"Go to Your Studio and Make Stuff" Fred Babb

Friday, September 25, 2015

More of My Weird Art

Yes, it is true - I'm a little on the weird side, but hey...I have finally come to a place where I'm okay with that.  What a nice feeling!

Well, I am always fascinated with peoples behaviors.  I especially love reading quirky things that well-known people have engaged in. (I think my favorite is Nikola Tesla having some eccentricities that are rather fascinating.)  I know that not all things on the Internet should be taken as gospel, and I try to consider the source, so if you find something I've painted that isn't quite true, I would be the first to apologize.  

Anyway, I found this list somewhere of all the clothing that Imelda had to leave behind and it is stunning.  

Now, I'm not trying to rile anybody up or anything.  I posted this in an art group on Facebook and got an ear full of political hate and I'm certainly not trying to make a political statement.  It's more like a Greed statement.  That's all.  Geesh - the world has gotten way too Politically Correct!  

Speaking of PC, if you haven't watched the first episode of South Park's new season, and if you're a mature adult or live in another country, you probably haven't, haha - but, they really do current event satire very well.  They hit the PC nail on the head with their first episode.  Have a look at it and enjoy the laugh.  Because we all need more of that!  

Acrylic on canvas paper.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

My Animal Spirit Guide

I drew this coyote a very long time ago.  I've always kept it because I like canines - dogs, wolves, coyotes, fox, etc...not really sure how I feel about jackals - but I've got a special spot for this family of mammals.

Anyway, this is a brief account of how I discovered my animal spirit guide.  Oh, come on now, stop it - I can only imagine what some of you are thinking. Well, I am a little on the woo side but I like to keep an open mind. AND, as to how this happened, I can no longer think that things are merely coincidence.

Last year during meditation, I asked if I had an animal spirit guide and would it reveal itself to me.  The next morning as I was waking up - in that in between state of sleep and waking, I saw in my mind a piece of paper with the word "coyote" hand written on it.  

Hey, I thought "thank you" very much!  I certainly wasn't thinking about anything as I was waking up and it was a complete surprise to get that thought being flashed into my head.

The thing is, that evening when I went out back, I saw a coyote run right across in front of me!  Now, I would say the earlier thought of the word coyote could be nothing, but combined with seeing a  coyote (which we have in the area, but I hadn't seen until now) and having specifically asked, is well, quite amazing to me!  

I've also found that I've collected coyote items over the years without really thinking about it and even have a coyote skull that I'll post a photo below - it's kind of spooky, probably better suited for Halloween, lol!  But I just didn't feel like going to get the skull and taking another pic of it.  It actually drives my dogs nuts, so I keep it in a glass case.

So - there it is - my experience of asking to meet my animal spirit guide and receiving an answer.  Whether you believe in such things or not, I don't know myself, but I am connecting to nature much more these days and enlightening and wonderful things have happened since I started seriously meditating!