Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy turkey day from Medford!

Giving Thanks.

I've just added two new images to the library. The first is a landscape i did recently... it was for a contest i'm still awaiting the results from, so cross some fingers and so forth. The other is a piece i did today after having recently been reading lots of Lovecraft and having rather bizarre dreams as a result. I thought the two images provide an interesting contrast in terms of my polarity. So please enjoy!

Also, it's early thanksgiving morning. Today is one of my favourite holidays not just because of the gluttonous aspect of it all, but because it's just one of those days that gives you no excuse not to take stock of all you've been blessed with. Even in today's economic peril, we can still find things to be grateful for.
..So, take a moment today and let someone know you're glad they're around.

And make sure to call your Mom and tell her you love her. She likes hearing from you.


Thursday, November 20, 2008

In a moment of inspiration...

as those who know me are already aware, i have a distinct fascination with all things spiritual and arcane and... well, unusual. symbolism is something i've always admired greatly. and i have a certain 'thing' for eastern philosophy and aesthetics. so i got out the ol' calligraphy set today and came up with my own rendition of a traditional chinese 'chop' or a Baiwen seal. you'll probably be seeing it on my work from hence forward. just thought it was kind of a cool thing, so there it is.

also, if anyone knows anything about making rubber stamps, i'd like to talk. thanks.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yes, he did.

it's a new day in America.

today i'm proud to be a citizen of this nation. centuries ago, we massacred the native inhabitants of this country and slavery was commonplace. just a few decades ago, racism was rampant. one of the great modern peace leaders was struck down. then came the cold war era and just eight years ago, we began the great decent that was the bush administration. little by little, the tide began to change. ideas evolved and today, on this historic day, we can finally leave the ghosts of the past behind us. america has elected the first black president in an unprecidented landslide victory. it's a different time and attitude in the same old place. today, we can look forward to a future where the lower class and minorities in this country can TRULY believe that they, too, can grow up to become president. ideologies of the past are irrelevant. america and the rest of the world have spoken and we've laid the groundwork for a fundamental change that will pave the way to the future.

this is a bbc article that really sums up what today means to the rest of the world:

this is a blog written by one of my favourite people that sums up EXACTLY how i feel:

i urge you to read and celebrate what's happened here. and also, i must say, Sen. John McCain took the defeat like a man and stepped down with class and dignity. his concession speech was delivered remarkably well. despite the negative campaigning, he took the high road in the end and earned the respect of myself and, undoubtedly, many others.

it's been an exciting election season and in a way i'm glad it's finally over. part of fme will miss the lunacy of some of it because it made for some great entertainment. but i look forward to the future and i'm happy to know that today america has spoken and i think this will open countless doors and change the way we think all across the nation AND the world.

congratulations, President Obama.