Tag Archives: art

Artifact: Peter Puck’s Coloring Book

Peter Puck’s Coloring Book (circa 197x)

Artifact: Belly (the band), Dove (the album) lyric book (handmade)

Belly (the band), Dove (the album) lyric book (handmade)

Memento: El Cortez Hotel (Las Vegas)

El Cortez Hotel, Las Vegas (Fremont Street), Nevada

Mementos: Phewa Lake (Pokhara, Nepal)

boatman on shore
boat underway on lake
boatman drinks tea

Artifact: Microphone (at Hotel Zed, Victoria, BC)

“On the Air” Microphone at Hotel Zed, Victoria, BC – note VW Bus in background

Artifacts: 4+ Phonograph/Record Players (from Galle Fort and Dikwella, Sri Lanka)

Record Player: near Dikwella, Sri Lanka
Record Player: Fort Galle, Sri Lanka
Record Player: Fort Galle, Sri Lanka
Record Player: Fort Galle, Sri Lanka
Records: Fort Galle, Sri Lanka

Artifact: Radio (in a Sanur coffee shop)

Radio (in a Sanur coffee shop)

Artifact: Radio (in a Galle, Sri Lanka collection)

Artifact: Radio (in a Galle, Sri Lanka collection)

Items: Round Up “cigarettes” (bubble gum)

Round Up “cigarettes” (bubble gum)

Note: Not to be confused with Round Up toxic killer chemical cocktail

Riff: Art makes the future / respect audience

Might Get Lonely so Get Comfortable Whilst you Wait

Make for yourself first – if you don’t “feel it” don’t waste your time, or others attention.

Channel a mix of joy and anguish and mix with honesty.

Don’t cheat yourself or any potential audience.

Don’t pander and don’t “give em what they want” – this process might get lonely, you will see other “enjoy” the buzz of immediate attention but this is a sugar-rush which likely doesn’t last long.

Instead, prepare yourself for the long haul of making creations which will inspire the generation behind you. There are wee doppelgänger of you growing up, struggling with identity and understanding – maybe in school or maybe in retirement – you seek (unwittingly perhaps) exactly what you are capable of creating.

Visualize them if you desire an audience and then share your work, standing behind your creation with integrity, and let the audience breathe life and meaning into your offerings.

Your rewards will come in mysterious way, not unlike the mysterious red envelopes of Chinese New Year tradition.