Tag Archives: Storytelling

Starlight Wishes

 

“There wouldn’t be a sky full of stars if we were all meant to wish on the same one.”
― Frances Clark

 

Everyone wishes on the North Star
or the first one seen that night
They wish and dream
most for the same things
They wish money or love
wealth and health
and while gratitude
i feel for the measure
of those gifts I have
or may have
My dream is different.
So I found a new star
and wished for some of its light
I wanted words and visions
to flow from my hands
as the star flowed into me.
I wanted to wake
the slumbering heart
of those who wouldn’t see
I yearned for stories to tell
in ways that would be true
I would be Prometheus
and carry the light home
I would not hide it
nor horde it
but give it away
in art I made
and words written
So I will wish on a farther star
and take what may be given.

 

Blessings, G

 

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Sun GazingSun Gazing by G A Rosenberg

 

EmitterEmitter by G A Rosenberg

Of Stories Told and Untold….

“The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin

 

If a story exists but is not communicated does it still hold meaning? Each of us live our stories every day and yet if there is no expression of self in our lives, no way in which we communicate our story than what meaning is gained by it? To me, each tale I hear communicated, each life in which I somehow share whether by talking with people or experiencing their art, music, writing enriches not only me but spreads out in ripples with everything I share. For to experience someone else’s story is to make it part of our own story and part of our being. This in turn even if it is not on a conscious level gets communicated by me in my own art, writing and speech. Perhaps it will only be a turn of phrase, perhaps a colouration of mood yet my expression becomes touched by everything that has touched me. We live in a web of interconnection. With the internet our stories become spread even wider and more pervasive to the point that we tangentially touch almost every other story in the world.If we have but the perspective to appreciate it.
Blessings, G

 

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By the Moon's LightMoonlit by G A Rosenberg

 

FirefallFirefall by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – July 21 2012

“Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.”
―Hannah Arendt

 

At times I worry that my art becomes too formulaic and then I realize that a lot more goes into even the Mandalas than I let myself believe at times. I was just describing to a friend who’s interested in possibly collaborating on a piece and I found myself surprised at how much I tend to tweak and move things around.

“The way I begin many of my pictures (not all but most of the mandala style ones and energy resonated ones) is to start with a photo or group of photos I like and start treating them to different filters, solarizing, HDR, droste, oil paint, daubs etc until I have hit on something that feels right, i then tend to mirror it horizontally and vertically, usually playing with filters and colours and then concentric-izing it into a mandala form (where i may do more playing around until it feels right)… i may also start or combine with fractal patterns etc… Brush work, erasure and cloning comes in at different points. It basically is finished when it feels finished.”

Just a bit of insight into at least how I approach at least one style of my art.
Blessings, G

 

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Yoga by G A Rosenberg

 

Heart’s Glow by G A Rosenberg

 

Quote of the Day – January 11 2012

“”The vitalized art form of storytelling will determine what lives and what dies”
–Caroline Casey

Hasn’t it always tho? The stories that persist shape both our culture and our lives. What stories do we tell about ourselves? Do we tell stories where we succeeded and were proud? Do we tell stories of people who victimized us and hurt us until we either gave up or thrived despite it? Do we tell self- depreciating tales or tales of enlightened journeying and adventures?
What stories did our families tell and enjoy? What stories did we learn at school? What resonates? These questions to me are the key ones. If I can hear a person’s stories then i am over halfway there to gaining an understanding of them and of course as a byproduct myself. Namaste, G

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Slightly-Processed Goth by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 27 2011

“Surely the job of fiction is to actually tell the truth. It’s a paradox that’s at the heart of any kind of storytelling.”

–Jeremy Northam

Thinking about storytelling tonight, our stories as well as the ones we read, watch, hear from others. It stopped surprising me a long time ago, the truth and insight that can come from a fictional story, a myth or a legend. The mask of fantasy becomes an armour that even the most vulnerable of truths can wear at least until midnight when the masques come off and the truth becomes revealed. How many of us run off Cinderella like before that can happen? Or is that mixing metaphors? Perhaps tho, someone has found the clues we left behind (and every fiction as well as every truth leaves clues behind) and cares enough to follow us home…Sometimes it may be part of ourselves that hasn’t seen the light of day in way too long…
Namaste,
GAR

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Intersecting Planes by G A Rosenberg