Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Plants Resources for MY Paintings

After about close to a year of blogging about plants, I decided to compile all the plants that I managed to capture using my camera phone Nokia N93 i. There appear in a special photo blog I did during the last week of June in Bintulu. The blog is called All The Plants. Most of the images were taken during my travels during the last two years between Bintulu and Kuching. These images are useful aids in my proposed paintings based on Malaysian flora. Furthermore , for the purpose of the next solo exhibition , this blog would act as a useful reference to the paintings. The images are inspirational resources for the paintings.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Jose songs for the recording

Today I'm finalising the list of songs rendered by Jose that I'd like to rehearse and record in Bintulu this month.
The list are as follows:
In My Life
The Last Thing on my Mind
Light My Fire
Old Turkey Buzzard
Che Sera
The Air That I Breathe
Windmills of Your Mind

Above are my rare collection of Jose Feliciano albums which is a fantastic reminder of the good old days when albums were distributed in cassettes tapes. Time indeed change. They fly.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Overtones

In 1974 ( 35 years ago ) I wrote a poem entitled 'The Overtones', without the slightest idea of how or by what means could I share my learning ( lofty ideals ?) to the whole wide world as per the last three lines of the poem. I meant the universe back then.
It beats me now. With the benefit of hindsight, all is clear. It's the power of the Internet. Did I knew intuitively before that it could be so easily done like today with the world wide web? It is a mystery answered.
The picture ( inset) is an image taken out of my scrap book about the same time and dated 30th July,1974. The sketch was done to illustrate the poem. The scrapbook will be among the items to be exhibited in the 2nd Solo. (Note: 'M' is the acronym for 'MOOD' - my creative identity)

The Overtones
And every morning I wake up
To see the blues
The reds and yellows
Whirl in endless ecstasy
For here I am
Alone on a blue mountain
The red sun
Come! Ablaze me in my loneliness
And let the golden yellow
Shine my brilliance and thought
Across the universe.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

180 Days Round the World

It took 180 Days to go Round the World before. Now I've got 180 days to mynexart. Journey wise my cats have achieved 15,600 km . What will their cummulative record be at the time of the exhibition? Anway as part of the show the catsy stuff planned are as follow:
# Catsy paintings - to be rendered in all media
# On the day's focus about cats, INUL and DAISY will be on show too
# Achievement award for 'The Most Travelled Cats In Malaysia"

Monday, April 13, 2009

More Artist Blogs

I have added more Artist Blogs in my Blog List and Inspirational sources today. Further I changed template and use ochre as background.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Poster Art

Today I've decided to add another category in the exhibited works i.e. Poster Art. This means that for each individual day I will release relevant posters highlighting the day's theme. For example: Cut Flowers, Landscpaing, Wildlife, etc . Now, these posters can be done in photography, Stenciling, etc.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Songs for the record

The clock is ticking and its 33 weeks remaining. But I feel better this time around in Kuching(since 2 feb) because I'm able to sing and memorise the wordings of the songs that will be incorporated in the exhibition. Shall I put them as background music? Anyway, I'm thinking seriously to do a professional quality recording of all the songs in a proper recording studio before the singing are to be broadcasted. I have asked a musician friend of mine in Bintulu to do a minus one to some of the songs already. The song list are as follow:
01 A Place In The Sun
02 All I Have To Do Is Dream
03 Anak
04 Blowing In The Wind
05 Don't Forget To Remember Me
06 I Started A Joke
07 I've Got A Message To You
08 Let It Be Me
09 Massachussetts
10 Rain
11 Song Sung Blue
12 Walk The Line
13 Words
14 World

P.S. More to come!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Pointers to a Successful Exhibition

This exhibition will be a very unique one. You have lots of experience in designing and executing exhibitions before. Thus the technicalities are not much of a problem. It is the conceptualisation that is critical at this juncture. For this, I am thinking this afternoon of some points to consider like below:

Pointers to a Successful Exhibition:
You know what you want.
You have a mission, a goal.
You have a time schedule to be adhered to.
You have the spirit.
Contribute uniquely.
Understand your deep instincts.
Express first to clarify your thinking.
Be objective about the whole show.
Material rewards are automatic.
Have a succesful show.

The above jottings are pointers or key ideas that I must adhere whenever I'm planning or executing the programmes. Time is of the essence how because there's only 40 weeks remaining.
However, to capture the above pointers well, I like to express them here in a story-like form, albeit a poem!

Essence of Well Being

When words are sharper
than the sword
when a fling casts tight
what is held
with lesser might
I'll turn back
to the secret of well being.

Live to abide
only the essence
that spark to light
the channel to self-knowledge
sticky confidence and believe
to pale my stubborn ignorance
and embrace dear Truth
and make humble
this believing heart.

Now,Strike! the wheels
whirling to grasp
the deepest conscience
forever renewing
this hurried life
but remain still
true to myself.

2 January'09

Note: As part of the coming exhibition, my poems will be exhibited and reproduce in may forms. Probably in a book or part of a book e.g. collection of essays,sketches,photographs,etc Well, I'm open to suggestions or radical ways to exhibit them.