In progress? I'm not sure I'm totally satisfied with this, but nothing I try to do at this point to improve/finish it is working for me. I may revisit, I may call it "done." ::Shrug:: It was nice to get back to "real" drawing (as opposed to collage work,) but gosh I'm rusty.
I came across this quote to today and found it super interesting and inspiring. In a big way, it gave me a new perspective and joy in one of my long-term "problems." This quote has not generally been true of me--just the opposite. I have often felt that I have a problem with either… Continue reading The Idea of Not Being What People Expect
I've talked about a lot of the larger philosophic process I went through in creating Open Art. This stuff is all really great at providing a foundation from which to work from--but what about when it comes to the nitty-gritty of how to enact big philosophical ideas in everyday real life? I've mentioned that in creating social change one… Continue reading The Holistic Life – Level 10
So many of you may know that I'm an official Bullet Journal (Bujo) junkie. If you don't know about bullet journaling yet, head on over to BohoBerry.com or over to the original creator's site at bulletjournal.com and check out the basics. The short answer is that bullet journaling is an incredibly flexible and easy way to… Continue reading Pens! Pens! Pens!
Open Art is has a lot of cool new projects going on right now--check out all of the sites in the Open Art network and make sure you're not missing out! DESIGNER PRODUCTS O-GOSH POKEY & BEAR VLIST NINJA RMF Open Art Design is the "art" part of Open Art. We specialize in sustainable and… Continue reading Have You Seen All the Sites?
I've always appreciated the hierarchies in Asian religions, especially those that have sprung from Hinduism. They have a multiplicity of very specialized categories for understanding not only the universe but modes of thought and being. In looking for structures on which to base an Open Art Life I've looked into many sorts of age-old philosophies.… Continue reading “Right Life”
#openartlife is the basis of everything I am trying to be, do, and teach. It is the culmination AND beginning of my life's work, and the summation of everything I spent my college years trying to learn. It ultimately can be summed up by this: What is this handbasket, and where are we going so… Continue reading #openartlife
My biggest fear in this “crisis” is that I'm doing all this work for “nothing” and that I'm being “stupid” or “naive.” Here it is helpful for me (and hopefully for you) to remind myself of the process of writing my senior paper (the biggest project I have worked on at length to this date.)… Continue reading Synthesis
In a fractal universe, everything is a microcosm of everything else. Infinity is funny stuff. People usually think about infinity as being infinitely big–but they tend to forget that it is also infinitely small. It all spirals outward, then in again. It’s hard because any language you use to talk about this stuff just sounds… Continue reading A Microcosm Of Everything