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Friday, October 31, 2008

Turn On The Lights


Ronnie Wood

I'm no good at talking about myself. When I was in school I strove to be invisible. Not for any particular reason, just because I was generally uncomfortable being noticed. I still have a difficult time being social, making small talk and such. It's just who I am. I'm the kinda guy who likes to get used to being in a place so I don't have to turn on lights to find my way around, so I don't disturb... I don't know what, the universe or something. A born watcher.

But where my art is concerned, I really have something to talk about with a twinkle in my eye. I love what I do, what I can do. Creating these pieces of art to send out into the world makes me feel productive, like I matter. Like I matter to this universe of matter by leaving my mark on matter, as a matter of fact.

I think every being feels a need to be loved, noticed, appreciated, acknowledged. For some reason, I'd usually rather displace those to my art. Maybe it's a way of protecting my self, by removing the focus of interaction with other people from me to my art. Maybe I don't really have the thick skin I think I do. Fortunately, I do with my art. I know it's good. That's why I'm writing this blog after all.

So, as I finish up the Stones with Ronnie, I'm turnin' on those damn lights! Take me as I am.

Peace.

Ron Wood 10/31/08


2 comments:

Jeff said...

Just wanted to let you know I received the sticker and I immediately put it on the back of my car. I might take a picture of it in the next coming days and put it on my blog and link to yours. Thanks!

d.edlen said...

Sweetness. You're very welcome. I'd love to see it! Let me know if anybody asks you about it. I can always send you more to give away if you want too.