Monday, April 30, 2012

For me, when a person is a stranger they should act a little strange – Funny Girl, 1968



At the moment, working on a couple of various projects...
 and totalling 7 Hrs during this time on June 2012,
I have found an accessory for my carpal tunnel syndrome. 
{a.currie}


White Flowers and Post-it Notes, How I Roll:


I can’t help but feel compatible with the day.  The rain and grey side-ways creates Life’s shades and rejuvenates our pieced inspiration.  Art is self-love because expression is intrinsic.  Don’t ever stop creating.
{a.currie}
Copyright 2010-2012. PomonaLIFE, All Rights Reserved.

I must tell you a secret:

There is this woman I know,
recent connection and long-time friend. 
I have known someone like her in many different skins,
but this time our path is as focused as it is rewarding. 
Helping and guiding;
listening and healing. 

I recommend connecting :

Lindsay Reid
Elements Yoga and Holistic Wellness
563 River Rd W, Unit 2
Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 1S6
705-352-0760

Where Kitchen-Town becomes Geography-Town, and the beats that get us through the days, nights and their spaces between are just as filling as the remedies of Music-Love, Food-Love and Music Food.

Neil Young “On the Beach” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKgj1FNToWY

Sensationally sullen
Holding onto the eclipse of beat
with
Undeviating melodic grit -
We listen like aphonic children:
Though my problems
Are meaningless,
That don't make them
Go away.
I need a crowd of people,
But I can't face them
Day to day
To be in this town
this Kitchen-Town fictionalizing our Geography-Town,
I must remember
Every then and now
 ….Get out of town….
{a.currie}
Copyright 2010-2012. PomonaLIFE, All Rights Reserved.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Finis: August 2012, 14.5 Hours

Mihaly http://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_on_flow.html

Consider all of the avenues which make us, us-
Focus which is intense and exact; clarity and immediate knowledge.
Time disappears. 
You feel a part of something larger....
August 2012, 14.5 hrs.
Layered. Alive. Decay.
{a.currie}




Thanks for Listening

Lynyrd Skynrd, Free Bird
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX3cbFJ3lYU&feature=related


Inspiration for June 2012 ~ Bearing Trees...
Consider the Hearth and Hera; I am influenced by the Apple Tree Flowering, the Hazel Tree Blooming and the smell of a Lilac Tree after it has rained.
{a.currie}

Four Principles for Success:

Scott McCloud: http://www.ted.com/talks/scott_mccloud_on_comics.html

Learn From Everyone
Follow No One
Watch for Patterns
Work Like Hell

In this unmissable look at the magic of comics, Scott McCloud bends the presentation format into a cartoon-like experience, where colorful diversions whiz through childhood fascinations and imagined futures that our eyes can hear and touch. c/o Ted.com www.ted.com

Artist: Claim Your Space

Sam Martin: http://www.ted.com/talks/sam_martin_builds_a_room_of_his_own.html

Space is inside and out.  Look for the places we are most creative, most inspired and most alone. I have a drawing perch - it's collapsible, transferable and reliable.  What's your line - 
{a.currie}

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

LOVE

{a.currie}

Spoken Words. Step 1: I can do this

Sarah Kay 
Passion. WordsAccessible.

http://www.project-voice.net/about-us/

Authenticity is Connection

"Part of being a creative person is to help other creative people with their work." - Sandro Kopp

Sandro Kopp: http://www.finerminds.com/lifestyle/sandro-kopp-an-artist-that-paints-through-the-art-of-video/

Live with Authenticity ~

In state of flow.. taking a break from two unfinished trees - sometimes a time-out is instinctive.  Don't force greatness, let it flow.

Upside down and 2 HRs in, WorkInProgress.... June 2012
{a.currie}

25 minutes to Encourage, Change and to Inspire:

Alex Mandossian: http://www.finerminds.com/personal-growth/i-am-verb/

Be the Verb.

images collectively add up to something


This tree has a story.  It's alive.  Living through the ages outside of itself.  The aim of life is to live.
{a.currie}

Wonder is the beginning of Understanding.

{a.currie}

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Out of context:

You must'nt be too unhappy over a man that doesn't exist anymore. - Lowell Sherman, What Price Hollywood, 1932

((..............consider..............))

Who looks outside dreams, who looks inside, awakes. - Carl Gustav Jung

Taryn Simon photographs secret sites: http://www.ted.com/talks/taryn_simon_photographs_secret_sites.html
c/o Ted.com www.ted.com

What is a photograph?
What is in a photograph?
What is real?
{a.currie}

I am addicted to thoughts

Conjuring up motifs synchronizes perspectives.
I enjoy embellishing behaviours and voice.
Sigh.
What worlds.
August 2012 - WorkInProgress.
'13.5 hrs In..'
{a.currie}

Out of Context, Word of the Day: 'Germinal'


As much as we revel in the negative without realizing that we are in there, as we pull up a chair and stare at ourselves in a one-way mirror, consider this: nothing is permanent.  Embrace change and just know that what we want most is happening...
{a.currie}

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bite Size Change

{a.currie}

I saw you, and you got my attention:



I'm one of those awkward people who get ash in the typewriter:

THE NIGHT AIR TEEMS WITH UNEXPECTED GUESTS. SOUNDS LIKE SHAKESPEARE, BUT ISN'T. - Bette Davis, Another Man's Poison, 1952

The mood of the evening is symbiotic to tales of escape
{a.currie}

Under every scar there is a story I am meant to tell.

{a.currie}

Out of context - a thought for the analytical

"Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh." - Leonard Cohen

Saturday, April 21, 2012

"You've got to dance like there's nobody watching..." - William W. Purkey

Miss Pomona, your recent blogs inspired me to discuss abstract poetry and segue into creativity and using your imagination to interpret Cohen's, Bird on a Wire. Thank you for putting your thoughts out there without worrying about being wrong.  Takes a lot of courage. - P. Chicago

The Genius Telling Me What to Do:

While I draw, I am entertained and influenced by many voices.  Creativity is stimulating and as natural as breathing. But who is breathing? Who's hand is drawing?! ~ a.

Elizabeth Gilbert gives a voice to the creative mind:
http://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_gilbert_on_genius.html

WorkInProgress
April 2012, 9hrs in....
{a.currie}

"Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece." Vladimir Nabokov

"Strategically Unfinished," 2010
{a.currie}

Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids...

Check out Adora's impressive voice with a message that is invigorating:

Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids' big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups' willingness to learn from children as much as to teach. c/o Ted.com www.ted.com

Three "Eyes": Imagination is Instinctive and Intrinsic

Janet Echelman ~ Truly Inspiring:
Janet Echelman found her true voice as an artist when her paints went missing -- which forced her to look to an unorthodox new art material. Now she makes billowing, flowing, building-sized sculpture with a surprisingly geeky edge. A transporting 10 minutes of pure creativity. c/o Ted.com www.ted.com

Flashback Quote of the Day:

Saturday was a nice day and I dusted off my camera for a few pictures. I had to crop the duck pictures because they were far away and I didn't have all of my gear with me, but they turned out OK.
 - Scott Currie
(21/01/2007)

The talented and humble eye of a gifted and pretty neat guy; I have to say I'm bias, but I'm objective ~ he's the older brother and has kept me in line my entire life. His intimate and factual photographs are mostly seen on Parks Canada Website:  http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/on/bruce/index.aspx. But his real passion for nature - how he captures nature's brevity and freezes it's intimacy in static wonder, is a  mastered gift with his patient and detailed eye.
I love trees.  He loves birds.  I wonder what our progeny will come up with....
{a. currie}

Dreams


I was reunited with old friendship hosts, replaying banter from recent conquests.  It was like catching fireflies in the day light. Nothing was spectacular; but there was a comfort knowing everyone was there. Except you.  You weren’t there.  There was no light from you.
{a.currie}

Friday, April 20, 2012

"If you're not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original." - Sir Ken Robinson (http://sirkenrobinson.com/skr/)

To All my Teacher-Friends:

A little girl in kindergarten class is drawing in the corner of the room:
Dear, What are you drawing?
Jesus.
But no one know what he looks like.
They will in a minute.

Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY&feature=relmfu
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. c/o www.ted.com

I haven't seen many owls lately.


{a.currie}

There are different kinds of mustard to fit different kinds of people

Embrace Diversity. Reconsider the Universal.  Measuring tastebuds is moving from singular to plural.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIiAAhUeR6Y&feature=g-vrec&context=G25f1e96RVAAAAAAAABA

Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry's pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce -- and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness. c/o Ted.com www.ted.com

Highway 124




"I have questions about nothing."
{a.currie}

Thursday, April 19, 2012

communication is the key to success. words from the wise; lessons for the wiser.

Work In Progress, April 2012
{a.currie}

Break the Habit:

..."Stress fills your body with a cocktail of hormones.."
- Kris Carr

http://crazysexydiet.com/
http://www.thetappingsolution.com/2012VideoSeries/?page_id=21

Incidences coming back to bite:

Don't underestimate the power of an unexpected gift.  Ignore the wrapping, the timing and/or any unwanted feelings - enjoy the lesson.  Learn.

Take it from me, life's curves are as unpredictable as the neighbour's rabid dog.
{a. currie}

The day smells like sunshine and it takes like spring. My music backdrop is influenced by inspirations of travel and journey; even though I am exactly in one place. The moment. {a.currie}

..."Remember me to one who lives there. For she once was a true love of mine." - Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan cover, Girl from the North Country

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Commited

With each dulcet step, carrying our enchanting melody like cherubs in a garden of roses, I sometimes prick the soles of my feet not watching such impetus advances. I do not know who has more control - our Ego? Our tongue? Or the little person inside our head talking to themselves and playing in the corner. Observation is the nature of the self; the self naturally looks like someone we have met before. "I am going to be graceful by the time fifty, I swear." I know I will. I just know it.
{a. currie}

Collingwood Now!

 a Thank YOU !
to this great community of Cwood. 

You have helped me put forests on walls
all over our beautiful community

Email andrea@pomonalife.com to put myTREES on Your Walls.

Check out: Collingwood Now! http://www.collingwoodnow.com/

{a.currie}

Men on Relationships:

"I like breaking-up because of the raw emotion." - Ryan

I collect secrets

inspiration is collective. words and thoughts create memories with faces.  isn't it neat that we live in a world of such possibility ... {a.currie}

http://www.ted.com/talks/frank_warren_half_a_million_secrets.html
http://www.postsecret.com/

Kicking Horse Coffee

Sleep knots my back because I am twisted in my dreams, pulled into the directions of ghosts with promises of enlightenment and ease.  But in this guise of a dreamer, I am awake shielding daylight with crimson sheets smelling of lavender and dis-ease.  My journey is servile and empty.  Tired, reborn; wet and confused, I enter this world again just how I left it.
{a.currie}

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Prickly Quills Remember

Entertained by furry leaves and exotic sleeves
keeping me at ease on the eve
of another
long
cool
day 
in our Canadian Spring -

April 2012, Work In Progress
7 hrs
{a.currie}
Copyright 2010-2012. PomonaLIFE, All Rights Reserved.

You are not in the World, the World is in You.

 ...curve back within myself and create the whole universe... - Lord Krishna
{a.currie}

Another experience is the same as the first one. Flow.

By letting it go, it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond winning.” - Lao Tzu

{a.currie}

"I was afraid of womenhood"

Amazing Voice, Character and Perspective.  Humour is in all of us ~ twist the code of behaviour ;o) Collaborate!

Liza Donnelly http://www.ted.com/talks/liza_donnelly_drawing_upon_humor_for_change.html

New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly shares a portfolio of her wise and funny cartoons about modern life -- and talks about how humor can empower women to change the rules. c/o Ted.com www.ted.com

Hen & Chicken Island, Ontario.


Nothing new can come into your life unless you are grateful.
{a.currie}

Monday, April 16, 2012

A Varied sense of Visual Song

There are people in me.  (Worlds in worlds.) I am not alone.  An accurate picture of reality ~ is colour.
{a.currie}

I work best in small, contained increments; and yet, I don't fit in a box.

{a.currie}

Work In Progress. August, 2012. Clocking 12 Hours to date.
ps. Look - something Shiny!! (distraction is as productive as layered enamel)

Stefan Sagmeister

Creativity. Inspiration. Travel. Adventure. Creativity. Imagination....

http://www.ted.com/talks/stefan_sagmeister_the_power_of_time_off.html

I'll send you secrets that send you to sleep

{a.currie}

Take The Other To Lunch

Don’t persuade, defend or interrupt. Be curious, be conversational, be real. And listen.” (Elizabeth Lesser)

http://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_lesser_take_the_other_to_lunch.html

There's an angry divisive tension in the air that threatens to make modern politics impossible. Elizabeth Lesser explores the two sides of human nature within us (call them "the mystic" and "the warrior”) that can be harnessed to elevate the way we treat each other. She shares a simple way to begin real dialogue -- by going to lunch with someone who doesn't agree with you, and asking them three questions to find out what's really in their hearts. c/o Ted.com www.ted.com

I don't want to infect anyone with anything but Goodness. - Derek, D.B, H.B, H.D. Esq.

{a.currie}

Out of Context: Quote of the Day

That kind of dinner would take more imagination than you got!



Leek, Carrot & Potato Soup
{a.currie}

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Ain't No Cure for Love - L.Cohen

{a.currie}

For late-night friends, unwinding....

Leonard Cohen, Bird On The Wire, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tITreccwwMs&feature=related

I consider our nights and our industry.  How alone it can be to just be. 
I rely on the prose promises of poetry;
How I carry on -
Resonating, palpable layers
manifesting all the right players
owing nothing but the moment
I am inspired to create
a soul mate
Using words and taste.
Nothing more.
{a.currie}

Thursday, April 12, 2012

When the day just keeps rolling with the punches:

{I was told I have} A taste for booze and a nose for news... - Ed Asner, Mary Tyler Moore Show

ThankYOU for showing up,

and changing the world.... http://www.finerminds.com/happiness/thank-you/
c/o FinerMINDS.com and fellow TEDtalk followers.

Caring is Sharing Fruitful Abundance ~ PomonaLIFE

Don’t build a ship out of old wood. - anon

{a.currie}

Quote of the Day: Don't do two things at once if you can't do one thing really well. - Papa Currie

There is this tiny squeal and then a loud Pop! The egg jumps up out of the dry burning pot and explodes into the air.
Dad, I yell, your eggs!
Damn! I hear him wrestle with a drawer at the top of the stairs before he thumps down, rushing onto the scene.
I'm standing in kitchen admiring the eggshell shrapnel.  Hard boil bits are minuscule and everywhere.
{a.currie}