Thursday, May 31, 2012

WorkInProgress: Wine Bride

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Spelling Mistakes

Knocking heads into walls
after the silence
around the alliance
of beginnings from last years
falls;
love for ideas is the property of the lover
sharing intimacy of regrets is the house we live in;
I am the architect
I am the decorator
I am the lover.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WorkInProgress: Wine Bride

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Sleeping awake.

Streams of consciousness. Monologues and babies.  Origins.
What do we learn before we are born?  I listen to this TEDtalk by Annie Murphy Paul, and I consider all that I have learned after-the-fact.   

We hear things between the walls when we are children but adults use big words, sometimes sounding foggy and callus.  We feel things when we are children like when we know something is wrong with a parent, and we don't process it until we need to.  When we are babies we are primal with emotion and need; when we are adults our thoughts and needs consume us, and we are not necessarily as perceptive as when we were children.   How old do we have to be to see clearly?
I want to see my mother pregnant and watch her live.  I want to be the child she waits for.   I want to ask her everything.
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http://www.ted.com/talks/annie_murphy_paul_what_we_learn_before_we_re_born.html

Sunday, May 27, 2012

"By the time I die, I'm going to have one heck of a photo album." - Chris Anthony, The Power of Snow (Warren Miller)

WorkInProgress: September 2012
Poplar, 11.5 hrs... maybe minutes to go...
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Inspired by: 

Informative Background Noise

Yogis of Tibet (2002)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOk0tZHwCs4&feature=fvwp&NR=1

WorkInProgress... (pun intended...)
September 2012,
Poplar 10.5 hrs
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For Fenn:

Humour is the ultimate level of intelligence. - Cpt Water Wings

Sundays Are:

Organizing the scraps and fragments of words, thoughts and description.

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

life is either a daring adventure or nothing - helen keller

WorkInProgress: September 2012
9 Hrs...
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Meditative State:

WorkInProgress: September 2012
Poplar, 7 hrs..
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Out of Context Quote of the Day: She didn't demand our respect but she certainly got it. - Dr. W.Dyer.

In Context:
Becoming inspired is changing your awareness of yourself.

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In context, Quote of the Day:

Life       is
RAW, real & fluff.
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Our Hearts We Keep Open to Find Our Intuitive Way - Ram Dass

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Orson Welles in Pasolini´s about Italian society and its middle-class:

I am a force from the Past,
tradition is my only love,
I come from the ruins, churches,
altarpieces, forgotten hamlets,
in the Appenines
and the foothills of the Alps,
where dwell our brothers,
I walk the Tuscolana way
like a madman,
the Appian way
like a dog without a master,
I behold the twilight,
the mornings over Rome,
over Ciociaria,
over the world,
like the first acts of post-history,
which I witness
by privilege of birth,
from the utmost edge
of some buried age,
monstrous is the man born,
from the bowels of a dead woman,
and I,
adult fetus,
wander, more modern
than any modern,
in search of brothers,
who are no more.
- Pier Paolo Pasolini

Friday, May 25, 2012

WorkInProgress: September 2012

Poplar, 5 hrs
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A poignant and humorous look at the data of language:

What we learned from 5 million books:
Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel

What a Great Place to have an Exhibit...

{photo by: toddwjohnson}


Sandman

On a smile
Drifting into sleep
Rolling eyes and shoulders
On that smile
With knees that curve
And stomachs that spoon,
We waltz in our breath
Exhausted.
We are transients
With legendary finesse
In sleep
Rivals to the waking world
Substituting a patriarch and its quartet.
I realize as I dream
I have only known you,
Sandman
And Child;
While you tip-toe in and out of my life
Nodding
Breezing by,
I am nameless
Unidentified
Because I was not born here
And this is not my home
But I will stay as long as you let me
Not far, and not alone.


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A couple of hours a day on something will get somewhere:

WorkInProgress:
"Lancelot"
4 isshh Hrs
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Your life comes from your rituals

"Meatloaf"
..a few hours..
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This is your brain on Nature:

Pay attention to signs; butterflies, stones and coincidences ~ the things in your path directing your path. Do not deter.  Explain explicitly with mode of thought.  There is no room for confusion. Step into a scene inside yourself, looking over the grounds to find a reflection in something outside of you.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

My Beautiful, All-Seeing, Cousin:

I'm participating in Cycle for Sight 2012, a cycling fundraiser in support of The Foundation Fighting Blindness, Canada’s leading charity funding vision research. Please consider supporting my journey with a pledge. Your donation will help fund groundbreaking research at hospitals and universities across Canada to find treatments and cures for eye diseases that cause blindness.
Did you know? Over one million Canadians – from children to seniors – have vision loss due to retinal eye diseases, like retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and macular degeneration (AMD). This number is expected to double in the next 25 years. Your donation could change this.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting this important cause.

The moments we have are as fragrant as our senses; the moments we cherish most are the memories with our family. To care is to support; to know is to care -  {a.currie}
To Learn More: info@cycleforsight.ca

Good Luck Erica!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dan Phillips: Creative houses from reclaimed stuff

Featuring blemish and organic process....

http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_phillips_creative_houses_from_reclaimed_stuff.html
In this funny and insightful talk from TEDxHouston, builder Dan Phillips tours us through a dozen homes he's built in Texas using recycled and reclaimed materials in wildly creative ways. Brilliant, low-tech design details will refresh your own creative drive. c/o Ted.com www.ted.com

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Incredible:

Vik Muniz

http://www.vikmuniz.net/



On any given day, I am here:

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Fear into Familiarity

David Kelley: How to build your creative confidence
http://www.ted.com/talks/david_kelley_how_to_build_your_creative_confidence.html

"That opting out [of creativity] that happens in childhood … moves in and becomes more ingrained by the time you get to adult life." (David Kelley)

The Facts of Fiction:

A little shanty that’s all I ask
where I can write, create and articulate,
all the things, all my dreams
interpreting a different way of seeing things;


These little lies that tell our alibis
when time and taste reinvent
all the believed and supposed feed
of prioritized make-believe;


The world is real,
the now is real
and so are the people we describe
in manifested feel;
Anything is possible,
anyone is possible -

Step inside my house.


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Sunday, May 20, 2012

West Coast Willow

WorkInProgress: December 2012
7 Hrs.
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On route, but taking a different road:

I had an idea, and then I had a thought;
what I was working with, wasn’t working.
Art is planning, measuring and expressing -
There are interpretations embedded in presentation
and symbolism layered in the image
.
The Calendar Folio Series is called -
Sacred Worship: Growth, Decay and Resurrection. 
Each tree drawn is chosen for a reason ~ However, I am an artist, and I create, manipulate and coordinate each drawing as it comes to me.  And even though I plan, research and anticipate my ideas… sometimes things don’t go as planned.
 
Forget the Birch. It’s now a Poplar.
The month, September.
Guidance is masked in pointillism.
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An open road and a road that’s hidden; a path we take and a path not taken, brand new life around the bend – Alex Lloyd

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Pretty Popular: Collingwood's Farmer's Market

Artisans and Foods and...
the collecting pot for the cultural bits aligning our pits,
demonstrating our authentic fit ~

Perspectives and practices to praise
in the presentation of such personal purchases, I grazed;
Art is intrinsic as much as we flaunt these spectacular feathers of particulars -
Naturally,
functionality is portrayed and displayed as remolded product is made
into these stunning accessories that make a community-life fit,
a little more beautiful.

As we create, coordinate and articulate
talents we have only touched to
the surface,
I abbreviate:
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Check it Out:
Silver Artistry
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The origin of the spoon ring dates back to the 17th Century Britain. 
We can create jewelry from antique flatware that has been passed down through your family, or choose one of ours.  Each piece is hand made from a silver plated spoon or fork and is researched to find the original pattern name and date it was made. 
- Silver Artistry

Gazelle Earthworks
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Silann Kaduc
8 Spruce Street, Collingwood
705 446 4419
Silann invites you to visit her clay and glass studio,
by the Harbourside Trail,
featuring original,
functional and decorative works.





Grapefull Greetings

Thank you to a crowd who entertained an ego;
Thank you to the voice who facilitated the evening;
Thank you to a room that carried many laughs;
Thank you for the energy that carried us to last; 
Thank you for the ears, and thank you for the cheers;
Thank you in the language of truly -
Enjoy the weekend you warriors of good taste,
and we'll see you again at The Huron Club.
http://www.thehuronclub.ca/
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I once was a bird:

I am in control. The feeling of being in control is action. Sidestepping success means avoiding action.  Action is the way the day makes me sing ~ the passion I have for my dreams is making me sing.
"I've never begun any important venture
for which I felt adequately prepared.”
- Sheldon Kopp

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway.

WorkInProgress: November 2012.
1 HR.
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had it not been for you, how could i have possibly understood


Lake Hawae, NZ
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

There is the great divide between helper and helped. Verbally, it's nice to direct a 'hand.'

You can think of a clever remark while I answer the telephone - Ginger Rogers, Stage Door, 1937

Finis! June 2012. 14ish Hours.


Black Fine tip Pen, Ontario Canal Paper
(paper size approx) 15x21

As it is: 4 Trees still to complete in the Calendar Folio,
Sacred Worship: Growth, Decay & Resurrection.
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La Crema


The cream body and thin skin
of an elegant woman
smells like red cherries,
herbs and mint;
Dried flowers collect a long and complex 
love affair
as legs sweep
the room 
with wet tongues on thirsty glasses.
The mood resembles the fatigue of elastic heat
and attracts floral lace
in a hot embrace 
that lingers and finishes in a ‘see you soon;’


If you haven’t already, 
I recommend,

La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, 2010.
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I couldn’t give a stuff about paperclips. – Anon

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Learn by Do

exploratory creativity. 
we all have a sandbox in our minds;
some of us should go play in it more often. 
(some however, should not build their castles too too high.)
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Tim Brown on creativity and play:
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/tim_brown_on_creativity_and_play.html

What you are is what you have been; what you will be is what you do now. - Brutus


WorkInProgress: June 2012
12 Hrs...
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Looking forward, looking back; I’ve come a long way down the track; I’ve got a long way left to go, making songs from what I know. – Slim Dusty

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be in the present with observation

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

Another way to see an everyday is to stand right in the middle of it.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Happy Weekend


Prized moments are mementos of thought
carrying us forward onto our next relay.
I am home
listening to the wind chime's sing me a song,
remembering days and times
where we all belonged.
When we were all here, laughing and smiling in ourselves
when she knew something we didn't-
What a woman,
who carried us farther than we realized;
What a woman,
who held our hands without asking;
What a mother,
who gave us more tools without saying;
What a gift.

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I'll be there for you as the world falls down - David Bowie, 'Labryrinth' (1986)

WorkInProgress: "Lancelot" ~ Inspired by Labyrinth (1986)

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Framing: July 2012, Print 1of12

It's going to be delicious.
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These trees are the trees that bring me to my knees ~

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

In context, here's a thought:

Life is a gift we keep opening whether we're ready or not.
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Sweet Seduction

Gearing up for "the other," in another man-made reality called 'life' ~ RestaurantLIFE.  It is raining outside, I want to continue to play with my pens and ink; what a stink - this financial reality to life. Not particularly stoked to leave the catacombs of this place I call body, but today is a day for embracing the present.  I will manifest a self-projection; I will give myself a Present.
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Afraid to Fail is a Fear to Begin:

WorkInProgress: June 2012
11.5 Hrs....
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The Earth is neither Flat or Round, But Wavy: The Playful Search for Beauty

Reuben Margolin:
http://www.reubenmargolin.com/

Sculpting waves in wood and time:
http://www.ted.com/talks/reuben_margolin_sculpting_waves_in_wood_and_time.html
Reuben Margolin is a kinetic sculptor, crafting beautiful pieces that move in the pattern of raindrops falling and waves combining. Take nine minutes and be mesmerized by his meditative art -- inspired in equal parts by math and nature. c/o Ted.com www.ted.com

..."the path between {these} two extremes takes the shape of a wave"...
 - Reuben Margolin

Don Norman:

Design and Emotion:
Don Norman on 3 ways good design makes you happy
http://www.ted.com/talks/don_norman_on_design_and_emotion.html
Compare how we incorporate nature and design...  http://www.jakecress.com/

So on and on you go, the seconds tick the time out, there’s so much left to know and I’m on the road to find out. – Cat Stevens

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

To all of my Friends,

We all have our pits; just know sometimes falling in is the same as crawling out ~

WorkInProgress, NO Name... Yet....
10x10 canvas
Fine Tip Black Ink

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Construction of Self =

How many people are living in you?!

Sarah Jones as a one-woman global village
http://www.ted.com/talks/sarah_jones_as_a_one_woman_global_village.html

In this hilariously lively performance, actress Sarah Jones channels an opinionated elderly Jewish woman, a fast-talking Dominican college student and more, giving TED2009 just a sample of her spectacular character range. c/o Ted.com www.ted.com

Out of Context, Quote of the Day:

you might not want to believe this but everything i do,
i do for you.

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The explanation is just as logical as the name:

Typo turned "A" humour ( making sense out of everything ) -
Mau is an Egyptian Cat, monochromatic colouring


http://animalsspecies.blogspot.ca/2011/04/egyptian-mau-cats.html

and this is quite the  Wily, Regal Tree.

"Mau"
Andrea Currie

10 x10 canvas
Fine Tip Black Ink
05/04/2012