I need some. I need to stop isolating myself from my little communities of like-minded people. They drive me and give me inspiration I need to keep going. ❤


Artist of the Day / Charlen Williamson

Destructive Testing

I seldom really enjoy abstract paintings, but Charlen’s work has a vividness and calmness and meditative quality that I find very appealing.  I’ve included the two photos of her paintings on the wall to show the general size of these.

“I love painting abstract art using deep, rich, bold, acrylic colors and incredible texture. I am fascinated by the way these vivid paint colors merge together creating unexpected colors and designs on the canvas. I never really know how a painting will turn out, as it keeps changing as I go. That’s what makes abstract art so appealing to me. It’s forever changing and evolving. I’m constantly inspired by patterns, colors, and textures that I find in everyday life; even the most random and unlikely things can become inspirations for a painting.”


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Pulling Music From The Air

The Stifled Artist

If you feel a pull in the direction of the musical world, if your medium of choice is plucking melodies from the collective of ideas floating somewhere beyond the veil, and you manage to pull that indefinable thing out of the air and craft it into a living, breathing song that can then be played on a phone, in a computer, in a car, in headphones, on a stereo, in a room with other people or by yourself on an instrument of your choosing, it’s a feeling unlike any other.

My dad is funny. He, the classical pianist, who taught me to love music from the time I was born (age 2 found me screaming and pounding the stereo speakers when my parents turned off the music), texts me the other day and asks me if I’m finding myself in my music. “I spent a lot of time there…once…” he…

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I like this!

Destructive Testing

An ex-friend of mine accused me of being a ‘bricoleur’, and I had to look it up to see what he meant.  I take it to be a positive comment.

Bricolage (play /ˌbrkɵˈlɑːʒ/ or /ˌbrɪkɵˈlɑːʒ/) is a term used in several disciplines, among them the visual arts, to refer to the construction or creation of a work from a diverse range of things that happen to be available, or a work created by such a process. The term is borrowed from the French word bricolage, from the verb bricoler, the core meaning in French being, “fiddle, tinker” and, by extension, “to make creative and resourceful use of whatever materials are at hand (regardless of their original purpose)”. In contemporary French the word is…

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Working Class Hero

Because no one makes me feel more like an artist. I’m always inspired (and quickly sink back into myself and do nothing with the inspiration, sadly) and always think that I’m holding myself back. I love Kyrs. ❤

The Stifled Artist

I’ve been really getting into this whole cover song thing, and in the process, I’ve hit my normal existential crisis mode, essentially, why does it matter, who cares, there are so many people in the world why does it even matter?

But it doesn’t change the fact that I have the ability to affect my small, immediate universe.

I learned this song recently, because I feel like with everything going on in this world, John Lennon’s word’s are more poignant than anything I could say on the matter. Here, I’ll let you listen.

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