Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Dotson Salutes - Art

Most of you are pretty cultured, I reckon, so I have to imagine that somewhere along the line you've heard of this "Art" stuff.

It's pretty rad. Check it out---

Sometimes art looks like this--




And other times it looks like this---




And still OTHER times it looks like this---




And when you make an art that is really good, people hang it on a wall in a white room with super high ceilings and strange people you've never met before show up and look at your art and drink wine. Sometimes they even ask you how much it is!!




Art is all around us, dude. All around us. No matter where you look, art is always making an appearance.

The great thing about art is that it provides a creative outlet and takes you away from "clock time" and allows you to plug into this divine energy that speaks to us from another dimension that we as humans can't quite see yet.

The other great thing about art is that you can do ANYTHING you want (ANYTHING!!!) and if you SAY it's art, then it BECOMES art.

JUST LIKE THAT!

There are all kinds of varieties of art.

For example, I've been making video art for a while, and I've been doing acting art as well. Sometimes I even do writing art. And you gotta love music art!

But up until this point in my life, I had never done PAINTING art, and most people would say that's the most famous art of them all!

The walls in my apartment are mostly white. I painted one wall (with mucho help from my Taurus contractor friend) in the living room green and one wall in my kitchen orange. There's one wall in the bedroom that's painted blue. But there are still at least three walls in my apartment that are just white with nothing on them.

And since I didn't want to paint any more walls, I decided to buy a 48"x30" canviss and some acrylic paints and make an art to hang on the wall. I figured people would be so busy looking at the art hanging on the wall that they wouldn't even notice the rest of the wall was white!

Because I had never painted before, I decided to bring in a painting specialist to help me do this thing. The painting specialist I landed was my easily-offended Aries friend and I was able to procure her services by buying her lunch at a Brazilian restaurant. (She had steak.)

So after lunch we went back to my place and broke out the paints. She showed me how to mix the paints and how to rinse the brush when I was finished with it. She told me the rest was up to me.

I got to painting, and after 127 minutes, I ended up with this---


It's the VERY FIRST Dotson painting art!! (Well, the very first Chris Dotson painting art. My Virgo sister does painting art like all the time.)




And I can probably sell it for 1 million dollars, because I read about an auction recently where an art was sold for $22.7 million. I know that since I'm an "unknown" in the art community, asking $22.7 million for my piece is CRAZY, yo. But 1 million is very reasonable. (That is, if I even WANT to sell it.)

I experienced many highs and lows during the painting of this art. There were times where I was just loving what I was doing. LOVING IT! And there were other times where I felt like I'd "screwed up", (even though I know that's IMPOSSIBLE with art), but the good thing about acrylic paint is that if you don't like something you did, you just paint right over it. It also dries fast.

Now that I've painted one art, I can't wait to do more! It's really easy, too. All you need is a canviss and some paint. And when I was painting this sucker I felt like I was in kindergarten again. Because when people are in kindergarten, the teacher gives them paint and some paper and tells them to paint whatever they want and the people in kindergarten paint the craziest stuff and then they're so DAMN PROUD to bring their art home to their parents and their parents are so DAMN PROUD of their kid for making the art and they tell their kid it's the most beautiful thing they've ever seen and they put in on the refrijerater and everyone is happy and the kids can't wait to make more art and the parents can't wait to receive the art and add it to the fridge and it's a circle of frickin' happiness where nobody judges no one and everything is beautiful.




And that's what art is.

A circle of frickin' happiness.


ON THIS GREAT DAY, JUNE 20, 2007, DOTSON SALUTES ART FOR BEING PRETTY RAD, FOR ALWAYS MAKING AN APPEARANCE, FOR ALLOWING PEOPLE THE FREEDOM TO DO ANYTHING THEY WANT, FOR BEING REALLY EASY TO LEARN AFTER YOU TREAT YOUR EASILY-OFFENDED ARIES FRIEND TO A BRAZILIAN LUNCH, FOR HAVING A MINIMUM VALUE OF $1 MILLION DOLLARS REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU CREATE, AND FOR BEING A CIRCLE OF FRICKIN' HAPPINESS.


Hey, look!!!

Here's another Art right here---




See?? Art is EVERYWHERE!


Chris Dotson

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