A BLUNT FORCE JOURNEY THROUGH THE ARTS!

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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Paradigm Shift

January 13th, 2009

https://i0.wp.com/www.manciniracing.com/free_flyer/images2/paperboy.jpg?resize=200%2C150I have been addicted to news.  I have been a news junky.  I am an addict.  When I would watch the news, one comment would set me off.  A simple comment like “Most scientists agree…” would set my blood boiling.  I would then begin searching the net for resources and arguing ’til I’m blue…fingered on various discussion boards such as dancarlin.com.  One day, shortly after we discovered just how sick my mother was, Glenn Beck suggested that we all go without the news for one single day.  I did.  The first thing I noticed was how little it mattered that I wasn’t watching the news.  I didn’t feel bad for missing it.  As a matter of fact, I didn’t miss it.  I found that I wasn’t as frustrated, opinionated, and flat out scared.  The sun still rose the next day, and the next, and even the day after that.  People were born and people died and all of the natural things that humans do happened all around me.  It just didn’t seem as bad because no one was telling me how bad it was.  I find that I am able to genuinely smile at complete strangers and nod to them.  And when I do, they often nod and smile back.

I am still interested in the happenings of the world.  What I do now is spend about ten minutes a day perusing headlines from msn, cnn, fox… I try to vary my sources, but I almost never read past the first paragraph anymore.  I will still occasionally find something that sets me off.  Rest asured that when I do, there will be several flaming paragraphs posted here for your enjoyment.  But the sun rose again today without it.

Right now, I am spending more time on my family and on my art.

EDM Project
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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. 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
The Artistic Biker Live!

Thursdays from 6-8p central
Also, check me out on Teh YouTube!
You can "LIKE" me on Facebook!
And on Twitter, I'm @BladeTheArtist

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