“put it in your heart where tomorrow shines”

I’ve been in darkness for quite sometime. I however am a fighter, I overcome the dark clouds. This work in progress was a disaster! I brought it out and want to paint with only the happy colors. I love this REM song. I am feeling both shiny and happy today. I will post more in progress. As always I wish you love and happiness. #art #artist #music #abstract

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Art: tierza @MistyValleyStudio
Music: REM- Shiny Happy People

That whirlwind isn’t going away, or rather, the effects of it are not

I was devoid of color for quite some time. I have had a lot on my plate. I begged for a bigger plate, I received it! Yesterday I had an affair with color; I also had an affair with music. I haven’t been listening, or rather, HEARING it. I have this thing, this thing called Synesthesia, and I have to admit I love it. I live in music. It is one of the biggest things that can affect the art I make. Yesterday this song by the Buzz Poets (a Pittsburgh band,) had its way with me. I hope you ponder the art, and think of the Hurricane’s in your life. It is best to listen to the music while pondering the art. As always I wish you joy and love. #art #artist #abstract #music

“Synesthesia is a condition in which one sense (for example, hearing) is simultaneously perceived as if by one or more additional senses such as sight. Another form of synesthesia joins objects such as letters, shapes, numbers or people’s names with a sensory perception such as smell, color or flavor.”

Art: tierza – Title: That whirlwind isn’t going away, or rather, the effects of it are not
Music: The Buzz Poets – Hurricane

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“come now, come now, can you not see”

I don’t think I will ever forgive the United States for the treatment of Katrina VICTIMS. Crimes against humanity is just not right. We are in such danger of becoming lemmings; if we are already not. The media is using the dumbing down of the masses caused by the cluster-f*ck of social media to help people ignore real issues facing us. Barely talking about the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is now acceptable? Will anyone be held accountable?
I had this painting I started in the latter part of 2015 that I let become too precious. I hated it; and it hated me back. I didn’t exactly know why I did what I did with this color until it dawned on me I was painting the OIL SLICK! I chose the color at random and just let my fury go, it is the color of oil, black and tarry on some fairly gentle colors. I also didn’t know my tell it like it is nature is GOOD (surely I must be indigo) but for the most part I do keep it in check, my heart knows it wants to be free.
I hope you listen to this powerful music by Dave Matthews with the incredibly talented Timmy Reynolds while you ponder the art. I do indeed wish you joy, and love. I also wish you think about what we are doing to our water, land, and, moreover, other humans. #humanist #art #artist #abstract #indigo

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http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/latest-shell-skimmers-start-cleanup-gulf-oil-spill-39104631

“Fusion confusion-these atoms are an illusion-scatter your matter far away from me” Cat Zisk

I love live and local talent, Cat Zisk creates music that makes me think. Side-note I am delighted to know this musical ninja. I create invented visual worlds in hopes of making others think. I often wonder if I am successful with this. Here I am with another not quite ready for prime time viewing painting, but I think I know where I am going with this. And, hopefully I will get a better photograph of this world upon completion. Today I am wondering where the Lions are. I hope you enjoy this delightful little song, and ponder this world I created on canvas. It is 24x24x2 on canvas. It has oh-so many layers; each one filled with a lot of emotion. Are you out there? Do you read me? No matter the answers –
I still wish you love and kindness.
#art #music #artist #abstract #color
Music-Cat Zisk – Planet
Art: tierza: Untitled
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“you say you want your stories to remain untold”

What can I say?

Please enjoy the music while pondering the art. As always, I wish you love and kindness.

It made me think of stories of holidays past, stories of families, friends. How they unfold, and  ultimately play out.
#art #artist #abstract #color

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Stories unfold. 18×24

 
Art: Stories Unfold
Music: U2: All I want is you.

“One in three must find some peace” –

This song, this entire CD has had a huge impact on the way I think about some things. I love lyrics that are philosophic, and induce deeper thoughts. I do need proof before belief. It is just how I am. The triptych this song produced via my hands is both simplistic.and deep. I hope you listen to the song in the video as well as ponder the art. As always, I wish you love and joy.
#art #artist #abstract #music

Art: tierza – Triptych titled “One in three must find some peace.”
Music: James 0 One of the three” from the LAID CD (Buy this, it is good!)
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“destination unknown, ruby ruby ruby soho”

I am not sure if I am working the art, or the art is working me. I wanted to show off Susan Martz Loughry’s Ruby Reuse. I thought Ruby Soho might be some fitting music. There are some random studio shots of the abundance of art supplies for future exploration. There is also my angry piece of art I am working on, I think it is telling me to get a grip. I hope you will listen to the music as you enjoy the photographs. As always I wish you love and kindness. #art #artist #reuse #musicruby reusesupplies

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Art: Ruby Reuse – Susan Martz Loughry
Music: Rancid – Ruby Soho

“as i wish i could be somewhere floating between lost and knowing”

I have no words to express my feelings about seeing someone fall in love with a piece of the art I created. I feel so honored to know this talented and delightful young woman.
I hope you listen to her music that speaks so deeply to my soul. And yes, this piece of art went home with her. ❤ Fulfilling my obligation to world art drop day.
As always I wish you love and kindness.
#art #artist #abstract #catzisk
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In restless dreams I walked alone

I have been in absentia for some time. It hasn’t been for lack of wanting to make things, or communicating with this blog. Pondering my quirky nature; and just WHY I feel the need to be so closed about my personal life, I’ve still so many questions. Is the silence really serving, or is it suffocating? I am certain (despite my lack of impeccable grammar) that there is a book inside of me. The life I chose,DSCN2518DSCN2521 or allowed has been atypical for certain. I wonder, really really wonder what would happen should I take to the written word like it is a canvas. Would the words be soft and soothing, or would they come flying out of me like a verbal Jackson Pollack, spewing expletives here and there with wild abandon, crushing my own pre-concieved notions of right and wrong? Would I format this like a typical work, or just shut off the monitor with nothing to see as I type my life out to the world? Time will tell. Tell me what you think?  I am a paid published author, via a public art project I was involved with. I’ve some new work to offer up for you to see, however I still need to photograph those, maybe today; but probably not. I do think there will be time in this upcoming week. In the meantime, some not quite ready for prime time viewing, but I am showing them nonetheless. One is addition and subtraction, the other is a tortured canvas. I don’t think in the poor quality photo of the tortured canvas you can see the hole in it; but it is there. I it is a reminder of the hole in my heart that is probably going to remain. As always, I wish you love and joy.
#art #artist #abstract #writing #author

Art: tierza (perhaps unfinished)
Music: Simon and Garfunkel: Sounds of Silence

I’m certainly uncertain; at least I’m pretty sure I am.

So much is going on, and it is GOOD. I will be taking Art on the road to a destination on the coast of Florida. Another show is also in progress on the east coast. My works will be picked up by courier and heading out. I want to thank my genius, generous friends, and family.  Thank you for lifting me up. What a ride the past couple of weeks have been. Fate is going to put me face to face with someone I idolize, could it get better? Here are some studio shots, friends and family. They believe in me, and I believe in me too. I know I won’t miss the boat, and I sure won’t miss the plane. Enjoy the photos of the studio, and happenings. Listen to my favorite Modest Mouse song. As always, wishing you kindness and joy! Color me happy. #art #artist #abstract #roadtrip

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Music: Modest Mouse – Missed the boat.