Wednesday, May 30, 2007

My mind is going. There is no question about it.

BAD! Kitty Art Studio
(above) 'Play it again!'
Oil Pastels/Mixed Media
sold
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For me, the principal fact of life is the free mind. For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity. A perpetually new and lively world, but a dangerous one, full of tragedy and injustice. A world in everlasting conflict between the new idea and the old allegiances, new arts and new inventions against the old establishment.
~Joyce Cary
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I have too much on my mind this morning and not enough time to sort through it all before hitting the day at full force.
In the studio I have been trying to make myself work on all the
"unfinished" art that just needs a little of this and that to call it done.
I am forcing myself to not buy more canvas until I have finished the ones that are in progress.
Aaaaiiiieee!
I don't know about you all...but when I walk away from a work...I usually don't go back to it...I have a short attention span I think.
So, I have been working on the 6 works currently in studio that need finishing.
Argh!
I have completed one...almost.
Shut it...I am working on it.
I have a crap load of work at my day job...today I'll be talking for free to our men and women in the war...I'll be talking to them in Iraq...when I do this...I can hear gunfire and explosions in the background. It really does a number on me.
I have to not flinch and really actively listen to what is being said to me.
It's hard...because I just want to grab the person through the phone and bring them home.
They just want to feel better about the issues that they are still living with. Money, homes, families, love...you know universal Human stuff.
It's an honor to be able to talk with these brave humans once a month...if I can offer them any help at all with their inner worlds...then I am one lucky human... indeed.
I volunteered to do this.
I don't want to send the troops socks and cookies...I want to send them a bit of humanity...because that's the one thing they don't have in abundance in a war zone.
I want to help. This is my way.
I also want to create and start a project for the troops involving artwork.
I was thinking...ATC size artworks...that's something I would love to send to the troops and people of the war zones...small artworks, personal acts of creation, acts of love...in a place where there is nothing but destruction and pain.
That's my idea...anyone want to join me in my effort?
Well, I really must get the day started...8 minutes and counting to my first call of the day...I will work 9 to 10 hours today...and I will be a very tired woman at the end of the day...but I will feel as though I am doing more than expounding on my personal views...I will feel as though I have reached and touched my personal goal. That being...
I am a machine...
programmed for living and love.
Hope you all have a wonderful day.
Heather

2 comments:

G said...

Heather, that is an amazing thing that you are doing. Who is coordinating the effort of speaking to the folks serving in Iraq? I'd love to hear a bit more.

Very inspiring indeed. And creating mini works of art is an amazing idea.

HMBT said...

Hey G,
the company that I work for Outlook, Inc. is sponsoring the talking to the troops. As a group, once a month, we talk to anyone in the war about anything they want to talk about for 30 minutes each. We are all life coaches I am an Intuitive Life Coach as well, and the people can talk to us about issues or just chat and talk, it's up to them. I brought up in a meeting that I was talking to quite a few of our people there, and that I thought it was a shame with what they are being paid, that they had to pay for our services. The head office aggreed with me and BAM we were off and running. So far it's been a huge hit and the people we share time with once a month are really seeming to appreciate it. It's a good thing.

All that lead me to start thinking about what else we can do for them, directly. Because we as a mass are not on the streets ralling to bring them home (like in the 60's) I want to reach the fighting Men and Women personally...not just pay lip service. I do support our troops...NOT the War...but how can I prove that? I interact with the people trapped in that hell.
So the art idea was born.
Anyone want to join my effort?

It seems that this post was not really looked at by most people that read my blog...darnit.
I will just have to post again about the topic of art for the troops.
Thanks G for stopping by!
Heather