Monday, December 31, 2007

Coney Island

This is the dude at the coney island. Good dogs. Cheap. and good.

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Morning Zen

Oh yes, it is indeed nearing the end of 2007. Resolutions? I am not too sure how it goes either. In the walk toward summer now and the things to come. What was it I needed to do before the end of the year? What best to do to prepare now. Things to come and the peace of the universe is at our feet. Step onto the flower of the lotus and let it take us on a ride to freedom.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Pizza at the Wedge

Ordering a Pesto, blue cheese, pine nuts, and Sausage pizza. Good stuff.


Martin Sexton

Martin Sexton: "1/27/2008 Bricktown Ballroom Oklahoma City,OK On Sale Now"
This guy is the bomb digity.

Brunch at La Bagette

The french toast is coated in some kind of something. It is tasty but lacks my traditional feel of what French Toast should be. Leaves one sort of dirty feeling. Great mushroom crepe. It was super filled with tasty shrooms. Good coffee. Waiter slightly slow. Coffee was down a couple of times but once they discovered my rythm it was better filled. Cool place. Local folks of an upscale nature. Report on the Benedict is that the Classen Grill makes them better.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Morning Zen

Wandering through the wilds we have seen much of the world. Myrid forms of nature and man and the relationships brought. What we know today will be nothing for the future. What they knew before befuddles us today. Wonderment and beauty reflect our gaze.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Morning Zen

Hardly morning. late night zen.
"Skipping through the lily fields, I came upon an empty space. It trembled and exploded and left a bus stop in it's place. The bus came by and i got on, that's where it all began"

Monday, December 24, 2007

Morning Zen

And thus as it was it is and will always be and much was celebrated at the time of the beginning and much was made of this fact. And yet I have no idea what I am talking about. And this is really it.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas House

On the way to the studio. Off Western and 18th. Very cool. Tune in the radio and the lights dance to the music.

Look Now

Look outside now. Beautiful moon. Full. Venus.
Rejoice.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Movie Quote Friday

All week long great quotes come to mind. I never remember to write them down for Friday's.

"No matter where you go, there you are."

Great State

Great State
Man, is this a great state or what. Giving a big shout out to Galen Culver for the trip to Blue Sage Studios. Thanks so very much.

On time at band camp...


Coffee Musings

Like gazelle at a watering hole we come for an early morning drink hoping to stave off the lions of our day.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

OKCMOA Glass Class

OKCMOA
The Schedule for the Oklahoma City Museum of Art is online. Check it out and sign up for a session. It should be a great time. Don't forget gift certificates are available.

Morning Zen

The Getting Things Done is a matter of changing mindsets. Falling into the patterns of old which dictate lack of movement. Developing new channels of thinking in order to produce outcomes different from standard. Lists. Activity. Priority. Not sure what next. Develop a method of comfort to the self to change.
Today, clean your workspace. Not sweep and dust but tidy. Throw away that which is not needed, file those those that need filed. Prepare now. The end of the year is near.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Morning Zen

Reminded last night of the story of the Frog and the Scorpion.
The frog is hopping along. Comes to the river. Frog is getting ready to jump in and go across when he hears the scorpion. The Scorpion asks for a ride across the river. Frog tells scorpion no, "you are a scorpion, I am not going to carry you across the river, you will sting me and kill me." Scorpion says, "no, why would I do that. Don't be silly I just need to get to the other side of the river and you alone can take me there." Frog, "well alright". He gets in the river and the scorpion climbs on top of his head. Swimming along about half way across the river the scorpion stings the frog on top of his head. The Frog says, "what did you do that for now we are both going to drown." The Scorpion says, "I am a scorpion."

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Morning Zen

supple trees. bend in the weight of the ice and wind. Trees in winter can not bear the change and break. Trees built for beauty and without substance can not manage and split down the center. Trees withstanding the test of time well maintained and nurtured survive damaged yet alive. And so the winter ice of our lives comes forth. Weather the storm my friends. Be supple in living and thought. Survive. Call upon the abhorist in your life to help.

Salt Soothers

Salt
Good Stuff

Monday, December 17, 2007

Ornaments


Richard is creating an ornament.

Morning Zen

There at the beginning. Those things to which we were exposed to. Shaping our lives the prejudices that inform us today are incorrect. Revisited the resistance is too strong to often allow a change, to let in new information. Entrenched within the psyche and can not break loose. Try today a green bean.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Brunch at Classen Grill

I forgot to get a photo. Decent french toast not the best but good. Classen potatoes were good. The Orange Juice is fresh squeezed. 12:45 just a five minute wait. Good breakfast fair and now worth putting into the brunch rotation.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Close

To Anon: close, this actor did appear in the brat pack movie Sixteen Candles among others...

Movie Quote Friday

First correct answer gets a prize. Movie and Character.

"It would be nice to think that since I was 14, times have changed. Relationships have become more sophisticated. Females less cruel. Skins thicker. Instincts more developed. But there seems to be an element of that afternoon in everything that's happened to me since. All my romantic stories are a scrambled version of that first one."

Coffee Musings

My phone is dead, like the power in the house so this was written and typed in after the consumption of coffee as opposed to texting while enjoying the cup.
Holiday cheer wrapped in the colors of black and brown and white capping the wave of heat swirling in open vessels to create nirvana.
Sweet heat burns brightly around us now the festive sights and sounds and smells - the senses filling never overload with pleasures.
Gathering like penguins trying to stay warm? What did the Jajaweed do in Darfur? What HOPE is brought? A laptop for every child? Empty Bowls? How do we fill them, with what? Canstruction to inspire? Give to give selflessly.
The awareness of self is not forthcoming so impossible to be of the other?

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Morning Zen

Delve. What is it at this time of year we can do for others? What do they need to complete their existence? What can we provide? Gifts, I was reading, to bring fulfillment to the other. Finding the perfect thing is nearly not possible. Finding a gift from the heart can be a task too.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

23rd St. Tree

Driving to the Studio. Tragic. Across the metro there are many many more of these.

Morning Zen

I am not sure why it feels like everything stops when the weather happens and life is interrupted. Appointments forgotten. Events shifted. Funny. One thing changes and results in a domino effect of everything else in life. Perspective shift is really very helpful again in learning what it is that is important and what needs to done. Life is good.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Morning Zen

"Walk me out in the cold rain and snow my honey."
It is indeed. Beautiful tho. Tragic too with broken trees. Water is powerful. So the river into which we step anew is powerful. We forget sometimes to heed the power To be aware of just what it is and where it may take us. Letting loose into the stream and just flowing we may be delivered to a place. A place, know not where or what it will be but the journey there is abundant.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Morning Zen

Focus on the doing. Then the not doing. Wu We. When nothing is done, nothing is left undone. Don't ask me I just type here.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Movie Quote Friday

Yes, the winner gets a prize. Don't be shy.

In honor of the Christmas season --- (I thought of this last night leaving Sam's Club)
"Consume mass quantities."

Movie and Character

Thursday, December 06, 2007

More current works

morning Zen

Knowing the mind and the workings of the mind does not seem to make much difference in actions. My dad needed me to bring some ornaments to him for today. Yesterday at the studio I remembered and got a box, wrapped the ornaments and packaged them up. Leaving the box of ornaments on a chair I had things to do and the thought comes to put the box in the truck. Wandering around working and cleaning and getting ready I look over, think put the box in the truck but yet keep working. Leaving the studio for the night I did not even look over at the box of ornaments. Driving home near midnight at I-35 and Wilshire I remember the ornaments. Get off. Turn around. Back to the studio to pick up and deliver the box of ornaments.
Bonus was there was some granola from Big Sky Bread.
Big Sky Bread Company
I got to dine on yummy goodness on the way back the P's house.
And so. The mind knows what I need to do. It tells me and reminds me. I choose not to listen or at least not to act. And so I need to learn to take the appropriate action.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Zen Habits

The 10 Key Actions That Finally Got Me Out of Debt; or, Why Living Frugally is Only Part of the Solution | Zen Habits
This looks to be a good site with real life information and experiences.

Morning Zen

The moment. In getting things done it seems that waiting is usually the manner in which to make things happen. Put it off until it can not be put off any longer. Do it quickly with little pain in the process of accutally preforming the task and yet tremendous pain in the lead up to the action. Removal of the pain. Do things immediately when possible and then a discernible order. Project by project, action by action, nap by nap.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Morning Zen

There is something about the air this time of year that produces in the morning sky the most beautiful colors. Something about the Moon and Venus sharing the sky with the blues, greens, pinks, and whites of the morning. If I could capture that in glass...
And so the day begins with peace. Capture that peace of nature, nurture that peace in your heart. Share that peace with all to whom you grace.

New Glass Works

Some of the work we have recently created at Blue Sage Studios.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Waiting

In line at chase bank drive through. Two deep 12 minutes thus far.

Morning Zen

Golden red sunrise over green and brown and red morning fields, mist in the valley of the lake rising. crescent moon in pale blue sky with morning stars fading in coming light. Chilly air, frost on the brown grass. Kittens scurry for warmth.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Morning Zen

move. don't be still. act. don't react. Be and do. but sit. breathe. wait. meditate on the fullness of existence.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Morning Zen

Yardsticks. Measuring in our minds where we were to be and to where we are going and how am I compared too...
At 20 I thought I would be dead at 23. So everything after that has been a blessing of fullness. I forget that sometimes.

Friday, November 30, 2007

FreshArrival - one amazingly cool thing, every day.

FreshArrival - one amazingly cool thing, every day.
Cool site of the day...

Movie Quote Friday

I forgot it was Friday.
From a listener:
"Lighten up, Francis."

Don't forget the first poster gets a prize...

Sonarta.com -

Sonarta.com - Fine Art Network Marketplace for Artists, Galleries, Collectors, and Art Enthusiasts
Check out this one...

Morning Zen

Repetition. Doing over something and over. Often out of frustration. But then repeating to grow and get better and learn. Still frustration. I don't like to tell the same story twice. I do out of necessity but it is difficult. That is one reason I find it hard to talk to people. I have to repeat myself and then I can't remember if I told them or not.
Crazy

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Coupon

Google Maps has the ability for business owners to create coupons associated with their business and location in a search. It is a very cool aspect of this product. Check out the Blue Sage Studios Coupon. Print it out, bring it by the studio this weekend (or any time really) for a 10% discount!

Morning Zen

looking forward while looking back. The past has gone filled with generous learning experiences. The future is not here at all and may never come. So today is it. The moment now. Difficult to wrap the mind around. We seem to live for the future. Planning. Developing. Hording. putting off and promising. An ideal for the future.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Morning Zen

clarity of fog. heavy libs barely lift to expose the world. Light steaming through filtered by wetness. slough off the weight of the day and walk free. Let the mind heal the body and soul.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Blue Sage Studios Home Show Event

Greetings,
Blue Sage Studios will be having our annual Home Show Event this weekend. In conjunction, my Aunt Pat is having her the With Joy Nativities (http://withjoynativities.com/ ) home show this weekend too.
Come by the studio to watch us work and do a little holiday shopping. We have several new Christmas ornaments colors this year. Come early, as our wine toppers have been flying off the shelves. We can always create a custom piece for your loved ones. Blue Sage Studios glassblowing lesson gift certificates make for a wonderful gift for the artist in your life as well.

Friday, November 30 - 4 to 9
Saturday, December 1 - 10 to 6
Sunday, December 2 -  10 to 6

Please pass this along to all your friends and family and forward this email to all your contacts.

Many Thanks and Blessings to you and yours,
Andy
--
Andrew Mclain Boatman
Blue Sage Studios
1218-C N. Western Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
405.601.2583
www.bluesagestudios.com

Morning Zen

The moon this morning in dawning light gives great pause. Bring forth songs of the soul. Remembering to howl now and again and forgetting the modern world to hearld back to a time of release. There is little freedom to release in our world today. Find that place of safety, firelit cave releasing the shadows of the self and emerge from within for freedom.
Alagory mixing is such a bad thing.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Morning Zen

At this time of thanks we give gratitude for the lives we have and the blessings bestowed upon us. Easy to get caught up in the selfish thoughts and stubborn way of being reflective of past issues and prejudices. Tear down those artificial walls keeping the self contained in misery and explore the beauty of relationships and friendships and family.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

light fixture

Movie Quote Friday

Okay, so it is Saturday.
Movie and Character. Winner gets a prize.

"There is something to be learned from a rainstorm. When meeting with a sudden shower, you try not to get wet and run quickly along the road. But doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses, you still get wet. When you are resolved from the beginning, you will not be perplexed, though you still get the same soaking. This understanding extends to everything."

Friday, November 23, 2007

Morning Zen

Chilly frost fills the air. Morning sun glints off grass and sky. Deep breathe of peace surounds the body as the universe opens the heart to the bounty of the day. Thank you each and everyone who have lifted me up.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Jet

John Trubey, John Blake and Boston Blake made a stop by the studio on Wednesday night. Jet picked up a blowpipe and it was like he never put it down.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Morning Zen

The day leading up to the day. A day that is to be. Living for that day to come. We forget today. The moment. Projecting to the future, hopes dreams desires. Drifting to the past and a perfect recollection of a moment. Trapped again. The zen master with a well timed whack of a bamboo pole will awaken a student to the moment.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Coffee Musings

On the radio-food pantries around the country are extremely low on food stuffs. Donations to political campains are on the rise.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Ingrid's Kitchen

Sunday Brunch. It was decent. Not great. It should have been great for the price and the expectation.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Morning Zen

Clarity. My friend had it on her license plate. Clarity. Moving away the mubbles and the puddles and the stuff to make room in order to see and act and do and be with just that.
Todays mantra could be clarity.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Movie Quote Friday

First to guess the Movie and character (s) correctly wins a prize.

"I brought you flours."

Johnnies Cafe

On Western and 5th or so. Great French Toast. Decent coffee for a diner. Very cool place.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Super Cao Nyguen

The only failing i can see of the oriental market is lack of a deli meat counter.

Allaus Coffee

Latte Art in Edmond. Santa Fe and Danforth. Not too bad. Good flavor. Not quite hot enough but almost there. They also serve Gelato.

Coffee Musings

The dog star shines brightest. Need inspiration, moves me brightly.

Morning Zen

Dawn, rising sun in green tinted sky. The body moves around and through, not on an orbit- fixed and predictable but free like the river cutting new paths.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Morning Zen

The illusion of life around us allows a detatchment from reality not as a choice but as deception. Decepetion not of self but of the whole.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Morning Zen

Woke today.
Wake Up.
Bright.
Breathe deep the glory of this day.
Ignite!

Monday, November 12, 2007

One Laptop

Home
Now is the time to order. 15 days to change the world.

Morning Zen

There is a place. Deep within the nature of who we are. That core being and drive dictated by who knows what. The primal center force. Does knowing who we are make it better? It may be better to know and accept but simply not to ask that question.

Seen Today

Lady in a volvo, safest stationwaggon on the road, on the phone,smoking a cigerette with a baby in car seat. Now granted I posted this message via my cell phone while driving so I am very much one not to talk.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Doug Dawgz Blog

Doug Dawgz Blog
Givin' a Shout Out to Doug!
Woo Hoo!

going and blowing

All went well last night. Made some good stuff. lost some good stuff. Many thanks to all who came by and watched us work and supported the efforts and even bought some glass!
Come by anytime to watch us work or even give it a try.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Anonymous Got It

Drop me a line for where to send your prize.
Good try over there Team M...

Movie Quote Friday

First one to answer correctly with movie and main character wins a prize.

Also, my rug was stolen.
The rug was in the car?
No. It was here.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Morning Zen

I have started and wiped out about six different Zen's this morning. Nothing seems to work. No completeness or things not yet known. Strange.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Istvan Gallery Grand Opening this Friday, November 9

Istvan Gallery will open at 1218 N. Western on November 9 from 6 to 11 p.m., with an evening reception that will be open to the public. We will have an open house on Saturday November 10 from 11 to 6 p.m., and Sunday November 11 from 11 to 5 p.m.

The gallery will feature installations by local artists, ranging from sculptors and glass blowers to artists who work in oil, acrylic, watercolor and other media. Featured artists will be Skip Hill and Alyson Atchison.

SKIP HILL will be making a rare presentation of his drawings which combine African American heroes, Folk Art, Kuba tribal textures, and the styles of Romae Bearden, Picasso and Van Gogh.

ALYSON ATCHISON will be showing her first new work in almost two years. Atchison's one–of-a-kind serigraphs are colorful, loud and deceptively pretty. As she confesses, her work is largely autobiographical and has a darker, emotive aspect underneath the pretty surface colors.

OTHER ARTISTS
Jacine Arias, Silversmith/Jeweler; Rick Bewley, Fused Glass; Tracey Bewley, Fused Glass/Jewelry; Andy Boatman, Blown Glass; Annalisa Campbell, Encaustic and Mixed Media;
Sue Clancy, Painter, Mixed Media; Christina Kovash, Mixed Media; Nathan Lee, Sculptor;
Ty Kelly, Oil Painting; Cindy Mason, Mixed Media, Watercolor and Acrylic; Romy Owens, Photography; Jason Pawley, Mixed Media; Jose Perales, Mixed Media; Kate Rivers, Printmaking; Diana Tunnell, Mixed Media; Michael Wilson, Printmaking.

The Istvan Gallery website is www.istvangallery.com.  The Myspace page is myspace.com/urbanartokc

Istvan Gallery is a space where the public can enjoy and understand art. Showcasing the diverse, dynamic creative community in Oklahoma, the venue allows artists to showcase and sell their work while interacting with new audiences.

Istvan Gallery is 850 square feet of floor space and 1000 square feet of wall space inside "Urban Art," a collaboration of three entities: Istvan Gallery, Blue Sage glass blowing studio and Art Fusion fused glass studio.

New exhibits are installed in Istvan Gallery quarterly.

GALLERY HOURS:
Thursday 1-6 p.m.
the first Friday of every month 6 – 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 1-5 p.m.
other times by appointment.

1218 North Western Ave. Oklahoma City, OK · Phone: (405) 831-2874 ·

 --

Andrew Mclain Boatman
Blue Sage Studios
1218-C N. Western Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
405.473.0754
405.601.2583

Morning Zen

To be defined by a moment, a word or a thought. Philosophy of living. and being. It is a way. Maybe like the bumpers on the gutters at the bowling alley. We roll down the lane and strait and spinning and going forward sometimes with a sway toward something there at the end of the boards. Sometimes we wobble and shift and head off the wrong direction. Good fortune has provided for us bumpers to knock us back into the alley to continue. Maybe to slowdown a bit but getting us back on track. Oh yes, sometimes the bumpers are not there and we end up in the gutter. But the ball returns most of the time and we get to roll again.
I am really not a bowler.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Morning Zen

Mountain tops and valleys. We seek the mountain top to find enlightenment but we can not live there. Living occurs in the valleys filled with the abundance. The valley is not low. the mountain top is not high. They are places. The seeking they say is the problem. Stop seeking. Be content in the location of your dreams at this moment.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Darjeeling Unlimited

Wes Anderson makes movies. They are typically unique and insightful. I am a fan. I don't know much but I like his works. Darjeeling is really very good. Characters, development, acting, nuance. Little things. Whereas in Zissou I felt like I was watching an inside joke and I was on the outside, this one is like hanging out with old friends. I highly recommend this film too bad it is only on at one theater in the metro area.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Morning Zen

Warmth of the sun encasing the body and soul. Blessings flow and lift in unlimited aboundance.

Brunch at Flips

Outstanding sasuage and porcini mushroom quiche. Cheese plate with fresh fruit. Good cheese selection. Good coffee, very good service. Sunday warmth and patio dining.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Morning Zen

Bliss can come in many forms. Sleep. Today, sleep brought just a little more bliss. What needed to be done can be done in the future as the moment called for something different then the plan in my head. Sleep won. Cleaning lost.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Coffee Musings

Breaking the fast.
Sipping with warm sweet goodness of a hazelnut latte I wonder. Why is it that when deprived of something that is desired it is so heavenly when returned too? Why deprive the self anyways? Granted I know I can not afford to put down $4 every morning for a coffee drink. Which leads to another at 3:30 and another at 11:00 pm. So potentially we are looking at $10 a day for coffee. Not just coffee but gourmet really good coffee. So I save some money and life is not as flavorful and I am denying myself a desire. Why no chocolate. This is the season of candy, soon into the season of pie. I have a freezer full of half eaten half gallon tubs of ice cream. Temptation staring me in the face daily. What resolve is there to not climb in the freezer with those tubs and swim in the ooie goodness? Why deprive the self?

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Emotional Pain

I think the first time I was aware of this process was in high school I was going out with a girl from Holland who was here with her family for a short time. Very sweet girl. I found out she would be leaving to return to Holland before the end of the school year. I broke up with her shortly afterward. I did not want to have the future pain. That is the pain at that moment was less then I imagined the pain of the future to be.
I am thinking it is like delayed gratification but for emotional turmoil.

Morning Zen

fuzzy bliss of morning. Chase the sun. mourn the moon.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Morning Zen

The thought occured, would rather have emotional pain in present then the possibility of pain in the future. Thus present actions are dictated by fear.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Morning Zen

Well it is afternoon again. More difficult when the little hand crosses over the high point of the day to begin to think of thoughts of streams and flow and time. The day has intruded into the mind and the pace and hectic of things and people and events crowd out the peaceful bliss. But then we remember to breathe. Do think they should build offices and buildings and places where we gather with rooms for peace and quite and meditative renewal. Go out to the rooftop garden, Wander a corridor, climb the stairs, find your zenful place and come back to where it is you want to be for a new day. You can start the day over at any moment you know.

Teacher joins Senate race - SantaFeNewMexican.com

Teacher joins Senate race - SantaFeNewMexican.com
It is offical.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Time

Stopped 4 espresso at cocoflow they were closing early, gave me free coffee. People who pulled in after me were turned away.

Many Thanks

I would like to thank all the family and friends who came to the Ice Cream Social yesterday. It was great. Tons of ice cream left over. Drop by anytime for a scoop.

Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Pizza at Joeys down on Classen and 17th. Pretty good. nice crust. Good flavor. Ravioli's for an appitizer were decent too. No coffee that is bad.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Morning Zen

Why we do what we do? Knowing the course of what we do will lead to places known before and explored and we do. Our nature dictates it seems more then our thoughts and knowledge. Ah ha moments abound in this life, as do the times of what the was I thinking.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Ice Cream Social Reminder

Hey there,
Just wanted to remind you about the ice cream social at the studio on Saturday.
Hope to see you there.
Andy

--
Andrew Mclain Boatman
Blue Sage Studios
1218-C N. Western Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
405.473.0754
405.601.2583

Movie Quote Friday

These blow up into funny shapes at all?" "Well no. Unless round is funny.

First correct response gets a prize.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Morning Zen

Coming to the place. Treading through the wilderness. Clear flowing brook. Step in. Flow.

Morning Moon

The moon this morning over Lake Arcadia.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Morning Zen

Okay, so it is not so close to morning right now as time flows down a river crooked with age. Seeking the peace of knowing the self. Coming to do the next right thing. Easy to put off, to procrastinate, to avoid the unpleasant or even that from which fear springs. Address the fear. Recognize the source address it and dismiss it. Take the steps necessary to grow.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Presenting Art

Presenting Art
Support the Arts

Ice Cream Social - Saturday the 27th at 3:00 at the Studio

Greetings,

We are having our almost annual Ice Cream Social at Blue Sage Studios (1218-C N. Western, OKC, OK). October 27th (Saturday) starting around 3:00 pm until around 5:00 pm. It should be a hoot.We will have plenty here but if you want to bring a pint of your favorite ice cream to share with others feel free.

I am not sure who all gets this message so tell your friends and family.

Look forward to seeing you.

Andy

--
Andrew Mclain Boatman
Blue Sage Studios
1218-C N. Western Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
405.601.2583

*If you want to be removed from this mailing list also let me know.*

Morning Zen

Wandering the streets of the mind we come across the vast instance of desolate wastelands to find oasis in the midst. Sands and tempests swirl outside to relieve ourself with centered focus on the supreme jewel within.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Coffee Musings

Brisk morning air short walk with latte contemplating, well to early to contaplate really.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Potted Pants

From one of the booths at Bella Vista. These potted pants were $15. Very cool.

Booth at Bella Vista

This is our booth at Bella Vista. It was a good show. Always lots of fun and people to see. I think this is the best our booth has looked in a while too.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Xpenser - Expense Tracking and Reporting

Xpenser - Expense Tracking and Reporting
This looks to be an easy way to keep track of spending. Send a text message to the site from your phone. I have just used it two days but the site shows great promise if I use it.

Morning Zen

Relax. drink in the beauty of the day.
Nourish the body with vital ingredients.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Morning Zen

Daylight brings memory. Forgot yesterday. Remember not too late.
Adapt and change and flow.
Thanks for friends.

Fwd: Art Exhibit Notice! - Line Gallery Opening

Line Gallery "Mixed Bag of Nuts Show"
 
 4623 N Portland Ave
(Southwest Corner of 46th & Portland)
 
Featuring Works by Matt Goad, Geoff Krawzcyk & Joe Slack
 
The outdoor sculpture Garden will feature new works by
Ron Ferrell
 Larry Pickering
Klint Schor
Joe Slack

 

Opening Reception Saturday October 20th from  6-9 pm.
 
Complimentary Food & Drink
 
Call 405-812-7175 or http://www.joeslack.com/linegallery.html   for more info.
  See you there!
Matt Goad
Geoff Krawzcyk
Joe Slack

 






 

 



Saturday, October 13, 2007

Morning Zen

Just be. That is it.
Golden sun of the morning floods the mind with brightness.
Glorious is the day. Drink in the day like a fresh triple shot espresso with whipped cream.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Traffic

Quote- he chose poorly.

China Photos

I am trying to get organized. I have finally uploaded the photos from our china trip to Picasa. I need to get the negatives to the photo place and made into a CD too.

Morning Zen

Take it easy on yourself.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Movie Quote (edited)

Name the movie and actors. First one gets a prize.

"I Love your crooked little mouth." "Well its not my best feature." "Wow, well what is."

Morning Zen

Iam finally getting over the sad part of yesterday. On the cd player this morning.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Morning Zen

Multitasking.
Getting more then one thing done as required. Starting and stopping and beginning again. The river flows and stepping in and out it is difficult to know the river as the change that took place within us in the passing moments can be emense or as little as a breath.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

World Neighbors - WorldFest Market

World Neighbors - WorldFest Market
What can one do? This may be it. I donated a bowl if you get the chance drop by and check it out. World Neighbors sells coffee too. Good stuff.

FW:Morning Zen

Mist fills the valley and moves with the invisable winds dancing patterns across the eyes. Depth of being fades again with the warmth of the morning sun.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Coffee Musings

Okay, really it is tea today but close.
Steam. I think that is the thing that makes life complete. one cup of water. 12000 cups of steam. I think that is right.
Watching the steam drift off the surface of my tea. Coated the body in steam last evening. Not much better.
Peace to you good people.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Morning Zen

The universe flows . Riding the crest of the wave. Rerults hn a spill now and then. Let go.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Morning Zen

World view, how is change possible? If it is broke how do we fix it?

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Photos

I am thinking of photos now. I will sometimes take photos with my phone or camera and post them here. The photo goes to an album in Picasa Web Albums.



Then I can access my web album and label the photos with a location. That location is then mapped to Google Maps and the image posted under Featured Content - Photos from Picasa Web Albums (link not available). I would like to see that same feature here. When I create an entry or upload a photo there should be a link button at the top that will give me a link into Google Maps. Maybe a little used feature but if integrated correctly will save a future step.

morning zen

Fuzzy head.
I miss the focus of yoga.
I miss my morning *$'s.
I miss sleep.
I enjoy life today tho.
Pleasure.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Morning Zen

The question begs how do you eat an elephant? one bite at a time.
How do you complete the task ahead? one little bit at a time.
It does not really matter how you do it just that you do it.
Peter said something like that yesterday. Overwhelmed by the all to do. Change the approach. Do a little bit of everything he said accomplished a lot.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Morning Zen

Routine change. Started stopping at 7-11 for coffee most mornings. Cheaper. Decent cup of coffee. It does take away from my sit down, relax, reflect and text time. We want what we want. I still can't figure out why there is not a citizen's bank branch east of bryant on second street. Not zen like there at all.
When the thought of the tomato comes to mind. honor that thought. address it and let it flow back out.

Monday, October 01, 2007

The David Allen Company

The David Allen Company
GMail Tips on getting things done. Sounds like a reasonable approach...

Morning Zen

Searching for the no mind. Getting to the place where there is no clutter. Thoughts come and go and pass through. Linger perhaps but they do not nag. There is no presistance. There is no worry. That thought of what needs to be done is addressed and dismissed to be accounted for when the time is right and all is ready to take care of that situation. That thought comes and stays and takes away focus from the now. What can be done to change it? What action is immediate to take care of it? How to make it right or different to change.
Back again to the first thought. That one first thing in my mind is usually based on fear, on threat, on something unfounded. Changing thought to make it different. To make it right. To think next on the positive and how to make the outcome with the nature of the universe.

NPR : Organization Tries to Get Laptops to Third World

NPR : Organization Tries to Get Laptops to Third World
One Child One Laptop. Good Idea. Wesley Fryer has a link up to this site as well.
http://www.xogiving.org/
Buy one - Get one.
I think this would be a great classroom fundraiser. Possible?
AMB

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Point Well Taken

It was an outstanding breakfast meal from the red cup. The cup however does not look red in this photo. Breakfast burrito. Super tasty. Great place on on Sunday morning to chat with folks and watch the morning unfold. Highly Recommend.

FW:Morning zen

Red, the color of coming to know. Sit with this the things to come. relax and let be the moments. Harmony.

Friday, September 28, 2007

FW:Coffee Musings

The song of the siren becomes that of the swan. Flood of thought, how to stay current and to filter out the chaff to be left with hearty grain to plant and grow or to feed the grist mill of personal growth.

Micro Persuasion

Micro Persuasion
Surfing and following the links. I like this idea of taking camera phone photos to create a todo list. Strange too in that the more I am surfing the more I am seeing this GTD - Get Things Done philosophy.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

K-12 Conference

Be sure to check out the K-12 Conference Participate in the free K12 Online Conference

A description from their site:
"The “K12 Online Conference” is for teachers, administrators and educators around the world interested in the use of Web 2.0 tools in classrooms and professional practice! The 2007 conference is scheduled to be held over two weeks, October 15-19 and October 22-26 of 2007, and will include a preconference keynote during the week of October 8. The conference theme is "Playing with Boundaries." More details are available on the frequently asked questions (FAQ) page."

Morning Zen

Change>
Every 3000 miles>
Your oil

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Work for the Regatta

The art festival at the Oklahoma Regatta needed some promotional art shots. They came by last week and got some footage. These are a few pieces I have created recently.

Downtown OKC - Oklahoma Metropolii

Downtown OKC - Oklahoma Metropolii
What is going on in OKC? This is a good site for information on progress around town.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Morning Zen

Focus on getting things done. Completion is maybe not the goal. Focus on completing the task at hand makes it so very far away and difficult to accomplish. Focus on stepping forward. Little bit, baby step. Attainable goals along the way.

I downloaded the Priority Matrix at DIY Planner . It has a good focus on planning.
I started this planning time management thing and here on Thursday I forgot two meetings. Not a big help yet.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

MySpace Phish

Well there is a worm on MySpace. I was sent a message and clicked on the link. It took me to a MySpace Clone site and then sent a spam porn comment to everyone on my contacts in MySpace.
Sorry folks if you are one of them. I deleted my MySpace account in order to clear all the postings. I hope that works. Again I apologize for the inappropriate nature of the posting. As a warning please be sure to check the URL of any page whenever you log-in no matter as to the look and trustfulness of the site.
AMB

Friday, September 21, 2007

Checks

My little coffee shop will not take a check. It almost makes me not want to return. I ponder dropping the morning coffee stop in favor of putting that cash in the bank for next summer. Maybe this is the catalyst I needed?

Morning Zen

Wondering about Genish, the hindi elephant incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Pondering the approach to life in philosophy.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Morning Zen

Wholy, holy, holie. Strangly sureal. Technocolor strawberry sprinkles. Frank sinatra sing the dead. Scarlet blues once again. Noncohesive nonsense.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Untitled - Google Docs

Untitled - Google Docs
Whoopie! Google has added Presentations to the Google Docs suite. Check it out. Let me know what you think. Collaboration on Web2.0 at its finest.

Morning Zen

The day brings rain and pleasures of cleansing. A Washing of the earth and soul. Allows for a softening of the hard crust and prepares the seeds sown to emerge. Ready we are as seeds of gRowth and peace have been well tended.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Rv

What is it about an rv? I Get behind the wheel and just want to go, to where i do not know. Travel escape pleasure. So very. oh yes i have an old coachmen tentament on wheels. Lovely. Taking her in for service.

SUnrise

Sunrise on the way to work.

Morning zen

Blessed be those who fill the world with kind acts and who sow the seeds of peace for future generations. Seems like not knowing is part of life, that more will be revieled is a trip. We have no answers but faith we do and comfort in that all is as it should be.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Cubano Con Panna

There it is. The Cubano Con Panna from Sauced.

Playing in the Band

some folks up in tree tops looking for their kites.
I was at a rest stop in Arkansas one time. Flying a Kite. It got away. I climbed a tree to get it back.

Chapter Next

Well. and so a chapter in life ends. The book continues. Ending a chapter seems like this that is being lived right now is a new one however it is really the same chapter just different now. This part of life has been going on it is just part is over. Make sense?

Leadership Sq. 12x12

This is the piece I have created for the 12x12 art show. It is titled Impure. I was at the OVAC office trying to come up with a name and said I usually open a book and find the first word and there is a title. Sitting in Julia's book case is a dictionary. Strange me thought.

Drop by Leadership Square in OKC for a preview and then to the art show for purchase.


Morning Zen

Pieces of things not understood fall into place. Vague. Why does this feeling creep up? What in the mind changes to expose this unknown? Why does it take so long? Life would be simpler if i knew and would act upon that knowledge.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Fear

Not sure if it is failure or what holding back and not starting. I forget it is not necessary when the relationship with god is right.

Friday, September 14, 2007

When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro. - H.S. Thompson

Templates | D*I*Y Planner

Templates | D*I*Y Planner
Do you like 3 x 5 cards? This is a great site with templates for note cards. I had some trouble printing correctly. Let me know what you think.
AMB

Morning Zen

One problem with phone posts, holding c for clear a moment to long wipes out the whole message.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Coffee Musings

Swimming in a fog of fatigue and thoughts unfounded opposing reality due to the ... Something cant remember what.

Morning zen

Peace. Sitting in the middle of OM. That is come to feel the vibration of the self and the universe and relish in the delights of relationship.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

C-19

The China Wok place in Kickingbird Square.

Great food. $6.00.

Highly Recommend.

Morning zen

Wholly amazing. Wondering how to . No thats not it . Wondering about expression. The fullness of such. As if not missing, but next. What is the next right thing. Fear and loathing. Standard operators being replaced with less fear and loathing.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The in light

Going forth we pass thru a veil unseen and unfelt and yet there is an unmisstakeable knowledge that something has changed either within us or with the world. What is that undefineable essense?

Morning Zen

Tho it seems, hang on tight yet let go in doing so.

Monday, September 10, 2007

FW:Morning Zen

Games played out in the mind. What if? If only... Easy to go there. Not sure how healthy it is to delve into these places. Diversion indeed, benefits not so sure. so today is now and here. Moment is all wrapped up in this now together with past and future. coalesce.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Shades of Brown

cool little place on Perioa and 30 something in Tulsa. Latte art at it's finest.
Good cup. nice flavor. bit stronger perhaps. Also a cool little place for to get a cup.

There is something about being out of town that makes visiting coffee places special. Really seeing the place. Local folks hanging out and talking and sharing good times and good vibes. I wonder why don't we have a place like this at home. And then I remember that we do. I think the newness and freshness of a fourin place brings that out whereas we are just used to our local places with flavor and folks.

The Coffee House on Cherry St.

A latte from the Coffee house on Cherry St. in Tulsa. It was good. Nice bean. Full bodied and flavorful. Cool little spot too.


Friday, September 07, 2007

Tonight - Story Slam - Paseo First Friday


There is a full evening in OKC tonight. Head down to the Paseo for the First Friday Gallery Walk then over to 1218 N. Western for the Story Slam.
I hope to see you out and about.

Morning Zen

Not alone in being alone. Interesting how words stick to us. Not understanding stems from this perhaps. Hearing only what is wanted and interpting based upon the filters of personal experience. Very tired this morning.fuzzy brain.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

FW:Morning Zen

It seems now the currents of the stream pull us along in manners unknown. Our choice to fight the flow or accept it and glide.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

CallWave: Text is the New Voicemail

CallWave: Text is the New Voicemail
This is really, really, really cool. Set up a voice mail on the mobile phone. This service transcribes the voice mail. Sends a copy of the text to your email. It also plays the message on their website. So very cool. I hate to check my voice mail and now it is easy.
Give me a call. Leave me a message. I may even remember to call you back, probably not remember but will try.
It is that desire for change the want and comittment to be and do good and falling short if only in the self that loathing is manifest.

Morning Zen

The disconnect between what i want to do and what i need to do and what i have committed to doing is expansive. Reconsiling the nature of the self away from self destruction and self loathing into normalicy seems a long painful process marked by guideposts passed both directions many times.

FW:Coffee musings

Odd it is sitting listening to the train in the distance, water 3lowing, conversations ebb and flow with the water. Moon not seen, art abounds in cultavated urban opressive heat of cement and engines. Coffee beginning to accent the mind with firing synapsis aligned with universal - the right descriptive word cannot be found. Weekend long with movement and speech and creation. Now wake. Tell us if you please of purpose and drive and destanations found and satisfaction still elusive and not obtained.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Test

Testing

Slacker Radio

More Today Than Yesterday by Charles Earland from Black Talk!
I found Slacker Radio this past week. It is a really nice online streaming radio station. Many different genres to choose from here. next to www.gdradio.com this is going to be a top choice.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Morning Zen

Good Morning Zen, your mission if you choose to accept it is to be. Just be.
I think often to the scene in the movie where the penguin says "Slide". Go inside to find that thing that gives you strength and nurture it. Be the green tree in the wind, soft and supple and bending, weather the storm. And if broken, grow again. Sprout fresh limbs and growth and set your roots deeper.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Morning Zen

Busy days. Remember wu we. When nothing is done nothing is left undone. Not do nothing, but do with grace.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Morning Zen

Wake up to find out you are the eyes of the world. Playing at coffee as a near full moon hangs in the morning sky sorounded by clouds of white reflecting pinks of the rising sun. Sounds of the day filling the still air.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Morning Zen

The moon fading through the shadow of the earth. Symbolic of what? Harbringer of what? Our personal connections to the earth ...

Monday, August 27, 2007

Tao Cafe

I am really digging the Tao Cafe. It is off 2nd street in Edmond, west of Bryant, just north and west of the Target.

Rice Box $5.25. Bamboo shoots with pork. rice, spring roll, wonton, and egg drop soup. Very tastey. Full meal.

Highly recommend

Morning Zen

The smell of bread baking in the morning is one of lifes most pleasurable experiences. Thinking in times gone by that breadstuffs cultural relevance to man and hearth and home.

Stardate

Lunar eclipse tonight.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Wedge

Rachel is the best waitress in the place. Ask for her if you go. Granted last night we sat at the counter.

Purple tomatoes with fresh homemade motzarella cheese with olive oil and balsamic with basil on top. Whew! Then the chef roasts some veggies. First time I have eaten aspergrass. and then he sets up a orange/yellow watermellon wrapped in goat cheese and prochutto.

The coffee was good too.
Outstanding evening dining on a Sunday night at 9:00 at the Wedge. It is one of very few places open on Sunday, let along open late.

Teachable

Just wondering if i was teachable at 23. Today it seems i am selectively teachable. Entrenched in thought, philosophy and action willing to learn but giving up the old for the better new can be most diffcult.

Cafe Brazil

Brunch at the Cafe Du Brazil. Good stuff. The carnival Hangover. Eggs and chirizo. Taters, beans, and tortillas (excellent). The coffee was super.

Highly recommended.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Labor Day Open House


Come to the open house. We will be at the OKCCC Art Festival Oklahoma this weekend too. Come by the booth and then come by the studio and watch some glass being created.
Spread the word.

Morning Zen

and Good Morning Zen. Cleanse. Letting loose the flotsam of our lives. Release the limits of the self to encounter boundless Ecstasy rooted in a communion with the spirit of the universe.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Morning Zen

I Will try this. Thinking can be dangerous and then the action without thought can be as destructive. There is not a balance of the two but instead a sense of when each is required. Wondering if the flow of thought is hindered by the slower nature of phone texting?

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Coffee Musings

Once again the past opens before me as tho time simply stopped its linear progression and the loop created by events produced a gap. That is the distance traveled through time and space seems to have been great and yet again not at all.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Basic Instructions: How to Share a Movie You Love with the Person You Love

Basic Instructions: How to Share a Movie You Love with the Person You Love
Big Trouble in Little China for those who are not aware...

Google Finance

Google Finance
We track the stock market as part of our class. Students get $50,000 to invest. The improved Google Finance allows us to create a portfolio of stocks. This thing is great. Search for keywords as well as companies. Any information is right there. Compare other companies in the sector. Great site. Highly recommend for stock market activity and tracking. Thinking we can merge into the Google Docs and Spreadsheets too.
Spicy fried chicken for lunch today too. What a great day!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Coffee Musings

Firsts, starting fresh, renewed. Feels a bit like an approaching warm summer rain, an early morning breeze with the glow of the sun reflected by the earth. Be the sun today.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Time

Time seems to be flowing all the more quickly. I get everything done. Remembering out of context that when nothing is done, nothing is left undone. Granted I have not checked my phone messages in a week. For those good people who call. Try me again. I am not forgetting you. I am not upset. I just get busy and do not find the time to check or call back. I called my buddy Jet in Dallas a couple of days ago. I liked it when they were in Seattle I could call from here at 11 at night and get them at 9. I can't call anyone at 11 but that is when I like to call. And then if I check my messages (say at 11) I must call people immediately for I forget to call. Even with notes strewn about my office, my truck, my bedroom, my desk. I forget to call. Strange. and then I remember and I feel bad all over again. Working on this issue in my life. I think I have been for many years as faithful readers and non returned phone callers are aware.
Peace.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Meetings

An incredibly painful experience and yet almost a pleasure. Strange.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Marver

The marver table at Blue Sage Studios. The marver is used to shape and cool hot glass.