Carlos Santana

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The drawing is finally finished.

This drawing took a little longer than intended. Was busy with other parts of life besides the art.

Certain periods throughout the year I create more than other periods.

I enjoyed this color scheme. The colors used in this drawing are different compared to most of the drawings I have completed.

Always attempting to challenge myself more and more each drawing.

Each piece of art that is completed. Helps you challenge yourself.

Helping you become your greatest version. When creating you learn a lot about yourself.

Art helps you grow as a person. Art has helped me see the true value in life.

It is the little things that matter the most. Not the “success” or the “finish line.”

Without all the little steps there would be no “finish line.”

Art is the process of many little fragments of an image put together.

Life is similar to art. Life possesses infinite moments with infinite possibilities. All of these little moments help you become the “you” that we call “you” today.

Patience is key in life. If you believe in yourself, you can manifest anything your crazy mind desires.

Do not let others tell you what your reality is. Projection of the ego is usually nothing but ignorance.

Use nothing but love and tune into the higher frequency of your soul.

You create your own plan or you become a part of someone else’s plan.

Usually, you create your own frequency. The main focus is to stay within your own frequency.

Ignore the “Energy Vampires.”

Some people have nothing better to do than spread negativity.

Listen to your soul and intuition.

If you listen to thyself life will manifest itself into something beautiful.

What your mind is attracted to you should pursue.

If you enjoy who you are. Keep being who you are. Remember to never give up on thyself.

In the darkest times of life. These are the moments where you become your greatest version.

Life might not be butterflies and rainbows in everyone’s eyes.

Do not define yourself with your past.

What matters more than ever is the “now.”

This very moment holds infinite love and possibilities.

What has happened to you throughout your lifetime might possess a huge impact on thyself.

Negative or positive.

What matters the most is how something impacts you.

Not what happens to you. How you react to a situation matters more than ever.

React with negativity or react with positivity.

The future holds unlimited possibilities.

Become stronger than who you were yesterday.

Ignore creating yourself into a victim of this life.

Change the perception in your mind and possibly life will manifest into something beautiful.

All you have to do is believe within thyself and anything is possible.

If you never believe in yourself there will be nothing to believe in.

The way you deal your energy into this world will impact thyself as well as the others around you.

The energy has to transcend to another source.

More positivity will be manifested into this universe or more negativity will be manifested into this universe.

The wisest decision in a moment of “negativity.” Is to turn the negative energy into positive energy. Instead of creating more negativity on top of the negativity you just received.

Life is a battle of the energies.

The Ying and the yang.

Do not let the pain blind you.

Pain is your best friend.

When in pain you learn about life and expand the mind.

Your consciousness grows when you learn how to deal with the emotions of life.

Everything is a balance in the end.

As I leave you to observe the drawing.

Here are a few quotes I would like to share by Carlos Santana. I relate to what he says within each quote. I am sure many other individuals will as well.

-“My dad’s a beautiful man, but like a lot of Mexican men, or men in general, a lot of men have a problem with the balance of masculinity and femininity – intuition and compassion and tenderness – and get overboard with the macho thing. It took him a while to become more, I would say, conscious, evolved.”

– “The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.”

-“Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins.”

-“I’m laughing because I know the secret of life. And the secret of life is that I have validated my existence. I know that I am worth more than my house, my bank account, or any physical thing.”

-“My job in this life is to give people spiritual ecstasy through music. In my concerts, people cry, laugh, dance. If they climaxed spiritually, I did my job. I did it decently and honestly.”

-“Most people don’t have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims.”

-“I realized a long time ago that instrumental music speaks a lot more clearly than English, Spanish, Yiddish, Swahili, any other language. Pure melody goes outside time.”

-“One day there will be no borders, no boundaries, no flags and no countries and the only passport will be the heart.”

-“Peace has never come from dropping bombs. Real peace comes from enlightenment and educating people to behave more in a divine manner.”

There are many more quotes I could post that I can relate to. I will stop before I get too carried away.

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Check out the drawing! (Almost done)

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I Have been too anxious lately to post an update on the drawing.

It has been about 2 weeks since the last update.

Sorry about the timing of the updates. The updates are not scheduled or intended to be posted on certain days.

I like to go with the flow of the moment.

Whatever life gives you remember to go with the flow.

If you plan your whole life. During all the planning there is no living.

You are either living this life to plan your whole life.

Or you are living this life to live this life, jahahaahah. 😉

All you have to do is be.

“Work” smarter not harder.

Be the you that is you.

I recommend living your life in each moment one moment at a time.

Face the moment for how it feels.

Do not rush the moment.

The ego forces.

The soul goes with the flow.

To be with the soul

Or to force and plan every moment of life.

Anything can happen. Ignore letting your ego get in the way of the soul.

At times I work myself up for no reason. The mind plays lots of games. Do not fall for the games of the mind.

Within thyself are the voices that will guide you to where you should be in life.

Do not forget to listen to the voices within thyself.

Manifest nothing but positive thoughts.

If you ignore to live in the moment.

Then there is no moment that is lived.

This means you were not the true you.

To live in the past or to live in the “now.”

Live this life or life will live through you.

When creating you free your soul from the body.

Releasing all the energy you feel within yourself to the world.

Lately, the drawing has been speaking to me to finish the coloring.

I apologize about the time frame between the updates.

Everyone have a great night…

Namaste.

(New colors) added to the drawing.

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I took a picture of the drawing a few days ago. Have been a bit lazy posting updates lately.

The reasoning why. My soul has moments where I crave drawing as if my soul needs to be fed.

I obtain more pleasure from creating than eating, hahahahaha.

Only if I could draw my food and eat it, hahahaha.

It has been about two weeks since the last update.

If I am not posting, I am still creating. Do not worry. I am art and art is within me.

I apologize about the lack of updates. Can imagine it was making some individuals anxious to see a new update on the drawing. Or maybe everyone is as patient as can be.

I have said this before. In the moment of a creative spark. If I take a picture and update everyone. Possibly I will lose that creative spark within myself.

Fixing a lot of the tones of the colors. Added blues to the drawing as well.

I do not create as often as I would like.

In the moments I have time I attempt to use the time as wisely as I can.

If the energy is at a high. I might as well use the energy in the greatest form I can.

Remember to take it easy and ignore working yourself up.

The only one who is working yourself up is yourself.

No one is in control of thyself beside yourself.

Manifest nothing but positive energy.

Attempt to create negative energy into positive energy.

Life is as beautiful as you manifest it to be.

Added color to the drawing. (Check it out!)

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The last update on the drawing was about a week ago. I meant to post sooner. I apologize about that, hahaha. My internet has been acting weird for the past few days.

On the last post, there were a lot of ideas of what the drawing could be.

Happy to see all the comments and engagement.

I never reveal the “final answer” till the end.

At the beginning of the blog. I made my art more of a guessing game than anything. I do not wish for my art to be a game. That is not my intention.

Art has zero answers. The answers in the art are infinite. Perception is everything.

What you perceive the art to be is more important than what I perceive the art to be.

Art speaks to us all differently.

I appreciate the love and happiness I receive from everyone. As well as everyone’s reactions towards the art.

I am not hating on anyone who guesses what the drawing is every time.

That is okay. Keep guessing. Just remember all you will get is a smart comment from myself or a hint of some sort. When I say smart. That means I will be a “jokester.”

With the color that has been added. Possibly it will give you more of an idea of what the drawing will be.

Usually, never know what to say when I post. I Just write everything at the moment, whatever it happens to be.

Depending on the moment and energy within myself. Different words/emotions vibrate out of me at different moments than others.

Finished the drawing. (Check it out!)

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Here is the finished drawing.

This sketch took me under a week to finish. Normally it takes me a little longer than a week to sketch out the full drawing.

I remember in one session of sketching. My hand was swiftly moving all around the paper. As if someone besides myself was in control.

I always tell people “I” don’t make the art.

Who is this “I” that “I” speak of.

I will try my best to explain.

The soul uses love and expresses emotions through art.

The soul creates the art instead of the label “I.”

If you resist expressing yourself you will never know who you truly are.

Is the current you that you are. The you that you wish to be?

The soul within myself creates the art.

The internal world is everything.

Everything possesses an energy of some sort.

Expression is everything.

Started a new drawing! (About halfway finished)

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The last drawing that was finished. Wasn’t intended to take so long. I thank everyone for their patience.

It is always interesting to know how the audience will interpret the art. I never really know what to think about the art that I create. All I know is how to create. To create is to create using the energy within the depths of your soul.

Art comes from within your soul. Emotions/energy that happens to be positive and negative. All the energy that is buried away is released. All of this energy is applied to the art itself.

Whatever you feel at the moment is what you create. Energy is everywhere and all over the place. There is plenty of energy for everyone to share.

Let’s all get along in this world. Don’t you think so?

When people ask. “How do you create your art.” Well, I have no answer. Besides that, it all comes from within my soul.

The art and words that you observe are nothing but creative energy flowing through my mind/soul.

We all express differently. This is how I happen to express myself.

Don’t attempt to be another soul in this world. Besides the soul that is within thyself. Most ignore themselves and their soul. Attempt to be yourself and not everyone else.

I had no idea what to draw next after completing “Divine Feminine.”

Asked my father what I should draw. He gave me a few suggestions. I went along with what he said. Just creating in my “style.”

Usually, don’t think about the next creation till the very moment I complete the piece I am arting on. The mind can only concentrate on one thought or idea. If the mind is scattered everywhere the energy won’t be as powerful. You will end up stumbling all around looking similar to a buffoon.

Keep the mind clear and focus on one moment at a time. There is no rush in this world besides the rush you create within yourself.

Adding to the sketch at this very moment. Let’s see what we come up with……

Divine feminine

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I will attempt my best to explain this drawing.

There are feminine and masculine traits.

Females have more power/energy.

Labels of each gender are different and quite stereotypical.

The woman. Feeds the family. Cleans. Becomes pregnant. Has the labor of the baby. Raises kids. Lots of love is created and spread. Provides for loved ones. Etc….

Tell your mother you love her. Your mother is everything. Without your own mother, you wouldn’t exist.

Mother nature is a woman.

The earth is more of a being than an earth. The earth has feelings similar to us. The earth reacts to everything we do with it.

The earth is both a female and a male.

The soul is what truly matters the most.

The external world is an illusion.

Imagine every “mother” being a “father.”

As well as every “father” being a “mother.”

If single dads were running this world, I doubt they could “accomplish” as much as our mothers have accomplished for us.

Not hating or ignoring the fathers that are “mothers” to their children as well.

Love expands the mind and ignorance dumbs the mind.

Females have more power in the end.

“Feminine qualities” help you grow as a human being.

Loving.
Kind.
Caring.
Affectionate.
Expressive.
Feelings hurt and need to look within to ignore the negativity.
Insecurities.
Self-image.
Health.

Basically self-care.

I could go on forever.

Thinking most will understand what I am attempting to say.

“Masculine qualities” don’t really help you grow on thyself.

Work.
Hands dirty.
Tough love.
Ignore inner self.
Not expressive.
Takes it how it is.
Ego.
Control.
Lazy.

Everything I express is quite stereotypical of each gender.

All I am trying to Express is we need both feminine and masculine traits.

The internal world is more important than the external world.

Labels are quite stereotypical.

Everything is stereotypical.

We need both feminine and masculine traits to become our greatest versions.

I believe “love” is the correct way to handle a situation instead of “ignoring” the problem.

“Love” = feminine.

“Ignoring the problem” = masculine

But to ignore the problem. The problem will only increase.

Love will solve anything.

Without love and to ignore love. You will become blinded instead of becoming who you truly are. A divine being.

If anything I am more “feminine” then “masculine.”

Your inner feelings are worth more than any object or possession.

Self-care is priceless. Without yourself, you couldn’t be here to be you.

Don’t regret not being yourself. If others don’t accept you. That is their loss. Not yours.

Taking care of thyself should be your first priority. Not your last priority.

I am living this life to “love” each and every soul. Most importantly myself. Thyself.

I am not living this life to regret each moment and to be living in negativity.

“Hatred” arising in each moment for no reason. The “hatred” is within yourself and it is nowhere to be found. Hatred is not a disease. It is who you are within the moment you decide to become angry. Hatred is within you and you are hatred. An angry soul.

Emotions are not really you, but then they are you. Emotions are here and there.

Love is infinite. Love is the answer and the only answer.

Ego knows too much and creates more problems.

Love is all I can say……

The more love you spread.

The higher the chance the world will be at peace with each other.

In time the world will come together and unite into one.

All you have to do is believe in love.

Be your greatest version and that is all that matters.

Love is a priceless feeling that few experience. But what really is love. I guess love is self-explanatory.

Love is different for us all.

Just remember to love and to not create more hatred in the world.

Hatred separates.

Love unites.

The last paragraph explains the foundations of the artwork.

When I look into my art I see many stories as well. It is hard to explain.

This is what I wish to say.

This is only for you to read along with. If you have nothing to say after. That is okay with me. All I wish for you to do is listen to me………

I believe our purpose on this earth is to raise human consciousness and to live each moment in love. Whatever you can do to benefit the world. Creating love for you and others. Love holds the highest vibration known to man. Love has the highest frequency out of all frequencies. The meaning of life is life itself. We are all running around in a delusional vehicle of flesh holding a soul within our body. Attempting to become something greater than what we already are. Forgetting life itself in the process. To not even acknowledge life itself. Instead, we are too blind. The love is being forgotten and the ego is not. Ignore living life at a fast pace. Especially with an abundance of negative energy. With more negative energy life will be a slow process. It will feel as if life itself will never end. All you will want is for life to end in a negative mindset. To live your life in love and positivity. You will live each moment in gratitude and the appreciation of existing. Positivity is always the answer. To create more love in the world. Or to create more hatred. You are either hatred or love. When you “hate” yourself there is no “growing.” When you “love” yourself. Each moment is another moment to become your greatest version. Life will feel as if it is a dream when you use love. Existing in itself is mind-blowing. Appreciate this life or you will never appreciate thyself. To ignore thyself is to never be yourself. Each individual has to express what they feel. If you don’t express who you are. Possibly this you that is within you isn’t the you that you wish to be within. Greatness is always around the corner. “New and greater” parts of your being are here. It is just that you haven’t “discovered” them within yourself. Look within. All you have to remember is to never give up on yourself. To give up on yourself is to not love yourself. To love yourself is to express yourself and then you are being yourself. If you aren’t yourself, then this you that is you isn’t you. Expression is everything. Without Expression, you couldn’t express who you are. We are all our own artist of life. Even if you don’t think you are an artist you are. Everything is an expression of another expression. It never ends. Neither does life so you should continue on living. Remember to be “you.” Instead of being a “you” that someone has told “you” to be. Embrace the real “you.”

Live life in fear or love………

It has been 3 weeks. (Almost complete!)

DSC_0575It has been a minute or two since the last update, hahahahaha. Sorry about that. Posted the last update a few days before I moved out of my old place.

All settled in now.

Couldn’t draw for a week or so. I had a chance and it was for an hour or two. This was the week I was moving.

The past two weeks I have colored a decent amount. Just no updates recently.

I guess the mental break from drawing was nice, but I was in desperate need of creating.

I crave creating similar to how some people crave certain foods.

I rather create than consume. The days I draw I never want to take a break or eat anything but I usually make myself take a break.

Don’t need to crash and burn anytime soon.

Need to keep the soul at ease and take care of thyself. All areas of life and not just one area. To be at your greatest potential you need to take care of yourself the best you can.

I am all about self-care. That is why I am not as active as I should be. But that is okay. Rather be “sane” in my mind than desperately running around like a crazy man.

I apologize about the length of time this drawing is taking me.

I have all of tonight to draw. That means I can get lost within the drawing.

Feeling a really high energy at the moment. Perfect for creating.

Let’s see what we come up with.

Taking it one shape at a time not creating anxiety. Anxiety is nothing but the mind messing with you.

Your worst enemy and best friend happen to be thyself. Without yourself and with yourself it seems to be challenging at times. It seems as if it will never get better.

I am a voice here to tell you that everything gets better over time. Everything is temporary and doesn’t last forever.

Don’t get attached to anything. When you attach to something you begin to suffer.

Life itself is infinite and anything can happen within a matter of seconds.

Enjoy life itself while the time is here. One blink of the eye and time could be gone forever……

Drawing is about 75% colored.

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lately, I have been posting less. This isn’t intentional. Life has been quite busy the past few weeks. More like a few months.

I’m actually moving so I have been hanging out with family and friends before I move. Want to interact with everyone while I have the chance. As well as packing all of my belongings away.

Because of the move and all the extra added on energy I have been arting a little less.

I haven’t been all isolated and left alone for a while. Instead out and about interacting with people, hahahahaha.

It is fun to leave the art dungeon here and there, hahahahaha.

Throughout the years of creating art. During certain parts of the year, you create more than others.

I kinda wish I could have all the art supplies in the world. Be thrown into a room. Have the door locked then throw away the key.

Imagine all the beautiful pieces of art I could create.

I would use different mediums and create other kinds of art. In the same style, but all I can use is what I have at the moment.

Art supplies are expensive, but if you are a true artist you will create with what you have and make the best of it.

Think about all the greatness and positivity in your life instead of focusing on the negative things in life.

Live life in gratitude and don’t be that angry old man that everyone wishes to never be.

Still in the process of moving. Will update everyone on the drawing when I get the chance to.

Took a picture of where I was last night.

What you see now is what I have finished at the moment.

Observe the drawing carefully. Attempting my best to add little details.

Update on the drawing. (Last update 2 weeks ago)

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Haven’t posted in a while about 2 weeks. Didn’t mean to wait this long it just kinda happened, hahahaha.

I appreciate everyone’s patience. If you have been following this drawing the whole time. You would know it has been quite challenging. Using a lot more energy than I am used to.

To calm the mind. All I do is focus on one single shape at a time. If I were to observe the whole drawing as a whole. My mind would become “anxious” and forget where to start.

At times I use up to 5 colors in one shape. I don’t always have the color I need. So I end up blending the colors together.

I never force anything when creating art.

When creating art you should use nothing but the love within your soul.

Create with love and you will create something you never thought you could create.

In the moments of creating art, you are so lost in the colors and shapes. You forget you are making art.

Instead, it feels as if you are a divine being. Watching over your shoulders forgetting all time and space. This energy flows throughout your whole body. In these moments you forget who and what you are.

I have mentioned this before. I call it “art nirvana.”

Nothing matters more than the creative process. At times the inspiration might be hard to create within your mind. Just remember all it takes is searching within yourself.

There is never an answer. The answers can be infinite and never end. You will never know if the “answer” is correct or incorrect.

Each “answer” has a different outcome.

Within yourself, you will know what is correct.

In the end, you obtain what you put into this life.

Live this life and don’t have this life live through you.