You keep this ol’ heart from growing cold

love
love
You keep this ol’ heart from growing cold

It’s been awhile since I posted any art. I have been busy writing. Not to mention trying to keep up with my four kids. We are starting to gear up for our move back to Los Angeles. Which isn’t easy when you have 4 kids, 2 cats and a lizard. Imagine all the work it takes getting a circus moving. We have really missed the weather and our old friends.. It’s been a cold winter here on the east coast. I hope this will be our last winter. I don’t really need to see snow again. One of the nice things I have been doing is reading again. I’m really trying to make money with my art. It hasn’t been easy.

I’m really thankful for any one that checks out my art. My goal is to send out a positive message. I need to focus on the writing aspect of my blog. I can ramble on. I am working on adding material that will be helpful in people’s lives.

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They took all my gold

Love art
Love art
Ha Ha Ha
Ha Ha Ha
Why am I laughing?
They took all my
Gold
every cent out of my
Pocket
and let me keep all the
Love
You gave
to me
The fools

When you talk about love being the most important thing people laugh.

Yet in movies when the bad guys want the hero to rob break into somewhere valuable they take his family. He had the ability at any point to do the robbery himself. He didn’t because his family was more important then money. At the end of the movie the hero gets back whats important. How come we can’t see this in our own lives.

FOr me its about finding balance between work and family. Don’t get me wrong I love my work. I love my family more. That isn’t always apparent to them. When I devout most of my time making money that think thats all I care about. They want me more than they want stuff. I try to think about work as a lease on my soul. I don’t want anyone to own it. My life should be mine first not my employer. During this time when most of us get a break from working try to spend as much time with your loved ones as possible. You will be much better for it.

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Only bet on love

I only bet on
I only bet on
I only bet on love

looking forward to a morning I don’t have to get up early. I over slept this morning. I only do that when I’m sick. Every muscle in my body hurt today. That didn’t stop me from getting up. I had to get the kids ready for school. I had to make money to pay for bills. When I came home it was snowing. We slide into the driveway. Lucky no accident. When I got inside my 3 year old reminded me I promised him a hamburger if he was good. I didn’t want to go out. Yet I did. That is what love does. Now I hope they let me sleep in.

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How I feel

love art
love art
How I feel
after seeing
you

Spent the whole day fighting a migraine. The guys at work felt sorry for me. I was able to break through the other side around 4pm. I had a teacher conference for my oldest daughter. I filed for our new health insurance. I am exhausted. Need a good night sleep. Will need to snuggle with the wife tonight. That always makes me feel better.

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All Romeo and Juliet

love art
love art
I don’t mean to get all Romeo and Juliet on you but I die every time you leave

Was a tough tough day. It felt like my brain was on fire. It was so bad I almost threw up a bunch of times. I was cranky most of the day. I did veg out on Sword art online. Loved it. It’s really cold today. The kids kept coming in and all day from making snowmen. It was the first snow of the season and they got a little crazy. I wish I could have enjoyed the day with them. I have to go buy another heater for the house. Most of the snow may melt but afternoon. Told the wife that the kids will have a delay going to school on Monday. I can feel it in my bones. School delays mess up are whole day. Ok need to go lay down.

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Trudge, trudge…

love peom
sketch
My mock up for today’s artpiece.

Working on showing the steps I use to make a piece. Below is the finished piece.

love peom
Trudge,
trudge
there never was
because love
made it so

I try not to post to much on Sunday its family fun day. We went to the dollar tree. Each kid got 2 dollars. Today’s haul was art supplies, toy axe, and candy. I let the kids pick out whatever they want. They go in wanting candy and half the time come out with coloring books. They help me get my smile back. Ok back to hanging out with the kids.

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Every broken heart

broken heart
broken heart
Every one of these broken hearts helped me find love.

Tonight we went to a company party for my wife. She hates getting up in public. She had to get up twice. I loved every minute of it. It was an early Christmas present for me. It’s been a long day. I helped my dad earlier working on fixing up his condo. He is trying to sell it. We ended up meeting a couple when they came by for a showing. I think they are going to put a bid in. It would make a nice present for my dad selling that condo. He is tired of paying taxes on a property he never goes to. I’m going to lay in bed and veg out on a movie. Have a good night everyone.

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Under the covers

under the covers
under the covers
We spent the whole winter under the covers

This was the second attempt at the theme I was going for. I’m ok with it. Below is the first attempt. I don’t like the upper part of the painting. Though when I cropped it after scanning I didn’t think it looked to bad.

modern art
We stayed under the covers all winter

I was driving home from working all day and was staring at the sunset. I thought about the skyline being a bed. Wouldn’t it be great to snuggling up there with my wife for the day. Then I thought wouldn’t it be great if we could stay there all winter. Then reality hit. We had to run a bunch of errands. Maybe next year.

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We were magic

Kelsea Ballerini art
Kelsea Ballerini art
We were magic… in a grey crowd we were Neon words Kelsea Ballerini song, Legends

A little like last nights piece. I had so much fun I decided to do another. This is my second attempt at a art piece inspired by the song Legends by Kelsea Ballerini. One day I will do it justice. Tonight’s is more of a sketch then a finished piece. I have a webinar that I want to partake in so I need to get my work done early. Have a good night. keep loving.

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Some how they knew

show your love
show your love
Some how they knew

Body shot. It was a long day at work. My muscles cramped up on my several times. Took some pain killers. Hopefully I will sleep through the night. I doubt I will. Most like will wake up in pain. Pushed myself to create some art tonight. When you show love the world will see it. Don’t allow other people decide your happiness.

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Lived in buildings

love
love
Everyone
lived
in buildings
We lived
in your
heart
under
the stars

This blog isn’t about making money. It’s not a blog about getting famous. Many many people are writing blogs about those subjects. My blog is about the love. A subject I consider the most important thing you can add to your life. Love lasts forever. Trust me fame only last for a short time. 19 years living in Hollywood I would always hear people walking down the blvd saying, “who is that?”From someone that is sick often I can tell you when Death is stalking you he doesn’t care about the money you have. Try to find love every day. Fail at it. Keep trying to find love. In the end you’ll never be disappointed you did. Because one day true love will show up like an old friend. You’ll be so happy. one last thing never give up on life. When I was a teenager I tried to end my life. I’m glad I failed. I would never have gotten to experience all this happiness. I never in a million years thought back then I would be married for 23 years and have 4 great kids. Life has so much to offer. Keep looking for love every day.

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Morning Ritual

modern art morning ritual
modern art morning ritual
Morning Ritual

It took everything to get up this morning. I really wanted to blow off work. I made it to work though. It was a short day. I stained a door. Got really good responses to my modern art piece last night I decided to do another piece. Its a very simple piece. I’m experimenting with colors. When I took a picture of this piece for instagram you could barely see the yellow. The color really pops when I used a scanner. Very happy to have the next four days off. I can use the break to make the pieces for my kids book. I have to stay motivated. I can’t get caught up in nonsense. I need to get a good night sleep tonight. I hope that I do demo versions of the book layouts for the first two days. Then do the final versions on better paper the second two days. Fingers crossed I get it done.

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Family love

family
family
Family plants my feet firmly on the ground and gives me wings to fly

Family plants my feet firmly on the ground. They give me wings to fly. I wake up every day wanting to improve their lives. Even if I become crazy rich I can never repay them for everything they have done for me. Their love has caused me to grow more than I ever thought possible. Each day they are helping me become the father/Husband I should be. They cheer on my successes. They lift me up when I fail. I never really knew happiness until they came into my life. Today we are traveling up to Washington D.C. to have fun at the museums. I can’t wait until I see all those smiles. Time to get those angels going.

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The universe started

love
love
the universe started the day I met you. You are the sunbathe moon and the stars. You are my everything.

You can see a little bit of the orange sherbet for my sons ice cream cone on the art piece. I’m happy it cleaned up as well as it did. today was a long day. I installed stone around a fireplace. It went up 18 feet. it’s harder than you would think to make it look random. To have no pattern to the stones. It was fun to do something new. I always love learning how to do new work. I feel I could about build a house by myself. It was nice to have enough energy when I came home to do my art piece. I am going to try over the next 30 days to do a new piece. I once did it for three years straight so thirty days should be easy. (It’s never easy) But I have to do the work if I am going to get better. Until tomorrow.

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kindness

kindness
kindness
The power of kindness

I try pretty much everyday to improve my art. Today I bought Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age by Jeff Goins.

I would love to make enough money to support my family. It’s tough. I have done it in the past with my acting. I would like to do it with my art/writing. I am very happy with this piece. You don’t want to see the first version. It’s a cluttered mess. I had to much going on. My thought process was to keep adding. “Yeah, that will fix it”. No it doesn’t. I then step aside surprisedly not frustrated and thought what do I really want here. What do I want to express here. I boiled it down to handfuls of elements. I wanted to show a day broken down into a few lines. I then wanted to so an act of kindness taking you on a amazing journey. I think I got that all in there. Hope you like it. I need to get to reading my book.

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