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The Electric Universe

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Interested in a new(ish) scientific theory regarding the entire universe?

Thunderbolts Of The Gods

"It proposes that much of the currently observable phenomena of deep space can be intelligently explained by already known principles of electricity."

Personally, I found this utterly fascinating. It's a fairly revolutionary concept, as it would pretty much flip the standard model of the universe inside out and upside down.

If you have an hour to kill or you're a cosmology geek like me, I highly, highly recommend it. I found it to be simple in explanation and intelligently presented. You don't have to be an astrophysicist to fully understand the theory.


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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I have a very distinct response from one painting to the next. Almost as if each new painting is some sort of answer to a previous one. Occasionally, when I'm being particularly productive, an entire group of paintings is an answer to something. The yellow-orange I use in one piece seems to directly influence the shades of teal I use in a different one.

I was reading this thing on intuitive painting once, and a lot of it seemed applicable to me. When I was first painting, every painting was intuitive, and I would sit and stare at the canvas after each step before deciding what my next step should be. Nowadays, since I have paintings all around me, the intuition comes out over a broader spectrum. Not that I don't still sit and stare at a painting before I decide what to do next. But now, I have a vague, fuzzy idea of how it will look when it's finished.

Constant exploration, though. I feel like I'm always trying to balance something through my art. I can't explain what that means, exactly, because it's more a feeling than anything else.

Just a feeling. A sway. Flow. Like jazz.

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Shh... I'm meditating.

Monday, November 19, 2007

That's the name of the showcase I curated for Trunkt a couple of days ago. Guess what? It made the front page! :o)

I think all the items are very peaceful. :::breathes deeply:::

Until December 3rd (2007) you can view the actual page of this treasury (with the artist information) here. (After that, you'll have to search through Trunkt to find everything.)

You also now have a much better idea of what the inside of my apartment looks like. :o) All of these items would look AMAZING.

I love art.

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Moon is one of my favorite colors.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Front page! Isn't it pretty?

I love that painting of mine up there. And the owl one. And the big moon face one.

Go to Trunkt, it's pretty neat. :o)

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I have paintings I want to post, but of course they're taking longer than I anticipated and I'm kind of going crazy from not getting to show new art. My Etsy shop is looking empty (thanks to all of you around the country who generously purchased my art in the last month) and somehow the lack of new images makes me feel like I'm not working on anything, even though my apartment has been entirely consumed by nearly finished paintings.


It doesn't feel like there's enough time in the day. I do not like less daylight. It feels like it's time for bed at 6pm. Paintings do not dry as well in darkness. Blah.

I'm constantly getting new ideas, new schemes, new things to add to the mix. I need more light! And more arms. I've started painting Zen circles, for fun. For me.

Maybe I'll start coming up with goals or something to discuss at my weekly, semi art-related lunch meetings. Right now our biggest goals seem to involve escaping Orange County.


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Some new painting ingredients. :o) They're so bright, it was difficult to get a good picture.

That's in complete darkness, by the way. No blacklight. :::squeals:::

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The swing of things.

Monday, November 05, 2007

I always need a vacation after my vacations.

I've finally caught up with a few things, though, and I actually started painting today!! I've been missing it too. Leading up to Hawaii, I wasn't able to get much done, color-wise, and spent more time focusing on my "business." I've been finding lately that I actually enjoy learning more about that aspect. It's fun. It's kind of like a game. It also takes this massive amount of time, which is why I sometimes find myself reading html code for hours or updating my various online sites instead of painting. (Let alone the time I spend in photoshop and iPhoto editing all my images, but that's another story.)

I've even been reading a lot of business articles and studying marketing techniques of businesses I admire. :o) I have a bunch of ideas I want to implement, and new goals to work on so that I can grow in what I do. Very exciting.

Which is why I was thrilled to get back to my colors today. I have way too many white canvases lying around. I started 4 things right off the bat. There is color swirling around in my brain that I don't even know what to do with. It's been hard to focus.

I'm sort of overflowing with ideas at the moment. I blame Hawaii.