Sunday, June 28, 2009

meet the neighbors



Who?

Oh
that's just
a little

Fear.

huh?
who?

Oh no that's Anxiety

Worry is right

over
there--->

now Guilt...

GUILT


in capital

letters
is

REALLY


important

don't forget about him!

Who's that scraggly looking fellow
<-----over there

oh that?
that's Love.

He's always inviting himself
to these shindigs

not sure what he's doing here.

Huh.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

fragments

curious moon
and the dark
is out.

silence?

I should know you by now
or at least
feel comfortable

giving you a hug.

I like

the sound of your voice
from inside your chest.

I could stay here

with my heart pressed
but
there are things to tend to
candy rock hunting season
is almost
over.

strange


cold clocks
are running
backwards

green apple
dresses
are inviting
sleep








Wednesday, June 24, 2009

arranged neatly and in order




"The shadow life occurs when writers, painters, dancers, mothers, seekers, mystics, students, or journeywomen stop writing, painting, dancing, mothering, looking, peering, learning, practicing. They might stop because whatever they just spent long with did not come out the way they had hoped, or did not receive the recognition it deserved, or countless other reasons. When the maker stops for whatever reason, the energy that naturally flows to her is diverted underground, where it surfaces whenever and wherever it can. Because a woman feels she cannot in daylight go full-bore at whatever it is she wants, she begins to lead a strange double life, pretending one thing in daylight hours, acting another way when she gets a chance.

When a woman pretends to press her life down into a nice tidy little package, all she accomplishes is spring-loading all her vital energy down to shadow. "fine, I'm fine," such a woman says. We look at her across the room or in a mirror. We know she is not fine. Then one day, we hear she has taken up with a piccolo player and has run off to Tippicanoe to be a pool hall queen. And we wonder what happened, because we know she hates piccolo players and always wanted to live on Orcas island, not in Tippicanoe, and she never before mentioned anything about pool halls."

Women who run with Wolves
by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
chapter 8
Self-preservation: identifying leg traps,
Cages,
and Poisoned Bait


the shadow

poison


you think it's weird
don't
you?

a little

resentment.

mixed with

a little


bit
of
RAGE.


I threw a shoe at you.

or maybe

it was

a phone




“The psychological rule says that when an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside as fate. That is to say, when the individual remains undivided and does not become conscious of his inner opposite, the world must perforce act out the conflict and be torn into opposing halves.”

— DR. CARL GUSTAV JUNG

oil on canvas BY Kris for short

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

water

Nostalgia

turn up the volume.
boost the color.
change
me.

But I like you this way
stay
and
we'll talk
I miss you

Turn up the volume
change the channel
run around naked

Be with me


but I just saw you yesterday
and the day before
today
and today
I want to be like music





Acceptance


Of Self

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

In Search of the Authentic


And the imperfect.

knowing


this
may
require
a
new
camera.

Monday, June 15, 2009

color


that's all.

tick-tock




I Knew this girl
who documented her time waiting
by
photocopying her nipples...


But i'm not that creative.



Sunday, June 14, 2009

Beacons of Light


this
is different than all the others
THIS
is for the souls of the forgotten
for the beautiful
the needy
powerless
and the vulnerable.
this
is not about hope.
this
is about remembering,
and in believing,
YOU
will find the other*

acrylic on canvas
by Kris for short

It's too late to be a pessimist

http://www.youtube.com/homeproject

Saturday, June 13, 2009

open



acrylic on canvas

by kris for short

Friday, June 12, 2009

We Are All Just Mirrors

"You're Saying there's a place in my brain who's job it is to live in other peoples minds...in other peoples bodies?

That's right!"

and for those that may need a rational explanation...here you go.
http://scienceandreason.blogspot.com/2006/02/mirror-neurons.html

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I'm listening

"There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost. The world will not have it.
It is not your business to determine how good it is; nor how valuable it is; nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel OPEN. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed UnReSt that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others"

Martha Graham to Agnes De mille

"Will You Be An Outlaw For My Love"


colored pencil drawing transitioned through photoshop
altered to Giclee
transformed onto canvas
by Kris for short

How do you categorize Your...?


drawing by Zela age 6

right brain left brain

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

follow the leader


Freedom?X-ray photo courtesy of Larry Nienaber

self-sufficiency




Life
Death
and
Rebirth

so you've decided to blog have you?


Yes, yes I have.

that's nice
but what will it be about?

umm...
not sure.
you'll just have to see.
life does that you know?
show you
what it's
about.

ok then.

ok.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

old story




SCATTER BRAINS and rattle snakes
puppy dog eyes
happy grinning fading
smiles
ginger bread houses
and looks can be deceiving

"nobody knows the trouble I've seen... nobody knows the..."

still numb
and confessions to bear
and you're gone
around the block
only to meet a man with red pants and a heavy accent
to molest your feet
and your soul
so you run away
again

pour tous les jours de ma vie

En Construction