The RoseThis sad rose, companion to a graveIt carries the florist's dewForever more shall it weep with usWhose tears remain so few
ChivalryThe door won't strike me down if you don't hold it back.The bill won't stunt my purse if you don't cover our snack.You needn't lay your blazer over a puddle to spare my feet.And don't worry about standing to the left of me to shield me from the street.You don't have to stand behind me waiting to pull out my chair.You don't have to leave the last piece for me, you can have it, or we can share.It'd be nice if you did but I only care for what you say,The most important thing to me is that you treat me the right way.You could be a valiant knight riding on a fiery steed,But if you've got no heart then sadly, love, you aren't what
To KnowYou will never have her beauty, her grace.Her voice, her eyes, her face.You may surpass her skill, but lack her charm.You'll never know his kiss or feel his arms.For you aren't her, you can't be, it's true.He loves her for her.She is she.And you are you.
Pursuit of the Dream is Not Over...Hey all,My last journal entry may have come off a bit more doomsday sounding than I intended. My whole giving up on the dream thing was more or less a hypothetical passage of thought. I've just been in a down and out state lately and my evaluation of things brought on this question. I want to thank everybody who responded especially with all of the helpful suggestions, plenty of them were ideas that I never really thought about and will definitely look into them in the future. Again truly thank you!In closing, you all can rest assure I'm not quitting, there's nothing in the world that I enjoy doing more than producing art be it for profit or just personal enjoyment. Most importantly I love drawing for all of you guys because honestly what is an artist without an audience? I can honestly say I have one of the best audiences around. So to all my watchers, visitors and friends thank you, and trust me I'll keep
Growing up, Having a TasteIn the opinion of each of you readers here, what do you suppose it takes to be a professional in order to be accepted in the world of job opportunities and working for the big name companies (in the art department)? It has been a thought that has been recycling over and over in my brain for the past week or two about what it comes to when recruitment comes into play; I have been told and listened in on professors in the field that it is about confidence, other times about hints of pride to hand over to the recruiters, though there is no talk of grades. I suppose that, in the end, grades are letters that signify how good you have been at specific subjects but not at what you plan to achieve in or be given acceptance into.Neil Gaiman told us that whatever we wanted to do that there was no plan, but to just do it.Honestly, that is fine. Very well. With hard work, with determination, with opening our minds to new things and learning from those things we can accomplish our greatest
The Rise Of The Artist, You Are The FutureFebruary 27, 2013/by $techgnoticWatch #depthRADIUS →You Are The FutureForward by $techgnoticPicasso seeing a seven as an upside down nose?Right brain warriors in the new age will be the coveted candidates ordained to lead and guide us; lifting the torch to light the way forward into a brave new beautiful world.Artists have always feared that they are unappreciated and that the march of progress comes only from business, science and their machines. 1984 was imagined by an artist projecting these exact fears. Our guest essayist suggests the computer will never be our master, but only the super high speed counting machine it was meant to be leaving humans with only one pure task— being creative.The Right Brain Revolutionby
A New YearLife is Transitions, it is about Change, it is hopefully about Growth. Very little about Life is easy, and while we may lament that Fact, it is those difficult moments that shape us. We all have Dreams, we all have Failures (most of us, anyways), We all have Hope that every New Year is an Excuse to start over, it's a clean slate, an opportunity to try Again. More often than not, as the days pass from New Year to just another Year... we allow ourselves to slip back into those old Habits and Negative Thoughts, we give in to the Fear and Insecurities that keep us from achieving our Dreams. I've witnessed so much Wasted Talent in the Friends that surround me, Musicians, Painters, Singers, Writers... People, who Like me have for so long doubted their abilities and settled for so much less, People who had the ability and the Gift, but just couldn't allow themselves to accept and Believe it, regardless of the support and Encouragement of others. If we Don't Believe in ourselves, if we lack Fa
Dedication to a New Year December 31, 2012by $techgnoticNuances of an Annual RitualWhich brings us to each year’s communal celebration of the passing of our lifetimes:New Year’s EveSo what did you “actually get done” in the past year? How closer are you to a grand goal in life? An assessment is made and then the inevitable Step 2 of the yearly process is engaged, which is often a word for word repeat of last year’s Step 2:The New Year’s ResolutionThere seem to be two main strategies that emerge at this point of facing the New Year, a “brand new morning.” The lone wolf quietly acknowledges goals not yet reached, and is even more secretive in the “new plan.” “I’ll show them,” becomes the new privat