Friday, January 4, 2013

Planned Unending

I thought I would end it today; actually, I thought I would end it today several months ago, this blog, that is.  I had picked an arbitrary mile-marker as a good stopping point and, within a few hours, I should get to it.

I dabble around in stuff, arty stuff, things that catch my attention or at which I wonder.  I have tried, and failed I guess, (though I never see it that way) many different art styles and the like.  I have written and still write some pretty good songs.  I wrote a book of angst filled poetry in the eighties.  I also tried my hand at painting with acrylics and big canvases which resulted in something resembling Pollack puke.  I wrote a novel, it’s okay, a bit overwrought and wordy, but, I stand by it.  Not so much the paintings…
I do have a point here, all those projects are done, I speak of them in the past tense.  That is at times difficult; every time I pick up the book I immediately want to re-edit the whole damn thing.  The paintings might actually work as a ceiling in my unfinished basement.  The poems should be hidden from my children.  But, I am done with those chapters (pun retro-intended).
But, and, finally, the point is - I am still blogging.  I am doing it right now.  It doesn’t feel done; it doesn’t seem to have offered me all it may; I still have something more to learn.
So, as I reach the ten-thousand mark, I think I’ll let it flip and see what’s next. 

Nick Made this a while back, 'kinderneogothic' is what they call the style:

 Buttresses?!?  Buttresses...?!?  We don't need no stinkin' buttresses, even if they can fly.

Here's a retro post from Marci's '   "..things you don't expect to hear from the backseat..."

N:  (While drawing) Why did you make me have just one eye!?!

Z:  That is a nose.

Damned cubists...

(Thanks to everyone who has encouraged me along the way, I appreciate it.)


  1. We have been proud of each of the endeavers. One of the paintings is the first thing you see as you enter my home. Please kepp it up, son.

  2. I hope your blogging is never done; I enjoy reading each one.