Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pool Day

Pool day. Ummm, why haven't I been doing this more???

I finally gave in to resting up after my Peru trip and am really starting to get into it. Kinda like succumbing to the Siesta in Spain. Fighting it does no good, sometimes you just need to allow time to be.

The past two days, I've been on a mission cleaning out every nook and cranny. Uncovering some old work I haven't seen in a while and finally seeing it with new eyes. Damn it if I don't say, it's good. Can't believe the harsh scrutiny I used to give it.

Dreams. My dreams lately have been varied, colorful with great movement. I may sit still in waking life but in dream life, I'm everywhere.

Last night I woke up in the middle of a dream seeing vivid colors and snakes dance before my eyes. The snake has been a companion of mine lately ever since I asked it to devour me in my dreams. A symbol of the underworld and one of transformation, I finally decided to let it in after it stopped me on the bike path one evening. A few nights later I found myself diving into its mouth.

Plants and animals have so much to teach us. If you want to read a good book, I suggest The Shaman and Ayahuasca. We really do take a lot of things for granted that others hold in deep reverence. Nature has a lot to teach us if we just let it in.

Enjoying the down time and looking forward to August. This year is just flying by...

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Old guys are fun to talk to

Having a bottle of wine with a bunch of older guys rocks.

The conversation is varied, damn interesting and fun. Had no idea that a documentary I watched a day ago would lead to a really good conversation.

"The Lost city of Z" in the Amazon was some random thing I watched a day ago and now I'm going to get a book on it from a dude who is just as fascinated by it as I am. It was amazing to watch this British guy who mapped out the Amazon looking for a spiritual world that he felt existed. I believe he found it and disappeared into it. The dude I chatted up thinks he was killed by a Amazonian tribe. We'll see...

It's not too many days you can make an older man turn beet red, but those days are pure awesome. One of the guys was having back problems and I told him to get a massage. He asked about getting a happy ending with a smirk. When I told him he could probably get one in new town but not in old town, he turned beet red and couldn't believe I knew what that was.

Saw the best documentary yesterday about the NY Times called Page One. Highly recommend.

David Carr is a total bad-ass. Journalism written through an objective lens is so lacking these days. It's all spin and crap. The NY Times is the best source in this country for real news. It's worth paying for just to support these amazing writers and investigative minds.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Random Play

Finishing up some old paintings and having fun with it.

Is it possible to have a healthy obsession with skulls? I think so. This one's gonna be a fridge magnet. That's right, I like to see skulls when I reach in the fridge for a doughnut. Fo' shizzle.

And since it's been a while...a gratuitous beach shot. Right now, I'm loving the overcast and oncoming stormy weather. Happy almost 4th!

Friday, July 1, 2011