A New Beginning

Food smells different when you are starving. Nothing much has changed. People who are aware of my existence know I have a bond with my bottle of beer, my cigarettes, sex and a few less common addictions. But all of a sudden these things seem less important now that I am inspired again. Lust for life. As if there’s nothing I would rather do.

People are conditioned by colors. I believe I am the only one who paints so dark using only bright colors. There are no absolutes. The face of your greatest enemy might be the face of my finest friend. You see the thing is: when I write about parties someone always dies. Creating art is like living. There are no mistakes in life, only lessons. What works for me is to live out of the glory of my imagination, not my memory. You see, things are always created twice: first in the workshop of the mind and then, and only then, in reality.

For the time being I am mainly sketching, waiting for a financial break (not luck) to buy some decent material. Luck is nothing more than the marriage of preparation with opportunity. Ideas come easily. My mind works through pictures. I guess I am blessed because some say you will never be able to hit a target that you cannot see. And last but not least there is always enthusiasm, one of the key ingredients of successful living.

Malta was inspiring, Bucharest goes deeper. There was the scenery, the history, the architecture, the blue Mediterranean and so on. Now there’s reality. Mind you, you will not find any of it directly in any of my paintings. I still refuse to paint what easily can be photographed. Different media should be used for different angles. I like to think we have moved on. Then again, I guess common sense is not so common. But hell, never overlook the power of simplicity.

Time to act. No Malta, no Bucharest, no nothing. But yes, the best is soon to come. It’s about time I reinvent my destiny, with a wicked sense of humor, erasing the habit of worry. Or to quote Suzuki: “I am an artist of living – my work of art is my life.” I am making a series about Mind Control. Don´t know the title yet. I might call it “A new beginning.” To tell you the truth, it´s high time I discover my purpose. With a burning sense of passion for life.

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