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Lover of life n capturing the essence through my heart, eyes n camera lens. Happy when by a stage mixing visuals live n the connection is between music, visuals n audience in the now! Lover of exploring the uncomfortable in a bid to sit peacfully. Lover of photography n video art, we are never as good as we wanna be so when i got that the journey became the important factor - in every moment i choose to grow, develop, learn N ENJOY THE CREATIVE PROCESS OF LIVING ON THIS ERE MAGICAL PLANET.

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

This little ditty rocks from the barefoot doc!!


Most days a free message appears in my in box from http://www.barefootdoctorglobal.com/ and recently this arrived...

If his ditty vibes with you go check him out and register wiv him and you too can sit at your computer and be bought back to center in a flash haha! Hope your havin a totally awesome day, lite vibes Denny

The Ride That Will Carry You Higher

Everyone's walking around looking for something, some seek it in pleasure, some seek it in pain. Some seek it in others, some seek it in wealth. Some seek it in possessions. Some seek it in obsessions. Some seek it openly, some seek it in stealth.

However, while seeking externally, disappointment will arise again and again.

Most aren't even aware of what they seek, they just seek. And because it makes you weak to seek and seek, it pays to give the mechanism a little tweak.

What we seek we've already got, although that may not mean a lot, till you quieten your mind, at which point you find, from deep within, the wellspring of life and that's when you begin to start fully living, by letting go of unnecessary resistance and giving yourself over to the Great Current underscoring existence.

Focus your mind on your breath, for that's mostly what separates you from the realm of death. Breathe deep and slow and within moments you'll know you are not this body, not this mind, and not anything you'll find on the physical plane. Though as your body provides access by which you'll attain success, drop your weight below your navel now, draw your consciousness back between your ears, soften your chest, let roll away your fears and tears of self-pity and take a rest from your story of failures and glories. Then all at once, if you remain quiet and still within your skin, from behind, from the sides, from below and from above, you'll receive what you've been seeking: cosmic love.

And as you breathe it in and breathe it out, you are gradually left with less and less doubt that behind all appearances of blockages and clearances, the way is open to achieve all you desire.

Generate it now by the grace of the Tao. Visualise it within and begin the ride that will carry you higher and bring you to precisely where you've always wanted to be: the state of perfect harmony.

Whether you live in the country or city, may the meaning of this randomised ditty cause magic in your life now and may you feel the Tao in all you do, think and say today and tonight as you work, rest and play.

Love, Doc

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Yoke and Zooms Tea Party and Ansel Adams!

On Saturday we went on adventure to a tea party not any ordinary tea party but one in a little thatched cottage / caravan on wheels parked in the foyer of The New Art Gallery - Walsall / Birmingham.

Yoke and Zoom the artists in residence aka Nina and Alex devised the idea of creating a mobile cottage industry after buying a 1957's caravan on ebay.

Now that the cottage has been created it is ready to tour as an ongoing artwork and they have set up a blog to show the journey.
Yoke and Zoom ask and question, 'The cottage questions the politics of home ownership, making its home in a public space, both in rural and urban environments.

Is the stability of the ideal home threatened by its possibility for sudden departure?

Does this cottage provide an example of micro-utopian situation that could be affordably duplicated?'

Personally having grown up with caravanning parents and remembering their first caravan not too dissimilar I felt at home, comforted and have always felt a caravan is a home away from home, having lived in a caravan, a van and traveled for years I’ve been shown home is where your heart is and your heart is in your body!!

It was a lovely tea party with great scones, jam and cream. We really enjoyed and by way of making it more of a magical experience, the others said you have to go and see the rest of the gallery which in itself is just awesome. So Vinny and I went up to the top floor and there in front of me was an exhibition of Ansel Adams best works.

I was totally blown away, his work up close was awe inspiring, his technical ability, his understanding of shadow and light, and his composition all the work of a master and here I was standing in front of large originals off the negative in awe just in awe. And what really hit me was a reminder of something I have understood about digital and film. There is such a big difference, film is textured and has tangible depth and digital is clinical made from pixels and modern. Both have a place and both are so very different, we must never loose film as we run into the digital age.

Ansel Adams works - I never thought I’d see his work in real life what an amazing experience and a total must for any budding photographer or lover of photography.

The exhibition goes on until the 31st of August http://www.artatwalsall.org.uk/

Ansel Adams (1902–1984)
"The Tetons--Snake River" Wyoming, 1942.
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