Thursday, December 13, 2007


"untitled.retitled.enttitled"

I have been tagging my posts and am amazed re progression over under a year. There is an important book, "The Courage to Create" by Rollo May. The courage in a nut shell is to create despite the fear and uncertainty.

For every hard edged disappointment there is a slice of grace. Nothing lost, nothing cliched.

I am blessed and cursed and slightly drunk this minute. Grey Goose office Christmas party. Snowing in New York. Good night to fall down and break another rib....

6 comments:

griesmail said...

to create from nothing to something, that a hell of a job I know, have to handle with it almost every day. The white canvas askes; so Trijnie whaht will it be today, there is always fear and uncertainty.

I like your creations and be back.
Your first name is copyright? I like to link your blog, if that's ok let me know.

I hope for snow this Winter. But global warming changes everything...

Copyright JMM 2007 said...

My name is John - I need to figure out how to put copyright disclaimer on my site.

Please - if you wish - link my blog, that would be an honor and I will try to do the same for you (html code and all - yikes)

I paint birds on canvas sometimes - rarely larger than 11 by 14 inches. It is much harder to do than what I do here. I moved to New York so long ago to be an "artist." Did some gallery shows - painted photographs - now mostly make breakfast for my kids and work in Manhattan law firm (not a lawyer).

I worked years ago with many kind gentle funny athletic people from The Netherlands. Go, Orange.

I hope you get to skate on a canal soon....I am debating getting a dog for my kids for Christmas.

Debi said...

John, I loved your comment on my blog. Farm report couldn't be more appropriate. Enochs is in the middle of cotton country. Or maybe somehow you knew that?

I am still trying to digest your work here. The second I arrived I said to myself now this is something I've seen before! I don't know how to quite verbalize what I think. Yet.

So I've been looking back through (with Sandy Denny via Youtube going on in the background to get into the mind of the artist/dad/not lawyer) while I absorb a proper lexicon.

Some that are sticking with me already are "Yet" "luna.two" and most recently "beneath.in.reach" (Serendip is a fairy tale place, actually).

I've added you to my reader. I would love it if you came back and voted on more of my This or That photos.

Hm. Denny's song would have worked well on that Curtains/TV post.

Debi said...

My tea got cold while I was here.

Debi said...

Crud. My comment should have read "now this is something I've not seen before!" Big difference.

And I somehow missed saying -- in all that verbage -- I like your work.

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