Wednesday, 13 March 2013

I have set out my oil paints for the first time in years

So then a panel from my trompe l'oeil sits on the easel.
I have not painted in oils for years.An yet it is the most
plasticene and affectionate use of light offering all kinds of
illusions,allusions and affection caresses of life projected
and remembered.

today I hope to get the text from the powerpoint
and narrate it onto the youtube clip I seek to make
and link for the friends who are playing the charactors
in the stone soup tale on sunday

I am typing my morning pages today,because it feels
and seems and is more sociable.the hot water is on for my dishes.
I was so pleased with Michael palin and his diary keeping
and love of life and visiting old friends that I think I will do
 my best to let these become my own core values.

Romantcally I love the searle and Francois and Chagall
 model of drawing and wrttine journal although here
 I am projecting onto them.I wish to imute to them that as
 they drew they also wrote.I have I feel seen evidence of this.
I know that Chagall wrote a biogrphy and have read articles by Searle.

Frederick franck is to my mind the one who has given me the notion
 of an illustrative journalist and there is something about the Tintin
 reporter that speaks of herge's real talent and Tove jansonn's
projections are peronal diary entries too,Dylan celarly inspired by
Woody does the same >and ther is plenty evidence of both
 his and joni Mitchell's drawings and lyrices relating to each other loosely.

I see that Steve and I step aside and confront Sunnets with different attitudes.
They should represent sout sea islands and freedom.Yet if I do not have the south sea island they are like a shop window or a holiday brochure teasing me with a flashy ad at the end of the day and questioning why I have.nt the bank balance to take meself oss the where the sun is moving on to shine.Why in stead of wathing thte sunset can I not just go follow it.The horizon belong to the gypsy in me,I pompously ponder being an artist if i cannot see the loveliness where i am instead of being pulled off track by that is Christ's star not horoscopes and flashy page three that garishishly calls to my own you can see the equivalent i look at the crass lack of subtlely that burns your eyes out..

heho the devil likes me angry but god says enjoy the flowers I gave you.The fruit in the basket beside you the piano before you.If you are going to chase dreams jimmy then do it with my help and somedaytime sunsets of that heart of your.Why rename you itf you do not embrace and listen to your heartist leanings and meanings .it is a prayer afet all.Put Christ's heart compassionate towards Steve never patronising .he sees fro the eyes i gave him and you see through the eyes i gave you.Did I learn nothing from frederick franck they ill be able to draw like and fredrick draw the way God shos you. Amen

Monday, 11 March 2013

panning for GOLD

Woke early.What do Michael Palin, Miranda Hart, Enid Blyton and Herge have in common?well they are all heroes.My heroes.Claske franck died on my son's birthday and she had apparently had a stroke a couple of months ago.Probably at the same time as my brother.Though my brother is younger by 20 or so years, the vulnerability and reverence for life that kicked me in the heart has to wake me up to sharing and removing barriers.The facebook page has to remain public and I must become more circumspect on behalf of others when writing there,but not to share is to remove whatever point God was making when He caused it to be created.Like the Roman Roads and the willfulnessof Henry the Eighth monster that he was ,we must allow changes to rigid barriers to God and neighbour to be removed. So then sieving for GOLD.On the cover of Deliverence by Jimmy Rae we see a man I think panning for Gold.And two very significant locations relating to my son recently have been River Cottage and The Lock Keeper's house in Chester.Why? Well at the first was the marriage of my son and the first time we have played together as a family of musicians.Heart of Gold by Neil Young.In Chester we celebrated my son's 31st birthday.Little did I know that on 7th March 2013 my beloved -no one more meaningful in my life-Claske 'passed away'.

Pacem in Terris new York is on the Waywayanda(?) River  and I recall they had a sort of new year ritual of floating a boat and burning the ? past or some such.Sort of the opposite of sieving or is it?

Any way watching Michael Palin last night as he revisited the owner of a Dow(boat) 20 years on and realizing that this may be the last time he sees him.I thought of how Claske left a message on my answer phone last year when I was 60.Frederick did not quite make a 100 either.Any way

'the thing is.....' If you sieve your heroes ,what is it that makes them gold.In Michael's case reverence for people.He knows both how to win friends and influence people.His hero Passerpartout Jules creation from Around the World in 80 days.It was during John Haynes Life Coaching Course that i was invited to sieve my heroes.The idea is to find your 'core'(heart) values...'mining then for hearts of gold'.By looking at your heroes qualities you find your own empathies.Miranda Hart doesn't swear .Well not as a feature.And like Michael Palin I feel she reminds me of the children and ethos of Enid Blyton's creative children in books like The Naughtiest Girl in School.Thinkers,carers,creatives..watching John Gorman and singing Lily the Pink with him
..a bit like looking out from a heroes eyes.Karaoke is a way of sieving in the stream of the music.Herge too revisited his friend and collaborator a Chninese gentleman.And I just remembered bernard leach also had an oriental colleague too.Miranda has been playing a part in Call the Midwife and I think the writer of these books and director of these films should be raised high too.Heroes and t.v. gold.For each story line has had a bout three woven tales -always related and genius of compassion in their enactment.Her work on I'm Not Going Out with the equally courteous Lee Mack exemplifies this ability to be clever ,intelligent yet humble and without swearing.I am impressed.

I want to make my goals consistent with my core vales .Want to wrtie like Enid Blyton and realize charactors
with qualities and take my compassionate eyes around the world as Palin and Dr Franck did.And heh I like the way Michale speaks of Helen his wife,Frederick and Claske were companions on the journey and hopefully leanr to see the neck of the guitar and amplifiers with my son's quality observations..I want to live I want to give I've been a minoer for a heart of Gold .Its these expressions I never give that keep me searching for a heart of Gold and I am reminded by Neil Young   ..'getting old.. amen