Saturday, May 24, 2008

Mr. Rob's


9 x 13 watercolor paper
Golden acyrlics, Catherine Moore stamped images, other collage mishmash

It is a fact of life, we as humans view our reality in parts. We think in terms of left brain, right brain, we believe we are comprised of mind, body and spirit. We live different lives at work, play, in our relationships and in personal self growth.

We are the kings and queens of compartmentalisation. We are a giant multiple personality disorder. Now it is only logical that if we view ourselves in parts and we live our reality in parts that at some point, we will experience conflict.
Conflict because our parts don't always agree.

We want the sum of our parts to become whole. At least I do.

It's about living in the present, a present filled with individual moments. Moments which can be measured in time, seconds, minutes, hours, or days, by events etc.
and each moment can be explored with infinite possibilities to be who we really are.

It is in these individual moments that we are whole.

My intention is to pull my self together, find the sum of my parts and live in the moment, as much as possible.

I think Mr. Rob is Carlos Casteneda's alter ego. Carlos Casteneda, the Peruvian born, American author (1925- 1998) had some interesting thoughts about all of this in this in his early writings in "The Teachings of Don Juan".

Here's to living in the moment, may they be plentiful.

Thank-you for your visits and kind words, as always my best to you. My other blog locale: "The Way I See It"

14 comments:

Neda said...

Life is a collage, huh?

Very insightful post. We're like facets of a kaleidoscope, ever changing, reflecting, fragmenting into pieces and then coming together to form a sparkling whole..

This collage is stupendous! It has the charm of vintage posters and the precious wit of Andrea. My favorite part: that arm/leg! Genius!!!

Have a great weekend!

Susan Tuttle said...

I just adore the colors and imagery you used!!!

Susan
xo

Nora said...

When your moments keep being painful, it is time for a change, n'est ce pas? If they keep not adding up to a whole Nora, but to a incomplete, crippled Nora? Wise words form an artful eye directed inward.

Kim H. said...

Your words are just as wonderful as your page! I love the colors and the composition. I wish I could write like you! Hope you weekend is going well! Taking the ink spots to the air show today!

Anonymous said...

that blue has all the good fortune of a perfect late spring day - not summer yhet butg wioth a hint of cherry tomatoes and sweeet corn and the perfect smart bikini.

Some people wait for the swallows to return to Capistrano....

tan.go

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

I like your words as much as your art.
I just love that you are a deep thinker.
xoxo Nita

Lisa Sarsfield said...

This could be a book cover or magazine illusration. Very nicely put together and totally cohesive. Ironic that seeing as though you talk of a lack of cohesion! lol. Food for thought here...

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Andrea, thinking of you today..
xoxo Nita

Sandra Evertson said...

Great post! And Fabulous work!
Sandra Evertson

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Thinking of you this evening..
I found a bumble's nest the other day. Isn't that neat?
I did not get stung. LoL
xoxo Nita

John said...

Hope you are feeling better...my best.

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