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Redefining art #culturematters

It’s  Sunday morning so once again I’ll allow you into the dustiest corners of my mind and share my thoughts with you. What’s on my mind this week? Well I didn’t have a great week but continued to research my art project and write notes. I’m not quite sure what I’m trying to achieve. I want images that people can relate to and so how do I find out what people will relate to? I think the answer is social media. I can post images and see if people like them. Simple, eh? It won’t be a very good test of what they like because some people will see the images on their mobile phones and some will see them at 72 dpi on their computers. I want them to see the images at 300 dpi as large prints. I think I have to redefine art.

redefine art

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Bucket list – add and cross off #ramble #culturematters

I can see my three score years and ten drawing closer and so these days I add to my bucket list and cross things off the list that I have done. I still have a life to lead before I kick it and fully intend to enjoy it. I bought things for Christmas yesterday. I have a restricted diet but I have still bought a few delights to satisfy those deprived taste buds at Christmas. My dietary deprivation will make them taste all the better. I shall be scoffing dairy-free chocolate on Christmas day and having jammy dodgers with my morning tea. Other people have climbing mountains and deep-sea diving on their bucket lists. I have simpler things.

Art on my bucket list

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Rain-rain, go away, I want sunshine today! #ramble

Yes, it’s Sunday morning and so once again I share my thoughts with you. You can guess what I have on my mind this morning from my title. Yes, rain-rain is spoiling my day. I’m going out later and there is the re-dedication of the war memorial tonight. I haven’t been asked to take photos but I was last year so I might inquire if I am needed.

rain-rain go away. I want sunshine!

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Objects of desire #ramble #art

It’s Sunday morning again and so once again I share my thoughts with you. This is what I do, I write and I also do social media and photography. I produce content and many of my friends who understand social media will know why content is king! Interaction is important on social media. People interact with their friends and on Facebook pages, they interact with the admins. I had to ban a couple of people from one Facebook page I am admin of yesterday and it was with deep regret. They waged a vendetta for over a year against me. If I have a disagreement with someone, I try to forget it and move on. Life is too short and hating people consumes you. Anyway, moving on, I have photography and art on my mind this week.

Considering objects of desire

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Perceptions and human behaviour #ramble

It is Sunday morning and so once again, I’ll share my thoughts with you. Perceptions are the way we see things but we aren’t always right. We see some guy we know coming out of a strip club early one morning and we assume he had a good night. We don’t wait to hear a plausible explanation before mentioning the encounter to someone who will, in turn, mention it to someone else. The truth might be that he visited the establishment of ill-repute to read the gas meter but we don’t let the truth get in the way of a bit of gossip. Human behaviour is something I think a lot about, we rarely seem to get things right.

It is human behaviour to try to get to the front

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Art on my mind #ramble #art

Yes, it’s Sunday morning again, it soon rolls around. Once again I’m going to let you into the labyrinth of neurons that is my mind and share my thoughts with you. One of the reasons I go to art galleries is for inspiration but I’m not an artist in the traditional sense. My art is writing and photography. Yes, once again, I have art on my mind. Art is about communication.  Artists throughout the ages have tried to communicate with the people who will view their works in the galleries of the world. We now have a new medium to communicate with people and it’s called the internet.

TOM HEYES ENTERTAINS

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Art on my mind #ramble

It is Sunday morning and so once again you get an exclusive pass that allows you into the labyrinth that is the neural network that I call my mind. Yes, I will share my thoughts once again and today, I have art on my mind…

Art on my mind

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Getting out of Wednesbury #ramble

Here we are again, it’s Sunday morning and once again I give you a VIP pass into the labyrinth that is the neural network of my mind and share my thoughts with you. What’s going on in mind this morning as I listen to the rain drip into a puddle outside and drink my tea? Well, I would like to go out today and take some photographs while there is a lull in the traffic chaos we experience in the Black Country every other day. I was even thinking of venturing out of Wednesbury.

Model train in Wednesbury

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Conflict and community #ramble

The mind is unique. It is a network of neural connections that form the most advanced computer known. It stores a lifetime of memories, literally. Even the most uneducated mind is a wonder and so we should value everyone and realise everyone can make a contribution to society however small that contribution. I am going to allow you into the labyrinth that is my mind and share my thoughts with you this morning. Today, I have conflict and community on my mind.

conflict belongs in a different age

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Art for arts sake #ramble #art

It is Sunday morning and so once again I share my thoughts with you. Blogging is about sharing thoughts and keeping a log. I tend to write about things like photography and I do have photography on my mind today but I’m thinking of it as an art in itself. Today, I start my art project and I want People, Places and Things. The people are the easy bit. I want photos of people looking like they should look in a particular role. For example, I hope to take photos of narrow boat owners next week. I have a few places in mind like the canal and my local pool.

art for arts sake

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What is going on? #ramble

It is Sunday morning again and so what is going on in my head this week? I’m always interested in what is going on in other people’s heads. What motivates them to behave the way they do? Is it money? Is it power? Do they aspire to a higher social status? What is going on?

What is going on?

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Lost in the labyrinth of life #ramble

It is Sunday morning and so once again I allow you into the dark and mysterious labyrinth that is my mind and share my thoughts with you.  What’s on my mind this week? I’ve been getting embroiled in local politics a bit. Being a pragmatic sort of person who believes in going with the flow and the superiority of the natural laws, especially the one that says we should allow things to evolve naturally. I am ignoring a lot of the political posturing and looking for ideas that are just one step towards a goal that we all want. The problem is, identifying the goal. We can get lost in the labyrinth of life and find it hard to find our way. Time for a picture, I think…

labyrinth

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From arthralgia to nostalgia #ramble

It’s Sunday morning and the rain has stopped and once again I will allow you into the deepest recesses of my mind and share my thoughts with you. What’s on my mind this week? Nostalgia and arthralgia seem to be the topics that spring to mind this morning. The latter is perhaps because of all the damp weather. I just managed to avoid getting soaked in a sudden downpour yesterday.

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Modern life and the era of social media

It’s Sunday morning and so, as usual, I’ll share my thoughts with you. I’m feeling my age a bit. I was brought up in a different era. It was, where I live, an industrial era. One filled with black smoke and the sounds of heavy industry. I remember the steam trains of the Great Western Railway and the Midland Red buses that went to Dudley and beyond. I remember the enormous cooling towers of Ocker Hill Power Station and the giant industrial complexes that employed thousands of people. That all changed when bands like the Beatles taught us that music could earn more money than metal bashing and the world changed forever. It heralded a new era of electronic domination, an era of computers and eventually, an era of social media.

art in an era of social media

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Now where can I get funding? #ramble #art

I’m half asleep this morning but as usual, I’ll allow you into the uncharted areas of my mind and share my thoughts with you. This website is called a Zillion Ideas because I am always having crazy ideas. Some ideas I act on and some ideas wither and die. I have an idea for an art project and I hoped to get funding for it but that is in danger of withering. I’m trying to find a way of getting what I want. I’m going to do a memories box to take to retirement homes full of things from the past and pictures. If I can find a suitable box I think that is one idea I can see through. One crazy Idea I have had for a while is to dress as a Victorian gentleman at Christmastime. Even though it is the middle of summer, the idea persists and grows. I needed a long overcoat but I have now modified the plan to a short overcoat (because I have one of those), a top hat and waistcoat. I would also wear my fingerless gloves. The image should be a cross between Scrooge and Fagin. The idea took a crazy twist this week when I was counting brand new shiny pound coins. Wouldn’t it be great if I could give children pound coins like a Victorian gentleman giving a sovereign for their trouble? Maybe a pound to every child who says Merry Christmas or sings a carol? Now, where can I get funding?

Where can I get funding?

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People, places and things #ramble #art

Why do I like this photo? I keep looking at photos that I’ve taken and asking, why? Why is this a good shot and that one isn’t? Why do I like this shot and not that shot? Sometimes the photos can be almost identical but I favour one over the other. Often I see a shot and know it will be a good one but most of the time I’m just taking photos.

GALLERY (29)

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Writing your own story #ramble

Yes, it’s Sunday morning and I’m allowing you into the dark recesses of my mind and sharing my thoughts once again. It is a wet weekend so where will I go today? I’m not staying in! I think I might go to Poundland and see if I can scan my own shopping through the till without some kid coming to my aid. It happens to be near my favourite sweet shop so I might as well pop in there as well. I talked to a couple of students this week via Skype. One of them is a writer and so very creative but at a cross-road in her life. I told her to create her own story. Life is a journey, but a journey is a story. In fact, when I am writing a story besides putting many characters in the story I put many places in the story too. Life is like that, isn’t it? Many places and many people.

Writing our own story

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Follow the leader #ramble

It’s Sunday and so once again I let you into my inner most sanctum and share my thoughts with you. I went into a crowded room yesterday and it made me slightly nervous. Eventually, I found my way through the crowd to the front near the stage to take photos. I remember an experiment in a similar environment where a fire alarm went off and 95% of the people simply followed other people out of the room. Of course, someone had to go first; someone had to lead. Then it was simply, follow the leader. Once I was at the front of that crowd yesterday, I became aware of the fire exit about four yards from me. I wasn’t about to be a follower if there was any sign of a problem.

Follow the leader?

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Getting your priorities right #ramble

It is Sunday morning and so once again I allow you into the darkest recesses of my mind and share my thoughts with you. I missed out on the carnival yesterday, I wasn’t well but felt better later and tried for a parking spot. I decided to just walk around with my camera; carrying my camera bag too would be too tiring. I didn’t get a parking place so came home slightly disappointed but it did make me think. Something needs to be done about the parking if events are going to be staged attracting a lot of people. You have to get your priorities right. Don’t you?

Getting your priorities right

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Ulterior motive: asking why? #ramble

Yes, it is Sunday morning again and so I’m going to share my thoughts with you. This week, I’m questioning people’s motives. In fact, I wonder ‘why’ all the time! Remember Band-Aid? Who benefited from that? Did we see our TV screens full of starving people getting fed? My TV screen was full of rich people getting richer on the back of a campaign to get poor people to donate to even poorer people who I suspect never got any money. There was an ulterior motive to their campaign wasn’t there?

ulterior motive?

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The creation of images #ramble

Once again, it is Sunday morning and I share my thought with you. Not that much has been going on that I care to share. I’m not very good at sharing, I prefer to be alone a lot of the time. It’s easier to be alone sometimes, isn’t it? Then people can’t cause you stress or worry or whatever. I often find it easier to do my own thing too and if I make a mess of it I know who to blame! I try hard to work with others and accept collective decisions but it isn’t easy.  That’s why I like photography and the creation of images, it’s just me and my camera, unless I decide to point it at people…

creation of images
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Fathers Day in the Park #ramble #Wednesbury

It is Sunday morning once again and so as usual I will allow you into the innermost corners of my mind and share my thoughts with you once again. What’s on my mind this week? It is Fathers Day and I’m going to the park!

Fathers Day in the Park

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A beautiful icebreaker #ramble #art #inspiration

I’ve got an app on my phone and it actually counts how many steps I take, like a pedometer. I take more steps on Sundays despite this supposedly being a day of rest. I’m supposed to take 10,000 steps a day according to the app but the most I’ve done so far is 3,000 and that’s pushing it. There’s an app for everything these days isn’t there? I have an app for buying clothes, an app to find my way when I’m driving or call for help if I break down. I have an app for Aldi and another for the lottery results. Then there are the social media apps to help me keep in touch and network, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. I don’t understand Instagram yet but I’ve never been so appy…

Wednesbury - a beautiful icebreaker

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Diesel and petrol at two pounds a litre? #GE

It’s Sunday and so once again I share my thoughts with you. What’s on my mind this week? Well, I have been thinking about the General Election and thinking about what the real policies are. Those real plans behind all the rhetoric and bull-shit they put on television. Many of the plans they have told us about sound like they will stoke inflation but I think with record debts they will need to get money from somewhere and the old favourites, fags, booze and petrol seem the most likely options. They can now use the excuse of global warming to bang up both diesel and petrol.

Will they put up diesel and petrol?

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