Category Archives: digital
I often wish that life was as simple as it is digitally.
Hit the delete button, erase or simply cut something out.
Try in someway to forget, but life doesn’t work that way.
and to be honest I’m pretty glad it doesn’t.
The other day I was walking to the train to go to the dentist and I heard this song for the first time in years.
This is fact not fiction, for the first time in years ….hmmm
Relating to art for myself I can say that… but I still find it hard to put the pen to paper with paint.
There is a huge amount of inspiration and thought going through my head, but now that the feelings are real again, I don’t know what to do with them…
I used to record all the art I made, mainly because I forget how I did it…
I have an incredible lack of confidence right now when it comes to painting, but an incredible amount of confidence with it comes to a lot of other things in my life.. trying to make sense of it all, fuck this shit isn’t easy.
a little late on posting this , collab from broken focus now .
following thoughts , confusing as ever . I’m not sure that anything really has to make much sense .
this , that , rules , what we want , need .. all the contradictions , love , hate , lust , sex …
Broken, Focus, Now. A new and ongoing series of photos and paintings.
I keep saying read the Art Spirit by Robert Henri… It’s one of those books that I feel I can always relate to in some way or another , here is a short section of the page I opened up to today . ….
“The technique learned without purpose is a formula which when used ,
knocks the life out of any ideas to which it is applied.”
“The technique of painting is very difficult , very interesting.
There is no end to study of technique .
Yet more important that the lifelong study of technique is the life long self education.
In fact , technique can only be used properly by those who have definite purpose in what they do,
and it is only they who invent technique.
Otherwise it is the work of parrots.
You can do anything you want to do .
What is rare is this actual wanting to do a specific thing:
wanting it so much that you are practically blind to all other things ,
that nothing else will satisfy you.
When you, body and soul, wish to make a certain expression and cannot be distracted from this one desire ,
then you will be able to make a great use of whatever technical knowledge you have.
You will have clairvoyance, you will see the use of technique you already have,
and you will invent more……”
“There is reason for you to give this statement some of your best thought.
You may find that this is just what is the matter with most of the people in the world;
That few are really wanting what they think they want,
and that most people go through their lives without doing one whole thing they really want to do.
An A***** has got to get aquainted with himself just as much as he can.
It is no easy job,
for it is not a present-day habit of humanity.
This is what I call self-development, self-education.
No matter how fine a school you are in ,
you have to educate yourself.
There is nothing more entertaining than to have a frank talk with yourself.
Few do it- frankly.
Education yourself is getting acquainted with yourself.
Find out what you really like if you can.
Find out what is important to you .
Then sing your song.
You will have something to sing about and your while heart will be in the singing.
When a man is full up with what he is talking about he handels such language as he has with a mastery unusual to him,
and it is at such times that he learns language”
“DONT follow the critics too much. A** appreciation , like Love, cannot be done by proxy:
it is a very personal affair and is necessary to each individual.”