Friday night, I had a show at Mr. Nelson's gallery and I just can't describe how wonderful it was.
There were so many people there and the thing I had feared most, that they would laugh or make fun, never happened. In fact, the people were very in tune with what all the pictures were trying to say.
They understood that the world is changing in major ways, they understood and were awake to the fact that we have been decieved and manipulated into living lives that are destroying the planet and crushing our souls.
It was like magic. In the end, there was hope. Hope that we will find a way out, a new way to live and relate to each other, new ways to experience our lives. Something more than trading our lives for money at jobs that make the rich richer and using the money to buy things the rich tell us we have to have that make the rich richer. There is going to some day be a new way to be human.
I'm going to try and get some photos posted so you can see how nice everything looked. Stacey did a wonderful job mounting and arranging the pieces and her work is what helped make everything together make such a powerful and compelling statement for people.
I will always appreciate her and Mr. Nelson for giving me the chance to get to talk to people about these things and hopefully that some good seeds were planted Friday night.
Will try and update the blog more frequently too. Several pieces were sold and soon and I find out which ones, I'll post it here.
I'm finally getting around to posting a new piece! It's called "Holding On" and is done is pen and ink, and some watercolor. It's on 9x12 Bristol vellum and has a 1" border all around so the drawing itself is more like 7x10 more or less.
I especially wanted to post this today after what happened yesterday in the news. A man, killed his wife, daughter and pets, set his home on fire and fled to the woods where he'd constructed and elaborate and well fortified bunker. At some point in the stand off with authorities, he shot himself and it was over.
I've thought about that family since hearing the news. I've thought about how tragic and senseless it all was.
It is easy these days, to become so overwhelmed as we see the world we've known all our lives, disintegrating slowly around us, that we lose our way. We lose the ability to hang onto one another and just let go of the world.
In the drawing, you see a man and woman embracing as the world falls apart around them. There are threats from people, shown by the frantic "sheeple" figures around them, spiritual threats depicted by the "soul harvesters" floating about the city collecting the souls of the dead, alien and natural events shown in the sky in meteors and UFOs and aliens.
The couple in the drawing, rather than spend their last moments embroiled in panic and hopelessness have chosen to turn to one another in love, and embrace. Notice the area around them that shows their "field" of loving energy. I wanted to show it as an energy field and hope I was able to convey that idea effectively.
I think that sometimes we become so frightened of what's happening in the world and to the earth that we forget that we can do that. We can decide to turn with love to those around us and meet fate with a loving heart.
I hope you like the drawing, and as always, I'd love to hear from you. Your comments and critiques are always welcome.