Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
Archive for September, 2010
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
Little apples of wisdom my captaining of the ship of powerfully expressed intelligence partner, Tracy places like land mines of forceful insight along our movie patchwork quilt of screenings, presentations, blog entries and loading up plates at dinner appearances at banquets and receptions. People in Vermont pick up dropped on ground apples and put them to good use in pies, sauce and perfect on large slices of wheat toast, cider jelly. Painting with odd leftover paint makes use of pleasing looking more spreadable canvas… kind of like listening to music on a playlist on an iPod. Potentially you are thinking Larry is leaving the world of logical thought in connecting fruit to art but in a way, being able to make the connection shows that you are ready to get on board Larry and Tracy’s ship. Popping ice cold beers like powering ideas of inclusion and presumption of competence into the political landscape will launch our journey. Tracy, lets pull up the anchors of old attitudes of disability and row out into the mainstream of Pepsi Generation and People Magazine occupied American society.
Thursday, September 16th, 2010
Opportunities in the art world, making work and showing work either hail down in buckets or leave small traces in people’s minds through peering in on artist working in their studios like powerfully energized positioned for daring self-expression machines of creativity. Larry participates every year in the South End Art Hop which is Burlington’s largest arts festival. Popularity of this event plowing lots of terrain to stir up always needed appreciation for the arts grows every year to the point of my work having to be tucked in between office furniture because limitless quantity of Burlington artist artwork situates itself in every possible corner of office and studio space in the south end of Burlington during the festival.
Pitting sport of football against potentially less conducive to swigging-beer-observation of paintings and sculpture requires that art be seen in every day places of leisure and lost in menial tasks of paper shuffling and speeches of labor bosses world of work. Of course Larry invites anyone drinking Budweiser on a tour of his art studio any time.
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
Worded papers place ideas in a two-dimensional place. The possibilities Larry has to interact are kind of dependent on doing physical exchange of messages. Planting the seeds of my ideas only happens in one place while blogging ping-pongs your words across many tables without the returns ever being the same.
The keys to working on a blog are keeping your typing fingers manicured by lots of nail clippers. Ideas only need to be whittled down to little kernels of wisdom. Larry loads up on language so working on paring down words should be a priority but that is like telling me to cut out meat in favor of sushi.
Would any of you promoters of sushi-like writing have morsels of advice to give me? Your advice needs to stay on the literary and not dietary level.
Friday, September 3rd, 2010
Picture a pretty lake placed in front of some round mountains, like a pool of water in front of powerful-looking potatoes and that is Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, older than peopled city of Burlington but still youthful in the way it promotes all kinds of outdoor activity. I am not a paragon of physical fitness but it’s potentially the totally pleasurable energy of most runners and bikers passing me like trains racing past stations (thinking that i am like a turtle on valium) that kicks my senses into gear.
Personal slow-motionness aside, opportunities of seeing normal people living stimulating, active lives is the more inspiring of looking for mentally-invigorating moments, pasttimes that can mobilize autistics onto the field of initiated action. People move to music of loud pulsing, good-for-kicking openings into political consciousness of politicians playing for votes, beats. In the same way, autistic people of lots of international backgrounds move better if the music is like the Chariots of Fire soundtrack, totally positive and full of great expectations for the future.
Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
Our trip to California mixed the pleasure of being with my mother and sister and the excitement of promoting the film and seeing so many old friends from Whittier, the place where communication and Hollywood meet. I could not have been more pleased that my mother and sister had the opportunity to see and feel the potential for really changing attitudes about disability in action at the conference.