Creating (Redux)

 

Creating the Real
Projecting perception on
infinite canvas

 

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Creating (R)Creating (R) by G A Rosenberg

 

Working For the Muse to Come

 

“Inspiration does exist but it must find you working.”
— Pablo Picasso

 

A few years ago I made a contract with myself. Every day I would create either art writing or both. Every night I would blog. I knew then and time has shown that by doing this not every piece I do will be my best but some will be. Not every word I write will inspire but there will be some that do. However if I only create when I am sure the piece will be great I would perhaps make one picture a week. If I wait for a great concept to write about this blog would probably be much emptier. Instead nightly with electronic brush in hand and with poet’s heart I seduce my muse. I woo her with honey and with silk and I flow out onto the screen. Sometimes I create only pretty patterns or colour splashes. Other times the magic comes but I am open to it all. At least for me Inspiration flows best when the channel is open. Besides the time that I spend in the zone creating is the best part of any day.
Blessings, G

 

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Burgeoning AwarenessBurgeoning Awareness by G A Rosenberg

 

A Simple DinnerA Simple Dinner by G A Rosenberg

Who Owns Ideas?

 

“Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost.”
-Thomas J. Watson

 

Who owns ideas? When we conceptualize something new (to us) and we express it out in the wild through media or even tell it to a friend, can we maintain control of it? Can we say “Here is my concept. You can express it to others but you cannot take it further and you can not apply it in ways that I don’t like?” How realistic would that be? Characters, stories and songs can be copyrighted but ideas tend to take on a life of their own. They take root in our imaginations and branch off in all kinds of ways. We find new applications for these ideas far beyond anything that their originator could ever have imagined. Could Alexander Graham Bell foresee the iPhone? Could our ancestors who made the first wheels have imagined a Cobra Convertible or a Race Car or rocket ship? I would say probably not. It was a process of a long chain of originators each of whom took the ideas further. Yet it seems that on occasion, people want their ideas only developed in the ways that they can accept. Recently in a social media group that I belong to, a man who did much work in developing the concepts of Spiral Dynamics took issue to someone applying SD’s memes in a sexual context. He said that he believed that it was “unsavoury” to do so and that Spiral Dynamics was a protected trademark and could not be used in this way. Yet isn’t part of the SD concept a look at how we individuals interact within society? Does he feel that the ideas belong behind a fence? Can ideas survive locked in captivity or do they need to grow and expand in order to survive? I appreciate the response because of the questions it raised for me.
Blessings, G

 

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Glowing LotusGlowing Lotus by G A Rosenberg

 

Suiting UpSuiting Up by G A Rosenberg

I Course My Corse Course

 

“Every man and every woman has a course, depending partly upon the self, and partly upon the environment which is natural and necessary for each. Anyone who is forced from his own course, either through not understanding himself, or through external opposition, comes into conflict with the order of the Universe, and suffers accordingly.”
– Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears

 

I course my corse course of course
through effort of strengthening will
I find my way
tho oft go astray
I find the path in distance or underfoot
conflicting shadow selves abound
tho their voices help me to be found
I careen in mad orbits about my sun
merely to find I’ve only begun
insights, slights
even a touch of delight
guide me through dark night
for in darkness I may gain
that seed of self
thought hidden on some dusty shelf
and so I find my way
distraction won’t hold sway
I seek to find my one true will
holding still, holding still
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

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Will To ChooseWill To Choose by G A Rosenberg

 

Fuchsia ShockFuchsia Shock by G A Rosenberg

Containing Worlds (Redux)

 

Giving Birth to Worlds
Contained within her being
Her beauty enthrals.

 

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Containing Worlds (r)Containing Worlds (r) by G A Rosenberg

 

Return From Balanced Existence

 

“Activity and rest are two vital aspects of life. To find a balance in them is a skill in itself. Wisdom is knowing when to have rest, when to have activity, and how much of each to have. Finding them in each other – activity in rest and rest in activity – is the ultimate freedom.”
― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

 

Another day returning from a trip across the continent. It was a fun mini-holiday that strengthened family ties and allowed me three nonstop days of playing with kids and dogs. There is something imminently blissful about just letting go and playing tho somehow I ended up with an average of three hours of sleep a night. Lack of balance is still lack of balance even when it is done in a spirit of love and joy. Now I am home and a good night’s rest will be restorative.
It is fun tho how self-expression can be addictive tho. My sister’s Rottweiler is a great dog tho he will obsessively bring back balls to be thrown and that appears to be what he sees as his purpose in life. To get the ball when its shown. Somehow I have been cultivating that with my art and blogging. I am fortunate in that I learn so much from both the production of my art and the feedback I get from everyone here.
Blessings, G

 

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Fractal ScryingFractal Scrying by G A Rosenberg

 

Skyways Home Head in the CloudsSkyways Home, Head in the Clouds by G A Rosenberg

A Curious Paradox

 

“Wake up! If you knew for certain you had a terminal illness–if you had little time left to live–you would waste precious little of it! Well, I’m telling you…you do have a terminal illness: It’s called birth. You don’t have more than a few years left. No one does! So be happy now, without reason–or you will never be at all.”
― Dan Millman

 

It seems to me a curious paradox. On one side the I that is me is currently living the one life that I have to live. I should live each day as if it were my last one and take death as my advisor. On the other side there is a part of me that is timeless, It is beyond ego and nothing this identified self does or will do in its perceived brief time matters as much as the action itself, one more character that this eternal self plays. From one perspective everything matters because each moment is precious. From the other, its all part of a much bigger picture. Actions now may have ripples later on but then events then may affect this one. Few people tho can be in this world and may maintain an eternal perspective without at least living their temporal life at least a little.
Being happy feels better than the alternatives. The chemicals happiness releases into the bloodstream a lot more pleasant.
Blessings, G

 

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Extraterestrial on A Lonely PlanetExtraterrestrial on a Lonely Planet by G A Rosenberg

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RadienceRadiance by G A Rosenberg
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