In keeping with Mahaloness, I thought I’d offer up this little thought bubble that came up on my head today. Before I do I also want to acknowledge that there are times when it’s easy to lose perspective, get knocked off your feet and than wonder why for extended periods of time, meanwhile miss windows that invite you back into flow, whatever that may be for you, or you, or you. I often struggle with an inner battle. In one corner, pure creative zeal, an untamed beast that wants nothing less than to make a big creative mess, and completely disregard any kind of repercussions or residual dark matter. In the other side is the artist that wants to survive, to make ends meet, have a home, a family, a pet, and some down time. The battle is always back and forth, the tally to date is 6 KO’s on each side and three technical knock outs, each side, so far no real winner. The rivalry can be fierce, or a total sleeper, the cycle endless, or at least seemingly endless, until the day comes when I can breathe in and breathe out and say nothing, think nothing, just blend in and be one.
I began the day before a paint battle with these words,
‘do what you love, and in doing so the love will shine through.’
As it turns out I have made it into the final round with this piece I painted in 2 hours at a Petroleum Conference on pipelines, a pretty major deal, very controversial, in my neck of the woods, Alberta, and for Canadians in general. Today I had a chance to provide a vision, fairly conceptual it may be, to the Pipeliners, and that’s part doing the good work, even when it’s something you may or not believe in, all I can do is bring it light and see what happens.