19 Jan 2018 Man in the Lightning (Dream) and What Else Is There (Royksopp Song from The Understanding Karen Dreijer vocals)

Hello to you.  How are you?  I got woke up by one of those flash dreams I have, literal flash…like lightning this time.

18 Jan 2018 – Echo’s of Light chalk drawing I did yesterday. The fingerprint of God through fragments of history.

19 Jan 2018 – Notes and drawing of flash dream I had this morning about seeing a man surrounded by lightning and using it to travel.  Of course I immediately think of Nikola Tesla about this!  I’m sure this was inspired by all the talk I had yesterday with people about how neat it would be to travel via teleportation etc.

I don’t know if it’s even possible to do such a thing but apparently my dream factory thinks so!

Yesterday was pretty special.  A friend has helped me out so that I can do some paintings.  Turns out getting some canvas and paint wasn’t as difficult as I thought it was going to be.  I guess the God of my understanding has decided it’s time for me to stop talking about painting and actually do it!  I have 5 canvas to use and have a couple of images already planned for them.  For example these I’ve shared with you before:

It will be interesting to see how these chalk drawings translate to paint and canvas…the process.  Will it feel the same?  I’m not sure about the permanence of it.  I told my friend that with the chalks if I fuck up all I have to do is grab the water hose and start over.  It doesn’t work that way with paints!  I will try it.  Doing all the chalk drawings using color has been very helpful for someone like me who has always worked with pencil or ink – black, white and gray.  What has happened in the past for me with color in my art is I would have a great image done and then add color and it wouldn’t come out right.  One early negative experience I can remember was in Junior High School art class.  I was doing the a painting of the cover of Prince Charming by Adam and the Ants on a piece of clear plastic.  I almost had it done and made a mistake and got so mad at myself I washed the whole thing off!  Expecting perfection of yourself with things like art can be a deterrent, a mental barrier to truly free expression and creativity.

The other reason I’ve kind of avoided doing “hard-copy” paintings is having to find a place for them if you aren’t making them for someone else.  When you create tangible anything, especially art like paintings, you need places to put it.  We don’t have a lot of space to put paintings and stuff like that.  Also, I get easily overwhelmed by stuff if there gets to be too much of it without a purpose in the house.  That’s another reason I’ve liked doing the chalk drawing.  Once I’m finished with it, I just wash it away and start again.  So these paintings will more than likely go to my friend(s) and family!

Anyhew I’m as my friend Lesley says, “yammering” so I will close with this haunting and beautiful song I recently found for myself a couple of days ago and just can’t get it out of my head.  It is by a group Kyle and I have enjoyed in the past called Royksopp.  The woman who is singing, Karin Dreijer from The Knife sounds a lot like Fever Ray to me – just pierces my soul to listen to her.  Hope you will enjoy it too and that you have a wonderful day.

What Else Is There?

What Else Is There?

“What Else Is There?” is the third single from the Norwegian duo Röyksopp’s second album The Understanding. It features the vocals of Karin Dreijer from the Swedish electronica duo The Knife. The album was released in the UK with the help of Astralwerks.

Röyksopp – What Else Is There?


What Else Is There?


It was me on that road
But you couldn’t see me
Too many lights out, but nowhere near here

It was me on that road
Still you couldn’t see me
And then flashlights and explosions

Roads end getting nearer
We cover distance but not together

I am the storm and I am the wonder
And the flashlights, nightmares
And sudden explosions

I don’t know what more to ask for
I was given just one wish

It’s about you and the sun
A morning run
The story of my maker
What I have and what I ache for

I’ve got a golden ear
I cut and I spear
What else is there?

Roads end getting nearer
We cover distance still not together

If I am the storm, if I am the wonder
Will I have flashlights, nightmares
And sudden explosions

There’s no room where I can go and
You’ve got secrets too

I don’t know what more to ask for
I was given just one wish


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29 March 2017 – Kyle could tell who this was from a distance! I drew this strictly from memory – Nikola Tesla

*19 Jan 2018 6:01 pm realized today that someplace I remembered having seen a man in lightning besides Tesla photos and of course Thor lol was the film The Prestige.  David Bowie was Nikola Tesla in the film.

the prestige…bowie as tesla


30 Oct 2017 Meditations in chalk today

Hello to you – it’s almost Halloween!  So hard to believe we are already to the end of the month.  Looking forward to sharing the seasonal spirit with neighbors and friends tomorrow night.  Lots and lots of drawing today.  I know this is going to sound really strange, but doing this is like externalizing a conversation you might have with yourself or a friend into images.  Hopefully something here will be for you.

The #3 has been something that has come up for me several times in the past few years.  Why is it when we make the sign of the cross (Catholics) is it only, “In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit?”  Where is woman in divinity?  The conclusion I came to, in red, Temptation is a big one.  We’ve seen that just here in the past few weeks with all the Hollywood scandals haven’t we?  I think of what happens with anything beautiful, pure and or new….we want to touch it, get a part of whatever the “shine” is in the beauty for ourselves…usually tangibly.  Think of how most people react when they see a newborn child, baby animal, a pretty man or woman or a something exciting and new like a car, jewelry, clothes etc…they gravitate to it just like a magnet!

Obtaining a piece of “shine” can become an addiction just like anything in this world.

I know in my past, the reason I went looking to obtain a “piece of shine” (person, place or thing) outside of myself was because the light within myself was diminished.  It has taken me a long time to learn (each day is a new learning btw) what my ex tried to teach me, “you have to find a way to make yourself happy!”

You have to find the light within yourself.  Any light you steal from outside yourself will always burn out…..it is but a fleeting ember of the true flame that only exists within your own heart.   

Don’t know if any of this will resonate….I hope it will.




Dozens of Octopuses Crawl From The Sea In Wales In ‘End of Days’ Beach Scene

By Josh Lowe   On 10/30/17 at 10:39 AM

“There’s a mysterious octopus invasion taking place on the beaches of Western Britain—and it could be an unexpected consequence of the hurricane season.

Brett Stones, who runs the SeaMôr dolphin-watching company in the Ceredigion area of Wales, saw around 25 octopuses climbing along the beach on Friday.”