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Inspiration

Art isn't easy sometimes. Actually, most of the time it's not easy. As I type this, I'm passing up a nice sunny day on the mountain with friends to try and finish up the pieces for my show at J's Tapas in Ventura, CA next month. Sometimes sacrifices must be made. But I've been staring at my blank wood panels for a few hours now and nothing has happened. Stupid.

Banging your head against the wall doesn't help more blood flow to the creative part of the brain as one might think. I've been rummaging through old sketch books, notes, random drawings stashed away in desk drawers, reading art books, and looking out my window. To many directions to go but at the same time nowhere to go.

Here's a list of "Things that inspire me" I found scribbled in a sketchbook from '06. Maybe this will help:

nature

plants

big color

organic shapes

ocean

space

ancient cultures

history

maps

charts

the seasons

construction

processes

blueprints

growth

evolution

politics

propaganda

secrets

mysteries

thoughts

technology

balance

harmony- yin/yang

cycles

systems

symbols

codes

puzzles

weather

--- Here's a sneak peak at some near finished pieces for the show that I'm actually semi-happy with...

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