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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

On How Life Is

Macy Gray

A great album to drive my painting, Macy Gray's debut is wonderful. It's one of those softly philosophical records, with a couple moments deep about Life's end. Gnarls Barkley's "St. Elsewhere" is another, beautiful and thoughtful with awesome music. If you watch the video, listen to the lyrics.

Anyway, my brain, I'll tell ya. This morning I practically jumped outta bed, with more energy than I've had for awhile. I tried Afrin yesterday and apparently it helped me sleep better. I got so excited about doing my art, about our possible move, and about two new possible projects involving my Vinyl Art I was pacing around the house talking to myself. Both projects involve publishing, one in print, the other digitally. These are thoughts with no substance yet. All potential. So we'll see.

Then, after painting this piece, my energy drained. My focus blurred. Angels and demons, the emotions with which I breathe Life into this body, messing with me. Ahh, the rollercoaster of Life. I'm still very excited about what's going on, but I just can't concentrate on it right now. So, if you want to read a more coherent blog post about direction in Life that is very inspiring, check this out. Please just read the whole thing. Ken's a really nice guy, and this is brilliant.



Ken Robert said...

Don't sweat it, Daniel. I ride the same creative roller coaster. So just throw your hands in the air and yell, "Whoopeeeee!"

d.edlen said...

Oh I don't sweat it, Ken. I'm good at the whole Siddhartha, Alan Watts, Tao of Pooh, flow with Life thing. The thing I working on is knowing when it's safe to put my feet down in the river, if that makes any sense.

I'm looking forward to talking with you!