My name is rEggiE,

I am proud to serve our artist community by providing a means of communication amongst our global world of artist.   I am gearing this blog up in conjunction with a society of artist in support giving artists a voice.  I have seen too many times the dismissive behavior of our society where we have lost focus on the value of how artist/art contributes to our daily lives.  In the work place, artist are mocked, in schools they are considered to be wasting their time.  As I recall, my encouragement was “boy, why you want to do something like that?”  I’m sure that was suppose to mean, “not a good move”.  In retrospect, what a fearful world we must live in when our dreams can be squandered so easily because their dreams lost their momentum.  For all the artist out there… please, do not give in to this hype of insignificance!  For every negative reason there is for not living the dream, talk to your practicing artist who have not given into to the hype and you will find that they are experiencing a life full of richness.  Remember, happiness isn’t always about the size of your checking account.

Welcome to the Artist Blog

Exploration of artist views, with regard to media, successes, techniques and general topics.

Hi, No excuses for lack of blog material on my part.

I have been spending time getting organized on various Websites and Social Mediums to make this effort a bit more seamless.  I will continue to blog on a regular basis now that I have everything set up.  I say Welcome to the Artist Blog because your comments are welcome as well.  What does the term artist mean to me?  It’s the closet thing I have to a visual image of my emotions.  It is the essence of the word essence.  What I wouldn’t give just to be who I am.  I have learned over many years of time ambivalence that had I only listen to my inner voice (shadowing what my life could really be), the essence of me.  Then perhaps my emotional response to what what I have to write would be so much different in the realm of (painful) experience.  I am mostly saddened by my own lack of acknowledgment and sense of lack of responsibility for the one single vote that makes a difference in my life, the vote for me.  The liberty to express, the liberty to create, the liberty of living.

I challenge you as artist to not give in to the societal pressures and imagery of the term artist.  It is a beautiful term with individualistic persuasions, a term on its own can mature into something without reason or rules or judgement.  An empty space or a space to view space how ever you feel about art I am always humbled in the presence of other artist and their unique capacity for giving.  Art for Artist is a collision course, how do you get out of the way of creating art if you are an artist?  As an  artist, when you are learning about the world around you, you are learning about who you are through art.  I have heard others mention the aspect about art being spiritual journey.  Giving birth to your works are like your children that you want to have a safe home and enriched lives for.  You have labored and it took a personal part of you to reproduce this child image of your imagination.  If you have artist in your life, it is as a rare breed.  Some artist just know, and they are the lucky ones.  The struggling ones like myself  who are caught up in supporting someone else’s goals (dreams) wish they had done something that would change the lives of others by making a difference in this world are just now realizing the tools of change are embedded in the gift of art.  It is a gift.