...or not

Resonant: Having a lasting presence or effect; enduring. Strongly reminiscent; evocative.
Enigma: A person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand.

Some things you might find here: Paintings; drawings; abstract and representational; sketches; doodles; photos; thoughts on art and its processes, my influences; thoughts on meditation and so-called "spiritual" teachings, non duality, Taoism, Zen, etc., and teahers/sages like Chuang Tzu, Lao Tzu, Krishnamurti (both), Wei Wu Wei (Terence Gray), Galen Sharp, Steven Norquist, Eckhart Tolle, Ramana Maharshi, etc.... and doG knows what else, really...

No sidebar because I like to post big pictures. Lists and whatnot are at the bottom.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Harmonious Inconsistencies

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The Carefree Dental Card appears to be a ripoff, American Water Resources has 221 complaints on the BBB website--and they are still, oddly, accredited--and there are no words that rhyme with "poetry." However...

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"As time goes by, especially in the last few years, I've lost the knack of being a person. I no longer know how one is supposed to be. And an entirely new kind of 'solitude of not belonging' has started invading me like ivy on a wall." - Clarice Lispector violent waves of emotion.
via whiskey river

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Empty Driveways

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Cropped digital photo, fall colors, empty space(s), quiescent, sleeping things...in the sun...

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Old dreams...

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Reviewing some old dream journals I came upon this old ballpoint doodle. From early 80s I think.


Yeah it was 1980 because I remember showing it to a therapist I saw briefly that year. Of course she couldn't tell me what it meant, just wanted to know whose name I thought was on the grave stone. Like it might be mine and that would mean something. Well I've got news for her now. My name is on a tombstone--for real--and here's a sketch I made of that. From life. Heh, heh.
My full name and birth date are on the front, next to my deceased wife, the only part missing is my 'end date.'
Pretty sobering but that's about it in terms of "meaning."


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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

baboon headdress

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Go into the sun
the "Almighty" is above
human frailty; a mountain
of love-light.
Other and One;
Alien and Identical;
Ancient and eternally now;
Held in awe, yet felt.
Egyptian
sun bleached
baboon
headdress
journeyed with another
to the sun
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07/06/1988

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The drawing is from internet images, Uniball on Bristol board, about 5.75"x6.75"
The "poetry" ... sometimes stuff like that just kinda leaks out when I'm wandering around inwardly. Used to, not so much anymore, thankfully. ;) 

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Interdimensional Barnacles...and Dogen

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“The coming and going
 of birth and death
 is a painting.

Unsurpassed enlightenment
 is a painting.

The entire phenomenal universe
 and the empty sky are nothing
 but a painting.”

~Dogen Zenji

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Art:  Interdimensional Barnacles, 24x36" oil on canvas, 2010, by me.

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