Twitter Activated January 9, 2016Posted by whatacharacter in just my blogs.
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Okay …here goes … @deeplevellove and I’ve even tweeted. In a way I feel that is another step towards reaching a goal and creating a dream.
Next, find a nice deal on a hosting package and get the temp site online.
Happy New Year 2016! December 31, 2015Posted by whatacharacter in just my blogs.
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I’ll see what I can do to bring more life into these pages in the new year. A lot has happened in the 8 years since anything was posted here … the new year will see the launch of a website to support a book to start a movement and continue a small enterprise I’ve been developing since 2010. In the coming weeks http://www.deeplevellove.com will open, and one very simple message will hopefully resonate loudly: “I Love You!”
Finally September 20, 2008Posted by whatacharacter in just my blogs.
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I wasnt planning on painting just yet, but I couldn’t pass up an invite to participate in a group show last month. My first painting in 2 years was inspired by a Picasso cubist work, recalling the ancient classical theme of 3 dancers, while putting my own touch on the style. This is the start of a style I’ve contemplated, and worked up in test sketches but never a finished piece. Until this one … as much as one can finish a piece in time for the hanging deadline.
I miss oils, and this was done in acrylic so as to not smell up my new apartment. But what I would give to do a figurative series like this in oils!
“Dancers” 14×11 acrylic
Reborn again June 13, 2008Posted by whatacharacter in just my blogs.
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as re-posted from mymyspacespace: myspace.com/somedaysunlight
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A portion of an ancient celtic poem “The Book of Taliesin” forms the inspiration for these lines. http://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/t07.html (near end). I borrow just 2 or 3 allusions, recreating them with personal meaning and infusing them with new reference and with rhyme, copying only the very first and last line. Seers who would peer into future possibilities, must first be aware of the past. To know where one is to go, one must know whence one came. History is the power and authority behind todays steps, for our yesterdays form our tomorrows.
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The second time I was created
I was a salty wave which kissed the shore
I was a leaf shading the oak that bore me
I was a cougars’ roar
I was a spawning salmon living only for my children
I was a falcon winging o’er crag
I was a roe buck clinging to mountain
I was the noble stag
I was a treasure beneath a rock
I was a digging spade
I was a key that fit the lock
I was an ever glade
I was a double-edged sword
for a year and a day
before I was a short-lived flame
I was a dogwood bloom in May
I was a web-weaver
so too I was a fly
I was the sweetest honey comb
I was a horse you could not ride
I was a brave young bull
I was a field of clover
I was a freshwater spring
that bubbled up and over
I was a blackberry once
despite my many thorns,
my enemy the blue jay swallowed me
in nine months I was reborn
I was forsaken until I was taken
and borne upon the living word
I became a river of life
and so I was restored
I was once a Woolly Bear
and in just one life I gave
the chrysalis but not a grave
and so a butterfly became
Ever child, born of woman
today with princely strive
I am now a man
I was dead, I was alive
Colo(u)r Please~! June 12, 2008Posted by whatacharacter in just my blogs.
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gadz this old place is so sterile and bleu
a shock of new hue will do
for time and space
will brighten up this place
a new road ahead
new ways are open to tread
why waste time
with no rhythm and rhyme
so on it goes ….
with ebb and flow
to finally reach
what the heart will teach
completing the puzzle within
before outer journey begins.
Zip Zan Zinkle April 8, 2008Posted by whatacharacter in humor, just my blogs.
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What is this place?
How time flies …
I’ve busy trying to solve the paradoxical conundrum:
if 2 x “U” = Double “U”
howcome half of “W” = “V” ??
Perplexed Astonishment August 24, 2007Posted by whatacharacter in just my blogs, life.
As I look back on over a year of recording my musings online, I notice with some interest that at each step of triumph, there comes a challenge that severely tests me at that place and time. I smile to myself as I see how puny those problems were. It can always be worse, and “knock wood” it won’t. All we can hope for is to expect the best . . . and prepare for the worst, and hope we learn not to make the same mistakes, or continue to go over old worn out patterns again in futility.
If it don’t kill ya, it hunts you down until it does … unless you use your brain!
Today I face the biggest challenge yet, with possible bigger ones in its’ wake, unless I step very carefully. There’s no reason to indulge in frivolous blogspiel under these circumstances, so I won’t for now. Thanks goodness for friends – the good ones who stick with you.
Who know what will happen? Perhaps someday ….
Wish me luck!
Peace & Love, Buhbye!
The 7th Inning stretch August 16, 2007Posted by whatacharacter in just my blogs, life.
Well, well, take me back out to the ballgame! The 7th Inning in Baseball has traditionally been a time, late in the game, when a break is needed, and people stand up and stretch after a long, uncomfortable sit. There’s music, a song to be sung, maybe a bit of staged fun … and often it’s the last call for beer!
Life has just offered me a brand new opportunity. Sad, scary, and exciting all at the same time, and at my age, and I’d better run with it – as said to me by the young man on the radio call in spot. He’s the one who said I’m in the 7th Inning of life. Yeah I was actually on the radio.
I remain rooting for the home team, but then again I dont care if I never get back.
… stay tuned for more “interesting times” and announcements!
3D latest August 7, 2007Posted by whatacharacter in 3D, Art, just my blogs.
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Been trying to keep busy re-educating myself in 3D basics, and stretching what I know to get some portfolio items accomplished. One would think I learned stuff like how to make water or terrain in my Certificate course, but sadly no … so here I’ve tried to “yoke the two oxen” together.
Also working on a tree, with leaf textures, to create an array, as well as a simply low poly model of Lara Croft. She should be fun to rig, so I can get back into animation. How can I have a portfolio without a buxom babe?
Assuming assumptions August 1, 2007Posted by whatacharacter in just my blogs, mind, useful.
One key to educating yourself is UNlearning as much as learning. An important lesson for me in personal growth, is observing how so many people have set sincere beliefs in something which are either misguided, out of focus, or pure delusion. Self-deception is amazing and rampant. Me included.
Also amazing is how my work assignments often reflect these topics.
Below are 2 Flash pieces I did on Freud’s ideas and influence on society …
Freud was revolutionary in changing how we see ourselves, our thoughts, and behaviors – not that he knew or figured out everything . . .
But we are only human, so patience, and a sense of humor is required when turning on a healthy skepticism within our critical reasonings, and self examination.
Plus, as I often suggest, keeping a zen-approach by quieting the over-reaching, sense-of-it-all-making rational mind, while pleading to the heavens for guidance, seems to help . . . somewhere a lock clicks open.