Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Mexico Photographer

NEW MEXICO Based Photographer

New Mexico is a great hub to get to either coast, LA or NYC.
call me at 505 401 5987
Taking assignments daily.
Teaching one on one Workshops that target photographer/artist goals.
Advertising and Editorial bookings
Patrons contact me to get an update on current art projects.

Thank You
Happy New Year 2012

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Design That Makes My Mouth Water

1949 MERCURY two door

This is my dream car..."when the going gets tough the tough go shopping"
When I have some spare change....this is exactly what I want to make my life rock.
I would change the tires and make certain its a good day its not green at all but it makes me feel good. Santa if there is any list...put me on it.

Love this car, and the auto culture.

Monday, December 19, 2011


photo courtesy of Nimpitja Gyuto House Australia

The ghanta (Sanskrit) or dorje drilbu (Tibetan) bell, tantric instrument held in the left
handof monks as they chant - it represents the perfection of wisdom and emptiness.

I never bank on hearsay. Believe what you know to be true. We can't control how others interpret our images...if they decide to see and feel negative feelings or create stories that are not as the artist has intended than that is their nature. Not yours. Once I took some children to see some Rosenberg exhibit in NYC and I had all the kids tell me what they saw in his work. It was pure and honest. Adults come with baggage and create stories that somehow are in part supporting a pattern, good bad indifferent. What role do you create in your life...the hero, the victim, the sage...who are you really? I feel like the student learning and feeling daily...compassion for those whom are stuck and in for those whom have conquered with full awareness of their being by being in the moment with love and grace.

Today I heard a story that was only half truth, knowing the truth I thought wow...some people really like to play to the down sad.....Create a positive life experience and you will have it. Just asking oneself how can I make my life better? What do I want in my life? What are the steps to create the life I want is a positive step toward being more creative and light.
Writing down ideas and concepts creates change and forward thinking.

Art for me is about manifesting ...I have an idea on my table now...its huge....probably will cost tons to make into reality but baby steps....a drawing, words, calls for materials, make a model and get a quote from a fabricator on costs.....its all in the works because I believe this idea will inspire others to be accountable and full of love and gifting good energy into the world with a fertile idea to come true. This is the way visionary things happen, stirred with a joyful energy and with ease. I know many people whom create with ease and spew out ideas .....its not difficult at just happens. Now a timeline will unfold and maybe I can make a deadline, maybe not...but with gentle stride I will move toward the birthing of a valid and beautiful project that can occupy space for inspiration for all.

If your unhappy with your story change it...I did and I choose health and is abundant and thoughtful in my life. I pray for all peoples to find peace in their Spiritual journey.
I have surrendered to accept the things I can not change and find abundance in my present moment. Money can 't buy love, so if your stuck in a rut over that ebb and flow maybe we have to accept and push harder to find peace....however those I know in the rat wheel seem hardly peaceful or happy. I was there and now I am stepping forward one day at a time with ease and my spirit knows this is my and love, poetry is in the living daily with laughter, tears and awareness. Native culture has a saying " to feel is to know your alive" sometime feeling is too alive for us so be gentle with yourselves.

In art I find it very telling how humans interpret the vision before them...those who find the negative are usually less enlightened for the bigger lessons and those who find the light in even the darkest corner are by far more open to live and are not gripped by the material rather moved for the poetry that is before them....ever present. Those people are the ones that sage our way forward. Pay attention....or you will just repeat your less attractive patterns and never really find true happiness. Maybe those folks want to wallow in pity and need for attention....that is not a story to nurture....feed the love and get the love, starve it and you will remain on empty.

Good luck with all the ways you see the world and art before you. Find the joy and lessons or live miserably. Good luck with your choices. Accountability is always a tricky thing with fragile egos.
We as humans are all things that matter in an immediate reactive state, however the planet, animals, others are of equal value.  Lets not forget that every action gets a reaction.  Its in this that we can investigate if need be?  If someone is angry at you...well maybe you did something to alienate yourself from them, maybe you unconsciously sabotaged your situation or your just plain old chicken to deal with the matter at hand?  A number of things makes humans do, say and be.  A happy heart is a honest heart.  For those who become collateral damage due to others actions...well...its your choice to stay with it or depart.  If their is no win end of the tunnel I say leave....and if the win is a boobie prize...well you reap what you sew.  Why settle for less?  Think kind and think true.

Sending love to all sentient beings.


A movie recommend that can help you manifest is the secret...I have been doing these ideas for years so when this film aired I was glad to see it for its a tool for those whom need a push toward enlightening their personal lives.

Monday, December 12, 2011



Artist: Rob Buchholz
and his crew get stranded at my place during a snow storm en route to NY.
Installing his nest piece from Burning Man 2009 where I met him one dusty day.
Lets say we had a few spa days...not a bad way to hang.
Seriously we had to do the dishes in one of the tubs while I was re plumbing the farm sink. Rob volunteered to shower and clean at the same time....Our funny life full of joy.

Like a Japanese painting I see this as shapes instead of dirty dishes

Father and son James/Aaron helping me rework the farm kitchen

I was wanting a Viking of Wolfe stove/oven when this Wedge Wood found its way into my home.
A super find and were cookin up a storm here this winter.

Soup by Eleanor Preger this weeks workshop student from Incline Lake Tahoe

Thanks to Photography

I meet so many people on the road and while your planning some big life...LIFE is actually happening to me all the time with shifts and shakes...when you think you have nailed it ...don't sit down for too long.....something will nudge your world ...always for the better I say.
What plan....I have none. Controlling one's life is boring....for some it works well...same job, same partner, same old stuff all the time...That has never been my world.... I always thought my life as an artist would be so different ...that drive that makes you produce easily,,,with a passion and hunger for the creation at a days end....
Actions are what moved to make things happen.
Wait for no one or you will loose your Spirit.
An artist heart must manifest things all the time.
Mingling and meeting people is one of my favorite things to do.
Doors open all the time when your intent is good.
Never a dull moment being a photographer in the world.
Today...North bound to meet an artist and a foundry owner.
Its always an adventure when you focus on the positive.
Your glass will be more than full.
God Speed

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Never A Brown NOSE

Drive by shooting, one shot after branding my cattle.
Feliz Navidad

Four Questions of Value in Life

Johnny Depp says it best in
Don Juan DeMarco
(cut and paste if link is not clickin)

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Unbelievable!! Today, President Karzai granted clemency to Gulnaz! It's all over CNN and BBC-- WE DID IT!! 93000 people signed the petition to ask the President to reconsider the policy of incarcerating women for "moral crimes" and he did! Gulnaz is no longer in jail for refusing to marry her rapist! Now, we only have 842 and 1130 children left to free from this injustice--and we can do it!!
Thank you to all who have supported efforts of Afghan Women's Justice Project over the past year. You have changed history!