Freetown Christiania, Denmark

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Freetown Christiania, Denmark is a community that is not a part of the EU and therefore in no way affiliated with the government. They are regulated by the Christiania Law of 1989 aka self-government. We were there in 2005. Melissa studied in Roskilde, Denmark and I had the chance to visit. It is a unique community or commune full of artistic expression and peace. It is an amazing place to visit! Check out this graffiti! The red door was someone's front door! The symbol represents their commune; the 3 dots represent peace, love, harmony.

Since we are on the topic of awesome graffiti--

The Shining 'Here's Johnny!'
Here is some GRAFFITI in Segovia, Spain at a local park. Some of this stuff is amazing.
Why does graffiti have to bring such negative connotations? Of course there is a lot of 'tagging' by gang representation but at the same time isn't it a cry for help? Why can't it be an outlet for expression?



I found this photo online. I LOVE IT. The plan is to make a rough sketch and see what the best medium should be. I'll keep ya posted on this!

I found this quote written in calligraphy on a poster board in my parents home. My Mom
wrote it in college and had it on her wall ::
To be calm. To be serene.
There is the calmness of the lake when there is the calmness of a stagnant ditch.
So it is with us.
Sometimes we are clarified and calmed healthily, as we never were before in our lives.
Not by an opiate. But by some unconscious obedience to the all-just laws.
So that we become like a still lake of the purest crystal and without an effort our depths are revealed to ourselves.

All the world goes by and is reflected in our deeps.
Such clarity!
Obtained by such pure means!
by simple living, by honesty of purpose. We live and rejoice.

Segovia, Spain. This is where I studied abroad in college. This gorgeous Roman aqueduct went around the center of town. My walk to school along this stone structure is something I could never forget.
These giant historical sites have such a presence in front of you. They produce a sense of wonder and awe in the air.
The photo below was taken in La Plaza Mayor de Segovia. The ancient Catholic cathedral has spires that remind of Gothic time periods...incredible.
My lungs fill with an air of ancient times. The first stone was laid in 1525!
This is another view of La Catedral. How classically Spanish! Photo of the Day


These people were standing around in a living room during a house party. They were staring at a band playing in the corner that was WAY too loud. I wasn't into it, so I was taking photos of their legs...ummm. It was the white heels!
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Stonehenge. What a significant monument of

This was an old woman walking through a famous cathedral outside of London. It seems to me that her faith goes beyond her physical existence. I watched her as she entered the naive and it was as though she wasn't real, she was walking so slowly. A devotion of faith...


Essential Nature

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This rose has something that twists and turns, and tries to pull you in.
It speaks.
The water beads up along the side but if you look closely, the layers of petals that have yet to bloom are so fresh,
so new,
so defined.
They are sharp and edgy, yet smooth and silky.
Layer upon layer of unending layers that eventually guide you towards the center.

It's hard not to stare.
click on it...see for yourself.

There is something all too real within the flowers.
They are small gifts from God,
little reminders that there is and always should be color in our lives.
A reason to stop and recognize beauty.
Create art.

Marvel at the essence of nature.


On my mind

Adam...on my mind. He is climbing a few mountains this month. Grand Teton, Mt. Ranier, Mt. Cook, Mt. Whitney...!

ART! Everywhere I go, everything within vision, it is easy to find something artistic...therefore, it's on my mind.
This was a stippling of a flamingo that I made in college. It won an art contest at GSU in 2005!

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A good luck to Hatchback, Tradrack and Ascendigo.

Morning Specials

My favorite Salvador Dali painting. Another side to a mind we've only glimpsed. A hint of calm in a storm of chaos. I like to think it's early morning, she has her coffee in hand. She is alone but not lonely. This window is her chance to escape the daily tasks that may await her.
I saw this painting in a museum in Spain and could not believe it was Dali...I liked his work before, but after seeing this, a relationship ensued.

AAAAAHHHH meet CODY AND BRUNO. Two good ole boys...Doesn't it feel like morning in this picture? When Bruno (Right) first wakes up, he looks like he's been in 8 hours of REM sleep even if it's only been a 10 minute nap. These guys make so many things possible...

A good morning cup of joe, a knit cap due to the crisp cool air and a stroll through an eerie forest. A nice way to start the day. Cosmically Sanctioned of course.


Cherry Blossoms

Japan blooms for a few weeks every year and it is simply breathtaking.
So thick and colorful. They make for great photos ;)

The top of a temple in Japan, just outside of Tokyo. Not an uncommon sight, yet nicely accented with those little while flowers in bloom.

I get trapped in this picture. I want to walk with them, talk to them...the cherry blossoms create a roof over their heads and the lanterns can light their way...one of the oldest and most celebrated roads in Japan.

Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo? Yes, indeed. I don't think they were artificial...
A nice reflection shot too!




What is the What

What is the what exactly? This story of Valentino Achak Deng written by none other than THE Dave Eggers is moving. READ THIS BOOK! The true story of a Lost Boy of Sudan who escaped from his village under attack at the age of 8 and walked miles and miles escaping near death for years...10 years. It helps to put into perspective all of the small things that we take for granted in our lives..like ice..yes, frozen water, electricity, clean water or the t-shirt on your back.

Be thankful.



A million perfect snowflakes now
And no two are alike
And so it's hard for me imagining flaws in this design
I know debris, it covers everything
But still I am in love with this life.-Bright Eyes ‘Pinata’

These three shots were taken on a hike with Adam at Amicalola Falls last week.


This picture was taken outside at night...what a weird thing that came out of it. I like it!!!

My friend Melissa climbed the volcano of Mt. St. Helens. Which makes me think of Joe vs. the Volcano...

Probably one of the best movies of all time. Memorable quotes:
"I bribed them to sing a song that would drive us insane and make our hearts swell and burst." Joe

"My father says that almost the whole world is asleep. Everybody you know. Everybody you see. Everybody you talk to. He says that only a few people are awake and they live in a state of constant total amazement. " Patricia

Hurry! Go watch it!

Weirdness 2005

I was browsing through old photographs and stumbled upon these three in one folder...a random compilation. Check these out...

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I was in a sculpture class in college. This was taken of a classmate soldering her sculpture. The smoke reveals a FACE...someone was watching her. Do you see it?

Dos Primos always found potential to play in their dingy old Mexican bar. These guys didn't mind me taking pictures all up in their grill.

Another photo from college...you know, the usual. Find something you don't want anymore and burn it. Such as this couch for instance. We a had a few couch burning parties in our day. We once made a game; who could leap over the burning couch without being burned. Needless to say, people were burned, and that was the end of that bright idea.




They just updated a 2009 exhibition.

Probably the coolest cosmically sanctioned imagery I've ever seen...check it out!

Rain to Shine

Listening to the rain fall outside. I feel more real when there is rain falling all around me. Something above me is released..something inside of me releases. A delicate occurrence than can be so violent...A peaceful message poured out to us. It can ruin the day or put you where you just where you need to be. Right now I am looking out the window and thinking of the omens that have presented themselves to me...or that I opened my eyes wide enough to allow into sight. A recent omen assures me, quite literally, that Everything will be ok .
AAHhh! So appropriate ;)
I opened my eyes
And looked up at the rain,
And it dripped in my head
And flowed into my brain,
And all that I hear as I lie in my bed
Is the slishity-slosh of the rain in my head.

I step very softly,
I walk very slow,
I can't do a handstand--
I might overflow,
So pardon the wild crazy thing I just said--
I'm just not the same since there's rain in my head
Shel Silverstein

A photo of Mt. Ranier taken from my Aunt's home in Enumclaw, WA.

Sometimes we need to know that Everything will be ok.
Now the sun is shining and the rain is glistening on the leaves outside. Let all your fears evaporate. Have faith.

I took a picture while driving...dangerous I know, but with the heavens shining down on you like this..what is there to fear?

Big Canoe

A few waterfall pics taken at Big Canoe... North Ga-ish
I love how the camera can almost slow time to make the water look like one continuous flow...