A New Style

A New Style

Let it be known that I have been trying to find a new artistic style for a long time—my artistic style. It seems that since the age of 13 I’d lost the damn thing. I still feel very lost, amidst the annals of self-judgement and rational criticism. But, struggling, I’m finding my way. Listening to the sometimes senseless voice of oneself is, for me, a hard thing. I rue the day I ever learned consistency was important in art, and…

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The Difference Between It’s and Its

The Difference Between It’s and Its

As a writer, this is something that has confused me for many years—and, despite a lot of them having been spent in the educational system, no teacher ever picked up on or explained to me my misuse of this rule. It is a tricky one, and the internet certainly provided no answers. It is only today, in talking to an old editor and teacher both, that we discussed—and I came to finally understand—the difference between “its” and “it’s”. I had…

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On Poetry and Music

On Poetry and Music

Yesterday I realised the distinction between song-writing and poetry. I consider myself a poet, though I recognise no rules, and don’t really go out of my way to read the stuff. All poetry I know comes from music, and the occasional piece of literature (Edgar Allan Poe, Ursula Le Guin, etc., though I love the use of poetry in normal writing writing as well. This, I think, is beautiful). And it occurred to me (from reading my poetry out to…

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Writing and Artistic Creation

Writing and Artistic Creation

I have, for many years, been a writer. Some might say 20, but I cannot remember the exact year I began to write, and indeed, the process of growing up has been a long one. I have learned a lot in this time—about the world, myself, and the structures of man all. But mostly, I like to believe, I have learned of myself, and my values in this life—though the process still is ongoing, as it ever will be. I…

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One Big Story

One Big Story

I remember that a great director once said “we only ever make one movie” in our lifetime. The tale remains the same, is universal (monomyth, anyone?). And I realised this myself, in my own art, whilst working a painting for Sharmie yesterday. Since I have let go of The Silver One, my creativity has flourished (apparently listening to “active imagination” visions is a wise thing, as painful as their words may be at times to hear. Though they are also…

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Memories of the Future – Official Youtube Trailer

Memories of the Future – Official Youtube Trailer

Memories of the Future.   I have finally re-opened my Youtube channel. All the videos are down (I’m re-adding the music to them, so that it’s legal 😉 ), and I am re-publishing them one by one. There’s a lot of “RE’s” in here, huh? Well that’s just it. It’s been RE-done! RE-made! RE-furbished! Re-VENGED! Rwahahahah!!! I am RE for REVENGA!   Enjoy the teaser above, and subscribe for more 😉

Chief Seattle’s Letter, Dated Around 1855

Chief Seattle’s Letter, Dated Around 1855

As read by Joseph Campbell1, this letter touched me deeply, which is why I am sharing it below (there is some speculation as to its accuracy, but I leave it to you to judge: considering its importance in events, there would be great political interest to change it from all parties. What lies below, however, is deeply moving). “The President in Washington sends word that he wishes to buy our land. But how can you buy or sell the sky?…

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On Universities Teaching Art & Creativity

On Universities Teaching Art & Creativity

It is interesting, and somewhat ridiculous, that in this society it is—for the most part—expected of an artist (please see my definition of this kind of artist in my previous article, The Vital Role Artists Play in Our Society) or writer to study that which they do—are called to do1. Writing, in my opinion, must only be taught to the extent that one can indeed read and write, preform common grammar (. , ; ! ? ‘ “” ( ))…

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The Vital Role Artists Play in Society

The Vital Role Artists Play in Society

(This article was heavily influenced by Jung’s essay Psychology and Literature, from Modern Man in Search of a Soul.) Expanding on my last article, almost as an afterthought, I thought I would illuminate you further on the vital role I am coming to believe artists play in society. Artists are channels. To the subconscious, to the spirit of an age (or indeed, the former patterning the latter and coming out with a judgement as to what needs to be changed…

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