"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #8: "Doldrums Complaisance and Working the Wood"

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Blog entry by frank posted 05-12-2008 01:48 PM 1134 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Doldrums Complaisance and Working the Wood

....when a man//woman walks the walkabout,
where does the mind of one such as this,
get past the wall of memories that have been taught,
so that one can break free and waunder the horizons of time

—-i am the outcome of what has been sealed up within a box,
till one day i saw that the box was only what other’s had dreamed up,
to keep me in my place of doldrums complaisance,
those dreams that often turned into the nightmares of chains

—-which i carried around to produce as after their image,
of what can sell in the world of art and yet was not mine,
my-self was afraid to step out on my own with dreams of imagination,
to speak for my-self and say this is who i am so love me or hate my work

—-one can never be free till one decides to walk after their own vision,
so create what is found within your own head,
keep silence while you are creating that image of a dream,
and let no-one ever take that dream from within your head
—by flp


So while out walking the other week, I started climbing up some ground in this forest of trees….

....till it was not long that through the trees….

....I heard the voice of this one who had been calling my name…. is this one in-deed, and here awaits one who asks for art…. soon I shall re-turn and take this one down….and back to my workshop, where we shall sit together….till our dreams be-come as one….

....why even out hear the widow maker’s take on an image of beauty….

Thank you.

” smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood....”

-- --frank, NH,

5 comments so far

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#1 posted 05-12-2008 01:55 PM

Thanks for the post Frank. I enjoy reading them.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 05-12-2008 02:05 PM

Frank, as usual, a very inspirational post. I applaud your courage and ability to “boldly go where you have never gone before”. Too often we let others define our boundaries and limits. It takes courage to move off this defined, but relatively safe, path.

Thanks for the post. And your photography is wonderful. It will be interesting to see what commonality that the two of you reach when your dreams merge.

Well done!!

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 05-12-2008 09:03 PM

Nice finding. Not sure if it was calling out to you , but it was certainly waving at you.

As always, thanks for the hike…

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#4 posted 05-13-2008 02:31 AM

I saw an interview with the gifted comedian Jim Carey. He said every once in a while early in his career, he would go out on stage and purposely bomb in his performance. Saying something to the effect of not wanting audience approval to be overly seductive in molding his creativity.

We all have to toughen ourselves up to criticism if we’re ever going to find the gems that reside within us. It ain’t like nobody besides ourselves would know what that is anyway!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#5 posted 05-15-2008 01:49 PM

—-many thanks to all for your wonder-full comments….

—-hello Miles; ....great words you have penned out here:
We all have to toughen ourselves up to criticism”; ....what?, you mean I have to work on my-self….
the gems that reside within us”; ....I’m a hard rock, but stick around awhile and watch me shine….
nobody besides ourselves would know what that is anyway”; ....yes, it is pain-full to sit down with our-self and dis-cover ‘what that is’....

Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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