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September 30, 2012
Im Back. Again. One of the most frustrating things as an creative individual, is the inability to create when you are not inspired to. You cannot paint when you do not want to paint. You cannot write when you do not feel like writing. 'Writer's block' syndrome. So it is with me at least.
But the tides change, along with the seasons,.... and so does life. You get knocked around and down. You get up, dust yourself off,...then move on. You do this the best you can. I could have all the intentions and desire to express all the things that are going on in my world and the world around me here. My desire would be to do it every day, and not let a moment past without capturing it, and holding on to it forever. But we can't always do that. And sometimes you just need to let the tide, ....and the times flow as they go.
But to be held captive by my own inability to create, inspire and to be inspired is the personal responsibility that I seek as an artist...and as a free man living in america today. So it is I struggle to come here when I can and continue to express what it is I am doing and the projects that I am working on, with the intent to inspire or to be inspired, to find purpose and meaning, and to continue to learn and share what is going on in our world today the best I can.
The projects I am working on today seem to be wrapping up a period of time spent here in Newburyport over the past seven years. With this seasons end for me, approximately by December 21, 2012, I will have set in motion the culmination of a life time of work.
One of the projects I would like to see completed by this time is the self publication of the writings that have been featured on this web site since 1997. Over 400 pages of my journal documents written between 1996-2002. In the most recent introduction to this manuscript written in January of 2002, I describe the place that I first began to sell my art as a teenager just out of high school. As a matter of fact, it was my senior year teacher that hooked me up with a gig at what is now called 'Artist Row' at Derby square in downtown Salem. You can read the introduction to my journals here; 'Atlantis Rising; The Awakening of an American Starseed; Introduction.
I bring this up again here because it's funny how life evolves in circles sometimes. Or should I say, spirals. A project that I am about to embark on now comes right back around connecting with that very same spot some 35 years ago......again.
Seems we have all been here before...Don't you ever wonder whats going on?
An Introduction to Mindfullness Based Stress Reduction;