11 Responses to Where My Art Comes From

  1. Tim October 4, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

    I’m that guy who connects because you got disconnected from that other person. Sorry other person, but I gain from your loss.

    • fairlyspiritual October 4, 2016 at 3:19 pm #

      It is why we must try to keep connecting, creating. Creating in our isolation even forms connections.

  2. Jeannie Prinsen October 4, 2016 at 3:19 pm #

    I like this, Doug, and I know what you mean. I write quite a bit of poetry, and I’m coming to realize that my best poetry comes from those places of distance and disorientation. Art does have a redeeming effect, a reflection of the great Artist. Thanks for this reflection.

    • Jeannie Prinsen October 4, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

      that sounds weird to have repeated “reflection” 2x like that and I can’t just let it go, I have to go back and correct myself (sigh). Whatevs. 🙂

    • fairlyspiritual October 4, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

      Thanks! Just thought I’d write down something I was processing.

  3. MICHAEL DUNCAN October 4, 2016 at 3:34 pm #

    So, my art is similar to the stick-men drawn above 🙂 , but I paint with words in my writing. I suppose that prose is my art and I have found many connections within it. Yes, the words I write are grown in the soil of a heart enriched with pain and sorrow… but also joy and delight. “Out of the overflow of the heart…” the mouth speaks, the pen writes, the brush paints, the life is illuminated… out of the overflow of the heart.

    • fairlyspiritual October 4, 2016 at 3:44 pm #

      Great words. One of the reasons I put the word “some” in the first frame. Some of my art comes from the disconnect, the space created by alienation. Certainly other sources. Thanks for interacting.

  4. lovetruthpeace2014 October 4, 2016 at 4:17 pm #

    I really like this! Just one question. Who’s Art? Seriously, I find this quite profound and very revealing. Thanks for sharing you!!! It’s brave and beautiful. -Susanna Hawkins

    • fairlyspiritual October 4, 2016 at 4:31 pm #

      Just thought I’d illustrate something I’ve been pondering. Thanks for reading.

  5. Deb O. October 9, 2016 at 6:25 am #

    Thank you for helping me think outside the box. Your art makes me ponder, and the older I get I’m finding that pondering creates more synaptic connections in my brain to help me learn. I wish I had pondered more in my teens and 20’s … but I thought I knew everything back then.

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