A Daily life of an artist He is the creator of the art form "Squiggleism" and was dubbed the "American Van Gogh" by vangoghgallery.com Squiggleism is a Living Spirit Art. Modern art
For several months I have been working on a fantasy ep
ic called "Raven's Light". It is about never losing faith, of hanging on no matter how small the glimmer of hope my be. I finished the first part in screenplay form yesterday. It was around 138 pages. Working on the second episode. Either it will be a movie or animation...a trilogy or a series. The greatest pleasure of Raven's Light is participating in the journey of it with your characters. They become real. My editors and family talk about them as if they live down the street or family members.
Music is the key. I am listening to the soundtrack of Skyrim for more the action parts and traveling. I discovered this group from Spain called Narsilion. OMG, they are etheral/ambient dreamlike fairytale of beauty and sadness. Their song "A Night In Fairyland" fits so perfect with the most dramatic scenes in Raven's Light/episode I. I cried three days listening to that and writing the scene.
I had spent my whole life to be a novelist. In 1990 that dream was taken from me when I had a car accident and was in a coma for three weeks. I had periods of writing briefly, twice, and now it is upon me again. I am terrified it will go away. I hope it stays with me now...that after all these years a part of my brain has healed enough that I can continue to create new stories. I lost like 8 books and have draft remains of two. Sigh. So, I hope with Raven's Light, this will be my work that survives and becomes published. All that I ever said in the other books, I get to say now. I may have lost a big perfect of my vocabulary and knowledge of all the other works I have read...but now I write a more simple prose that goes to the point and is honest and true.
This evening I am beginning a new painting of a tree filled with leaf, branches, geometric designs, swirls, a kaleidoscopic crown of colors with shimmering, light reflecting golds, silvers, bronzes, seeing this would be like approaching a galaxy from afar that is pregnant with sapphire and emerald stars. And when a person enters a room where this painting is hanging, her presence shall capture their attention, mesmerizing them like the spell of a beautiful woman. "Tree Of Creation". Now I must work to create such a painting worthy of those words. At the age of 60, I seek to create my greatest works yet that people will one day say, this is what he was born to do.
Thursday/Friday Four a.m. in the morning. Earlier we went to Pressimi's. Bret isn't doing national franchise until he establishes four resturants in Charlotte and see that they are doing well. He has a really nice family. We met his brother and sister and wife. He said that we should get together and have a couple of bottles of wine and brain storm actions to take to advance my art.A lady had gone to his website and then mine. She was happy to meet me and wants to buy a small painting from me. An employee wants to have a dog portrait made. The dog is named Angel and is a wolf.Dione had come by today and helped Mary with her email. Dione is trying to get me two different teaching jobs. One of them is in Kannapolis, N.C. in their recreation department and another is in Concord Mills Co-op. More details on that coming soon.Got up with James Spillson. He wants me to send him photos of what I am doing now. He said he is going to send me…
Stefan is on fire. He is painting everyday, seeking to create paintings of beauty and Light for the world. When he sets aside the brush, he is writing, currently working on a serious work of literature
of life of a young man that will grow into an artist, during the "wonder years" of the 1960's at Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina. Stefan has an English Degree and spent half his life writing at newspapers. He has always dreamed to be a published author whose book is literally a work of art. He has studied the greats as James Joyce, Hemingway, Henry James, William Faulkner, etc.
His is known around the world as one of the top contemporary artists of today and hopes his book, "Waccamaw, Where Angels Fall," will be considered as worthy in the world of literature.
"Every word is like a stroke of paint. I am pouring every ounce of my artistic soul into this story inspired from the people I loved and part of my life. The narrative is loosely biographical. The st…