Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

So the Mayan calendar drops off in December this year. Other ancient civilizations described this moment in the time loop as pivotal to our next phase of consciousness . . . and so on and so forth. So what does that have to do with our day to day lives? What does this mean to us? Is the world coming to an end? (more…)

If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.
– Gospel of Thomas, verse 70.

"Insanity" by Anir Brokenear

That’s one of favorite quotes of all time and one of the most powerful and liberating concepts of all time period. Human expression . . . while the term is vague the subjective meaning is not.

This is especially true of the “artist”. We are all artists to a degree but some are more inclined to expression than others. I believe the best artists are the people that are the most sensative to life and all things understood but rarely spoken. You know, deep rooted emotions that everyone feels but hardly discusses for fear of ridicule. Society breeds mediocrity but the person that expresses themselves past the wall of naysayers and pushes on is eventually redeemed and held in high regard. But the true artist doesn’t seek redemption in the eyes of others but lives to create . . . or “express”. Now take the artist that adheres to (more…)

People always ask me what inspires me and it’s always “music”. I always draw to music, it’s my way of sort of meditating, concentrating on what I’m doing and blocking out the outside world in the studio for a few hours. Here are a few more entries on my playlist. “Mombasa” from the movie Inception . . . by the legendary Hans Zimmer. The live performance of it draws you in . . . and Johnny Marr (the guitarist) looks a dead ringer for Tony Montana. (more…)

               Now I don’t know how spiritual you may be but please don’t think this is necessarily a spiritual post . . . it’s just what’s been going on in my mind which has translated into life. I hope it helps you overall if not at least help you realize some things concerning your own life. Let me start off by saying that the mind is a muscle . . . and like muscles it must be worked. And that’s whatEVER you set your mind to do. If you’re anything like me you have periods (usually like 2-5 days) where you’re extremely focused on something, success, love, accomplishing some abstract mini goal, or whatever. Then when you break these tasks into smaller goals you get lost in the details. It’s like of like when I’m drawing, I start off sketching the general shapes and I’m so pleased because I love the progress, it’s a beautiful and simple stage. But then as I start zeroing in on certain details of the drawing I take a broader view of if and realize the details in the section I was just working on doesn’t look quite right.

           It frustrates me so either I erase and get back to the overall concept and rework or I (more…)

Isn’t it strange that when you really feel a bond with somebody . . . and I mean a REALLY strong bond, you can almost detect when you’re going to get contacted that person? The answer is no it isn’t strange . . . not at all. And when I say “missing” someone you can be missing them for ANY period of time, a day, a month, years, or even an hour. Sometimes you may miss somebody more intensely after an hour that somebody else you miss for a year and vice versa. I think the potency of missing somebody lies in the impact they’ve made on your subconscious mind and how bad you wanted a person like that in your life before you met them. For instance, I’m a strong believer in the law of attraction . . . well actually not a believer, more of a realizer because it acts independent of your belief in it or not. When you think of what kind of person you want or need in your life and feel it already the universe rearranges itself like a puzzle to bring that person to you.

The flip side is that person has obviously brought you into their life just the same way. So when you and that person meet there is an instant bond made that’s almost spiritual in nature in that its your subconscious minds in unison with the Infinite that has brought you together. I’ve always noticed this through life especially (more…)

Let me start off saying my taste in music is WIDELY diverse . . . and almost everytime I sit down to draw I listen to music. Whatever mood I’m in I try to enhance. Here are a few of my go to tracks courtesy of youtube.   This is one I recently picked up on. I’ve never seen this movie but the theme is from Steve Jablonsky, one of my favorite composers these days, straight out of Hans Zimmers camp. You can tell by his style. Anyways it’s got a triumphant kind of (more…)