Wednesday, February 06, 2008
~ Breathing Underwater
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"If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less, but to dream more,
To dream all the time.
~ Marcel Proust (1871-1922), French novelist
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We Creatures Of Dreams . . .
Recently, I've been dreaming of water, and barely a night goes by without at least one watery dream.
A few nights ago, I completed "Breathing Underwater" -- a digital, stylized view of my dreamy waterworld. Sans fish. I really don't care for fish.
Well, except for whale sharks -- which would take up way too much of the picture.
And, maybe, those brilliantly-colored, salt water babies that I see in some aquariums. You know, the ones that look like fish jewelry.
On third thought, I'm also strangely fond of the freaky, deep water, eerily-translucent thingies from the PBS documentaries . . .
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The Continuing "Timo's" Exhibit Saga
Since September, 2006, I've been lucky enough to keep a rotating art exhibit at Timo's Coffeehouse -- one of San Antonio's top rated establishments.
In a perfect world, I'd hang out there, daily, to gorge on their delectable variety of teas (I'm not a coffee drinker) and to unapologetically stuff myself with the incredible offerings of photo-perfect pastries, salads, and entrees. (I could barely keep my eyes off yesterday's display of rich, fudgy-looking brownies!) Of course, I refrain, as my slipping into a diabetic coma would likely stress the staff and generally disrupt business.
Instead, yesterday, I spent a few very pleasant hours at Timo's removing some pieces, which had been hanging for several months, and installing these 9 framed pieces:
I always have a blast there -- meeting and chatting with interesting, real world people, listening to good music, and having a chance to talk about my work to an enthusiastically supportive audience -- all very different from my usual solitary days at the computer.
So, a nod and my thanks to all the fine folks at:
2021 San Pedro
San Antonio, TX 78212
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On a personal note --
Dear email spammers and scammers,
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I am not looking to borrow money or refinance my home.
I am not shopping for a nubile, Russian bride.
I will never pay even one cent to claim the $10,000,000 dollars you're holding for me.
I have no need of a penile implant. Really.
Just so you know.
~ W. J. St. Christopher
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