Pheonix “Rebirth”

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We all fail.

We all learn.

Failing is a part of learning.

Learning is a part of failing.

Life consists of duality.

Negative and positive.

Positive and negative.

We need both positive and negative energies to have one energy.

We must have the “opposite” of the “original” to have what we have now.

You can always manifest opposite timelines than the timeline you are currently within.

Does this life decide you or do you decide this life?

Are you in control of your destiny or do others control your destiny?

Do you rise from your failures?

Or do you doubt yourself even more after you have “failed.”

As long as you “believe.”

Anything is possible.

It is quite difficult for me to “believe” anything.

How do we know that we know anything?

That is the real question

Through belief anything is possible.

The power within helps you become a greater you.

The symbol of the burning phoenix resembles that we can crash and burn and rise again from our failures.

Death and then a rebirth.

That does not give us an excuse to not “attempt” at all.

You must put in as much energy as you can that is all that matters. Hahaha.

Each moment we have the opportunity to “grow” we are technically “failing.

You must fail to learn, and you must learn to fail.

Next time you ” fail” don’t sweat it.

Appreciate your failures as much as you appreciate your accomplishments.

Without your failures, there would be no accomplishments.

Without your accomplishments, there would be no failures to look back on.

You can’t “improve” on yourself every moment.

Therefore you must “fail” yourself other moments.

In the end, all moments help you become your greatest version.

Hopefully, someone understands the duality in this piece of art.

To fall and then to rise with even more power/energy.

The meaning of this piece of art holds a little more value in my heart.

The colors are reds and oranges.

About 2 years ago I had a friend commit suicide.

His favorite colors were reds.

This piece of art is for you dude.

I am sorry about what has happened.

We cannot redo or reverse time.

All we possess is this very moment.

You must fail yourself and then rise from your failures.

Just because you fail does not mean you are a failure.

Failing is part of life.

Resists victimizing yourself.

Do not doubt yourself.

Remember to love yourself, everyone.

Without love, you might lead yourself down the “wrong” path.

I love you man.

I wish I could see you one last time.

I regret not “helping” you as much as I could have helped.

You should never blame yourself.

You can only help an individual to a certain extent.

Hope you can forgive me, man…

I send love to you man and I send love to all the other souls in this world.

They only realize your worth once you have passed away.

Through the power of love, the souls on this earth will unite.

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Jean Michel Basquiat

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I would say the most challenging process of this drawing was the placement of color, hahahaahah.

I Love Basquiat’s hair.

He was a very unique “gifted” individual.

The reason why I put “gifted” in quotation marks.

I often hear artists or musicians be called “gifted” in interviews or compliments.

This has happened to me as well.

In saying another is gifted and yourself is not is quite a paradox.

We are all “gifted.”

It is just how you use your “gift” in this world.

Look within yourself and listen to that subconscious of yours.

Who are you deep within your soul?

Life is a gift.

Remember that.

I did not stress myself out as much on the process of this drawing compared to most.

The person in this drawing is Jean Michel Basquiat.

I am guessing if you “know” your art you will know who “Basquiat” is.

If you do not understand art history, it will be quite confusing to understand the meaning of Basquiat’s paintings.

The style of art Basquiat created was Neo-expressionism, Primitivism, and contemporary art.

Some will say his artwork is rubbish others will see the pure organic beauty in each brush stroke.

You can sit down and observe a single piece of art for an infinite amount of time.

There is always something to learn even though you think there is nothing to learn.

In the end, art is subjective and the viewer manifests an opinion/perception of each artwork they observe.

In my perception. What the “individual” sees within the art itself is a reflection of their soul at this moment.

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

– ” I am not a black artist, I am an artist.”

– “I wanted to be a star, not a gallery mascot.”

– “I cross out words so you will see them more; the fact that they are obscured makes you want to read them.”

– “I was a really lousy artist as a kid. Too abstract expressionist; or I’d draw a big ram’s head, really messy. I’d never win painting contests. I remember losing to a guy who did a perfect Spiderman.”

– “I don’t listen to what art critics say. I don’t know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.”

– “I like kids’ work more than work by real artists any day.”

– “There are about 30 words around you all the time, like “thread” or “exit.”

– “I want to make paintings that look as if they were made by a child.”

– “The black person is the protagonist in most of my paintings. I realized that I didn’t see many paintings with black people in them.”

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

Update on the drawing (50-60%)

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Hello everyone! 😀

The progress of this drawing is coming along quite well.

I would say I am having mass amounts of energy using these bright and vibrant colors.

Usually, the colors I use in my drawings show the emotions I am feeling within “this” moment of time.

Always attempting to keep a positive mindset.

You have to spread love instead of ignorance/hatred.

Emotions are colors if you think about it.

Colors are energy.

“They,” say each color represents a certain emotion of some sort.

I “believe” each color represents a certain emotion.

For example, the color “black” is darkness or “evil” I do not necessarily “believe” that.

Possibly you look at the color black and feel vibrant love and happiness.

In the end, I guess it is all perception of what you see in your eyes.

Colors are subjective.

The current drawing I am coloring.

Has “dark” colors and “vibrant/bright” colors.

I am thinking you will look at this drawing and feel uncomfortable because of the mass amount of energy.

Or you will get lost in the colors and it will be hard to focus on one section of the drawing at a time.

We are all different in this world.

We all have different “tastes.”

Everything in this world will not attract towards you.

That is up to you to find out what is attracted towards you.

Attempt to use your soul in every action/thought instead of using the flesh and ego thinking about yourself and no one else

Crazy color scheme. (Check it out!)

dsc_0904.jpgThe energies for this drawing are all over the place.

The colors in this drawing are quite challenging.

Sometimes I will gaze at a shape for a few minutes debating what color to use.

When creating art you “know” what you are doing.

Then again, you have no idea what you are doing, but you tell others you “know” what you are doing.

Artists are very mysterious.

I always attempt to be mysterious, but exciting at the same time.

I feel every energy/emotion flow throughout my body.

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You have to feel every emotion to express yourself through art.

You express yourself when the energy is vibrating within yourself.

The energy has to be released one way or another.

You might as well express yourself to release the energy in a “positive” way.

You get to that point where you have no idea how to explain yourself in words so you create an image instead.

If you think about it.

Images speak more than words do.

You can read a sentence and interpret the sentence into many different sentences.

With an image, it seems like there are more possibilities to interpret the image differently.

A single image can be interpreted into infinite stories or images

Everything is held within the eye of the beholder.

Everyone remember to be the “you” that is “you!”

Everyone have a beautiful day!

Started adding color to the drawing! (Check it out)

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Having a lot of fun with the colors in this drawing.

This photo is from about 2 weeks ago.

The color scheme is a bit challenging.

Always pushing myself past my limits to increase my art skills.

You cannot challenge yourself with the same amount of energy every time.

If you never challenge yourself there will be no growth on thyself.

I apologize for the length of time between posts.

I have to experience everything at the moment or I overwhelm myself.

Never have a blog post planned they are all written and posted within the moment.

Last night, for example, I had high energies flowing throughout my body.

I was awake till 6 am last night and decided it was time for bed, hahaha.

In these moments I never stop to take a picture of the progress.

When the energy is at a high, time and space are forgotten.

All you do is create and create.

A feeling of infinite bliss expressing thyself through the soul.

I am an owl compared to most.

Sleeping when everyone is awake.

Awake when everyone is sleeping

True “artist” hours.

Finished sketch. (took 4 days to finish!)

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At the beginning of each drawing, I get this “uncertainty” feeling.

I believe in myself, but I never know where to lay the pencil first.

Creating in any form “makes” you enter a completely different state of mind.

You have to think outside of the box and create things no one has ever created before.

When sketching this I entered a “flow state.” During these times I get this feeling as if my body is not here and I am living fully through my soul.

To finish this sketch it took a while, but I entered the flow state faster than normal.

Sometimes when I create 7 hours feels like 7 minutes.

Sometimes when I create 4 hours feels like 8 hours.

“Time” will mess with your mind playing games with you all the “time.”

There is no time besides the “time” you create within your reality.

“Time” creates many problems that do not need to be manifested into this world.

When creating art I meditate for a bit and this helps me lose the idea of “time.”

When you follow “times” rules. You become a slave to time.

I am not saying to be lazy and be a couch potato.

Have a schedule, but have your schedule be in a flow state. Enjoy what you are doing each day.

Each day holds an experience that will assist you in becoming your greatest version.

I believe quality is more important than quantity.

Do not rush everything in this life. Take your time and quality will show itself.

Manifest everything in a hurry and the quality might not show itself.

Use nothing but love when living this life.

When you live life in fear you will start regretting most of your actions and decisions.

Trust the voice within. (intuition.)

Live through the soul instead of the body.

Added more to the drawing. (50-60% finished)

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I would say about fifty to sixty percent of the drawing is done in this picture.

This sketch is going quite smoothly.

The coloring always takes longer than the sketch of the picture.

Deciding the color takes more energy out of me than deciding the shapes.

Not sure how to explain this.

Thinking other individuals will relate to me.

Deciding the color is similar to a life or death situation.

The energy is at a high when using colors.

The smartest thing to do is to not overwhelm yourself.

Let everything happen and everything will come to you.

Do not tense up and if you feel frustrated. I recommend taking a 10-minute break or walking away for a moment.

Never force your art otherwise the art will be work instead of play.

New drawing! (Check it out!)

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Started this drawing a while ago.

Took a picture of the drawing multiple hours in.

I would say this is about 10-20% finished.

At the beginning of each drawing, you have to trust yourself.

Never over think anything.

Let the mind be free and the art will create itself.

If you force the process of the art your true self will not show through your art.

If you create art for the purpose of not creating.

You will create something you did not intend to create.

Use your soul when creating instead of forcing everything.

You do not have to always listen to others.

Let others say what they wish to say.

In the end, follow your intuition.

Everyone have a great day!

Salvador Dali

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Throughout the process of this drawing, I was attempting to push myself past my limit of comfort.

My main focus was to make everything as abstract as possible.

The colors were a little mind-boggling to figure out, but I am up for any challenge.

Each piece should challenge you more than the last work of art.

Somehow I end up surprising myself each and every piece of art.

Sometimes I have no idea how I create what I create.

Everything happens within the moment of the moment.

Time and space are forgotten when creating art.

Through art, the soul is set free.

You forget you even have a body.

There are no rules in art.

Create as the soul wishes.

Art is the greatest way to teach yourself about life.

Through art, you learn patience and learn how to love.

You appreciate the moment more than ever.

The process of art is similar to the process of life.

Be diligent with everything you do.

A piece of art could take you a lifetime to “complete.”

Technically no piece of art is finished.

You just have to stop yourself from adding more to the piece.

Life is a never ending journey.

The moments in between life create the life we are living now.

Art is a process of small steps put together, creating “one whole moment.”

Art shows you the “answers” to life.

Through art, you nurture the soul.

Salvador Dali is an example of someone who is their true authentic self.

He was quite a “crazy man.”

Then again all “artists” are crazy.

When you step outside of the box and question yourself as well as your surroundings.

Then you realize everything makes sense, but nothing makes sense at the same time.

Life is just a hallucination perceived differently by each person.

The “artist” expresses themselves through their own reality.

Attempting their best to explain their thoughts that make them question everything.

To accept everything for how it is.

Is quite hard for the “free minded” person.

We are all “artists” most just forget to be themselves.

“Their true selves.”

Think freely instead of being told what to think.

No one is perfect in this world.

All we can do is become our greatest versions.

Each day holds infinite possibilities.

If you believe in yourself anything is possible.

Do not give up even when you feel weak.

It is the challenges and storms in life that help you become your greatest version

The negatives help you become your greatest version.

Showing you what is hidden behind the truth of reality.

The positive moments remind you how beautiful life is.

We need both the positives and negatives to live this life.

Everything is only seen as perceived.

Remember to keep on creating and to be your true self.

Vibe at your own frequency.

Do not let others drain you of your energy.

Be the light within the darkness.

Anything is possible if you believe within yourself.

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

-Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.

“What is important is to spread confusion, not eliminate it.”

-There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad

-“I believe that the moment is near when
by a procedure of active paranoiac thought, it will be possible to systematize confusion and contribute to the total discrediting of the world of reality.”

“You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life”

-Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.

-“It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself.”

-“A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.”

-“The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.”

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

Much love to all!

Colors!!!!

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Having a lot of fun with the colors in this drawing.

The colors are quite challenging.

Attempting my best with the placement of the colors

This drawing is a little overwhelming but nothing is stopping me.

The separation of colors is mostly what I “worry” about.

I want everyone to be able to identify what they are looking at, hahahaha.

Then again, sometimes it is fun for the audience to question the art itself.

There is no “worrying” in art.

You have to go with the flow and trust the process.

Otherwise, you will create unwanted “mistakes.”

Art holds infinite answers.

You never know what you are getting yourself into until you attempt.

Remember to never give up on yourself.

We all go through negative moments in life.

What matters the most is when you keep a positive mindset and keep on being yourself.

I took this picture about a week ago.

Will be posting the final drawing in a while.

Everyone have a great day.

Much love to everyone!