Why I have few friends.

I often get maudlin , wishing I could find that special someone. Someone to love, to hold me when I need it and to let me hold them when they need it. To share what time I may have left with. I figure I have lived alone most of my life so I don’t need this to be happy but still there is this longing….

Anyway this got me analyzing why I have few if any real friends.

Why I have few friends.
1. I’m not an aggressive socially . I am friendly will always say hi and ask how you are . I hate small talk and gossip so unless we have some common interest, I won’t pursue a friendship.
2. I’m outspoken and usually say what I feel and often upset people with my lack of filters.
3. I’m well read and educated. I have a very hard time dealing with the kind of people who wrap themselves in flags, scream out about how patriotic they are. Who think everyone should be armed, and how they think other should believe, and organize their lives around what’s on tv.
4. If you’re a racist or a bigot , xenophobic and think the likes of the current or most of the past republican candidates would be good president I don’t want to know you.
5. If I am your friend, understand that I’m happy sitting at home doing the things I do.That I long for my friends or potential friends to invite me to do things or hang out and not be put off because I decline . I need  to be dragged out of the house. I don’t expect it because why would you want a friend like that?
So yes, I understand it’s mostly me and my outlook. I will say if we do become real friends, I’ll be there for you doing whatever I can with the tools I have.

So here is art I did today.

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Hey am I gifted?

I saw a post today that was saying 8 to 10 million people would be descending on Philadelphia for the Donkey convention. Really ? People apparently believe that nonsense. The logistics of food, waste disposal, etc ect etc for that many people is a nightmare and it would be a complete disaster. I’d like to watch on tv though. 🙂

Whatever happens we will have a new president next year. That person will have it as bad if not worse than President Obama. Even with a congress behind them.

I’ve been toying with the idea of recording a session of my creating process. I in fact did one but it’s just not what I wanted and editing doesn’t seem to help. I’m also afraid that it will reveal my secrets. 🙂

I have always been a science-tech guy. I think that in the long run it will be what saves us. I also think it will be what destroys us. As a science guy I find that religions are nonsense designed to control thought and behaviour. Given human nature,it is understandable why would be rulers would want that.
I think science is a tool for exploration and understanding and it cannot yet address the god thing. It can teach people how to live together in cooperation with each other and within a natural cycle of things. It can only do so if people will stop being so rigid and stubborn about their belief systems.
I once had a friend walk into the room and I immediately jumped up exclaiming “you’re pregnant.” She later went to Dr who confirmed she was 3 or 4 weeks.
A few weeks later while shopping I was drawn to a total stranger. We wandered around the mall separately, but kept bumping into each other . We would both smile at each other, but not speak and move on. The last time this happened I said “hello” she smiled said “hello” We muttered some small talk I don’t remember and as we prepared to separate again I knowing I would not see her again said “congratulations” She looked at me and asked what I meant. I said”your pregnancy. Congratulations on you pregnancy.” She looked stun and said “Oh my god. Am I showing already? turns out she was at the Doctor that morning and I just found out.
That never happened to me again.

Anyway I am having second thoughts about these post. So this might be the last for a while.

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It’s all meaningless anyway.

As an artist I often get disgusted and frustrated by my work. To have a vision of something, and not being able to express that vision so others can see it, is very discouraging.
I post online hoping for reactions and get likes, sometimes a share (a great compliment), and occasionlly some useful critiques. Once and a while someone even buys a print or something with my art on it.

I’m in conflict with my spiritual philosophy. I practice losing ego and self, yet to produce art, hoping for sales so I can maintain, requires ego and sense of self. As I write this, I see that perhaps there is no real conflict. This feels to me to be what the universe expects from me.

this is my last post until I post again.

some art I did .

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Another Saturday Night and ….

It is so sad that greedy psychopaths have taken over the world.
I , like all of us who pay any attention anymore, am fearful for the future of humanity. What can I really do except try to live with as little impact as I can and encourage green energy production, peace, and love.

Turn on your light and darkness disappears.
Your negativity destroys you and harms others.
They say that people who live longest have more birthdays.
If the theory of multi-universes is true and that a new one is created with every collapse of a quantum field, then it follows (possibly) that everything that can happen in that moment does at the same instant.

I love mankind; it’s people I can’t stand. Charles M. Schulz

every little while the distant thunder rolls through just enough in the back of your consciousness that it doesn’t interrupt your thoughts but you’re aware of it. It’s probably a survival thing , ensuring a storm doesn’t arrive as a surprise .

I live around a lot of older people in a 55 + manufactured home park in Florida. I’m kinda of an introvert these days so I don’t know a lot of the people who live here very well. I sometimes go to social functions and a see the regulars when I’m at the pool. I gather from the number of rebel flags and trump signs scattered about that a fair number are closet facist who only spew their venom to friends as I have heard little of it. One or two I knew about but I was surprised and saddened by the trump signs.

Anyway the haters will lose in the end.

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Wake up

I sit here this morning, coffee in had trying to decide what to do first. Create a video? Create some art. Read? It’s very hot out. The pool is so warm that it’s really only pleasant in the evening.
I read voraciously and see newspapers from all over the world. I don’t watch commercial tv except when some compelling event is happening. Last Sundays events in Orlando gave me a real glimpse in how the media is manipulating the news rather than reporting it. The only way to get a glimpse of the truth is to use as many sources as you can .

A wander comes upon a master sitting under a tree.
“Can I achieve enlightenment through meditation?” asked the wander.
“No” replied the master.
A few days later the wander comes upon another master.
“Can I achieve enlightenment through meditation?” asked the wander.
“No” replied the master.
A few days later the wander comes upon Buddha sitting in the dust beside the road.
“Oh great buddha” says the wander. ” I Have walked many days along this road and asked many teachers if meditation would lead to enlightenment. The have all denied that it would. So why do you instruct us to meditate?”
“You are already enlightened .” Buddha responds. “Meditation is done to still the dream ; so you may awaken”

I was either boon 100 years to late or 100 years to early.

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In the moment

Trying to write a daily blog can be excruciating sometimes. If I was one of those people who wanted to say what I feel about the dangerous situations the world faces. If I wanted to talk about politics or religion. What can I add.

The end of the world is neigh.
Winter is coming.
These are the end days.

Wake me up when it over ok?

I always wanted to live in a haunted house. I don’t believe in ghost but it would be interesting to see what mental tricks my mind would play on me.

I just realized that I’ve been practicing mindfulness and meditation to be in the moment that is and maybe That’s why I write this way. Random thought of the moment.
Not all of them get put down.

I’ve been getting trapped in obsessive mode when I create.
Hasn’t improved my work that I can see.

I am so behind in uploading art to FAA/Pixels . I have developed an aversion to filling in boxes. Pixels/FAA are the easiest of any place so ……

Laying in a bunch of popcorn for the political conventions. I’d go to Philly but I don’t want to be there win the gunfire starts and that’s the democratic one. The republican one should be a horror show.

Ok enough babble for today. Here is a piece I did today.

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Choices to many choices

Surrounded by tech toys.
I sit frozen
unable to decide.
Create art
play a game
read book.
Still photo shoot
video shoot.
Video edit.
Picture edit.
TV or movie.
Music
Too many choices
as bad as none?

I spent 4 hours today creating kaleidoscope images to use on round beach towels. I’d have to sell 12 at 70.00 each to make 15.00 an hour. It’s possible. Only a few 100,000 artist, ect producing, mass producing, selling in bulk.

I wonder why I persist in making the effort the remember I hope to be able to eat next month and every dollar helps.
I kills me to urge people to consume an unnecessary use of recources.

I guess I don’t really belong in the society. I’ve always felt like I didn’t understand what everyone else knew.

Ya know the feeling you get when you finish a book you were really into and it feels like you have to say goodbye to friends.
Reading a post on FB today about the robot an AI revoloution about to explode on society. Think about it.
No drivers of any kind ill be needed.
There will be no need to own a car. All you will need to do is call for one using the app on your phone.
Most fast food workers not needed.
Farm laborers and assembly and packing workers.
50 % or more of current jobs or more. Yes new jobs that robots can’t yet do will be created. Most jobs that require creativity and original thought or action are safe for now.
It’s mind boggling what the next ten years. Some say that if old people like me make it ten more years then medicine will give them 50 more.

Here is an image of one of the kaleidoscopes round beach towels. If you click on the picture you will go to my website where you can buy or browse. Here is a tip. When you get to the site you will see < > keys allowing you to scroll through and see all my images on a round towel.

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A Brief Rambling from a Lunatic Artist.

Once upon a time I had the notion that I should create art.
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.
Georgia O’Keeffe

That certainly reflects my feelings and thoughts.
I started with acrylics and oils in the early 70’s and through the 80’s. I gave my art away, I stored it at friends houses. I only know of 3 or 4 that have survived in the hands of my friends.
As I worked as a computer systems analyst I was aware of the growing availability of art tools for the computer and began to play with them. Not much of my early stuff survives. Here is one from 2004
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It was also the first piece of digital art that I sold a print of.
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Humm I guess I liked that tool . It’s called Bryce

I’ve been asked why I do this . It’s because I can.
I once was told I could be really good if I did “normal” art.
How about my newest stuff?
here is some I did last week.
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Art Prints
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The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill.
W. Somerset Maugham

I may not have any talent. I am certainly my worst critic. If you liked any of this, visit my art at http://pixels.com/profiles/david-lane.html

I will gladly answer any of your questions.