Monthly Archives: August 2014

listen up and i’ll tell a story
about an artist growing old
some would try for fame and glory
others aren’t so bold

everyone in friends and family
saying “hey get a job
why do you only do that only
why are you so odd?

“we dont really like what you do
we dont think anyone ever will
it’s a problem that you have
and this problem’s made you ill”

listen up and i’ll tell a story
about an artist growing old
some would try for fame and glory
others aren’t so bold

the artist walks alone
someone says behind his back
“he’s got his gall to call himself that
he doesn’t even know where he’s at”

the artist walks among the flowers
appreciating the sun
he does this all his waking hours
but is it really so wrong

they sit in front of their tv
saying “hey this is fun”
and they laugh at the artist
saying “he doesn’t know how to have fun”

the best things in life are truly free
singing birds and laughing bees
you got me wrong says he
the sun don’t shine in your tv

listen up and i’ll tell a story
about an artist growing old
some would try for fame and glory
others aren’t so bold

everyone in friends and family
sayin “hey get a job
why do you only do that only
why are you so odd?

“we dont really like what you do
we dont think anyone ever will
it’s a problem that you have
and this problem’s made you ill”

listen up and i’ll tell a story
about an artist growing old
some would try for fame and glory
others just like to watch the world

Daniel Johnston is an artist who suffers from manic psychotic episodes. To know more about the artist check www.hihowareyou.com

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hmmSince I redesigned my website this summer, I decided to post every week but a few things happened that prevented me from writing my blog last week. I had a major setback and it has been a little bit hard on me. I’m still in the middle of it. I am not focused. I also had a trip to NYC that took me out of my comfort zone which I’m glad. Sometimes you have to be on your own and away to appreciate what you have and the place you live. However, I came back totally distracted and my ADD is in full swing. So, I didn’t do my morning pages in NY but I’m glad because my luggage was lost for a week and who knows if someone would have read them!  🙁     -They’re for my eyes only.-

So, I tried to keep going from where I stopped with “The Artist Way” (week 5,) but I think I will be starting over from week one because I feel totally disengaged.  Sometimes life gets hard and unexpected things and events happen that take you off base. I will start over hoping to warm up to the good energy and momentum I was having.

redgown1

I am trying a new technique with some of my fashion sketches and Photoshop. This is the result. I will share with you this technique when I feel more confident about it. I am still in the preliminary stages.  I love digital art as much as mixed media and I am incorporating more and more Photoshop in my fashion sketching and some of my mixed media art. For me it can be addicting and I can get carried away with my fashion sketches, but I have to be careful with my mixed media art b/c it can lose its natural charm if I enhance more than what it’s really needed.