Thursday, June 28, 2012

Convictions set Awry, to a Wicked Mirror's Gaze

Mirror Mirror on the wall
Tell me please,
at one end will we see
the destruction caused
by this skewed vision
of vanity

Mirror, Mirror
On this wall
For each my questions posed to you,
how many forests shall burn
from vibrant greens to
charcoal grey, forever
altering both shade and hue

Butterfly Effective

sentimentally inert
with affections toward butterflies,
even moths

rest, predictably effecting,
the ladders of time

as weeks merge into
one day (light)

spaces beams

it's pattern of designs,
often go unseen

to all variables in each
fragmentation of scenery

Sparse reception,
scantily clad,
amidst the nets cast unto
methodologies unveiled

organically, naturalistically,
the skeptic must
reconsider his orientation

One small differentiation, a brushing,
a daub, a touch…

Unto nothing

yet, this nothing
is about to
alter everything

For Wednesday Wake Up Call over at New World Creative Union, where Natasha prompts us to think of, and to become inspired by, the butterflies that capture our creative eyes.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Logo Designs 6-23-12 (For Creative Tuesdays)

This week's Creative Tuesdays theme is Blog Icon/Button.  Well, I have to admit, I have no idea how to go about making a button, but, in a sense, well at least very relatable, this seems to fall into the realm of Logo Design, so that's how I chose to go.  

I've been a fan of corporate logos for sometime.  Even as a Kid I always loved seeing a really good one, and have dabbled with creating my own over the years as well.  In fact, I used to make up sports teams names and try doing their logos as well.  I have a post of some of these that I posted back a while, in case anyone wanted to check them out.  

Unfortunately, when i get outside the world of abstract, my artistic ability is rather limited.  But I'm trying here and there, and I have to say I think I'm getting better at the more traditional styles, and I have Creative Tuesdays as a main reason for the progress, as while you can pretty much incorporate abstract into anything, but many of the themes It gives you a great opportunity to at least attempt something outside your comfort zone, and like many of the times, I didn't like what I was getting so I went back to the abstract, but the old adage, practice makes perfect rings oh, so true.

For this theme, I used the inverted C with a triangle in the center.  I've used this logo numerous times, for a variety of things, over the years, and it's kind of stuck with me.  So, for this first design here, I did one by itself and then in the center I did an expanded design featuring it in various poses, so to speak, and then in the bottom I played with a logo utilizing the Sqwerm blog name.  It's a lot of fun, and a great theme this week.  Can't wait to see all those submitted.

And, just for fun, while I had the design fresh on the screen, I pulled out my faithful friend, the knife and played around with the logos, and in the process, created an abstract piece.

Head on over to Creative Tuesdays, check out all the pieces that have been linked up, and if you're up for it, read over the rules, create your own and share it with the community.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Fear Of Failure (Wednesday Wake Up Call)

No matter how hard w try
we are never alone

No matter the distance
a shadow's always cast

Buried deep within
the fear resurrects again

Only to find out once more,
It fares no chance
when talent's light is preserved

Over at the New World Creative Union, Natasha presents this week's Wednesday Wake Up Call with the theme of "Fear of Failure."  Head on over to feel the creativity stir and get inspired.

Fortification of
Every sentiment
Aligned in
Ragged fashion

Omniscient voiceover scrawls the mind—
From distances travelled—from sky to cloudy locale

Fretting won’t get you squat; fretting won’t get you
Anywhere, it can and often does, proliferate the overwhelming
Instances that allow stagnancy
Life.  We might regret the inactivity, but if the mind is
Unusually ripe with fear, our ability to succeed is half buried and
Repertoire is likely overwhelmed, unless we can brim confidence,
Each and everyday, it’ll be déjà vu, counter-intuitive at every beat

Fear, the dusty fleck
Flirtatiously offering
Failure, your domain

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Reawakening of Hiatus Fields

Took the original, colorless template design for The Coloring of Structure, and used a knife to stretch the piece into the realm of the virtually unseen.  All the lines are there, just reorganized and blurred to the point where it's difficult to make anything other than a splattering of random lines and marks.

Here, I chose to randomly use a variety of colors to fill in the above canvas.  In so doing, many of the marks and lines gain a new life, and are reborn.

Finally, for this last piece, I used the piece immediately above this entry.  Here, I wanted to see what dynamics could be impressed upon the piece by simply changing one major facet.  That change, of course, was the substitution of a black background for the white one used previously.  I think the effects are dramatic, and really like how the results of this experiment, I feel, adds another example to the  wonderfully transformative effective of color upon a piece, and in result,  makes the ordinary or similar, different.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Gifts (For Creative Tuesdays)

Over at Creative Tuesdays, this weeks theme is a parlay off the celebration one.  It is, of course, Gift.  Head on over and check out all the gifts prepared for you by the ultra-talented artists that contribute to Creative Tuesdays.  And while you're there, read the guidelines and join in.

A bit of a background for this piece.  I initially was going with the gifts under the Christmas tree idea, but then, I got to thinking, literally while I was putting the bulbs on the tree, that Gifts can be so many different things, and from there I came up with God and Country, partially due to a Smashing Pumpkins song that just happened to play while doing this, in which Billy Corgan, the lead singer, repeated God and Country a few times in the song.  From there Family was easy, as was love.  I have to admit, the last area remained empty for a while, which is completely ironic, as my workspace is filled with over 300 books, yet it took me a few days to come up with Knowledge anyhow.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Tools for Creative Endeavor

Seeing I've been pretty short on time the past few days, I thought I'd do something quick and easy, yet high on meaning.  I thought I'd put together something of a Graffiti inspired piece.  In so doing, I thought it would be kind of neat to write out the various tools the artist has at their disposal.  These tools help the artist conduct their visions and in so doing, enable fully, an individuals creativity.  Then I thought, why not use each tool to accomplish this.  For example:  Crayon was done in Crayon etc..

I'm hoping to have a little more time to devote to my blogging.  The creativity hasn't bounced away, it's there, needling me everyday, which I can't be more thankful for.  So I've got a nice set of ideas to expand upon, and that's for both the Art and the Poetry.  Anyhow, thanks to everyone who stop by regularly and for those of you who are making their first visit, I do appreciate you all.  Happy Wednesday

Monday, June 11, 2012

Fireworks Celebration (Creative Tuesdays)

This week, the theme over at Creative Tuesdays is Celebrations.  I have to admit, I couldn't think of what to do.  I had a few ideas, but none of them panned out the way I wanted them to.  Then, I was watching a show, actually channel surfing, not really sure what the show was, but in that brief flip of the channels, I noticed a fireworks display and that's when I got the inspiration for this piece.

I was reminded of when I was a child and my parents used to take me and my younger sister over to this hill about 20 minutes from our house.  It was really nice, as it was in a nice area, but also because they let people sprawl out their towels, picnic baskets and it all turned out to be a really nice place, where a lot of families would get together to watch the fireworks display, that the village was running about a mile or so away.

I remember always thinking how close the display appeared, despite the distance between launch site and our location up on that hill.  The only thing I wish I could've incorporated into the piece are all the variety of sounds associated with the fourth, but hopefully everyone's experienced one of this and will have no problem recalling those loud yet exciting sounds, that again, seemed so very close to our ears.

I haven't been to a fireworks display in a really long time though. Actually, I think my last time seeing one was when I had a business trip in Boston, MA about 5 years or so ago.  I stayed at this hotel near the water, and I was high enough up, that I had a perfect view of the display, and I have to say, it was pretty awesome, way beyond
anything we ever got on that hill.

But then again, I think the fond memories of those trips to that hill, weren't so much as the marvel of the fireworks itself, as it was the time spent together as a family, which, as we age, it gets harder to coordinate such moments of real quality time, like the kind I so fondly remember we'd share back then as kids.