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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.
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Inspiration

January 20th, 2018

For the last year or so we have been into “the routine”. Wake, work, eat, sleep, work in some practice and claim you’re growing. Problem is it’s boring. It’s not challenging in the least bit. Worst of all, it shuts off the creative part and your life turns into a script.

Some good friends of ours took me in for the weekend and woke me up at DARK Saturday morning. They took me to breakfast at their favorite Saturday morning breakfast joint. It was fabulous by-the-way. They explained to me they do this every Saturday, then go on an adventure. Sometimes the adventure is going home and going back to bed. Sometimes it’s a flea market. Sometimes it’s a watermelon or strawberry festival. But they have an adventure every Saturday.

We got up this Saturday and went to breakfast. One adventure we will be having is finding a great breakfast place. Our next adventure today was the Houston Museum of Natural Science. It was so great being together. It was so great seeing all the neato stuff. But most of all, it was SO GREAT BREAKING THE ROUTINE! There’s not much you can do about the daily routine. Kids go to school. Parents go to work. Dinner. Bedtime. So we’re committing one day a week minimum to break the routine. Zoo, museum, park, observatory, aquarium, beach… strawberry festival… break the routine. Today it gave me some much needed inspiration for drawing and painting and family-ing.





The Artistic Biker is me, Jonathan "Blade" Manning.
A treasure troll of a man, with hobbit feet and a sharp pointy head. You may see me traveling up and down the highways of Oklahoma looking for the next place to sketch, paint, sing, dance, write, photograph or simply meditate. I have begun a journey that once set upon, there is no turning back. You can share in my blunt force journey through the art world on my weekly U-stream broadcast
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2 Responses to “Inspiration”

  1. Shannon on January 21, 2018 5:53 pm

    This is a real gift to give yourselves. It seems simple but how many of us ask how we really want to spend our time?
    Or how we want to feel at the end of the day? Inspired, excited, and having learned something? Or all 4 of you staring at a screen and the only conversation is “pass the chips”? Thanks for the wakeup call Artistic Biker. You have inspired me to actively seek out adventure this year as well. I hope you’ll be posting more about your adventures…

  2. Jonathan Manning on January 21, 2018 8:51 pm

    Thank you, Shannon. I will most certainly be posting about our adventures. Hopefully, you guys will send me photos of your adventures as well!

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