Thursday, July 21, 2011


I just added a fabulous video to my video blog.  If you have any interest in the beauty on this planet, please take a peak.  Of course there is also an environmental message.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cree Indian Proverb

"Only when the last tree has died
and the last river been poisoned
and the last fish been caught
will we realise we cannot eat money."

Cree Indian Proverb

Saturday, July 9, 2011

1983 Poster

Detroit Promotional Poster

I have been lounging around since June 20 when I burned my foot; followed by cancer surgery on my nose June 21.  I have to keep my foot elevated.  It is difficult to do a lot when the foot has to be elevated.  Therefore, I'm sifting through stuff to try and better utilize my book shelves.  I found a photo of this poster.  WOW did it bring back memories.  I used to really have a lot of fun making stuff like this.  Glad I saved a BW photo.  Of course I had to photograph it with a digital to get it on the blog.  Some of the details got lost, but I am pleased to see it again.

I can't remember the original size.  However it must have been at least poster board.  I actually think it was larger.   I do remember that it was done with different colors.  Just a walk down memory lane.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My Dream Rocket Panel

To me, the peace symbol means a utopian hope for a new age of global peace and unity.  Therefore, my idea has always been to use a large peace symbol on a green background to represent the earth; sky above; sea below.  However, originally I was going to have fabric hands just outside the yellow circle.  That didn't work because the small size made them look comical.  Next I tried using a bit of Lennon's song, ". . . all we really need is love..."  Love the song and the thought, but that didn't seem to work either.  Now the paint is building up.  I laid a piece of transparent paper over.  Much better to sketch it out instead of all that repainting.  Finally, the present design appeared.  I think the peace symbol can be seen from quite a distance.  Moving closer the large words, then the smaller words and symbols are readable.  Up close one can see the fish in the ocean and the birds in the sky.  Although many of the symbols may not bring ready thoughts to everyone, the peace symbol didn't either when it was first used.

My Dream Rocket Panel

One symbol may have many meanings. Following are the ones I place on these symbols. Start on the left and move clockwise.

Circle with a line: water; necessary for life.

Quartered circle: a sacred space or sacred earth; also the Celtic Cross.

Yin-Yang: universal harmony and global unity.

Propeller with a “no” symbol over it: no radiation. The symbol for no nuclear energy was too complicated for the 2” diameter circle. However, I am also thinking of that.

Arrows in a circle: recycle. I am also thinking of reduce and reuse.

Circle with a dot: creative spark of divine consciousness.

Empty circle: unity, wholeness, infinity, the feminine spirit, a sacred space and the spirit of mother earth.