- Petach-Tikva, Israel
- member since July 14, 2007
Yes, I did check out your little quotes or snippets and they are excellent!!! You talk about me saying alot with so little, wow you can to. I haven't been able to read "Recuerdos" yet, but will, and promise to get back with you. Are you sure it was on gather.com? Will check again and the other sites to, need to play catchup, and besides I need a good read now.:):)
:):):) But you see, we are different creatures, we are nothing but the whales and the mermaids that live in the secrets of the deep, that only the keen hearts of artists can capture at those rare moments we decide to surface.:):):)
Yes, I did finish the "Razor's Edge" and I will put it down as one of my least favorite, it was way to "stark" and "real" for me. The truth and hypocrisy grated on me almost from the beginning and none of the charcters carried any real depth, not even Larry. Each seemed to escape into their own world of illusion they each created, with little feeling of anything else, but themselves. So for what did all that "enlightning" amount to in the end? Nothing, it all remains the same, so I guess the title, the sharp edge of reality. I think in away Maugham may be one of those keen artists I speak of, though I didn't like his story:):)
Speaking of stories have you created anymore whale stories yet:):) Even you carry some of those keen traits, and as usual it just takes me awhile to catch on.:):):) Just call me a strange mermaid:):)
:):) I can have so much fun with you as you help to bring my strange mermaid side out:):) Not sure if I can appreciate that or not:):)
Thanks for the suggested reads, enjoyed the smooth style of "The America Tragedy" and I am almost finished with "Razor's Edge". Found both interesting but so typical and far less complicated compared to now day situations, hence their classical rating I guess. They showed the human condition in the view of men, but considering their time of writing I understand why. May I suggest to you a modern day reading, "Fall" by Ron Franscell, it's posted on my self. Though written by a male it does an exceptional job to show the complex situation of the human condition for females today and our justice system. Besides, I have a personal investment in the book and the subject you might say:) I'm picking up the movie versions today for both of your suggested reads so will spent some more time looking back in time:) Again thanks.
:):)"Where to", I can only respond with wherefore:):) The search for truth, that's funny, no such thing, it's an allusion and important only to the beholder, so gives the rest of us a large arena to play and tease in. Isn't that too Shakespeare? It would be nice though to find one truth everyone could agree upon, but then we'd be bored.:):)
Thanks for the book suggestions will check into them as they do sound interesting, especially if they are real life. I'm drawn to real-life in sadness, it doesn't make sense, to make up alot of friction for sadness when so much surrounds us.
I read your piece at AC and liked it, also noticed your portrait drawing, great, you have a beautiful way with expressions and can capture them. In also checking out the site at AC, you should have entered your piece, "Jehenem" in October for the competition, it would have been interesting. Does AC work for you, it looks like an interesting place for artists and writers? Do people really get pay for their pieces?
No, it's you that has a way with words not I. There's a difference in an artful way with words and one that is a what you see is what you get:):)
The classes were just beginning philosophy simple enough but talk about going off the deep end a few times:):) Learned one thing, there is no thought that is new, only the dancing of thoughts with different minds and the picking of dance partners. Must admit my philo teacher liked me much better than my math teacher:):) I found a niche that has to be far better than drugs, a bathing of the mind you might say, what more can a person ask for especially in a now day world:):) Or as my children once said I lived a natural "high" definitely not a place where chemicals can hide!:):)
Have you posted any new works??
:):)Wow such a quick ending to volume 2:):) I'm not sure I would have called that a volume, more like a small chapter with a very short paragraph. The surprising part is the quick jump from volume 1 to 2. Is there a volume 3? Surely they can't get much smaller, can they?:):)
Hi again, hope life is treating you well, I came across something recently which lead me back to you and your curiousity with math. So what better person to ask than a teacher of math. Since 1x1=1, 1x1x1=1, 1x1x1x1=1 and so on, let's forget the sum for a moment, but is it in the beautiful of the powers that create the equation to get to the sum, this is math, right? And if the equation holds true one way it must hold true the opposite way as well? The sum only becames larger in the center depending on the powers within the equation on either side to increase it, right? Kinda of like two forces on each end creating within themselves a larger force in the center? The sum becomes important only in the fact that it can encompass both equations from either side, is this not so? If so, than I may be starting to understand this subject of math alittle better:):). I will continue to stay at the powers of one, it's so much simplier, and leave the great mysteries to you mathematicians, but is this a base to start with or do I need to go back to the drawing board?? :):) (]]]0[[[)
Oh I also wanted to add that your painting has become a hit with all the males in the family, they all really like it, especially several who have served in the military. It's a perspective they all seem to relate to and its interesting some of the comments and titles they would have used for it. They were also impressed with the use of pastels and felt it makes a statement.:)
Since you are an expert, I'm curious and need to ask your idea of light reflection in paintings. I can't help be see that that masters of some great paintings understood reflected light and colors with the eyes. I believe they could had become great eye doctors:}:) and somehow they all majored in color therapy:):) and used the Laws of Reflection in their works. They knew how to use light and colors to reflect the images they needed. I think this is why so many today are finding "mysteries":):) in master paintings with mirrors it's nothing but disfused lighting. Is there such a thing as "secrets":):) in those paintings remains to be seen but I do find it all a wonderful expression of art. My question is since we are on the subject of pastels, do you know of any works which may have used this same technic in pastels??
To be an expert I think one must know how to criticize. Something I could never do with art or painting. Everyone is a Monet or Rembrant with their own unique style. My brother some years ago tried his hand at painting and could never find his depth. He created some of the strangest sailing ships at sea but his colors were beautiful and so detailed. Later he gave up painting and went into modeling small pastic sports figures and characters. He has become so good that his dioramas have earned awards and honorable mentions and some of the masters of his field has made great comments. Several major sports people have obtained their own figure of themselves. His detail of facial expressions or physical traits is uncanny. So.....I guess he found his depth in a different and more unique way which pleases most. But his strange little ships at sea remain my favorites as for me they were the beauty of his imperfections.:)
Your cynicism and humor are striking in "Carnival Macabre" and your use of pastels definitely shows this. The contrast alone is so thought provoking. I don't think I've ever seen pastels used in this way which startled me for a second,:):) but the blue draws you in and helps to define a balance, interesting. It's one of those paintings that grows on you and you come to like it more each time you see it, because of the pastels. I can even imagine it around some of Monet's waterlilies. :)
"One little word of your funny language can cause a mischeif." How true, how true. :)) More cynicism on the lack of or harshness of human communtications?? :):) The whales do make beautiful sounds compared to ours.
I read some of your other shorts and you have a great way of writing the interaction between relationships, as in "An Incident". Where's the rest of "The Ride Back", the excerpt was interesting?
Yes, I did visit the SF Arts museum and there is not enough time, space or words. I'm afraid my age is catching up with me, I went into an emotional over-ride three hours into the trip and the rest was a blur. It was a SAD day indeed, when the camera was invented. They had some wonderful French and Italian paintings, and the Dutch and Flemish still lifes are awesome, you can see and FEEL the textures. The translucencies in some paintings alone were enough to send you into another world. :):) And believe me, take it from some family and friends I'm an expect in that subject. :):):) Not sure if any of this makes sense but thanks for asking and am checking out your stories.
I can't help but smile at your insistence of my math abilities. So amusing :) and what's with all the 11s. The only thing that comes to mind is that old saying, "one is not" and the other is in numerology where you can add 1+1=2 so 2=1 :):):) Now you can understand why my teacher was pulling his hair out! You asked me to read "The Whale" but didn't say where. Checked out the book you suggested but I don't think it has been translated in eglish yet, though I did find a spanish version but " no lais ni entiende a espanol, apenas alittle". :):):)