-One Head, Two Necks + Three Hands

Reject reality + substitute your own. 

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.  -Lao Tzu

Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality.  -John Lennon

Reality is a sliding door.  -R. Waldo Emerson

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.  -Albert Einstein


Give me a museum and I’ll fill it.   -
It figures that Picasso said that.

Turn on the inspiration.
As a designer you don’t always have the luxury to wait around for this nicety. Yup, it is great to be able to sit + veg out in your cavernous studio aimlessly looking about + have a body of work fall on your imagination + in your lap in its entire form all ready to be realized + manifested into unth detail.

Of course, this is the MUST-DO art work of it all, not the quick hysterical stuff; but the true quiet profound excitement stuff.

i’m in consintratio.

That’s a component to the alchemic recipe, i reckon, in my world.

The installation-cavalier-conceptual artist Ann Hamilton talks about Making a Condition for something to happen. The 4th dimension. Inclusive of the visitor, indeed depended on the voyeur for the outcome.

Again ... i do the best i can ... the yen is to, by not getting in my own way, without hesitation, draw an inspiration and write something enigmatic. Too often i’m writing while driving, scraping into the dust, or drawing hits w/only a bad pen on a ripped receipt.

Art, then, sometimes seems an elaborate dance around something you can’t make.

Add a muffled boom + a ring of smoke appearing at the bottom of the cartoon canyon.


Yes, she thought she was something else. But never figuring out what. Neither did her attendants, who tried every type of elixir in her drink. She was impervious to change.

Somewhat like an evolving roach resisting DDT.

-Some of My Best Friends


This is not Sisyphus.
He’s not pushing something heavy. But i figure, he’s carrying around something heavy, + that counts.

Over The Hill

irst, let us talk of being at the top.
There needs to be a conscious pausing at the crest of each hill. You can see the most from up there + judge the total veranda of where you’ve been + grasp choice of paths leading you down. Repeat.

Stopping to think + forgetting to start again.
 Beginner's mind, as Buddhists say — we all will say.

The bear went over the mountain, the mountain, the mountain.
The bear went over the mountain, to see what he could see. He saw another mountain, a mountain, a mountain...

isyphus was the son of a Thessalian king. He was a street thug who passed the time robbing + murdering travelers. He even betrayed secrets of the gods, which is never a good thing. He chained up Thanatos, aka demon of death, so that no human needed to die. Hades, god of the underworld found out + got POed.

Sisyphus’ punishment is legendary. He was forced to roll a boulder up a mountain, when he reaches the top, the stone tumbled back down. + that’s what he’s doing right now.

Camus reckoned Sisyphus as the absurd hero who lives life to the fullest, hates death, + is condemned to a meaningless task.
Lets just take that w/ a grain of salt, shall we?

-from the triptych / 100 into 3


A whirring rhythm slowed down to a recognizable slapping of playing cards stuck in bike spokes, + then stopped at the studio door. 

'Drew's head pears around,
I need one of those puppets on strings of an old man that I can make walk + close one eye to wink, + I need him dressed in black, w/ big funny clown shoes on. Do you have one of those?

“No, but i have a Chinese dog parade head w/ closing eye lids + a yak beard.”

Oh, that will be perfect!

Dexterity or Deceptiveness.
Sleight of Hand is often used in close-up magic. It makes use of simple everyday props, such as cards + coins. The guiding principle is be natural. A well-performed sleight looks like an ordinary, natural + completely innocent gesture.

The hand is quicker than the eye is usually not the case. Along w/ manual dexterity, sleight-of-hand depends on the use of psychology, misdirection, + natural choreography to accomplish a magical effect. Misdirection is perhaps the most important component to the art of sleight-of-hand. The magician choreographs his actions so that the spectator will look where he wants them to. More importantly, they do not look where the performer does not wish them to look.

Two types of misdirection are time + movement.

Time is simple; by allowing a small amount of time to pass after an action, events are skewed in the viewer's mind.

Movement is a little more complicated. A phrase often used is a larger action covers a smaller action. Careful not to make the larger action so big that it becomes suspicious.
This is worth more study...

-I'm Going to Act Like I Don't Know What's Going On.


Wassily Kandinsky had rhythm.

der ... i’m one day off... i thought today was Wednesday. i know we’re suppose to post on Thursday. i know i signed up. But now posting would be like homework.

i’ll see you on your rhythm.
 Hey, i can pay a visit, i just cant pay attention! Please no hissing and boo-ing...

In time lapse ... seeing a sprout emerge from the soft dirt, reaching upward, bloom, settle, + die in seven seconds. The experience of ideas that develop + pass in this way. Before i can register + blink ... gone. 

The only condolence, but none less frustrating, is that
another is on its way. Always another. It’s been a day of wicked deja-vu.

There is a rhythm to ever act. -Yagyu Muneno
Watch out, he’s just behind the shoji.


She dreamed of walking into the surf of the Libyan sea.

Stepping into the water her toes noticed a cold, smooth marble slab. She kicked at the rocky sand. It swirled up under water + materialized another step.

Below that one a step, + another, + another.

Going deeper out she knew she was walking the steps of the grandest home in the village now swallowed up + in ruins, magnified by the water just under her feet.


-The World Magician Kneels to the Queen Before Casting His Spell 

or if one is oneself one’s own god, then god himself becomes the monster.  -Joey

hings should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.  -Al Einstein

God must love the common man, he made so many of them.  -Abe Lincoln


Begin now.

There exists a a very long, even for me, working title of a jargon dictionary. Here are a few extrapolations from the wip on beginning, the cycling of a beginning, or sort of... 

Acedia: A state of restlessness + inability either to work or to pray. Seems to be the moment between the grounded plane + the flying plane. There is enormous energy trying to get the plan off the ground. Once you are in the air, you can react to being in the space, in the context to create something. Beginning is sometimes a forced exertion of momentum.

Product; Product is not art, it’s the result of art. You can criticize product. Art, to whatever degree is a process. It begins in the heart + the mind w/ the eyes + hands. see- PROCESS.

Now; As in The Now. The very now gets very old very fast + starting from scratch can be old news to begin w/. So begin w/ something that is already on the designated design path that will get you there sooner than now so you can say you’ve been there later.

• Ready-Fire-Aim
; The ability to start before you are altogether ready in order to initiate a beginning. Available in stores soon.

When the war of the giants is over, the wars of the pygmies will begin.  -Winston Churchill

Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in.  -Alan Alda

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
   -Wally Disney


Random thoughts getting clearer.

We are not here to point out others mistakes, only to appreciate them.

Competition is the bouquet of life. Akin to Mickey + Lenny spurring each other onto greatness through their mutual rivalry.

Note to myself for the kids. Use nary a discouraging word.
Try to open as many windows as possible. The generation of duck and cover + see the big light ... ripped clothing blown up ...

Law of diffraction. + attraction. Just for the friends not for the empire.
Or, perhaps for the empire, too.

If we were to reckon People by three things; would they be...

What is your favorite Candid Camera episode?

What was your favorite drawn cartoon?

How would you use your second chance?

Answers in the next installment.