Saturday, July 30, 2011

Whole Foods Rave

Hello faithful few. I just had to share this exuberant feeling I had today. I am so glad that I have started to go to Whole Foods. I mean this place is amazing! I mean they have something for everyone. I mean EVERYONE!!!! Everything is so fresh. It's one of those places that you have to go into with a prepared list. You could go crazy and lose you mind! I know I usually do. I just wanted to share that with you guys this week. Hopefully next week I will have some art for you. Until then.


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Saturday, July 23, 2011

SUPPORT - Should I care or shouldn't I...

Hello faithful few, how are things going for you guys. We are currently experiencing a heatwave here in Baltimore. As I write this its currently 102 degrees (with the heat index 111 degrees) here. What makes it worse is that the AC here at work has given out, so its been a long day of heat and trying to stay cool. MUY CALIENTE!!! That's not why I have come to you guys today though. I want to talk about support and lack thereof.

I have always had ppl who straddled the line of being supportive/non-supportive. I never let myself get to close to that line because as an individual and a non-conforming conformist (Think about that for a second) I don't really give two flying monkeys a lot of time whether someone supports me or not. I mean don't get me wrong I do get a lot of support. My family, my girl and some friends support me just fine. I got to say that my current girlfriend has been/is the most supportive girlfriend I have ever had. Sure I have my detractors and people who call it "keeping it real," but I also have some people who believe in the power of positive thinking.

I have always been one who tends to not care what others think on the outside, but inside my head somewhere I believe I do. Now do I let this get to me...not really or not that I can see but I am sure some small town in maybe middle America, a therapist would think otherwise. I pride myself on not letting my inner voice dictate when and how I feel. I try to take a Zen approach to life. So in my eyes I know I can and will succeed. Its just a matter of believing and I do.

I just wanted to share that with you guys this week and I looked forward to expressing myself for you guys again real soon. Whether it be visually or mentally...


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Being Human

So tonight I have been brainstorming about what the phrase "Being Human" means to me. Why you might ask? Well I am beginning work on a new piece for a show in Chicago that I hope I get picked to take part in. (Just a lil side note: I am trying to get cracking on some Call for Entries, if you know of any I am all ears! I'm just saying...) Back to what i was saying...the theme of the show is "Being Human." Now...I have come up with a pretty good idea of what I am going to do, so I am pretty excited about that. I am lying. I am "vurry" excited about my idea!!!

It was pretty amazing to me when I started picking my brain about this topic how something so simple could have such complex meanings. "Being Human" involves such a long range of emotion that it leaves you with a plethora of meanings and subject matter. So much so, that it makes it almost impossible to explore it or define it in a few words. I mean it can be done but it's such an all-encompassing phrase that to define it in a few words would do it no real justice.

Over the next few weeks as I partake in my artistic endeavor, I will wholeheartedly explore this subject and hope that my internal discourse manifests itself in this piece that I will be working on. As always, you guys will be kept in the loop. That's all I have for you guys this week. Enjoy!


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Saturday, July 2, 2011

On to year 2...

Hello faithful few. I just wanted to tell you guys that this week I just finished my first year as a vegetarian. Congrats to me! It hasn't been hard but its been quite a learning experience. Now going into year two, its all about taking this lifestyle and using it to really make a better me. I love that I have the support of loved ones and some friends as I continue my endeavor in a plant-based world. As I have said in so many words in previous posts, I consider myself a selfish vegetarian. I am not doing this for any cause or any save the animals mission but for my own personal "make Arthur a better person" mission. For me its all about getting and being healthier. One thing I love about myself is that, I truly believe in perseverance. And through this I know that I will achieve my goal and I know I will get healthier.