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The Artistic Biker is me, Jonathan "Blade" Manning.
A treasure troll of a man, with hobbit feet and a sharp pointy head.
The Artistic Biker is a blunt force journey through the art world and art journaling. If Bob Ross, Red Green and Justin Wilson had a love child, it would be The Artistic Biker!
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This won’t get it done

November 30th, 2014

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Art Journal: It’s The Halloweeny!

October 6th, 2014

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As you are probably aware, there are few in the world who get more giddy for Halloween the me and my family.  Keep in mind that throughout the year, we make the Adams Family look quaint.  I am especially stoked this year because we will have FIVE Halloween broadcasts!  We kicked it off this week with a tribute to The Halloweeny (weenie).  This page has a simple spray painted background, acrylic painted pumpkin and Weenie, and a pop-up chainsaw.  Some day I’ll get one of those devices that plays recordings when you open a page and lights. But for now, you just have to make your own chainsaw revving sounds as you move the page and make the saw decapitate ol’ Jack.

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Art Journal In The Bath

May 31st, 2014

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This week’s page, “In The Bath”
And the accompanying video Art Journal In The Bath s5e35quiche: http://youtu.be/BsmYHAPVbpQ

The Artistic Biker Does A Tribute to a Friend

March 27th, 2014

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Some candles burn out before their time. A dear friend of ours took his life last week. It has really been hard on all of us. I’m not very good at talking about, but I had an image in my head I had to get out. If you or someone you know needs help call 1-800-273-8255,

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.


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The Quiche



The Easels

This week’s easel features the artwork of Athala (http://www.youtube.com/user/jandrathala), The Mighty Jay (http://moon-light-creations.webs.com), MWallcutt, and The Sexy, Red-headed DarcyW (http://art-and-sole.blogspot.co.uk)

The Longy

Why I do what I do

March 24th, 2014

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On the first Saturday of every month, I open my studio to the Chickasha Area Arts Council.  They have a First Saturday Kid’s Club where they conduct  an arts educational activity to community children ages 5-12, free of charge.  It has been my extreme pleasure to be involved in this effort even to the point of teaching classes three or four times a year.  When I doubt whether or not my, or the council’s, efforts are worthwhile, I simply look up to Connor ‘s painting.

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You may not see it, but these are tie fighters fighting an x-wing fighter and Yoda and it was painted just for me. It is permanently affixed within view of my art bench.

Connor is a challenged young man being raised by his grandparents. They tell me he struggles talking or working with anyone. But when he comes to my studio, especially when I’m teaching, he opens up for a few days.  They swear that my studio and my teaching and my respect for the students is what brings out the best in Connor, at least for a few days.  They say they would bring him every day if it were possible.
That is enough to carry me through the tough times. The times when I have to decide whether my daughter is going to get new soccer cleats or if we can make due for one more year so I can continue to provide this service to the community.
I don’t sell many of my works. I don’t sell many memberships. I pretty much pay for this out of pocket month to month, sometimes day by day.
But when I think about shutting it in, I have Connor’s painting always in view.  It is a constant reminder of exactly how important the arts are to the world, the community, to Connor, and to me.

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