After about twenty-years I'm just starting to get it. I was asleep - like a zombie. Awake but, asleep. You have to live life large and hard. Life is hard, but art is easy. You do art, it is an action, a verb. You must find your inspiration and go out and create. Turn off the TV, learn to move again, learn to live again. There are new adventures just beyond your doorstep, I promise. Don't be afraid just live to make art. Don't forget your camera, or your pencils, or your paints. Stop the excuses go out and make art. Take pictures, go look at the things that inspire you to create.
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Once upon a time, in a time before Google the internet was a very static place. To get there you fired up your browser which was probably Mosaic, typed in a search term and away you went. Amazing. Well not really. Even the search engine results were static. A neat list of websites that might meet your requirements or not. Kind of boring by today's standards and most likely really boring by tomorrows standards. Oh and graphics were really limited, there was no CSS, and websites were constructed from tables, within tables, within tables. I know, how did we exist?
Sometimes things just come together. Santana was playing on my headphones and one thing just led to another and then it was done. I'll talk more about this in another article – flow, it's what happens when I make art, time flies, my concentration levels are out of this universe. I did this self portrait early one Saturday morning on my Linux box.
I take a lot of pictures with my cell phone mainly because I always have it on me. Okay, I should confess - I have a photo app fetish. Playing around with my photo apps is a bit like painting with finger paints sometimes things get a bit messy, not physically messy but, I have lost a few good shots. Oops. Anyway the two main apps that I use are Photogene and Portray I like them both equally. I also use a
The New Art Gallery of Alberta.
Art is important.
A glimpse inside an idea.
Art is important to me, and it should be important to you. Why? Because art defines who we are as a culture. Art is the separator - between us and animals. The rest of the natural world does not make art nor do they have the magic of language. I can describe my world in words or at least attempt to describe my world with words. The new AGA is a statement and the building itself is art. It is a controversy, it is avant guarde. It is wonderful, like a glimpse inside of an idea.
The power of Drupal.
Content Management Systems or CMS's.
Time to learn Drupal.
Drupal is like having a beautiful custom designed cover for your extremely powerful database. If I want to track my movie collection I can build it into Drupal. If I want to follow the latest feeds related to "Grumpy Cat", I can build it into Drupal. If I want to build a web-empire - the wempire - which I do, I can build it into Drupal. Wow! The world really is my oyster!
Jazz does something to me, it stirs my molecules, gets them fired up. If you listen carefully you can hear the jazz roots in almost all modern music that comes after it. Jazz is a standard. It stands alone on it's own. Like classicalmusic it sets a standard. My love for jazz is more than just music though, I like the times. The gritty undertones, the carefully planned glamour. The costly mistakes.