We think the terrain looks familiar. We've seen these borders, edges, banks of the river before. Ummm.., nope. Because in the second we looked away, everything changed. There wasn't even a looking away necessary.

Things change before, around, within us because everything is in this constant motion. We are moving at practically unimaginable speeds; the universe in ever expansion and we're along for the ride. Along? Maybe integral pieces of the whole? The consciousness within us alone... capable of unbelievable feats of courage, destruction and forgiveness. Thoughts are indeed, things.

Always blew me away to think about the constant motion of electrons, protons, neutrons, flying around all over the place. Recently, people've been writing and talking more about our bodies being new bodies every 7 years. Amazing... as well as the idea that we are constantly being dismantled, rebuilt.  

Maybe that is part of the reason many artists are challenged with finding "end points" to works? :)

There's a bit of meditation in that concept, though... we are constantly in motion, alive in every moment. May we live, truly live with every breath, every heartbeat.  Keep our pulses strong and steady except for when excitement tears down our front doors and we run with joyous abadonment towards new adventure. Hearts racing, blood pumping, lungs oxygenating everything. Breathe it in.


And blessings on the journey.
JR



Thanks for the photo Herr Rainer Fleischmann of Regensburg!

What makes an artwork sing to you?
Change is a constant; the same river cannot be crossed more than once.
13. April - 19. Mai 2024 Wir laden Sie und Ihre Begleitung zur Eröffnung der Ausstellung am Freitag, 12. April um 19.00 Uhr herzlich ein. ... Inviting you to join us for the Vernissage at 7pm on April 12 at the Kunst- und Gewerbeverein in Regensburg, Germany. Hope to see you there!
Never too late; there is ALWAYS something to learn. Image title: "Titans on the Eastern Hill" 120 x 100 cm oil on canvas
15 remarkable people, 1 fine master painter teacher, 1 yoga instructor and cinnamon roll baker, 2 ateliers, 1 kitchen, and a TON of good energy (and PAINT!)
There is only one material absolutely essential in my studio; oil paint and/or a combination of pigments and linseed oil so i can make my own.
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
“Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about… say yes quickly, if you know, if you’ve known it from before the beginning of the universe.” -Rumi
The I AM YOU exhibit found in Florence, Italy is a great success. Amazing artists and a wonderful show.
This year's show is a wonderful mix of sculpture, drawings, paintings... Main photo of my triptych, "The Big Catch", acrylic on canvas.
Just some thought nibbles on what traveling does for me; to relax, inspire, motivate.
Through opposing force we grow.
Taking a break? Nah! Just refocus on what nourishes.
Working at not freaking out over the new.
MarshallTerrence has written, "intervention art is simply using the world around us as a sort of “recycling” project to up-cycle it into art, just like turning old clothes into new items. Like ripping your jeans up to give them a more grungy look or painting on them."
What we Live, we Paint?
Creating new spaces with positive vibes
Direction in LIFE
As artists, we must create. When we don't create, we are not artists
The drying aka oxidizing times of oil paintings varies. Most would say, however, that they are thoroughly "dry" after about 100 years. Soooo romantic.
Mary Ann and Team will be receiving new works (oil on canvas) this week. They have been voted Best Art Gallery 2022 by Fort Lauderdale Magazine.
Incredible location, great atmosphere, competent, interesting artists.
Extending a warm welcome to Redwood Art Group's writers for choosing me as one of 6 artists to spotlight for Spectrum Miami 2022. Many thanks!
When creating art, be courageous in changing something that may already be "finished", may already be "published", but may not yet have found a new home aka "sold." (or you just don't like the way it looks/feels.
*In German* Valerie Fischer and her camera crew showed up at the studio for a talk about life and living in Germany.
Lovely article by Marianne Sperb about a fantastic experience exhibiting at Krones' gallery in Neutraubling, Germany.
Catching up; a note of thanks to Circle Foundation for the Arts for the inclusion in issue 31
QUESTIONS ANSWERED #1: DO YOU LISTEN TO MUSIC WHILE YOU ARE WORKING IN YOUR STUDIO/ATELIER? Source: M. in Munich "ArtMUC", October 2022.
iPhones, boats, water and Italy
Looking back at Top 99 Regensburg photoshoot with Claudia Niebauer and Andreas Fuchs (the talented photographer)
Over-sized, gigantic artworks on wood, canvas or other supports is not always practical, even though the visual impact is often impressive. For those who wish to fill up more wall space, however, while adhering to ease of transport or hanging, polyptychs could be the creative answer. To see "Peaceful Vigilance" in it's warthog form, use this link: https://jordanarae.com/GalleryMain.asp?GalleryID=202507&AKey=ETWC4N8D
Welcome Visitors! to my newly designed pages of art and dialogue; I'm glad you could make it.

Build, Deconstruct; a simultaneous project

We think the terrain looks familiar. We've seen these borders, edges, banks of the river before. Ummm.., nope. Because in the second we looked away, everything changed. There wasn't even a looking away necessary.

Things change before, around, within us because everything is in this constant motion. We are moving at practically unimaginable speeds; the universe in ever expansion and we're along for the ride. Along? Maybe integral pieces of the whole? The consciousness within us alone... capable of unbelievable feats of courage, destruction and forgiveness. Thoughts are indeed, things.

Always blew me away to think about the constant motion of electrons, protons, neutrons, flying around all over the place. Recently, people've been writing and talking more about our bodies being new bodies every 7 years. Amazing... as well as the idea that we are constantly being dismantled, rebuilt.  

Maybe that is part of the reason many artists are challenged with finding "end points" to works? :)

There's a bit of meditation in that concept, though... we are constantly in motion, alive in every moment. May we live, truly live with every breath, every heartbeat.  Keep our pulses strong and steady except for when excitement tears down our front doors and we run with joyous abadonment towards new adventure. Hearts racing, blood pumping, lungs oxygenating everything. Breathe it in.


And blessings on the journey.
JR



Thanks for the photo Herr Rainer Fleischmann of Regensburg!