Joined February 2008

Painting, photography, photo editing and writing serve not only as a way to explore and show the beauty of the world but also as a way of...

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Life isn’t always happy, nor is it always sad; but, rarely does it sit directly in the middle between the two. One thing is certain, life is never static. In the land of polar extremes lie my creations. Some works are a bit dark which are the very things that get me through those times. Others are a bit quirky which usually means they may have been done in a hypo-manic state. Many works just are. I share with you my heart, my self, my despair and my hope.

Artwork of Karirose

  • Joined: February 2008


La Calavera

Dia de los muertos (day of the dead) will soon be celebrated. My painting that I have refer to as La Calavera (the skull) because I gave it a rather long title (Entrelazada de la vida y la muerta) will be shown at a gallery in Northern California during their Day of the Dead show. I’m quite honored as well as excited and I thought I’d share.
Posted about 5 years – 2 comments

An experiment in "happy"

I recently joined a local artist’s group. The assignment for the meeting was to paint something that made me happy or would make others feel happy. Happy? Seriously? I haven’t painted happy in so long I don’t know that I can even paint happy. I considered skipping this my first meeting. But decided rather to attempt the task. / In the style of the Disintegration Collaborati…
Posted about 7 years – 9 comments

Depression Creativity

No need for caution on this journal for language or anger issues. So this is your ’non-warning. ;) / Over the years I have noticed that a depression of this length usually produces something of greater insight, deeper spirituality, or more creativity either visual or written. Something beautiful usually comes out of it. Thus far: not so much. Since this depression began in late April 2011,…
Posted over 7 years – 51 comments

DisCo Project : This Is My Father's World

This is a bit of a long read, but I would appreciate your thoughts if you would care to put the time into reading it. Thank you. / A little over a year ago, Janis Zroback began a group called the Disintegration Project (DisCo). / For all appearances it looked as if I had not only forgotten the project but dropped out; but, when the project began it was the beginning of spring in my part of the w…
Posted over 7 years – 8 comments
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