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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ed Bielski art now in Jersey City

     Well.  Here I am.  Hanging out at Uta's.  Trying my hand at writing this here blog.
I guess for starters I should say something about this painting that is posted above.  I did this one a while back and it really has me wondering where my mind was at when I created it.  But it happened and I can't take that back.  I guess that is a rule that is applicable to many things in life.  I had this painting hanging at Balance Hair Salon in Jersey City, took it down and gave it away.  Or maybe I threw it away.  I can't honestly remember.  It doesn't matter.
     I have been searching, no, I have been clawing, striving, shit I have been doing everything imaginable to become an artist and here I sit feeling pretty foolish.  I have always believed we are all artists aching to break out of our shells.  Somehow, this game called life imposes endless barriers in our way for self expression, though I must admit most of these restrictions are self imposed.  Or, at least, that is how it seems to me.  I have been an artist all along, for whatever reason feeling shame for it.  It doesn't make sense.  I find myself thinking of Gandhi as he said "Be the change you wish to see in the world".  Funny, but I thought I could just become the change without having to work much for it---how pathetic.  Or should I say "lame".  But I am just a person finding his way through this strange life.
     I am going to be taking art work more seriously and would like to get my work out in the public a little more than what I have been doing.  I have to say, there have been times where I have been driven to do art work for all the wrong reasons.  That main reason being money.  But I guess living paycheck to paycheck will do that to you.  Eating peanut butter straight from the container, canned veggies with white rice a delicacy {salt if I am feeling dangerous}.  It would make anyone strive for better times, I suppose.
     So.  This Friday I will be at CREATIVE GROVE.  I hope to have some new art work to show, possibly sell.  It is a good time there,  Hope to see you there.