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About asskickinjim

Painter, Illustrator and cartoonist on a journey to find out how art fits into his life http://on.fb.me/WVIjAl

Desperate Ghosts

I usually doze off with a book i’ve read a thousand times before; easy and familiar, in my hand. Slipping from my hand as I lose consciousness, startling me from my near brush with sleep. I stretch for the light … Continue reading

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Cedar & Broadway

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for. Georgia O’Keeffe A moment in time I burned into my memory I tried to exorcise with … Continue reading

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Technical Difficulties

In my ongoing attempt to conquer the world of social media things have gone terribly awry. Well not terribly awry but terribly in general. It really is too much and things keep changing and criss-crossing and then uncrossing and re-crossing … Continue reading

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Hopkins Vineyard Art Show

One of the pieces currently hanging at the Hopkins Vineyard in Warren, Connecticut.

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Be Nice!

Be nice! It really isn’t that hard. Okay, sometimes it is, sometimes it feels impossible. I was always the nice guy. I had no choice because I didn’t know how to be any other way. When I heard the saying” … Continue reading

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Don’t Stop

If things went as planned I would have a variety of paintings hanging in a quaint cafe in the scenic and touristy hills of Litchfield, Connecticut at this very moment.  But how often do things go as planned? From the … Continue reading

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Complacent

I was complacent for many years. I had a pretty good job, I saved money, I bought a house I  restored a a vehicle I liked. I landscaped my yard, I painted the rooms of my house the way I … Continue reading

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two forward one back

So in my new found journey to be more Fully Present I had a slight misstep recently. I blame it some on a long day, getting tattooed with the addition of alcohol afterwords. I will be the first to admit … Continue reading

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Be Fully Present

A change came over me recently after a difficult experience. My eyes were opened and I made the active decision to be more disciplined, to love myself more and do what needed to be done to take care of myself. … Continue reading

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Intuition: Gift or Curse?

I posted this blog title as a Facebook update recently. I received one answer: Usually both. Intuition: 1. quick and ready insight 2. the power or faculty of knowing things without conscious reasoning I was hoping for some more insight … Continue reading

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