Almost a year ago a friend gave me Sturgill Simpson's album 'A Sailor's Guide to Earth'. I love the entire album and highly recommend it. I would play the cd every morning while taking my son to daycare and on my way to work. All around you is one of my favorite songs.
- Have a not so pleasant job?
- Have a not so pleasant boss?
- Have a no so pleasant relationship?
- Having a bad hour / day / week / month / year?
- Any legal or debt trouble?
I believe George Carlin would have approve this meditation guide! There are plenty of us who want peace in our lives. For some of us swearing with the lovely sound of “Fuck” and other stress / pressure lifting words helps the peace. Don’t try and be too nice, you might spontaneously explode. Be honest and that means sometimes saying, “Fuck that shit” cause some shit is complete bullshit. It is not a peaceful dove flying over a calm stream, it’s bullshit. Aknowledge it, feel it, figure out how to remove it from your life, learn from it and then move on. Accepting all that comes with life does not have to mean ignoring or smiling while smelling shit. :)
Have a fucking wonderful day! I think you are fabulous and fucking beautiful!
I’m not really a Dodge girl, always been more of a Ford or Chevy type. Motherhood has landed me in a Subaru for the moment and that’s ok. After many years in advertising and marketing I have a love hate relationship with it. However, sometimes Ads are brilliant! A truly great ad can hit the soul and make you smile so hard you think, damn ... maybe I’ll buy a Dodge just because I love that ad so much!
Good job and Thank you Dodge … and by Dodge I mean whatever creative team came up and executed this brilliant commercial. Truly, I’ve watched the ad a dozen times and smiled every time. If you haven’t seen it yet, I hope it puts a smile on your face and a spark in your step. Life is a miracle especially 100 years of it
Words of wisdom to live by and share. Don’t be afraid to rise even if those around you are not. Be the light!
awesome song, wierd video.
Drawn over the course of a week in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, CA. My father had reconstructive back surgery which had it’s fair share of complications. The first week he was very critical unconscious and on a ventilator. Watching a machine breathe for a loved one all day and all night with a massive amount of tubes keeping them alive makes you question life quite a bit to say the least. He’s been in the hospital almost 8 weeks now and is slowly but surely making great progress and will hopefully be able to go home in a week or two.
The hospital is an intense place to draw. Everyday hearing code blue’s called and lullaby’s played when babies are born. Souls coming and going. Special thanks to the surgeons, doctors, nurses (especially SICU CHRIS & AMANDA!!), aides and staff who helped keep my father alive and were as excited as us for his recovery.
mixed media – ink drawing over a digitally colored photo I took of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, NC.
Hand drawn and digitally finished. Inspired by a full week long music binge in Asheville, NC in November 2011! Everything from mainstream concerts to experimental electronic to bluegrass … there was also a marching band … it was FANTASTIC! Asheville has talent, flavor, soul and passion. There are amazing innovative talented artist making some magic in this small mountain town.
They say with knowledge and career you need 10 years under your belt of “technical learning” before you know what you’re doing. Ten years before you can fly free and really invent, innovate and find that golden groove.
Is the same true with love?
Do you need 10 years (maybe 15 or 20) of trial and error before you begin to have the faintest clue what it is to love and be loved?
I’m going to go with a very emphatic YES for my own life and the observation of others lives and relationships. But without all those technical learning, trial and error, oopsy daisy what the fuck am I doing mistakes … well I just wouldn’t be the happy camper I am today. It’s all made me a more humble, grateful and loving person.
Everyday of my life is filled with love now because I choose to love every part of it. I’m grateful when I receive love but I no longer expect it.
I remember a little over a year ago the day when I knew I was unloved. A 12yr relationship had ended and I had ended an accidental 2 month marriage (that would be the oopsy daisy wtf moment of the year). I had always been fine on my own adventures but I also had always known there was a someone somewhere loving me. Being unloved was a hard pill to swallow. I now had sole responsibility to love and take care of myself and no longer had any excuses not to do exactly what I wanted to do. No one to blame for my life not looking and feeling exactly how I dreamed except me.
Over the past year I’ve had many moments, err mistakes, when my life has fallen into a complete cliche. What do you do in these lifetime movie moments? Laugh, it’s life, it’s rediculous, you’re living it! Maybe cry too because that’s part of it … then learn and get the fuck out and on to the next chapter as soon as possible. Choose to be happy and follow your own heart and you’ll never regret any of your decisions, even the seemingly crazy ones. Over the past year I have also had some of the very best moments of my life. I wouldn’t trade any of it, I wouldn’t do any of it differently.
My dear friend Jordan put a post up on HighExistense.com a couple of months ago (the day before my 30th birthday) that has helped catapult me into a very lovely life flow. Take me as a test subject and I do testify if you are choosing love every day … every decision … consciously making choices based on love … AMAZING shit happens! Seriously amazing brilliant dreamy lovely inspiring wonderful fucking phenomenal stuff. Thirty is already the very best year of my life.
mixed media – envelope / ink / photograph
Drawn on the back of an envelope at a laundry mat. The only paper in reach when that frantic drawing feeling emerged. Doing laundry at home is convenient but I really love laundry mats. I don’t know if it’s the furniture from the 70′s that graces the majority of them or that clean fresh smell.
Drawn while keeping my dad company in the hospital.
On a particularly rough day this car appeared in front of me. I tuned out the man sitting next to me shouting and had a moment of extreme gratitude for the license plate and whoever chose it. Never in my life did I so need to hear those 4 little words. I hope to pass it on … so, whoever you are looking at this photo … you will be o.k..
Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer whose notable career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, television shows, documentaries and commercials.
As a visual artist, Louie has created some of the most iconic and memorable film moments of our time. He is an innovator in the world of time-lapse, nature, aerial and “slice-of-life” photography – the only cinematographer in the world who has literally been shooting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week continuously for more than 30 years.
Louie was recognized as one of the top 70 Cinematographers for the On Film Kodak Salute Series. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
Louie is credited by many with pioneering the contemporary stock footage industry by founding Energy Film Library, a global company with a network of 12 foreign offices, which was acquired by Getty Images in 1997. Motion picture clients of his cinematic artistry include Sex in the City, The Bourne Ultimatum, Die Hard 4, Syriana, Crash, Men in Black and classics such as American Beauty, Koyaanisqatsi and E.T. among others.
Louie went on to found BlackLight Films, a creative production company specializing in producing original theatrical feature, large format films, HD and TV programming.
In 2004, BlackLight Films completed production of the theatrical feature film, America’s Heart &Soul, distributed theatrically by Walt Disney Pictures. In 2006, BlackLight Films completed a series of HD shorts, Louie Films, for the launch of Buena Vista Home Entertainment’s Blu-Ray DVD releases. In 2007, the company produced a 1-hour special, Chasing the Light, which aired nationally on PBS.
Past projects include the 35mm film Seasons of the Vine for Disney’s California Adventure Theme Park and a 26-half hour series, America!, for The Hallmark Channel.
Louie has won two Clio Awards for Best Environmental Broadcast Spot, an Emmy nomination for Best Cinematography for the Discovery Channel Special, Oceans of Air, and the Heartland Film Festival’s Truly Moving Picture Award for Walt Disney Pictures’ feature film release America’s Heart & Soul.
Louie completed production on a feature length nature documentary, Wings of Life, to be theatrically released worldwide, under Walt Disney Pictures’ new production banner, Disneynature. The film was released in France (March 2011) under the title Pollen and won the Roscar Award for Best Cinematography at the 2011 Wild Talk Africa Film Festival.
Louie spoke at the TED 2011 conference in Long Beach, CA and has been a regular presenter at the annual Bioneers Conference in San Francisco. Currently, Louie is in production with National Geographic to produce Hidden Worlds, a 3D Imax film
I went for a drive up in the mountains on Pisgah Hwy to the Blue Ridge Pkwy. On the way back down I noticed the pull off to this park that didn’t look like much. It wasn’t until I was out of the car and near the shelter that I started noticing the rocks. I walked further and with each step saw more and more rock piles. You can’t help but smile when you see them. It’s art in nature built over many years by many individuals. You also can’t help but add to it or pick up and rebuild a fallen pile. It’s a special little place and if your headed up Pisgah Hwy anyways, pull off for a few minutes and check it out and play with some rocks.
DIRECTIONS TO THE ROCK GARDEN
Go west out of Asheville on 19 /23 then turn left on Pisgah Hwy 151 go down about 10 miles and the park is on your left right across from the sign that says you are now entering Pisgah Forest.
> google map link