"To perceive is to suffer." - Aristotle

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thoughts From A Creative Mind About Creativity.

Hello all, indeed it has again been some time since my last post. I apologize yet again. Tonight I sat down and said I want to blog. So I pop open blogger and hit new post. To my dismay a topic of discussion eludes me. So I sit and think of a topic. I realize the topic of creativity is an interesting one so I decide to go with that, but as i write this, I'm finding more appealing the analysis of my lack of a discussion point. Usually A topic is ready and willing to jump from my brain to the letters on a page. Why this time have I not something to talk about? At least immediately not, as usual. I find the idea that perhaps the recent happenings in my life might by chance be involved in the lack of things to complain about. Which is a good thing I suppose. But does this mean my blog will suffer? I think not. I think perhaps I'm just used to writing about things I dislike, when in fact I can write about good things in life.. Like the recent Lunar Eclipse to coincide with the winter solstice. This hasn't happened since 1638.. What a privilege! NASA reports it wont happen again until 2094. Maybe I'll catch it again than.. Assuming I live until 103. Anyhow, that is a topic for another discussion. Back to the lack of things to complain about. Things have been quite good recently. I'm starting to see my path in the art world. When realizing this was the industry that was meant for me, a huge wave of relief fell upon me. I had no idea of where to go, what i wanted to do, or what I really was good at as far as a career path. I'm naturally a creative person, unfortunately I was raised in a house with a lack of appreciation for the arts. So I never realized how much I loved the arts until fairly recently. With this realization spawned the desire to go to school for it. It has made me quite happy. My art is starting to become appreciated. My artwork is in its infancy stages and of course that means not a lot of people have seen it, but of the little who have, most I understand to see great potential in it. Which of course makes me happy. In addition to this I've befriended someone. Yes, Ill answer your question, it is a female. -Laughing to himself-. She is quite a person. She uses her brain, which is becoming less and less common. She is bit of a dork like myself, which is something I find appealing. That quirky sense of humor and appreciation for deeper things. She is an analyst like myself, but does not go too far in over-analyzing. Which can be quite a tricky thing to do. I think the thing I love the most though is that she understand how my mind works, and thinks very similarly. This is huge to me. I never thought I'd find someone who fully comprehended myself and how I think, But I think I have now. She certainly has been making me quite happy, and I believe will continue to do so. Thus the lack of things to complain about. Anyhow now that I've reached a point of analysis that I feel answers my question let us proceed to the topic of creativity. Creativity is an interesting thing. God is the foremost creative entity, and us being made in his image must mean we all have a degree of creativity in us. Of course we are all diverse and have different amounts of our qaulities. That being said, people who posses a little more creativity and act upon it I will call creative people. I think curiosity and creativity compliment eachother but are not required to posses one or the other. A curious person dives deeper into things, he longs to understand. A creative person sees more than the average person, he sees colors, shades, textures and shapes. Both think a little deeper than average, thus are in a way similar. On the subject of creativity and the arts. A creative person is not necessarily artistic, but more often than not, the creativity is nurtured in this facet. Creative people in my opinion think differently than less than creative people. With all of the sensory stimuli, other people do not acknowledge, comes a different way of seeing the world and consequently an altered way of thinking. I believe most creative people to be liberal minded. I think it takes an open mind to see the world the way creative people do. It's against the norm. No matter what people say, there most certainly is a central idea in society of how to view life. Creative people break free of that view and strive to understand life on their own independent terms. Their independent view usually shines forth in their work, as they strive to share their veiws with others, who they see as lost. I enjoy my unique view of life.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Pains of Perception.

Indeed it is I, Christopher, back from my hiatus which i sincerely apologize for, and will say for now will not happen again for a bit, I'm going to try to stay dedicated to keeping this updated and again I sincerely apologize. I'm here now for a special reason though. I'd like to heal myself through words, and i most certainly hope you do not feel used, far be that from the case. I'd like to talk about that quote on the top of the page. To perceive is to suffer - penned by one of mans great thinkers Aristotle. These five words have the power of a thousand. Perception to some, may simply mean how one sees and understands something. But if we really break down what perception is, it is far deeper than that simple definition. You see perception is everything we see and come to realize and acknowledge. Its how we see things and as different individuals we all have different levels and ways of perception. Some "better", some "worse", some false, some true. Those who see things for what they really are usually pained by what they see. Those clouded by false perceptions are usually content and happy. After all whats that famous adage? "Ignorance is bliss" is that it? In addition to this our intuition is shaped from our perception. From this intuition we see things further which can be upsetting at times, but hey the truth hurts sometimes, right? I still can't figure out which side is better.. I love who I am and what i perceive but it hurts a lot. As a take-away I am awarded with a unique way of seeing the world and because of this, beautiful words of recognition. Also I posses an appreciation for aesthetics most lack. But is this better than blissfully residing in ignorance? I suppose it is what it is, and we all will use our personal condition to the full. The result? .....

The eyes of many see none of which are
The trepidation of truth
Sitting on a high throne from afar

Though there be few with opened eyes
Pained by sorrowful factuality
We not deceive ourselves with lies
But see what be in actuality

This be what seperate us from them
Happiness and Sadness
The place where fact and fiction stem

Friday, October 1, 2010

My Mondrian

Piet Mondrian was a famous dutch painter. His artwork, most know, is characterized by cubism. His work, though part of a movement at the time, is in my opinion highly original. His compositions with Black lines and colors within the squares or rectangles is genius. Though to many it may be thought to be extremely simplistic, and not worthy of any credit. To thinkers, such as myself, there is much to be credited to Mondrian. To balance this work is genius in itself. Its not just lines, four-sided shapes, and colors, there is a major balance between all the elements, that one could easily overstep in either direction. But Mondrian finds a way to balance it all perfectly. The world is made of nothing but shapes, And Mondrian knew this. This is why cubism as a movement is extremely credible and indefinitely intriguing. The artist deconstructs a subject and reassembles its shapes abstractly and yet elegantly. Picasso, Another well know Mexican artist Pioneered this movement. Cubism. Genius. Dare I to imitate Mondrian? I do. Its not quite balanced as perfectly as his, but its a step in the right direction i believe. Enjoy.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

My Wallpaper-

I've Created this as a wallpaper and decided to share with you all. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Needle In The Dark

"With progress comes problems.
With wisdom comes age.
With lessons come learning.
With pleasure comes pain.

You can only have the sunshine,
after the rain."

Intro to: Needle In The Dark
By: Passenger

Monday, July 26, 2010

Superficial Facade

This disgusting pathetic excuse for a world we live in. Humanity has taken imperfection to new levels over and over again. I loathe this Ecosphere so many have come to view as normalcy. How is this normal? I implore you to answer me this. It is not. Simply stated. But so many are so blinded to this fact. They've come to accept it and simultaneously let it mold them unknowingly. I am repulsed by the fact that so many, even those who have understanding, live such self centered holier than thou lives. I suppose though, this is how most have chosen to cope with this foul putrid life we have. I choose not to blind myself however. The reality is this life is horrible. Its been getting worse and worse and will continue that way until deliverance is at hand. But i still am surprised, even though i shouldn't be, as to the fact that even those closest to you are such self centered attention hogging holier than thou fools. Everyone is out for themselves, and while they'll care a little about you and your life, this is only due to the fact that they still see value in you, to use you. I must admit this may be a little dramatized, but the golden truth is found within this melodramatic exaggeration. People really are out for themselves and there really are few who genuinely care. Oh how i hunger for a different world.

This is the sword i call Truth.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Storm

Life is a storm my young friend, you will bask in the sunlight one moment be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into the storm as you shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine. Then the Fates will know you as we know you, as a man.

-To each thy own.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Logical Concepts of Time and Space

--- Start Transmission ---
--6:50 P.M. 6/8/10--
Life is a series of cycles.

Up and down.
Good and bad.
Is life bad with good moments, or good with bad?
Is your glass half empty of half full?
This anathema.
Forget it.
Understanding this predicament is futile.
Understanding is within the eye of the beholder.
--- End Transmission ---
--6:56 6/8/10--

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Simplistic Beauty

I love this of the bee! Click on the picture to blow it up.. Simply Beautiful.

With this picture i was trying to convey that there is beauty amongst the most chaotic surroundings.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Dia Dos

Today was a fair day.. I could have had a little less overcast and a little more sun but hey it probably hit around 80 so how can I complain??? $o as you probably guessed, I am here to share some more Photos with you.. Tell me whatcha think! :) ttys

Monday, April 5, 2010

Picture Perfect..

So Recently.. (today) .. I bought a new camera. A Nikon D90 to be precise, and might I say, I am Thoroughly pleased with my purchase. Its design is elegant as its performance is exquisite. Naturally i decided to take some pictures.. and now.. I am here to share with you my first workings with this device.. and believe me.. there will be plenty more to come. So now, I am pleased to present to you, the workings i like to call - Beginning -