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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Toy Box Confidential taking shape

So, to end this weekend and begin the next I wish to share some pictures that I have been working on for an upcoming photo book.  The book will be called Toy Box Confidential.  It will be stories of the sorted lives of toys and the lives they live behind our backs.

In this first picture the Cat In the Hat is discussing toy box politics with the man in the moon.  The cat doesn't like some of the toys all that much.  Especially those arrogant soldiers.

In this quaint picture a tiny transformer is trying to woo the artist model of toy box.  She is having any of it.  For she has her eyes set on someone else.

The artist model female has finally been approached by the man she has been admiring for some time.  Artist model male is utilizing some liquid courage to gain some much needed confidence.  Too bad he doesn't really need it.  Only if he really knew how artist model female really felt.

I hope you enjoy the beginnings of my fun diversion for the summer.  I am having a great time searching for fun characters and situations.  I am trying to use the surroundings of my humble home as much as possible to tell the story.  Have a great week one and all and thanks for stopping by.  More to come.  Oh and don't forget that I am offering a free course for artists to help them find their true selves or something like that here at Alchemy of ME.  TTFN.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Having Some Fun

I thought it was time I start showing some art on here.  So, for your Friday afternoon entertainment is one of my recent photo stories called Friendly Chat.  You can make up your own story if you want.  But, I am having fun playing around with different characters and settings.

I hope you all have started to check out my Alchemy of ME blog.  It will be a fun blog course in getting in touch with your creative self.  As for this old dude, I have been putting in a lot more hours at the art supply store of late.  Good thing is it gives me more to add to the depleted art supplies.  So, not as much time to make art.  But, I have been trying to do a variety of art related things.  I also see I have lost a few followers. Oh, well I guess you can't please everyone.

Will be posting more art stuff again soon.  Thank you as always for keeping up with my goings on.  Have a great weekend one and all.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

New Blog for you all to check out

Hello out there my friends and followers.  I wanted to take a minute to post that I have launched my new blog Alchemy of ME.  It will be a continuing series of lessons from my online class of three years ago called Artspell.  I am offering this to you all at no charge.  It is my way of giving back to all those that inspire me, help me and keep me going.  So, I hope you all will join me along this journey.  You can access it here at

Alchemy of ME.

See you all there.  Have a great day one and all.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Becoming ME

Hello my wonderful friends out there in blog land.  I hope the summer is treating you well.  Are you exploring some new territory?  Perhaps revisiting familiar places both literally or metaphorically   I am finding that I have been slowly evolving underneath the surface of my consciousness.  My ego mind has had such a great time trying to figure out what to make of my creative career of late.  So many ideas, so many new explore were like delicious foods I had to examine and taste.  But, the down side to all of that is sometimes a bit of confusion   What has all this to do with me you might ask?  Well, I am finding myself in need of a reinvention of sorts.  Due to some minor physical health issues my sculpting days are numbered.  So, I have been exploring other avenues of creativity.  Hence my experiments into photography.

Now, most of us who went to art school were told or encouraged to stick with one medium so that we could make a name for ourselves and people would know what we did as an artist.  That's all well and good for those who can focus on one form their entire life.  But, for myself on the other hand, this was quite difficult. I love so many different things that I couldn't focus on just one.  It was akin to being in a candy store and only being allowed to have one treat amongst all those available.  I just can't do it.  My point here is for those of you who know me and have followed me for some time know that I do change things up a bit from time to time.  But, when I begin to contemplate radical shifts in what I do or how I create it conjures up a whole host of fears and doubts.  So my lack of posting here has been for several reasons.  A lack of time or motivation is one.  Another more potent one is that I am undergoing a metamorphosis of sorts within myself.

This leads me to my real reason for posting today.  I have decided to give back to my creative community and others who may be interested.  How I can do that is unique for me.  Due to the circumstances in my life, I can not give large sums of money to my favorite charities.  I can not donates hours of time in my local soup kitchens or other places.  I can't drive or get around with that much ease.  So, I thought long and hard about how I might be of service to my community.  Then a flash of inspiration hit me.  I can offer my class "The Alchemy of ME" as a free blog  diary of sorts.  I have discovered many things along my spiritual journey that has helped me cope and evolve as a person.  So, I thought it might a good way to give back to all of you who may be interested, to take a trip into my world of becoming enlightened.  The fun thing is, it does involve creative projects and it doesn't matter what your religious beliefs or lack there of are, all can gleam something from my process.  All I can say is, one person in my life who has noticed a great change in me, who is very skeptical about self help stuff was impressed with what I have achieved in just a few short years.  But, this whole process is lifelong.  It doesn't matter where you are or where you have come from.  It all leads up to each moment. So, right where you are is the perfect place to start.

In the next few days I will be rolling out my new blog dedicated to offering the personal alchemical process of discovering who you are and how to make the most of what you have in life.  Are you interested?  Would you like to see what it's all about?  Awesome!  I will be making the big announcement here soon.

Thank you for taking the time to read what I had to say.  I love you all and am so very grateful for your comments, encouragement and support over the years.  That means the world to me.