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03/06/2005
Entry: "Chillin hard..."

Finally was able to get back to basics with my creative flow this weekend...Getting my art groove on does wonders to my outlook on life. As with anyone out there who has a passion, a burning need to do or create something, whether it is singing, playing sports, doing art, cooking...anything that fuels your joy, then I'm sure you can relate to that feeling of satisfaction that all is well once you get your mojo back. As an artist by birth, it is imperative that I am in tune with my artistic impulses as much as possible and whenever I'm not in sync it drags me down in the doldrums. Music is always good therapy for me too, especially when I'm singing and jamming to some serious vibology while I'm doing my art. Of course my daughter Rena always slams her bedroom door shut when I start singing and the wife always turns up the volume of the TV...LOL (that's ok, no shame in my game). I really wish I lived closer to nature (walking distance) so that I could take short walks every now and then to calm the nerbs whenever life gets hectic. Then again, they do find a body every so often in the woods around here. Perhaps I can rethink that one. When I do get a chance to unwind I like to put on some old school flow, not too loud, love-making stuff...maybe fire up my PC so I can do some digital art, maybe grab something to drink and munch on and get my chill on, yanno?...How do you unwind and get your chill on when it gets hectic for you?

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9 brothers and sisters helped me to understand.


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on Thursday, March 31st, 2005 @ 09:02 AM EST
purfiktgurl said

i read curled up in bed, in a quiet room - but i haven't read consistently in the last year - and i definitely feel the tension that's built up and the need to release.

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on Wednesday, March 9th, 2005 @ 10:10 PM EST
Sherri Berry said

big grin I love your new layout! Very nice! Hope all is well. Take care.

Girl, please!...you know I just can't wait until you start displaying your work on your own site! I really loved your last graphic you showed me, really a beautiful piece for sure. Sketch ya later!...greggy

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on Wednesday, March 9th, 2005 @ 04:44 PM EST
michele said

...a burning need to cook never never never...
I will have to pass on that one..

hehehe...I hate cooking. I know, I know, men are supposed to be able to cook like professional chefs, and enjoy cooking and all that other stuff, but I stay clear of the kitchen at all costs! I'm an artist, not a cook, as all who know me can attest...LOL..take care Michele...greggy

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on Wednesday, March 9th, 2005 @ 03:36 PM EST
HumanityCritic said

That is so true greggy, when you dive into something creatively it can definitely get you energized. Great post brother..

Thanks Critic...I guess the same holds true for everyone...athletes, students, workers...like channeling all your mental energy into something you excel at already allows you to regain your self esteem or something...hmmm...peace...greggy

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on Monday, March 7th, 2005 @ 05:26 PM EST
Frank said

Hey brother. You already know that we are kindred spirits. I'm not too many degrees removed from the way you get down, when you get down ya know? But we always do our thing when it comes down to it. A famous artist once said: In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine. And that's what you bring my man. Music or no music. I love the new layout. Take it ez man.

It all boils down to the same groove...Just like art, our taste in music is another vibe that I see we both share and appreciate. I dig that quote you referenced in your comment...very interesting. In fact I think I can begin to look at my art in that vein...peace...greg

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on Monday, March 7th, 2005 @ 04:59 PM EST
Abbie:D said

It's all about the music. Although I don't have a particular groove cuz that depends on my mood. Could be old Cece Peniston, U2, bhangra, folk, blues, Sinatra...just NEVER country!

Me either Abbie...I really have been known to swing the full spectrum when it comes to grooving....I must say that I used to hate ALL country music, but there are a few "modern country" songs that I happened to hear on the radio recently that were pretty smooth and mellow, sounded cool to me...I do draw the line at "down home back in de woods country" though...LOL...greggy

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on Monday, March 7th, 2005 @ 12:15 PM EST
Yolanda said

I take a trip home to me. If I'm filled with something needing to get out, I can't be around people. Oil and water.

lol@finding bodies and you rethinking nature walks

I feel ya...I hate being around people too once I get all wound up...most of the time that's when you're liable to see Bad Greggy act up. And yes, I was serious about the nature walk ideas...since this is straight up urban flavor in B-more, they do be finding the occasional corpse in the park e'er now and then, no joke.....greggy

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on Monday, March 7th, 2005 @ 10:24 AM EST
Cheryl said

I do EXACTLY the same things you do Greggy! This weekend I was posering and had my slow grooves playin' and a few snacks handy so I could feel the creative vibes.smile

Thanks for those comments on my blog. I like the handywork that flowed from you this weekend, Greggy. It's Purdy!

*grinnnz* Awww shucks, maam...Thank you Cheryl. How has Poser been coming for you? I'm still fumbling my way through Corel, but having one heck of a good time doing it! Let the vibes flow through! Get your Poser on, you are getting better and better as time goes on, I can see that...greggy

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on Monday, March 7th, 2005 @ 06:38 AM EST
Donna said

I unwind by listening to some mellow tunes,reading my inspiration book, and talking to my family smilesometime when life gets hectic you have to step back and say whoa, regroup and keep on keeping on satisfiedmuch love to ya smile

Hi sis *hugzzz* yes, I forgot the Book...how could I? I'm so glad that I've mastered the art of stepping back to regroup...other than that, I'd surely be done choked the living daylights out of more than a few folk by now...LOL. I really am trying to get up there soon, tell the weather to cooperate, ok? lol..seeya soon...greg

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