Sunday, December 19, 2010

160/SS - declaration of dependence


paycheck to paycheck
where is it spent,

"we hold there truths
to be self-evident"

follow your money
& you'll know
who your massa is

all men created
equal & all

What can you say in 160 characters? Go to Monkey Man. And for my friends at Sunday Sketches, a pen & ink I did of Monticello, about 20 years ago. It is actually done to scale. I am traveling this weekend and left the art materials at home so enjoy the blast from my past.

91 comments:

Ocean Girl said...

Woah deep 160 again Brian. And you can draw too! I am off to see your Monticello.

Happy holidays Brian Miller and family.

Marlene said...

Brian your sketch is amazing, Architectural drawings are some of my favorites and this one is done very well.

kaleidoscope said...

Dude, the sketch is brilliant...and your words, well I guess my massa would be shoes and tech stuff...lol

moondustwriter said...

Nicely done sketch Bri

and your writing magnificent in 160

have safe travels

Bonnie said...

However ... after looking at your sketch and reading your golden words, I must declare that we are not all equal in talent!

Candie Bracci said...

Claps over their crap!Bravo,nice one man!

Sam!! said...

Lovely!!

Take care

Candie Bracci said...

Also amazing drawing!

Mama Wheaton said...

Seems like everyone is my massa but me!

Sumit Sarkar said...

Very nicely written...
That sketch is awesome...
I am a fan of your art now... :)

joanny said...

Bravo on both Brian....wonderful!


joanny

Lenora said...

you are talented! That is a wonderful architectural, very detailed!

WrightStuff said...

That's an incredible sketch Brian, wowzie is all I can think of to say!

Pastor Sharon said...

Just when I think you will run out of words and poetry, and prose, you come up with things deeper and better and include sketches. . . Love this

Kathy's Klothesline said...

You can draw! Anymore hidden talents? My grandfather never filed income tax---he said "all out-go, no in-come".

PattiKen said...

Oh, your southern roots are showing. Not to mention your "talent gene."

Heather said...

i love that you can draw and write. that's a wonderful combination....enjoy your travels - xo

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

amazing! kind of cosmic - my husband and I were talking of Monticello this past week.
cheers, dana

Liza said...

"follow your money"
The bank is my massa for the moment, and I have to say,
by choice.

I likes this piece alot.

Hilary said...

Always wonderful words.. oh but your sketch is just beautiful. You're so multi-talented.

Julia Christie said...

Great words for this time of year! Where does it all go. This drawing is amazing! Really great job! Such a talent.

Hope you and your family are enjoying a relaxing weekend.

smiles

Jenny Blair said...

What an amazing blast from the past! Nice to meet you through Sunday sketches :)

Sophia said...

Brian, you have alot of hidden talent, dude! :) Love it alot.

LauraX said...

Your drawing is wonderful Brian, you are so gifted! And your words, well, they dig in deep.

Myrna R. said...

The 160 is really good. And the sketch is very, very good.

I think you ought to try singing tenor like Placido Domingo. (Heh, maybe there is something you can't do.)

Boom Boom Larew said...

Great sketch, Brian! And your poem is spot on.

kkrige said...

You are a very talented man Brian. Writer, poet & artist. Amazing.

Betsy said...

so true!

Montecello...gorgeous...went there once on a family vacation years ago. To scale? You're amazing. :)

Monkey Man said...

TJ and his founding brothers would be pleased. A fine Sunday 160. Always appreciate you playing along.

Alice Audrey said...

I used to think people who ran their own businesses were the most free. Then I ran a music store for a while and discovered that every customer who walk through the door was my master.

nance marie said...

just thinking...

abe lincoln would have looked cool with a mohawk.

budh.aaah said...

lovely sketch Brian. And the 160 is great as usual too

Brian Miller said...

the originl closing lines were...

all bow
house of the rising sun

which would have pushed it more political than person...and focused on the massive debt we are accumulating to certain countries...

Brian Miller said...

singing tenor..i need to think about that...lol

Heather said...

Love the sketch and the words. Very good Brian you are very talented.

Alan Burnett said...

A lot to think about there Brian - but a splendid sketch to look at whilst we think.

Claudia said...

i love and hate the title at the same time cause it's so true (even if we know it shouldn't) and it makes me feel uneasy..and your sketch - just wow!

Daniel said...

Nice piece my friend. So true ain't it?

Vicki Lane said...

Follow the money and you'll know -- oh yes indeed! Good one!

Christine said...

wow, this is a beautiful drawing, good that you saved it all these years.

Tammie said...

awesome drawing
and good contemplation to have

Dulce said...

Great deep one
so much- massively- said in just 160
;)

Kristin Dudish said...

What a beautiful drawing - thanks for the blast from your past!

Enjoy your travels...

Debbie said...

wow, you really did a great job on this one! Merry Christmas!

Hope said...

wow! love this sketch!
you write truths

awesome!

TALON said...

Your pen and ink sketch is beautiful, Brian.

For some, sadly, there isn't even th paycheck right now...powerful 150, Brian.

Just Be Real said...

Brian what a beautiful drawing along with your words. Blessings.

Eva Gallant said...

You are certainly a multi-talented guy!

Fair Rosamund said...

This is just amazing, you are very talented!! :) ~Lauren

gospelwriter said...

follow your money
& you'll know
who your massa is


ain't that the truth! wise 160!

gospelwriter said...

oh, and I love the title

G-Man said...

Say Hi to Tom and Sally for me...

Kavita said...

Gee.. I am scared to see where my money trail leads! A deep and thought provoking one, Brian.. yet again..

Joanna Jenkins said...

High five on the 160 and the drawing. Hope you're traveling somewhere warm and the trip home is easy.
Cheers, jj

Mom said...

Have always loved the drawing of Monticello....thanks for letting me keep it for you in my dining room :)

Bachelor said...

You're something else! :)
Love this one Brian...
A Very Merry Christmas to you and you lovely family...
:) The Bach
Lord Thomas of Wellingon

drybottomgirl said...

How true, how true! Paycheck to paycheck and the more you earn the less you have....great sketch and thanks for sharing it....

Mama Zen said...

A lot of power in that 160!

Magpie said...

Very insightful!!

Gallery Juana said...

incredible detail in this architectural drawing. nicely done.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Brian, I say it every week, you are great with expressing yourself with words. It's a treat to stop on by! Thanks!

The Empress said...

OK. you can draw, you can write, you are kind, you visit those who visit you, you leave encouraging comments to little 8 year old bloggers....ummm...there must be a chink in the armor somewhere....

Zuzana said...

I am so happy you keep posting your art! Magnificent!! I love sketching myself.;)
Have a lovely Monday dear Brian,
xoxo

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! Brian...
Once again...nice use Of 160 words that ring so true...and a very nice painting which compliment your 160 words.
Brian,
Happy Holiday Season!
To you, and your family!
DeeDee ;-D

Valerie said...

Great words, great picture. I like your style, Brian.

the walking man said...

Here is one voice of your only master

slommler said...

Love the sketch and your words are right on!!
Hugs
SueAnn

annell said...

Great Write! Thanks Brian.

Lorraine said...

How I love this Brian...

Strummed Words said...

Don't spend it all! Leave some for me! Merry Christmas!

Kim A. said...

My massa at this point would be our electric company, and our firewood supplier and our propane supplier. Tis the friggen frozen season.

:-D
♥namaste♥

Lori said...

Great sketch and words..brilliant Brian...happy Monday! XX

Anonymous said...

very well said my dear friend.

trisha
mydomainpvt.wordpress.com

Matty said...

Indeed, money is the master to many.

Okie said...

Very nice. Cool approach...way to turn things on their heads. Ironically true. :)

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Tina said...

I hear ya', brother. Lovely sketch to enjoy while pondering your words.

Nicola said...

Wow what a great piece, love the perspective and detail in this!!! Great work!

Ed Pilolla said...

you can say a lot, as you showed.
really impressive sketch.

sheila said...

Ain't that the truth.

Nice drawing. One man. Much talent.

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

What an artist you are! declaration of dependence indeed...money money money...much needed, but not necessary ;)

william said...

very well sketched mate, poem awsome :)

McGillicutty said...

what does it all mean... that we're living on the edge???????????
smiles.

KB said...

Love your sketch. Merry Christmas.

Fireblossom said...

What money??? ;-)

Cindybrown said...

Wow, your talent never ceases to amaze me.

AmyLK said...

Fabulous 160 and sketch! You're amazing!

Katherine said...

Wonderful sketch Brian and very thought provoking 160 to be sure!

Goofball said...

yep, our money spent says a lot about ourselves

Mmm said...

WOW! can;t believe you drew that! you are a patient man, Brian. Great sketch and great words too. A natural.

Syd said...

Nice sketch of Tommy Jefferson's place. I enjoy that house and gardens. Must be quite beautiful this time of year.