Sunday, August 29, 2010

Shapes and Textures

Piles and stacks. All pieces and leftovers from a million lives. Spangled beauty and plastic newness eternal slowly fading into gone.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

More Buddhas!

There's something primal and Christ-like about this Buddha face. Jesus and Buddha are such brothers really. The parallels of their stories are remarkable. I think the most basic yet overarching similarity is an emphasis on compassion and love.
While taking this picture a lady came up to me and told me to stop. When I asked her why she didn't have an answer and sort of stumbled something out along the lines of, "It belongs to the artist!" I smiled, shook my head and took this picture. The Buddha belongs to no one.

Buddha Mind Everywhere

It seems as though I find the Buddha everywhere I go. I'm always of two minds when I come across these emanations of the Dharma in public places. On the one hand they seem bereft. No one is leaving any offerings for them and they are exposed to all manner of degradation from bird poop to dog pee! But...on the other hand they offer up brief glimpses of peace and tranquil abiding. They stand in silent witness to every passing thing, taking it all in without question or comment. And, who knows maybe there will be one person who passes by in the midst of their busy lives looks at the face of one of these Buddhas and finds enlightenment. Stranger things have happened!

I love the decaying and crumbling patina. It's a Dharma lesson in and of itself.
The blue of this one really struck my eye.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Mali Girl

This is my youngest girl Mali.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Preserving The Flavor of Summer

A couple of shots showing the sweet Summery goodness!

Kim and I have been making all sorts of jam in recent months but I think this one might take the "prize". It's a peach, corn and bourbon mix that smells as beautiful as it looks.

On top of that we made it to a heart-warming music mix of awesome Country music. here's the mix:
1. Midnight Special - Louvin Brothers
2. Going To California - Bill Jorgenson
3. Blue Bayou - The Cox Family
4. Honky Tonk Man - Dwight Yoakum
5. I'll Go Stepping Too - Flatt and Scruggs
6. You Belong To Me - Patsy Cline
7. Mountain Dew - Ralph Stanley II
8. We'll Sweep Out The Ashes - Gram Parsons
9. San Antonio Rose - Bob Willis
10. Burn Your Playhouse Down - George Jones

Now that is SWEET music! I think it must be helping the jam set properly! How I ever came to LOVE classic Country so very, very, very much is beyond me. I'm just glad that the bug bit me a few decades ago. It rings some deep chord in my soul leaves me rocking back and forth with a smile.

Monday, August 9, 2010


A few close ups of some of my knitted hats.
I call this one, "The Dark Knight"
A view from the top.

Here's all 4 of the caps I have done right now. I'm working on a new one made of yarn composed from seaweed and silk!

I started knitting this summer as my wife was so into it. She seemed to really be enjoying the relaxing and meditative aspects of it so I thought I'd give it a try. Let's just say that art/craft addictions set in quickly! I'm so impressed with the quality and beauty of all of the hand-spun and dyed Yarn available. Although I'd like to try other projects I'm happy making caps right now. If you're interested in having one, let me know! If you'd like one you see or if you'd rather pick out your own yarn and have me make it, it's all good! KNIT AND DESTROY!!!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The eye continues on the path...

"Once in awhile you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right."
I love it when artist re-purpose images and bend them in new ways.

Urban Visual MASHUP! Ads give way to layers of brick and the criticism of paint splatters.