Independence Day: Begins With Independent Thinking

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NOBODY Likes YOU when You’re a square peg, a misfit, a bit different than EVERYBODY else. ;-)

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, EYE see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.APPLE  COMPUTERS and TMNK

One Life To LIVE. LOVE it! LIVE iT!

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I’m just a NOBODY, wisdom has often alluded me. But this I know, we have but one precious life to live. There are no reruns. So, I plan on living mine to the fullest. Yes, I risked much when I quit my job in 2007. And many might think to do so was the most fool-hearted thing I could do. But If I had NOT embraced my dream completely, I could tell you fro sure that I would NOT have the full and amazing life that I enjoy today.

 

Please if you do nothing else today. LIVE. LOVE. and repeat until you die. NOBODY DID IT. – TMNK

As A Man (or woman) Speaketh

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Spoken Word – (24″ x 48″ acrylic + enamel on unstretched canvas – TMNK)

Watch what you say to me. But more importantly watch what you say to yourself. Words have prophetic profound power. Crosswords, bring about confusion and impede progress. Fears sabotage the plans of man and can render you impudent. But positive encouraging affirmations, consumed, repeated, and believed produce a lean mean achieving machine.

Too many CANT’S and not enough ANTS!!! I think I can. I think I can. I think I….. DAMN IT, I KNOW I CAN, AND WILL aka Move Beyatchhhes, Get Out The Way!! - TMNK

Think Again…

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I awakened earlier than usual today. And so I began the process of thinking, about my life, my art and the meaning thereof. I question myself and this journey at times, still wondering am I living my purpose, making a positive difference in the world. It’s a challenge each day to remain vigilant against negative and limiting thoughts. Push forward, continue… Excuse me people, my mind is not your bathroom.

Don’t Quit!

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(new painting available on ebay)

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(Just talking to myself.)Don’t quit.Don’t quit.Don’t quit.Don’t quit.Don’t quit.Don’t quit.Don’t quit.Don’t quit.Don’t quit.Don’t quit. – TMNK

How To Soar: Bird Seeds

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Mixed-media on masonite 12" x 12" (approx) (available on ebay) .

Notice the happy sounds they make as they flutter about munching on their tiny morsels. It’s the bird seeds. The little things in life they enjoy.

I’ve decided to learn from them, as I too rise early each morning, feeding my mind positive little thoughts. And reminding myself to be grateful for the small things in life that we sometime overlook. And though many say I inspire, this painting was inspired by a tiny little bird chirping in my ear. Not the one outside my door, the little bird I’m referring to is my youngest daughter. She’s made many attempts at goals, sometimes not achieving her desired result. Yet, I’m amazed as I speak with her, she’s like the birds outside my door, happily chirping away despite what some might call disappointing results, continuing to try, determined to fly.

Hungry for something different? Allow me to suggest some bird seeds.

Let Me Begin 2009 By Giving You a PEACE of My Mind

Disturbing The Peace (mixed media on masonite 18″ x 24″)

As far as I’m concerned, far worse than the type of noise that will get you a summons from your local cop, is the noise some try to assault our minds with. Cunning snipers disguised as friends, relatives, and well meaning associates, they attempt to infiltrate our minds, and assassinate our hopes and dreams. Armed with personal attacks, petty snipes, hateful rhetoric, and a arsenal of negativity, it’s a daily battle to safeguard one’s inner spirit from their deadly shrapnel.
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They’re disturbing the peace, your peace. And while our influence on world peace may be somewhat limited, these insurgents can, and must be stopped. Your very future, and the future of your family depends on it. And YOU’RE the only one who can stop them.
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Protect your neck. Protect mind, body, and spirit, it’s homeland security baby! – TMNK