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"Oh great creator of being grant me one more hour to perform my art and perfect my life."
"Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing." ~Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
"Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for." ~Clarence Darrow
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed." ~Albert Einstein
"Painting endures, and keeps all the appearance of being alive though in-fact it is confined to one surface, it can preserve the transient beauty of mortals and endured with the permanence greater than the works of nature, for these are the slaves of time even when death has destroy nature's original, painting preserves the image of divine beauty". ~Leonardo da Vinci
Chittamani Kadampa Buddhist Center Austin, Tx
"All matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves." ~Bill Hicks
"Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe." ~Lao Tzu
"Genetically Modified Organism"
"I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people." ~John Lennon
"The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven." ~John Milton
"Look, it's not like we've got a lot to live for. I'm just going to end up like Chris, only I'll be smart enough to realize how miserable I am." ~Stewie Griffin
"Aroma de Muerte"
This piece is dedicated to pussy riot and the gay people in Russia. What people do in their private lifes is their business not mine, I refuse to judge anyone on any basis, specially people because of their sexual orientation.
"Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule."
"Signs and Symbols Rule the world, not rules and law" ~Confucius
"Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end." ~Walt Disney
"Love at first sight etching"
"Life isn't as serious as the mind makes it out to be." ~Eckhart Tolle
"I've developed a new philosophy... I only dread one day at a time." ~Charlie Brown
"On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend's life also, in our own, to the world." ~Henry David Thoreau
"Letter III Page 30"
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving." ~Albert Einstein
"Edgar Allan Poe"
"Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears." ~Edgar Allan Poe
"I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative." ~Bill Hicks
"Open your eyes"
"Shemp Coffee on Paper"
"Gertrude (Meow Miau)"
"Shake the disease"
"What's done in the dark will be brought to the light"
"The hand is the visible part of the brain." ~Immanuel Kant
"Doubt everything. Find your own light." ~Gautama Buddha
"The One who Knocks"
"In the darkness I suddenly saw the light"
"Turn in your Grave da Vinci (Beetlejuice) East Austin Studio Tour 2011"
"When I paint I feel 110% happy and overwhelmed with other emotions I can't explain. Every painter is like an antenna, in the sense that whenever we decide to create we tune into the 'signal'. The entire process of painting a picture is in my opinion, one of the highest degrees of spiritual things you can do. I have accepted that there is one than more reality and that there are things and forces I can't explain...my heart is in charge now." ~Juan Carlos Amorrortu
"Padre e Hijo"
"Amoxicillin Clavulanate 875mg"
"The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog." ~Mark Twain
"Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools." ~Napoleon Bonaparte
"We Are the Animals"
"He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened." ~Lao Tzu
"The Sacred Fruit"
"Time isn't precious at all, because it is an illusion." ~Eckhart Tolle
"Naturaleza Humana Etching"
"It's gonna be alright"
"La Madre de toda la inspiracion"
"pussy: Kim Jong Un"
"The Terminator (work in progress)"
"Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed." ~Mao Zedong
"Corpora Lente Woodcut"
"The Early Bird"
"Van Dyke Study"
"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul." ~Swami Vivekananda
"Poster Child: Tom Cruise (work in progress)"
"Nothing ends nicely, that's why it ends." ~Tom Cruise
"Bust of Apollo Study unfinished"
"The Monster of Childhood"
"Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream." ~Malcolm Muggeridge
"Find what you love and let it kill you." ~Charles Bukowski
"Beware of Fame"
"Non Resident Alien"
"Take Care of your Wounded"
"Mother and Dead Child"
"The Wise Guy"
"If you don't have any fight in you, you might as well be dead." ~Scott Caan
"The Sea monster"
"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Modern Day Sphinx"
"The answer can never be found in the mind." ~Sailor Bob Adamson
"The monster was the best friend I ever had." ~Boris Karloff
"Appearances/Manifestations come and go. You/Awareness have NEVER moved." ~Michael Jeffreys
Female Head Study Umbra Underlayer"
"Imprimatura & burnt Umbra underlayer"
"Unus Per Lux Lucis Etching on Copper plate with Aquatint"
"Humanity is now faced with a stark choice: Evolve or die, ... If the structures of the human mind remain unchanged, we will always end up re-creating the same world, the same evils, the same dysfunction." ~Eckhart Tolle
"The Sacred Fruit"
"Forgive me Da Vinci (I put a smile on that face)"
"Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense." ~Unknown
"The Stuff of Nightmares (Felix the Cat)"
"Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art." ~Harry Truman
"In my Eyes you Are still Beautiful"
"Our modern society is engaged in polishing and decorating the cage in which man is kept imprisoned." ~Swami Nirmalananda
"Goodbye Mr. President"
"Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us." ~John F. Kennedy
Only the dead have seen the end of war ~ Plato
"In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it." ~Ernst Fischer
Are you there god? Etching with aquatint on copper plate
"Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood." ~Khalil Gibran
Greedy Pig Etching with aquatint on copper plate with chine colle
*To all the pig population of the world, I ask that you find in your "delicious" heart to forgive me for insulting you...
"The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it's very brightly colored, and it's very loud, and it's fun for a while. Many people have been on the ride a long time, and they begin to wonder, 'Hey, is this real, or is this just a ride?' And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and say, 'Hey, don't worry; don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.' And we... kill those people. 'Shut him up! I've got a lot invested in this ride, shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry, look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real.' It's just a ride. But we always kill the good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok... But it doesn't matter, because it's just a ride. And we can change it any time we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace." ~Bill Hicks
Liberate Etching with aquatint on copper plate
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." ~Mark Twain
I Smell a Rat Etching with aquatint on copper plate
"You keep believing, I'll keep evolving." ~Bumper sticker
State of the Union Etching with aquatint on copper plate
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." ~Groucho Marx
Are We There Yet
"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." ~Helen Keller
"My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth."
"The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves." ~George Washington
"Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to "die before you die", and find that there is no death." ~ Eckhart Tolle
Female Head Study in Oils
Girl with the Pearl Earring finished underpainting in oils
"A good painter has to bring out two things: The physical appearance of the subject he is painting, but also what is in the mind, the intentions of the soul; achieving the first is easy, the second very hard." ~Leonardo Da Vinci
Jell O Jellyfish
The Intoxication of Marat
American Gothic with Chemtrailed Skies over Austin Texas
The Beauty of that Smile
I'm Telling you, those weren't Regular Mushrooms
"Theory has no place.., in an artist's basic education. It is the eye and the hand that should be exercised during the impressionable years of youth .... It is always possible to later acquire the accessory knowledge involved in the production of a work of art, but never - and I want to stress that point -- never can the will, perseverance, and tenacity of a mature man make up for insufficient practice. And can there be such anguish compared to that felt by the artist who sees the realization of his dream compromised by weak execution?" ~W. Bouguereau
The Owl is Watching
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant." ~Martin Luther King Jr.
Dita Von Teese
"Starting a new picture is very pleasant, for you always believe that this time you're going to create a masterpiece; you take pains, and little by little the painting takes shape, the effect comes through. You feel marvelous sensations. When it's done, however, things are different. You want to touch up the arm, the movement of the body doesn't seem graceful.., and you end up doing nothing, for fear of having to redo the whole thing completely." ~William Bouguereau
A brief Moment of Inner Examination
"One is born an artist. The artist is a man endowed with a special nature, with a particular feeling for seeing form and color spontaneously, as a whole, in perfect harmony. If one lacks that feeling, one is not an artist and will never become an artist; and it is a waste of time to entertain the possibility. This craft is acquired through study, observation, and practice; it can improve by ceaseless work. But the instinct for art is innate. First, one has to love nature with all one's heart and soul, and be able to study and admire it for hours on end. Everything is in nature. A plant, a leaf, a blade of grass should be the subjects of infinite and fruitful meditations; for the artist, a cloud floating in the sky has form, and the form affords him joy, helps him think." ~W. Bouguereau
Woman at the Window Watching the Oil Spill
It's Evolution, Baby!
"A good painter is full of figures and forms and if it were possible for him to live for ever, he would always bring forth something new." ~Albrecht Durer
Love does not Stink
"I create better when I'm alone. Not just alone -as no one around - but lonely... My soul is in my art and only there will you see it." ~Brad Greek
"One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." ~Andre Gide
"I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings."
~Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Eckhart tolle THE POWER OF NOW
Inside Job: Oscar winning documentary on the financial collapse
The Cove - stop the killing of dolphins
Richard Dawkins Foundation
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Atheist Community of Austin
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