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Painted Lady — Zen Art   Leave a comment

NogalesPainted Lady — Zen Art by kenne

“Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly,
fluttering hither and thither,
to all intents and purposes a butterfly.
I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly,
unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked,
and there I was, veritably myself again.
Now I do not know whether I was then
a man dreaming I was a butterfly,
or whether I am now a butterfly,
dreaming I am a man.”

— Zhuangzi

Stimulation   Leave a comment

bar-top-still-life-art-stimulationComputer Art by kenne

The great thing in this world
is not so much where we are,
but in what direction we are moving.

— Oliver Wendall Holmes

 

Katelyn’s Zen Moment   4 comments

Janie & David VisitGranddaughter Katelyn’s Zen Moment (March 15, 2011) — Image by kenne

Four stones forming one
Sculptured in perfect balance
And  presence of mind.

— kenne

Skipper Butterfly — Grunge Art   Leave a comment

Skipper Butterfly (1 of 1)-2 grunge art blog

Skipper Butterfly — Grunge Art by kenne

“You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.”

― Alan W. Watts

 

 

Japanese Garden Pagoda   2 comments

Japanese Garden (1 of 1)-3_B&W Art blogJapanese Garden Pagoda — Image by  kenne

“What we see as death, empty space,
or nothingness is only the trough between the crests
of this endlessly waving ocean. It is all part of the illusion
that there should seem to be something to be gained in the future,
and that there is an urgent necessity to go on and on until we get it.
Yet just as there is no time but the present,
and no one except the all-and-everything,
there is never anything to be gained—
though the zest of the game is to pretend that there is.”

— Alan Watts

Eyes Closed Creating A Zen Moment   1 comment

Japanese Garden (1 of 1)-4_art III blog“A Zen Moment” — Computer Painting by kenne

Focusing
on the scene
I close my eyes
to what was there
now captured 
in my mind’s eye
painting it with
my imagination —
taking a new course.

— kenne 

The Zen of Visual Imagery, Revisited   1 comment

First posted June 24, 2009gettyreflection-art-6-17-04-blog“Getty Reflection” — by kenne

I love all facets of making visual imagery, e.g.,
writing,
music,
cameras,
catching the moment,
editing the moment
to share my perspective of the experience —
I could go on and on. For me, visual imagery is a passion.

In recent years I have been able to spend more time with this love,
even getting into digital video and taking on a lot of digital media projects.
However, as with any endeavor, especially the ones you love,
doing it full-time can reduce the love affair to being just another relationship.

Often, creativity suffers in the relationship.
Rather than being artistic,
you become a technician,
lacking originality and flair.
Sometimes you are so focused in the routine,
your passion becomes an obsession.

The moral:

Don’t do what you love full-time.
Make sure the love is surrounded by other endeavors,
which in turn nurtures the creative juices of your art.
Only then will you begin to feel the juices ooze from your pores.
Only then will you experience real love.
Only then will you truly be alive.

kenne

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