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Ultimate Loyalty

This video is so beautiful and yet so tragic. I wish more humans held such qualities. The reporters conversation has been translated and posted below the video.

We are in Arahama area. Looks like there is a dog. There is a dog. He looks tired and dirty. He must have been caught in the tsunami. He looks very dirty.

He has a collar. He must be someone’s pet. He has a silver collar. He is shaking. He seems very afraid.

Oh, there is another dog. I wonder if he is dead.

Where?

Right there. There is another dog right next to the one sitting down. He is not moving. I wonder. I wonder if he is alright.

The dog is protecting him.

Yes. He is protecting the dog. That is why he did not want us to approach them. He was trying to keep us at bay.

I can’t watch this. This is a very difficult to watch.

Oh. Look. He is moving. He is alive. I am so happy to see that he is alive.

Yes! Yes! He is alive.

He looks to be weakened. We need to them to be rescued soon. We really want them rescued soon.

Oh good. He’s getting up.

It is amazing how they survived the tremendous earthquake and tsunami. It’s just amazing that they survived through this all.

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Riding the High

Tonight, I had a moment of creative clarity. What’s even better is that I was able to simultaneously harness and then execute it. That rarely happens, especially in the same moment. My brain is a constant swirly mess of designs, visions and ideas. Seriously, this type of fluid creativity happens for me about twice a year. In that exact moment my spine straightened, I drew in a breath and my head cleared. I was essentially high. It. Was. Awesome. I constantly carry around a mini tablet in anticipation of moments just like this and I am unable to bring that creative surge into fruition.

For me, the creative process is something that is  labored and then birthed. It does not come easy. I create a lot of things, every once in a while I create art. Not that a blog banner is  in any way art, but it came together in the same exactness that previous works have. It was easy. Crop-clip-flip, repeat. It’s clean, concise and exactly how it appeared in my head.

Several years ago Jason and I stayed up all night creating pieces for the Lancaster Summer Arts Festival. The whole time I was high on creativity; it was incredible. The best part was my submission made it into the main room and his was placed in the side room. Jason is an amazing artist and to know that something I created was so well received blew my mind. It still does.

The photograph I selected was taken by Justine, while vending the Rothburry Music Festival in 2008. I modified the colors, then manipulated the image in photoshop to create the banner you see now. I remember that moment and all I was experiencing. I was standing in a field, gazing at a pond, feeling completely at peace, just taking everything in…which she captured precisely. Thank you Justine!

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Happy Halloween

image credit: The Big Picture

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It’s Heeerrrreeee

Happy Summer Solstice!

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Like Hole in the Head

So I just started to Twitter. Great, like I really need one more thing to distract me from doing what I should be doing! It is all your fault Justine…but I love you anyway mama!!! 🙂 Hopefully it will generate more traffic to my website, my blog, yada yada yada…and ultimately create additional sales. That is the only reason I have a stupid myspace page. What can I say it is free advertising and I have sold quite a few pieces there which is why I still have it. I’m not really into the social networking thing, mainly because it is so time-consuming. Not to mention the fact I am so easily distracted, *oh look a butterfly* and off I go! Sometimes I really drive myself nuts! The only good thing about myspace and facebook is I can keep in touch with friends all over this fine planet, when I remember to check it that is! Well enough rambling back to productive nothingness!

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Beer 30

Tonight while enjoying Beer-Thirty in the shed with Farmer Josh I witnessed yet another incident to further my rejection of the human race. A maroon van pulled into the gravel lot (the kind that has curtains parted with tie backs). A *family* exits the vehicle to parooze the goods. Josh enters stage left and proceeds to assist them with their purchase. A polite conversation takes place where the lady explains to Josh that she has placed her money in the self-serve box and continues to load her van with mums, apples and pumpkins. The lady even makes a point to mention that *it is a shame that some people just don’t pay* The family then gets into their vehicle and exits the lot. Josh opens the locked box to discover the absence of said moneys for products taken. Fucking People!!!

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To Blog or Not To Blog

I’ve been hesitant in starting a blog for quite some time. I find it hard to articulate my rambling thoughts into a fluid stream of consciousness. Maybe that is something that will become easier with time. I keep asking myself, do I really want to make yet another commitment to the online community? I’ve already invested so much of my time in maintaining my website, networking on myspace, flicker and other social sites. Is this going to become yet another project pushed to the wayside? The other discouraging barrier is my lack of typing skills. I purchased Mavis Beacon learn to type over a year ago and I still have not used it. I just find it so annoying that I can type faster with looking at the keys than with properly memorizing them. Unfortunately my brain moves much faster than my fingers and I end up wasting so much extra time back spacing and correcting my horrendous spelling..thank you auto spell check! Maybe blogging will be the extra kick in the butt I need to buckle down and just do it…ugh, now I sound like my mother.

Well I guess it is settled, I am going to blog, at least for now anyway. I use to keep a journal and I enjoyed it. Maybe I will enjoy this just as much, or maybe it will become cumbersome and I will forget about it in a week. Guess you will just have to stay tuned and find out!

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