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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thankful: for Life, The Universe, and Everything

Billy Corgan of Smashing PumpkinsI've been tweeting "Thankful: for" updates for awhile. Things I realize I take for granted usually. There's so much to be thankful for in this Life. What is there to not be thankful for? All Life has purpose. If you look at everything without judgement, instead with love and understanding, it's hard sometimes to even differentiate objects because the world is so bright.

"Siamese Dream" by Smashing Pumpkins came out when I was in high school, probably around the time I started painting Vinyl Art. I was definitely one of those angsty teens to whom Corgan was speaking. I didn't really know it or acknowledge it, but his fuzzy voice and guitar echoed the fuzziness of my emotions. I didn't know what the hell was going on in the world.

I did latch onto music, fortunately. It's seen me through, really. I wouldn't be where I am, doing what I do if my Life's soundtrack had been different.

So that's why I do what I do, giving thanks to those who've created by contributing back to our culture as I can. I just said that in my monthly email newsletter, to which you can subscribe by emailing me. But it bears repeating. I am SO thankful to all of you who read my blog, check out my art, follow my updates and connect with my work in one way or another.

You help me give thanks.

Peace. And Happy Thanksgiving.


Jeff said...

That vinyl look awesome. Is that a re-issue of Siamese Dream? I'm gonna have to look out for it.

d.edlen said...

Thanks Jeff! I was startled when I took the record out of the sleeve. It's a double so I have another to do unframed too, or the rest of the band for a double piece. I think it's an original release.