Little Watercolor Trees

Little Watercolor Trees

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Started feeding the birds again the yesterday.

Posted on 9 November 2019 | 5:15 am

Of Mice And Men

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I vaguely remember going to a play with my art group in high-school. It was "Of Mice And Men"

It was amazing "to me" at the time.

We have to accept people as we find them. We have to "SEE" them to the best of our abilities. Observing our surroundings, connecting with our environment... that is what we are called to do as artists.

"Called by who or what, Sean?"

Good question.

Questions are great. An inquisitive mind is a creative mind. Don't let your mind divide itself. Can you "SEE" how this can happen?

It's simple, and yet NOT simple. We have to find that balance.

Art is a super strange thing. It's about us, but it's NOT ABOUT us. You have to be you and yet NOT YOU at the same time.

It's really confusing to read. It's more a thing you feel.

Art is feeling and expression. It's not a textbook. It's not a formula.

It's your mind, drifting... beyond.

Posted on 2 November 2019 | 10:23 am

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Posted on 24 October 2019 | 4:13 pm

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Little Zen Tree 2119

Posted on 12 October 2019 | 5:41 am

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Little Zen Tree 2118


Happy Friday The Thirteenth.





Posted on 13 September 2019 | 3:39 pm

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Little Zen Tree 2117

Posted on 13 September 2019 | 3:26 pm

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Posted on 29 August 2019 | 2:24 am

Letting Your Mind Relax: Automatic Drawing

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Watched this little video on YouTube this last week. I try to watch stuff I want to "soak in" while I do my morning cardio on the elliptical machine. For a long time I watched the videos with the sound off while I listened to something like Skrillex on my iPod. Recently though I've started watching things with the sound on. It's weird it makes my workout harder actually because my mind is battling my body so I feel like I'm working twice as hard and probably burning twice the calories. IDK this is not sound science this is me telling you what it feels like.

The video is titled "Automatic Drawing" 



So anyway I really enjoyed this. I highly recommend this. It's very relaxing and it totally loosens you up and gets your mind in the right space to start making art. Here are my first few attempts and I plan to do A LOT more of these. Letting your mind relax... that's really the key to creativity.





IF A MIND IS STRESSED it's not in the right place to make art. Or at least not good art.

Comic books are A LOT of work. It's easy to get burned out. You gotta let your mind breathe and THIS is doing exactly that.

"When your mind is relaxed it's the most creative." ~Moebius



Posted on 10 August 2019 | 3:22 pm

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Posted on 1 August 2019 | 2:47 am

Little Zen Tree 2013

Little Zen Tree 2013

Posted on 28 July 2019 | 3:10 am

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Little Zen Tree 2112

Posted on 26 July 2019 | 2:50 am

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Little Zen Tree 2111

Posted on 14 July 2019 | 6:35 am

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Little Zen Tree 2110

Posted on 10 July 2019 | 3:17 am

LIVE and let die

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live and let die

Happy Fourth Of July.

I used to say live and let live

give in

Posted on 4 July 2019 | 7:20 pm

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Little Zen Tree 2108

Posted on 4 July 2019 | 7:20 am

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The last in a series of 4 trees I started painting while listening to heavy metal music.

Posted on 14 June 2019 | 3:55 pm

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Another heavy metal music tree.

Posted on 7 June 2019 | 4:20 pm

Little Zen Tree 2105 "Quiet Riot Tree"

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so much rock

Posted on 1 June 2019 | 3:56 pm

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I'm very blessed. I have crossed paths with like minded folk who come from very different backgrounds and beliefs, but right here right now... we agree.



Posted on 29 May 2019 | 7:42 pm

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Posted on 23 May 2019 | 8:11 pm

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Little Zen Tree 2102


Posted on 20 May 2019 | 4:25 pm

Indigo Bunting

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Indigo Bunting

Watercolor painting 5"x7"

Posted on 12 May 2019 | 9:16 am

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Little Zen Tree 2100

Posted on 11 May 2019 | 4:00 am

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

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There are a lot of things in life you can get wrapped up in and some of them are not good for you, your family or your soul, nature, however, is not one of those things.

Take time to notice the birds. Enjoy the world around you and the wonders it holds. Not just by liking pictures of animals posted on the internet, but by actually observing animals in the real world. Birds especially. They are such wonderfully colored things here for us to interact with and enjoy and bring peace and joy to our lives.  Don't miss that.




Posted on 7 May 2019 | 8:14 pm

The Littlest Vaulter



Track...

It's an individual sport, but it's ALSO a team sport. I'm a track guy.
My daughter started her "Track" journey this year. I'm proud, worried... so many emotions.
Sports are like anything else in life they are worth what you invest in them. Invest more you have more to lose and more to gain.

I was never the biggest, the strongest or the fastest, but my senior year I was the MVP of our track team in high school. I'm proud of that.

anyway... that's my thought for the day.

Posted on 13 April 2019 | 5:20 am