Sunday, November 28, 2010

Nov. 28th “Consuming World”


"Ya… Yes! We’re almost through that fabulous time that makes us thankful. No I’m not talking about Thanksgiving. I’m talking about Black Friday that’s really Black Long Weekend. Once again we’ve traded what our forefathers thought was a good idea for a merchandising extravaganza. Who needs time to reflect, be with friends and family, and remember special occasions, days when vows were swapped creating eternal bonds? All that is a thing of the past! It’s I want to feel good and get on with my life. And of course feeling good means consuming everything the world lays up and lays out as truth.

If you bought paintings to fill up empty walls or match pillows your just part of the greed and meism generation. You could have emptied the garage and probably fed ten to a hundred starving children. I know it’s what will the neighbors think and who would have seen me do that.

So find a painting that means something to you that speaks to your heart and that you won’t just throw away because you’ve had a change of life or someone’s not meeting your needs the way you think they should.

Those treasures are priceless treasures through thick, thin, fat or slim or whatever you think you are going through."

“Thought I’d be with you till the end
Questions now arise that you saw me as a friend
Changes here and there when money was more not less
But that wasn’t good enough, just added to distress
So you bought a new one and replaced my space
A new painting on the wall, it’s really a disgrace!”

“Paintings can be reminders of what you are truly thankful for, or may keep you focused on the path less traveled, away from worldly choices. Have a great week!”

"Find my paintings, or may my paint-tings find you!"

Douglas Auld

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Nov. 21st “You Believe it’s Thanksgiving Week?”


"There is so much to say; I could talk about spending 200 million dollars to take a trip that had no results. I could talk about a slap in the face one week and it not meaning anything the next. I could talk about positioning one party against the other. I could talk about how the pension for the congress has gone from somewhere in the thirty thousand range to a sixty thousand dollar figure in three and a half years while the seniors in this country have gotten almost nothing in any increase in social security. I could talk about having a pension for life when you put in only two to four years of having just about everything for free. I could talk about a huge percentage of people in this country who no longer believe in marriage and the majority of the others believe it’s OK to just chuck your vows and look for greener grass, after all most of America doesn’t even believe in God any more. I could talk about how professional athletes go around and want your money while we have a million and a half homeless kids living on the streets. You don’t find them solving the problem, just like Hollywood, all they do about it is use their celebrity position.

We’re so much like Rome and we’re so blind to the coming events it is unreal. We have kids who have no respect wanting to be patted on the heads rather than be disciplined and actually learn something. This happens as China teaches two year olds how to speak English. We can’t even speak English or that other second language that we’ve spent billions on to accommodate millions of illegal aliens.

All that mess and more come to our doorsteps against a backdrop of honing a skill which meant something and gave something to every human being. This week the Museum of Fine Arts In Boston opened up a fantastic new wing. The project has taken ten years and guess what, came in on budget. I guess no politician ran the construction. The people say they want people to get involved and look at what we have done. Where we have been and how we have transitioned. I shudder to think what if we were to put something together ten years from now.

Through it all paintings and created works of beauty can still stop us and make us reflect, give us memories, motivate us to doing more, and get us away from our own self interest and choices which are only about us.

It is Thanksgiving week. It’s time to be thankful to God for keeping us and our country free, in spite of how we have treated Him and each other."

“The world we live in is truly in a messy way
The stench of politics and self leads each day
We’ve shown our children what we think is OK
And someday real soon the bill is to be paid
You won’t recognize your part in another’s life
You had no feeling and you caused no strife!”

“Paintings are visual expressions in which artists want you to participate. Don’t miss the truth that stands before you. It’s never too late to make it right for Him. Have a great week and remember we still have a lot to be thankful for!”

"Find my paintings, or may my paint-tings find you!"

Douglas Auld

Copyright MMX Auld, Ltd

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Nov. 14th “See Vs See”


"What is it that you look at? Is it the parts of the human anatomy that ring loud and clear in your human mind filled with desires and imaginary pleasures? Is it a movie of a certain genre that fills your imitation with faraway places, people, things, fantasies or alike? Is it sports or favorite teams or events that you’ve chosen to be a part of? Is it that little baby’s face that you would do almost anything for or that special someone you gave or want to give yourself to? Is it TV with its constant babble about the next big thing and its constant commercials?

You ever thought about how your eyes are connected? I’m not talking about the glue and strings that hold them in their sockets. I’m talking about how they are connected to your brain; your heart, your soul, and the rest of that mechanical paraphernalia that lets you open the door instead of running into it.

When you look around and focus because a lot of people do a lot of looking without seeing, do you really see? Do you see what God has created for your pleasure? Do you see how many people care for you? Do you see those who support you? Do you take time to look and see? When was the last time you woke up early to see the sunrise or went somewhere special to see the sun set. When was the last time you took someone you truly care about with you?

Art and paintings are a great place to learn how to look, how to see. They teach you that what you think you see may not in fact be what you are seeing. They teach you that sometimes when you connect with them they can transmit volumes to your heart or your very soul. They can bring you to tears and buckle your knees. Though these occurrences may be rare for some, especially those who cannot see, it is something that everyone who can spend a little time and a little effort in focusing, engaging, and really looking can experience and enjoy.

Try this week and see what you can see; focus and take your time when you do."

“Sometimes when we look, we look real close
Sometimes we were self consumed as we boast
Sometimes we make choices that are daunting
Sometimes our choices leave us wanting
Sometimes we’ve violated God’s way
Sometimes we’ve got just too much to say!”

“Great paintings remind you everyday of what’s truly important! They can mark your life. When you find such a pearl of great worth acquire it. Have a wonderful and productive week.”

"Find my paintings, or may my paint-tings find you!"

Douglas Auld

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Nov. 7th “What’s The Color Of Tea”

"Color Along The Tracks”
Size: 18" X 24" Giclee' on Canvas Hand Embellished by the Artist; Certified & Limited From "The New Impressionistic Collection". - Click HERE - Find the ENLARGED paintings with details, pricing, shipping and more as well as my comments on the paintings.

"Pictures and paintings from across our beautiful land have been seen on every television station as people are confronted with the colors of the fall.

Those beautiful colors of autumn gave way this week to some other dominant colors. The colors of politics, politicians, spin doctors and map makers who all took part in voting some out and voting some in. The President said he took a shellacking. The new Speaker of the House said the people have spoken. Here in Massachusetts the only color they really know, except for a brief moment of “Brown” which has gone to Washington to fight for those old tea party believers, is blue. Many of her citizens have been blue since Brown got elected to throw chaos into the Health Care bill, stop business as usual, help turn the economy, and bring in the tea without more taxes.

The map makers with map colors were very busy identifying which states were blue and which were red. I guess some were even blue about what they read the morning after the elections. Most that were red were not embarrassed by what had happened.

Most artists don’t have time, though some are politically active and still paint in protest. But, they all see and paint in color, except those who paint in black and white.

I hope you get some time this coming week to take a deep breath and realize how far we have come away from our founding fathers. How they protested and how they gave their very lives for our freedom. It’s pretty sad to think that most would not even have been able to run for office today because of their belief, but that’s another Blog Burst.

We’ll talk more of this soon…"

“Today we manipulate what we want for us
If we don’t get it we go to court and make a fuss
We put laws on the books for strange things we say
Like go to jail if you spank your child in any way
Our words are all what the world wants as correct
Even if we promised and the vows weren’t kept.”

“Look closely at the colors of paintings and hear their message to your heart. Hope you have a great week and look beyond the taxing of the tea.”

"Find my paintings, or may my paint-tings find you!"

Douglas Auld

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