Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mmmm... Painting.

   I really do enjoy painting...

The Lonely Mountain

   I am actually rather proud of this one. I honestly cannot believe that it sold for as much as it did, but then again, I have always been my worst critic. I remember always loving the mountain scenes. When I was but a wee lad, my family took a trip around the mid west from Arkansas through Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Iowa, back through Missouri, then finally home to Arkansas. One of the memories I am most fond of was Bear Tooth Mountain.

   I was captivated from Wyoming through Montana with the beauty of the mountain ranges... as well as the snowball fight in July. I was also quite enamored by the majesty of the ridges in the distance. Seeing them rise and fall and knowing that the roads and trails were subject to the mountains' formation, not vice-versa, was awe inspiring. The colors of the mountains were breathtaking as well. It truly was a grand experience.

   I recently had the opportunity to make that journey again with my amazing mother. We went through the same passes through the mountains and saw so many incredible sights that I look forward with anticipation to the time when I'll go back! It certainly is something to see at least once in a lifetime; though I plan on seeing more than just once or twice. This is a journey I'll be sure to make multiple times throughout the years.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Ambigram

   Ah... The ambigram. A work of beauty. It transforms something plain and ordinary and turns it into a work of art! It's a name; but what's in a name? Whatever you put in it.

   I remember the first time I saw an ambigram. Well, the first time I saw one and understood what it was anyway. It was the first time I watched "Angels and Demons." When they showed the Illuminati ambigram, I was captivated. What creativity!

   Numbers, patterns, and symmetry had always latched on to my attention and interests since I was a child and never let go. I absolutely love them. Considering I also have a very artistic nature and love creating, sketching, writing, music, or other artistic modes, the ambigram stood out the most to me. It appealed to me on all fronts! Artistic, symmetrical, creative! Even still, I think the ambigram is one of the most beautiful works of word art there is.

   If anyone can think of anything they think is more creative, let me know! I would love to check it out.