Monday, April 24, 2006









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These images are not for sale; however, many other W. J. St. Christopher images are available at Art166.com.

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Pop Quiz -

My guitar is hanging, innocuously, in its usual spot.

What do I do?

17 comments:

  1. Melt it and turn it into liquid guitar? Hehe!

    That last one looks like a wood carving.

    Oh, and I just knew you'd have a guitar!

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  2. The third picture down looks like the picture my wife took of the grandkids. She seems to have shaken the camera a bit.

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  3. Love that first one.

    Cosmic guitar, man.

    Groovy.

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  4. Snoo!

    Doesn't everybody have one? Well, I don't have it anymore, but that's a story for another day . . .

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  5. Hi, Dr. John,

    I suggest that your wife print it up and sell it as an abstract! The grandkids will be artistically immortalized!

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  6. Thanks, TC!

    How did I know "groovy" would still be in your linguistic repertoire?

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  7. hi there- I was here yesterday, but too Ill to leave comments LOL. not ill from the artwork, of course. these actually look like what they are.
    still waiting on the frame shop to call me- I really need instant gratification, especially at the ridiculous prices they are charging me.

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  8. Change the guitar's perspective. She may want a new point of view.

    BTW, my favorite is the 3rd in this set.

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  9. Karen said:
    not ill from the artwork, of course.

    I say:
    Whew! Karen you had me worried for a minute!

    I'm sorry to hear you've been under the weather, and hope you're feeling better today! Hope it's not the framing situation making you sick!

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  10. Hi, Tammi!

    Occasionally, everything benefits from a change of perspective! I've gotten some pretty positive response on that third piece. Glad you like it!

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  11. Wow, some far out 'axe' manipulations. I'm in a jazz phase myself, so I kinda 'groove' to the last image, But then I'm a Bill Nelson / Be Bop Deluxe fan, so I'll always be an 'Axe Victim'.

    If only I got off my backside and learned to play 'Winona'. I really ought to know more than 3 chords by now :)

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  12. Wow!! The first one made Jimmi Hendrix pop right into my head, it's so psychedelic cool!! and the last one reminds me of a guitar butterfly, these are awesome W.J.!

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  13. Hi, John!

    Hey, it's not that you're a slow learner, it's just that you're savoring the learning experience!

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  14. Thanks, Lynette!

    If I pretend not to know who Jimi Hendrix is, does it make me seem younger? Guess not.

    Glad you like 'em!

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  15. LOL W.J. I can't say anything since I'm old enough to remember what it was like growing up in the '60's hehe! :) :)

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  16. When we are born our brains are like empty computers waiting to be fed information. As we grow our peers act as our programmers, they supply us with the knowledge which we channel through the conscious mind into the subconscious (our hard drive). The subconscious mind is the biggest hard drive ever developed - it stores everything we come in contact with and by no means is all of this information of a positive nature.
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    This is the mechanism used by our brains to learn. It is also the same method employed by the mind in every situation. The subconscious mind has a tendency to emulate what it sees - it tends to replicate its environment. This is why so many people find themselves in similar relationships and situations that they saw their parents in while they were growing up. Most people also hold very strongly or similar views of their parents.
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    Watch your internal dialogue. Look at it closely. It takes diligence to change the way you think. When you notice yourself thinking a negative chose to think the opposite. This way you neutralise the negative thought. Now the think the positive thought again! You have just reversed the negative thinking in that moment and remember you only have this moment. No other time exists!
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  17. Anonymous9:47 AM

    Keep up the good work »

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