Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Tree of Life


 Charles Darwin was the first person to draw a Tree of Life that showed that all species on Earth are related and that they evolved from a common ancestor. This is his tree.

There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved. ~Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Your Very Flesh, a Poem

Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body... ~ Walt Walt Whitman

Friday, December 28, 2012

Feet, what do I need you for? I have wings to fly.

My whole life I have dreamed of being an artist.  Art is my therapy. Art is my God. Art is my redemption. Art is my soul on canvas. I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration. 

Everyday I will post a new piece along with my thoughts and feelings that inspired it. Please feel free to comment, question, criticize, and hopefully, enjoy.

Peace and love,