A quick or not so quick thought on the subject of ART.
...RISE with Us!
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
I shot my first video journal on 4-15-2011 and right in the heat of the moment. I'm over it now, but to be fair I will still post this to show my sincere thoughts at the moment. Thanks for stopping by, and come back soon to see more video journals from Thomas, Zak and myself. Love n Light!
Friday, April 8, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
As you have read on our home page, 3 friends are preparing themselves for a 6,000+ mile cross country bicycle ride spanning 20 states (as well as the District of Columbia). We ride for many reasons, but our main purpose is to reach out to the community of those left behind when loved ones commit suicide (Survivors of Suicide). We set out with open arms to lend our ears, our hearts, and if need be, our shoulders. We will share the stories of our own experiences with suicide (and how we have navigated the treacherous road of guilt and confusion) with the hope of finding peace.
In our discussions, we hope to enter into the dialog a perspective that has already been shared by a multitude of others throughout history, both within the suicide community and without-a simple message we hope will inspire some of those whose paths we cross while on our journey. That message is the transcendental healing power of ART!
The need to express is tantamount in the development of a human being and has been with us since the very beginning. An individual’s ability to traverse their conscious and unconscious mind in order to reflect a personal perspective (based on matters either internal or external) can act as a powerful catharsis- not only for the artist, but also for anyone else who has the chance to experience the art. As an artist, it has always helped to put myself in a state where I am free from all outside stimulus and distraction in order to reach my innermost truth. Taking time out in one’s day for quiet and reflection can be a beneficial tool, clearing out the congestion that accumulates throughout the day.
The last ten years have given me much to reflect on. This ride is a personal aspect of that self-reflection. I hope that I may find the strength and wisdom to inspire the message that we will carry with us. This journey is just as much yours as it is ours. I look forward to meeting those of you that I will be blessed to experience.
Please, stay tuned and follow us as we RISE!
For those of you that have experienced suicide, here are links to two great resources: