20 October, 2010

Up there

There are some art forms out there that one day might die out.

I like painting - I don't do it often at all these days but some days (like yesterday) I'll pull out a brush, pick up a canvas and continue painting one of the many pieces I have kicking around the place. It's relaxing. My mind wonders to places I don't get a chance to go to often (memories of walking other peoples dogs and eating ice-cream at the beach).

But I wasn't talking about me I was talking about dying art forms. And painters that paint adverts on walls in America is one of them.

The music in this section of the documentary is captivating - it really adds so much more meaning to the video. And though it is sponsored by Stella Artois it is beautiful and I look forward to seeing the complete movie in a cinema in Melbourne.

UP THERE from Jon on Vimeo.

18 October, 2010

One day I'll find you

There are many people in this world; close to seven billion according to Wikipedia.
But how many of them really matter to you?

Most people can only have 2 or 3 really close friends - best friends if you will. But how many of us actually find those people and keep them for years? I'm not sure.

There are some things that are important to being a really good friend or lover. This is a list of characteristic qualities I've been working on for quite some time now.

  • Kind and compassionate
  • Honest
  • Truthful
  • Hard-working
  • Exercises self-control
  • Gentle tongue (speaks kindly)
  • Generous
  • Forgiving
  • Willing to be correct and listen to counsel
  • Wise
  • Integrity
  • Faithful and reliable
  • Humble
  • Willing to admit when wrong
  • Avoids excesses
  • Has control of their temper
  • Can keep confidence
  • Not contentious but a peacemaker
  • Has concern for others especially poor and oppressed
  • Not jealous of others
  • Has a positive outlook on life
Anything I've missed?