mark twain and then I found out today he was very close friends with mark twain. I can just imagine them both sitting in mcsorleys, (maybe at the same table I sit and sketch at) drinking pints of dark beer and talking about money. The funny thing is when artists get together they generally talk finance--"how much did you get for that cover" "how much did they advance you?" "im still waiting on the check from harpers" etc. money is not taboo subject among artists--we talk freely and complain freely about our finances because art is such a brutal field it is a release valve to know your fellow artist is equally frustrated. If you work in a corporation artists usually get paid the least even if they bring in the most money--it is marketing and sales that bring in the real paychecks in corporations---disney etc..you are better off freelancing (if you have an iron will and stomach) anywys read more on the great thomas nast: His wikipedia is not terrible, they did an okay job.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Nast

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

song of the day

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&channel=s&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&hs=7x6&ei=rtICS4_rNpDglAe4irTeAQ&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&ved=0CAYQBSgA&q=bob+dylan+jim+jones&spell=1

jim jones

Come and listen for a moment, lads
And hear me tell my tale
How across the sea from England
I was condemned to sail
Now the jury found me guilty
Then says the judge, says he
"Oh, for life, Jim Jones, I'm sending you
Across the stormy sea
But take a tip before you ship
To join the iron gang
Don't get too gay in Botany Bay
Or else you'll surely hang
Or else you'll surely hang", says he
"And after that Jim Jones
It's high above on the gallows tree
The crows will pick your bones".

And our ship was high upon the sea
When pirates came along
But the soldiers on our convict ship
Were full five hundred strong
For they opened fire and somehow drove
That pirate ship away
But I'd rather have joined that pirate ship
Than gone to Botany Bay
With the storms ragin' round us
And the winds a-blowin' gale
I'd rather have drowned in misery
Than gone to New South Wales
There's no time for mischief there they say
Remember that, says they
Or they'll flog the poaching out of you
Down there in Botany Bay.

Now it's day and night and the irons clang
And like poor galley slaves
We toil and toil, and when we die
Must fill dishonored graves
And it's by and by I'll slip my chains
Well, into the bush I'll go
And I'll join the bravest rankers there
Jack Donohue and co
And some dark night, when everything
Is silent in the town
I'll shoot those tyrants one and all
I'll gun the floggers down
Oh, I'll give the land a little shock
Remember what I say
They'll yet regret they've sent Jim Jones
In chains to Botany Bay.


bob dylan

words of the day

I was thinking of a series of dreams
Where nothing comes up to the top.
Everything stays down where it's wounded
And comes to a permanent stop.
Wasn't thinking of anything specific,
Like in a dream, when someone wakes up and screams.
Nothing truly very scientific,
Just thinking of a series of dreams.

Thinking of a series of dreams
Where the time and the tempo drag,
And there's no exit in any direction
'Cept the one that you can't see with your eyes.
Wasn't making any great connections,
Wasn't falling for any intricate schemes.
Nothing that would pass inspection,
Just thinking of a series of dreams.

Dreams where the umbrella is folded,
And into the path you are hurled,
And the cards are no good that you're holding
Unless they're from another world.

In one, the surface was frozen.
In another, I witnessed a crime.
In one, I was running, and in another
All I seemed to be doing was climb
Wasn't looking for any special assistance,
Not going to any great extremes.
I'd already gone the distance,
Just thinking of a series of dreams.

Dreams where the umbrella is folded,
And into the path you are hurled,
And the cards are no good that you're holding
Unless they're from another world.

I'd already gone the distance,
Just thinking of a series of dreams.
Just thinking of a series of dreams.
Just thinking of a series of dreams.

bob dylan

Monday, November 16, 2009

the post office

I shipped out a bottle of my world famous hot sauce to a college professor at university of Texas. I shipped it overnight, the government/ post office thought it would be best to ship it to north dakota before it went to austin. Let me say that again--they thought it would be best to go to North dakota before austin. It was only 5 days LATE. I will say that again 5 DAYS LATE. Trust your govt. They mean well, they will handle health care and it will all be fine. I lost the receipt so I cant fill out 5 GOVT FORMS to get a refund. But dont worry, sheeple, take your govt vaccines and big daddy gov. is going to take care of you. 5 days late is fine for hot sauce but how about a brain aneurysm--- which is what I am having right now.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

amazing video

New Painting: by gardega


Ophelia.

oil on board 11 x 14

sartre had crabs

http://www.harpers.org/archive/2009/11/0082690

the egg project

For years I have wanted to build a 6 foot egg out of chicken wire and paper mache. There is no reason, The idea came to me one day and wont leave me a lone. It is the sand in my cranial oyster-- I am buying the chicken wire today. Great use/ waste of my time but the noise in my head wont shut up until I make it. That is how my brain works, it creates the ideas and the bad ones generally leave me alone over time but some stick with me like stupidity or a long island accent-- hard to get rid off until I follow through and act on them.
The world weighs on my shoulders
But what am I to do?
You sometimes drive me crazy
But I worry about you

I know it makes no difference
To what you're going through
But I see the tip of the iceberg
And I worry about you...
N.P

Never Give Up

The first thing you have to do if you want to be an artist is take 100% responsibility for yourself and your life. If you are blaming someone for your reality or life then you have neutered yourself. If you dont take responsibility for yourself then you wont take responsibility for your art. There will be half ass excuses and lame reasons as to why your painting is A) not finished or B) just plain bad or C) not started yet.... People ask me sometimes how I get press or how I get in page Six and there is no answer aside from I wanted it more than you did. I dont come from money nor do I have family connections but I am more persistent and more driven than anyone I know. Most people would have closed shop a long time ago if they walked in my shoes and saw what I saw. I think the Universe rewards the infinitely stubborn souls, She cant beat em down so she throws them a bone. If you dont have passion you have lasagna without meat or sauce or cheese. Passion will pull you through the down times and fire you up in the up times. Keep your eyes on the road and your hands upon the wheel and dont waste time in the rear view.

fine art


I call this lasanga number 7--very modern

welcome to carbon hell

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/carbon/6527970/Everyone-in-Britain-could-be-given-a-personal-carbon-allowance.html


The UK gov. now wants to keep track of you and your carbon footprint by issuing you a number. This number will allow you X amount of carbon credits and when you run out you will have to pay for more. This has zero to do with the environment and everything to do with control of a populace by a totalitarian/ orwellian gov. It will tax/sink small business's faster than you can say 1984. I am wondering if the avg. American can realize this is the scariest bit of news they could ever read..this to me is mental anthrax..absolutely horrid in its implications. The carbon and the cap and trade scam is just a new enron---(surprisingly enough al gore started cap and trade with ken lay)But the sheep will not pay attention and they will stare into the TV and watch their shows and turn off their brain. IN ten years we will live in a world that is totally monitored as to what we consume, watch, eat or do and no one seems to care. Obama is indeed The One , The ONE who will bring us gently into the dark orwellian night of total govt. control of the populace. The carbon credits are no different than the "indulgences" of the middle ages when you would pay the church for your sins..The new church is al gore ministries and he is the pastor of the carbon sheeple. FYI--al gores company is blood and gore--I not make that up..wonder where the sheep are heading to?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

ophelia: by gardega


This painting is taking a long time. I am very careful with her and dont want to screw it up so I am taking it slow and methodically. You can ruin a painting/ mood with one wrong idea, one wrong slip. One bout of impatience.

Alice in Winter Watercolor

12  x 16 inches on arches paper to purchase https://tendollarart.com/products/alice-in-winter-watercolor