Sunday, December 21, 2014

                                
                                       dont text and drive


from watercolor sketch book
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 at this time there were only 
2 cars in all of ohio
the drivers crashed into each other



true story
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im against talking on the phone  while driving as well .
when you are driving a car then drive the car 
when cars crash there is little warning if any at all...
and when it is over ones life is sometimes changed or .....
sometimes taken away.....
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You win some, you lose some, you wreck some. – Dale Ernhardt Sr.
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from the promise land in lipscomb al
where golden eagle table syrup and buffalo rock
 flow freely 
and the train whistle blows 

Saturday, December 20, 2014



                          
  
   justine            


justine is a mannequin aquired from a window display at "whats on second"
mannequins are hard to understand .... something about them,,,,,
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"the principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke."
jerzy kosinsky
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perhaps that is true of justine ...she has "being" ........does she also have a soul.....
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today i wish you good fortune

from the promise land in lipscomb al
where golden eagle table syrup and buffalo rock
flow freely
and the train whistle blows





Thursday, December 18, 2014

wisdom

                                                         ihis is the guardian of the records
The Metamorphosis of Wisdom


Wisdom is that which makes a vessel into a teacup when it is filled with tea, a sauce dish when it is filled with sauce, a rice bowl when it is filled with rice, and a medicine pot when it is filled with medicine. There is no set method in the functioning of this wisdom. It is simply that which knows how to utilize things according to the case at hand.

–Kusan Sunim

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wisdom is not so much learned as it is aquired. that is why it is so associated with age. wise people seem to be older people. this though is not necessarily true however and wisdom is not automatically aquired with age. we must open our hearts and minds.

t openshaw 

this is an older post ressurected

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the beginner has many options

the expert has none.


idea from i believe 'zen mind beginners mind'
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From the promise land in Lipscomb Alabama
Where golden eagle table syrup and buffalo rock
Flow freely
And the train whistle blows




its a nice day here in lipscomb al....the other side of the tracks.....43 so far......


                     
                                               from sketch book
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i dont like to feel the need to compare  my lot to someone elses misfortune in order to feel grateful
and i try not to ever do that.......i am a fortunate person on its on accord.......
if however you feel the need too do so then see time magazines 100 photos from 2014 .........
they arent all negative but plenty of them are.......
holy cow ....yesterday a near disaster....when i went to get the dog pack in from their yard.....the puppy..fairmont...snuck between ebbie and bridgette and took off......i got in the jeep and searched high and low to no avail........i had to decide that she might just come back home knowing where her bed and food are.....about an hour later ebbie and bridgette started barking in the house....i looked out front and on the front porch was the scoundrel and the dog from up the street. ill be happy when she learns to come straight to the back door when i get them in.......all is well now.....
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"imagine that a boat floats along a river. imagine that those who have sat by the oars and rowed tirelessly have stopped and gone ashore; and that the travellers who remain in the boat do not bother to take up the oars and push the  boat further, but think that it will travel by itself,as before, into the future.
life has no meaning without purpose"
giuseppe mazzini
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"every person should make a small effort, even the smallest effort, to improve the general well-being of humanity
"                                                  leo tolstoy

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from the promise land in lipscomb alabama
where golden eagle table syrup and buffalo rock
flow freely
and the train whistle blows 
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

16 dec 2014.........
im gonna try to put a couple of pieces up. from my sketchboook this morning ....art before breakfast ........blew the color one to flinders ......being too picky and not stopping on time ....so we can just call that "overdone" id like think i could add something everyday.....by the way there is lots more further back ......some days i suspect ill post old work....if anything at all.......i havent painted anything in well over a year...we got carried away with that car......loved that......by the way i thin k the video was a run just to feel out the course.....i never was fast but i was faster than that........


 

" the time is coming, a time of cocord, harmony, forgiveness,and love. depend on it./ we must do everything in our power to bring this time closer, and to stop those things that delay its arrival."

leo tolstoy

from lipscomb alabama..
where golden eagle table syrup 
and buffalo rock flow freely....
and the train whistle blows.....

Sunday, August 24, 2014

" my brain is only a receiver... in the universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge. strength, inspiration....i have not penetrated into the secrets of this core but i know that it exists...."
                                                  nikola tesla 

i cant say what will happen here....this was once a daily..or nearly daily blog with illustrations mostly from my art.....i havent painted anything in well over a year
but no one can tell when i might start back...my focus...passion if you will...these days seems to be racing/autocrossing our mg midget...

video
 this video is from 17 august 2014 scca autocross in pelam alabama
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we of course have no way of knowing what tomorrow will bring but we may be able to continue this blog on some timely basis....

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this is just to say........i have eaten the plums.....that were in the icebox.......
and which you were probably saving for breakfast
forgive me...they were so delicious..so sweet..and so cold
                                                               william carlos williams