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So Mad I Can't See Straight!!!!! : Seeing Stars

Blog Posted:2/20/2014 11:35:00 AM
HAHA! Fooled You! Thought this was gonna be Juicy! So while you're here, what do you think?

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Date: 2/24/2014 9:38:00 PM
I love these kinds of geometric designs. The colors are so bold and bright. This is beautiful, Chan!...Do you remember those "Magic Eye" books from the 90's? You would stare at these designs and a 3-D image would pop out at you. Most people could not see the images, but it always worked for me. :)
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Date: 3/9/2014 1:02:00 PM
LOL! I so remember those, Kelly. If I tried hard enough, I could see them, also. Thanks for taking a look and for the kind comments <3
Date: 2/23/2014 7:56:00 PM
Cool stars. Looks like a shirt, or book cover, or CD cover (does anyone else still keep their music on CDs?).
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Date: 2/24/2014 11:45:00 AM
lol I keep mine on burned CD's. I only have a few left I saved for posterity, even though they are hopelessly warped and scratched. Thanks for looking, Scott :)
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Date: 2/24/2014 8:44:00 AM
I have all my cds from way back when in a huge plastic tub. I think one day they may be collectible, like vinyl is now :). Anyway, I love my cds...especially the old cover art and fold outs :)
Date: 2/22/2014 2:34:00 PM
When I played football Chan, I saw twinklin' stars frequently during games! This is much better! As I watch your art, with much movement, from my easy-chair! Jimbo
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Date: 2/23/2014 11:18:00 AM
Many thanks as always, Jimbo! :)
Date: 2/21/2014 6:34:00 PM
This has a 3-D Escher-like quality. As you stare at it, parts seem to stick out and then a little shift in your focus changes everything. Very Mellow Yellow, that's right...
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Date: 2/22/2014 11:43:00 AM
Thanks, Roy. I don't like for my pieces to be flat; I always aim for depth and illusion. I appreciate you having a look and for the thoughtful reply :)
Date: 2/21/2014 2:13:00 PM
I love it..Yes as Ruben said..I can see it as part if a stained glass window.The colors transmit fun and when it was done you must have been in a joyful mood..Yes?No? Yes? Well done!!
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Date: 2/22/2014 11:45:00 AM
Thanks, Charm. Yes, I would say I was in a jovial mood when I made this. It's not dark or brooding but actually celebratory. Thanks for the look and reply :)
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Date: 2/21/2014 2:14:00 PM
as part of i meant : )
Date: 2/21/2014 10:36:00 AM
title did the trick :) slick move
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Date: 2/21/2014 11:06:00 AM
Thanks. I know how to reach the peoples! ;)
Date: 2/21/2014 10:30:00 AM
wow so colorful & balanced symmetrically! Keep up the good work Chan!
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Date: 2/21/2014 11:05:00 AM
Thanks, Debbie :)
Date: 2/21/2014 8:26:00 AM
Chan The Man OOOOHHHHH !!!!! This is pretty and colorful. Me likes it. LOL Very beautiful and could be put on a window, card, t-shirt, etc. Nice job my friend. HHHMM Next one you do, make it shaped like a butterfly under a rainbow. HEE HEE Hugs and Love Sweet Pea
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Date: 2/21/2014 11:06:00 AM
Thanks, Sweet Pea :)
Date: 2/20/2014 10:03:00 PM
Chan, this is trippy. I think Cyndi's Beatle-esque interpretation is a valid one. I find this to be a Rainbow Lucifer meets Purple Haze sort of thing. It is quite meditative for me. Couple this with flashbacks and I zone out pondering things such as: who created Satan? In Christian mythology, if God created Lucem Ferre, who eventually fell from the heavens as the "Ancient Dragon", did God know beforehand that Lucifer would become Satan? And if so, did God create Lucifer anyway, to help reinforce his vision of free will? And so forth. That's wot this piece does to my mind. See wot you've done now....
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Date: 2/21/2014 11:08:00 AM
I always hope my images will be pleasing to a psychedelic tripper, Chris. I know all about those flashbacks lol ;)
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Cyndi MacMillan
Date: 2/21/2014 7:46:00 AM
If I were to write a novel based on the New Testament, it would be written in the POV of Judas. I would be the one crucified, honestly, if it ever got published. By the way, HELLO! Good to see you. It's horrid weather-wise today. Icy roads...hope all is well with you!
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Date: 2/21/2014 7:42:00 AM
I know! I have had the same thoughts (kept to myself, til now) about Judas. I have actually felt sorry for Judas. I figure that so did Jesus. If I believe in prophesy, what choice did any have in their parts to play? Pontius Pilate, what if he had said, "No, I free this man." I loved the film, The Last Temptation of Christ.. I got that. Boycott that? Seriously?!
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Date: 2/20/2014 11:31:00 PM
Hey, Chas. Thanks, it's great to see you around too, man. Yeah, I am totally digging into this "beyond good and evil" theme. You're moving the ponderings towards a deeper, Neitzsche-esque approach now.
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Charles Henderson
Date: 2/20/2014 10:53:00 PM
BTW is so good to see you comment again.
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Charles Henderson
Date: 2/20/2014 10:49:00 PM
Chris, I think you hit the nail on the head about free will. There is no way you can have free will without choice. There can be no choice for good unless you have something without "good". My opinion, you don't have to be "bad" to be shut out, you merely have to be "not good". Tricky semantics but is a totally different concept.
Date: 2/20/2014 9:54:00 PM
I don't know much about art. I just know that I like bright colors that are not too surreal. So ME LIKES.
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Date: 2/21/2014 11:08:00 AM
I appreciate that, Andrea :)
Date: 2/20/2014 5:50:00 PM
ROFLMAO... I came in earlier and saw your gorgeous work but was called away by the phone, then I thought, I'll have to go back tonight, after dinner... and sure enough, you changed your blog title. HA! Get 'em spiderman, sling that web! ;-) Okay, so yes I DO SEE THE STAINED GLASS but I also see... don't shoot me... the Beatles in the Yellow Submarine. I have no idea why, but instead of Lucy in the Sky, some inner voice is saying to me to say to you, Eleanor Rigby? I've been told I have a touch of the "gift." You're much younger than me, and you were into heavy metal stuff, yes? Does the song Eleanor Rigby have a special significance to you? Huh! Sometimes, I just go with the intuition!
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Date: 2/21/2014 11:10:00 AM
You know what they say about flies and honey, Miss Who lol. I'm not familiar with the Rigby song nor do I know much about the Beatles, I'm afraid. Weird, geometric art is just what I do best. Thanks for the thoughtful reply ;)
Date: 2/20/2014 2:29:00 PM
I see a tent opened to the night sky and since seeing the tent I can't see anything else but a few stars above the horizon
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Date: 2/20/2014 3:50:00 PM
lol I hope that's a good thing, Frederic! Thanks for looking and commenting :)
Date: 2/20/2014 11:40:00 AM
This is so brilliant!!! I would love to have this printed on silk and framed on my wall. Reminds me of your 9/8/2009 quote describing the feeling one gets when listening to the Tibetan Benedictine Monks: "stare at stain glass with Jesus..." - " bathed in holy light"... :)
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Date: 2/20/2014 12:08:00 PM
Glad you have these quotes because my sieve-like brain certainly doesn't remember. I have a list of quotes you gave me years ago. Remember when my sister said, "I've kicked in more doors than the LAPD"? LOL! Thanks, S.V.

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Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
8/9/2014 Grey Area Rhymedark,truth,world,
8/9/2014 The Plot Thickens Rhymegod,judgement,life,truth,
8/9/2014 Glossophobic Light Poetryfear,world,
8/9/2014 Only God Knows and Time Will Tell Rhymechange,god,time,
4/3/2014 Anti-Psychotic Rhymepain,
3/22/2014 Science Friction Rhymespace,stars,
3/21/2014 An Exercise in Versatility Versepoetry,self,
3/19/2014 Pas de Deux Rhymelove,
3/18/2014 Do Not Read and Operate Heavy Machinery or Equipment Rhymedream,heart,poems,
3/6/2014 Inder the Unfluence Coupletdrink,humor,wine,
2/20/2014 Psychomanteum Rhymeheart,spiritual,
2/19/2014 Rosetta I do not know?confusion,nonsense,
2/19/2014 What's Weighing Heavy on My Heart Rhymelost love,
2/17/2014 She Sold Her Soul in a Bathroom Mirror Rhymeevil,satire,woman,
2/12/2014 The Last Son Rhymeart,truth,winter,
2/11/2014 What Gets On My Nerves Narrativeanger,angst,how i feel,
2/10/2014 Surgical Blue Free versehealth,me,satire,
2/8/2014 Restless Natives Sonnetboat,journey,ocean,
2/7/2014 Casting Couch Sonnetart,god,life,
2/5/2014 Hemlock Valentine Rhymedeath,fire,grave,heart,lo
2/4/2014 Veracious Vainglorious Vivacious Vixen: Very Virtuous, Very Vicious Rhymebeauty,woman,
2/1/2014 I'm Gonna Need a Transplant Rhymeabuse,addiction,drink,
1/31/2014 Assault and Pepper Rhymehow i feel,
1/28/2014 Bionic Betty: Another True Tale from the Mental Ward Narrativecrazy,woman,
1/26/2014 Nothing's New Rhymefun,morning,poems,sun,wom
1/25/2014 Memoir: Crashing Women's Studies- Feminists, BEWARE lol Narrativeart,funny,poetry,social,w
1/25/2014 Social Climber Rhymedeath,father,heaven,money
1/24/2014 Rubicons and Oubliettes Rhymeemotions,feelings,
1/23/2014 Water Brothers Rhymebeauty,brother,death,wate
1/7/2014 Poking the Beast Rhymeanger,fire,violence,
1/6/2014 Humble Pie, Anyone Prosehow i feel,introspection,
1/1/2014 Room Service Lyriclust,romance,sexy,
12/31/2013 One-Trick-Pony Rhyme 
12/18/2013 The Fool Rhymebaby,fun,horse,humorous,m
12/18/2013 Coming Clean Narrativeanger,conflict,introspect
12/17/2013 Perfectly Terrible Rhymeanger,beautiful,conflict,
12/3/2013 Paper-Cup Porsche: True Tale from the Mental Ward Narrativeblack african american,cr
12/3/2013 Gardens Grey Rhymebeauty,celebrity,characte
12/2/2013 Darth Exactitude Rhymecharacter,fantasy,star,wa
12/1/2013 All We Have is Hope Free versecancer,conflict,hope,how
11/28/2013 Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder Light Poetryheart,how i feel,lonely,l
11/28/2013 Twice the Christ Rhymechristian,death,god,humor
11/21/2013 I Think of You More Than You Think I Do Light Poetryheart,husband,i love you,
11/20/2013 Love is a Lie Rhymegod,heart,love,love hurts
11/11/2013 Have My Cake and Eat It, Too Rhymecrazy,future,self,vanity,
11/6/2013 Damage Control: An Apology Poem Rhymeheart,poets,sorry,
11/5/2013 From Great Pain Comes Great Inspiration Narrativeanger,bereavement,best fr
11/5/2013 Tug of War Rhymecrazy,pain,sorrow,war,
11/5/2013 Believe It or Not Rhymeanger,angst,god,lonely,lo
11/5/2013 As God As My Witness Rhymeconfusion,dream,joy,life,
11/4/2013 The Throne of Bone and Stone Rhymedream,sad,sin,sleep,world
11/3/2013 A Rational Explanation Rhymedeath,feelings,life,war,w
11/1/2013 Horrorscope Rhymechange,self,space,stars,
10/30/2013 Call Me Monday When I've Made My Millions Rhymedeath,heart,kiss,lost lov
10/29/2013 An Ounce of Pretention Rhymefuture,heart,
10/29/2013 Burning Man Rhymefire,grief,journey,sad,tr
10/28/2013 I'll Have Another, and Keep'em Comin' Rhymeangst,drink,heart,poets,s
10/28/2013 Glad-He-Ate-Her Rhymeanger,violence,war,
10/27/2013 Lazy Man Rhymelove,self,
10/27/2013 Escape Artist Rhymeheart,hope,lost love,poet
10/27/2013 Blackout Rhymedeath,faith,life,sorrow,w
10/26/2013 Around in Circles Rhymesleep,truth,
10/26/2013 A Journey Through Eternity Rhymeanger,future,happiness,ho
10/23/2013 Exercising My Demons Rhymeevil,heaven,religion,
10/23/2013 Knock, Knock Rhymecrazy,heart,self,song,sor
10/17/2013 Damn You, Eve Rhymedance,heaven,innocence,lo
10/17/2013 Romance the Chance Rhymebeauty,dance,hate,journey
10/17/2013 The One Least Likely Rhymeemotions,sorrow,
10/17/2013 Try as They Might Rhymeart,people,poems,poetry,p
10/15/2013 In the Meantime Rhymepain,
10/14/2013 It's Hard to be a Rhymer in a Free-Verse World Rhymeart,poetry,
10/14/2013 A God Among Men Rhymebody,heart,men,sky,
10/12/2013 You Love Me More Than You Love Yourself Light Poetrychildren,grave,love,my ch
10/12/2013 Spreading the Seed Rhymedesire,fun,lust,sexy,
10/12/2013 Burying the Hatchet Rhymegrief,pain,time,today,
10/11/2013 What Would You Take Contest Entry Narrativefriend,husband,lost,music
10/11/2013 Run for Your Lives--Them's Fightin' Words Rhymeconflict,fear,friend,pain
10/11/2013 I'll Drink to That Rhymeaddiction,drink,marriage,
10/10/2013 Angel in Your Eyes Contest Entry Rhymeangel,
10/10/2013 Why Can't I Be Young, Rich and Thin Narrativeart,beauty,desire,imagina
10/8/2013 Take Two and Call Me in the Morning Rhymeangst,sick,
10/7/2013 Twenty-Below Zero Rhymetime,trust,
10/5/2013 You and I and I and You Free verseanger,beautiful,corruptio
10/4/2013 Leave a Message After the Beep Free verseabsence,dark,death,drink,
10/3/2013 Delusions of Grandeur- Bon Voyage Rhymejourney,stars,time,world,
10/3/2013 The Verdict Is In Rhymeevil,time,violence,
10/3/2013 Alone with My Thoughts Rhymecolor,death,pain,truth,
10/2/2013 PHARM Fresh Rhymeaddiction,love,
9/29/2013 A Happy Ending Rhymehappiness,life,love,pain,
9/29/2013 No Assembly Required Light Poetrydeath,flying,travel,
9/29/2013 Come Out, Come Out- Wherever You Are Rhymelost,pain,peace,sleep,
9/26/2013 Playing with Fire Rhymeanger,fire,heart,violence
9/26/2013 Strange Bathfellows Rhymebooks,humorous,insect,
9/25/2013 I'll Gladly Pay You Tuesday Light Poetryfood,money,
9/25/2013 Meet Me Halfway Rhymelost love,violence,
9/25/2013 Thank You Lord, Amen Rhymeevil,god,sick,sorrow,time
9/25/2013 To Make Matters Worse Rhymedeath,dream,friend,love,s
9/24/2013 The Truth Isn't Always Kind Rhymelife,truth,
9/24/2013 Hammer to a Concrete Heart Rhymefear,heart,writing,
9/23/2013 Life is Sweet in Honey-Hives Rhymeflower,life,sweet,

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The King of Sanctimonious Rhymehumorous,metaphor,
A Beautiful Love Free verselove,relationship,
Death Will Not Come For Me Rhymedeath,evil,life,magic,
Leonardo DiCaprio Rhymecelebrity,film,for him,ho
ALCOHOL Free verseaddiction,
Chaff vs Wheat - Relief Rhymeangst,goodbye,lost love,r
Fate's Occasion Iambic Pentameterbeautiful,beauty,emotions
Heaven For A Poet Rhymedream,fantasy,heaven,insp
Nevermore Rhymehorror,poetry,tribute,wri
The Dead Of Winter Quatraindark,death,lonely,winter,
Oh Love, Fair Love Rhymeloss,lost love,lovelife,l
William part 2 Balladeblack african american,gr
Bending Backward Ballad 
Popcorn Music Rhyme 
Rhyme Master Couplet 
The Horde's Prayer Verseangel,
Come Sit by My Side Tail-rhymefor her,marriage,moving o
Dreaming Couplethumor,humorous,poets,
Shocks Of Electrifying Emotion Rhymelove,romantic,
A Dedication To The Man Rhymededication,friendship,
SWITCH magazine Free versededication,hope,life,love
The Other Side Rhymeabsence,allegory,analogy,
DUFFY DEAN Rhymecat,
In Search Free versebeautiful,bible,god,
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