New Start….New Studio*** Rant

Many of you know about some of the most private details of my life at this point..

Some of you would even say I’ve over shared…
I guess that’s the beauty of what happens here we all have a choice. To come together under a common bond and share the joys and
sorrows of each others lives. Some to comment, some to watch from the shadows and judge. Either way I made a decision when I first started
blog to be open. Many people forget that this site didn’t start as an Art blog but as my personal journal cataloging my life and struggles with coming to
terms with Young Onset Parkinson’s disease. This journey has taken me around the united states and abroad I’m happy to say I’ve shared every step along the ways, the good the bad and the very ugly personal truths of my life that in reality many of us share in common but would never put out there the way I do.

I’ve said it before and Ill stand by it. I’m a man, no different than any other with the slight exception that I paint and write my heart and soul for all to see. I end 99% of my posts with a kind word. And I pose some hard questions and thoughts because I believe that one man and one voice can change the world.
Art and words have lost their meaning and I will not stand for it another second. For if YOU will not Be Brave and Be Bold or Thrive in the life you have….. I will. If given the chance I would take your hand and shout your name from the roof tops to show the world your brilliance and compassion. Live your words or don’t use them at all. At this point I’ve lost all of it. My job, my career my home and my family and Ill be dammed if I’m going to silence my heart and soul now.
I just received word that I’ve been accepted into a local art co-op. 4 floors of prime down town retail, commercial and loft living space. A place that is positioning its self at the edge of creating an new feel a new scene thriving and ready to make Art believable again. Any person can put brush to canvas, lead to paper and glue a stone to a ring. But only a few can create through there passion to express that love, fear and strength through their art. So again I say…to you.
Be Brave, Be Bold and Thrive in the life you have…
No… life is not easy for any of us. But if I can live through the things I’ve seen, done and had happen to me then you can too. I believe in you. I’ve seen your strength, beauty and passion.


That’s all I’ve to say.
“A life in progress”


25 thoughts on “New Start….New Studio*** Rant

  1. That’s fabulous news, Benjamin! Wow, you move fast but it feels like a perfect fit. Wish I could live there! 😉 Well, Maybe not! 😛

    I look forward to share in your newest journey. Live it with a full heart and share everything for the benefit of all. We are here to learn from each other, no?


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    • Your so very right my dear friend. My head is still spinning to me it feels like I just stepped of the plane I’ve only been back one week. Caught between a dream and a nightmare..


  2. Dearest B… that is great news Hun about the Art Co-op!!! And Hun you have a rare and beautiful gift in the way that you share and express yourself, where myself I hold it all in, shy at times and scared…through the way I’ve been raised and fear of judgement/ ridicule… you lift and inspire me daily with your honesty in your journey of life! Big Hugs xox


    • Thank you. I’m torn as this new adventure unfolds. Never in my life did I think I’d leave my kids side. That choice has been taken from me so I’m just going to make the best of it.


  3. and i am happy to see that your floating on your life raft has brought you to this latest island in your string of life adventures. all is not lost, it has just changed, once again. as the universe is wont to do.

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  4. Oh my, so much to happen in such a short time, but as you’ve said….they are life experiences and what makes you what you are! A strong, beautiful person who inspires so many people near and far. So glad you’ve managed to land on your feet again, love and light to you and yours B, you’re in my thoughts xox


  5. Oh my god, it has all moved so fast, Ben: heights and depths. I am torn between great pleasure for you and equally great sorrow. Hugs. xxx


  6. Much love and comfort sent to you, B – I see you in the pain, courageous in its face, and carrying on. I was not blogging when my fun house floor fell out beneath me; so glad you have drawn to you those who see your shiny true self and can be with you through the bridge of transition. You are so loved. xo! m


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