Saturday, February 19, 2011

Thank You


This is an acrylic painting I did recently. First one in around 20 years. Had fun experimenting with textures and have another that I am playing with as well.

I wanted to thank those that voted for Onestoppoetry in #art for the Shorty Awards. We are a finalist, so I will be traveling to NYC in March for the awards presentation. Can't wait to go back to the city and get a chance to meet some great friends for the first time. This would not be possible without those that voted, so I sincerely and humbly thank you.

No fancy words today, but if you came looking for poetry or some great writing a few I have thoroughly enjoyed recently are:

Ami Mattison
Shay
Hedgewitch

I could list many, and know if you stop by my place and leave your mark, I appreciate you. This journey would be a lot less enjoyable without you.

I hope you have an incredible Saturday!

78 comments:

Lorraine said...

I love this, there is no end to your talent and your decency, congrats my friend

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Great going! And, thanks for the heads-up on the others. -J

Daniel said...

Hey, I love the line about meeting some great friends for the first time! Very typically Brian. Have a good one.

Ocean Girl said...

Congratulations Brian. And what a great opportunity to meet friends for the first time. Amazing it would be.

And your painting, you are great, so much like we read you.

DJan said...

You are so talented! And you deserve all the accolades you receive. I think you're simply wonderful.

Birdie said...

the painting is wonderful Brian! and have lots and lots of fun in NY!!!

5thsister said...

How wonderful! Keep us updated on your NYC adventures. BTW, the textural aspect of this piece is rockin'!

annell said...

You have the touch!

... Paige said...

congratulations

love the painting, it makes me want to finish the one I have been struggling with for a long time...but then again it will finish when it is ready

happy weekend

Bubbie said...

I have to tell you, I didn't have 'expectations'. I do picture framing and a lot of people 'paint'. I'm surprised by HOW WELL DONE this is. And, of course, everything you do, comes from the heart - so that makes it 'art' anyway. But the light and depth and movement are just amazingly wonderful. The painting is alive! Wish you were in Sarasota, so I could frame it!

Eva Gallant said...

You are just brimming with talent!

Heather said...

hey you are coming to my neck of the woods! Congratulations!!! awesome....your art and words are always one of my favorite stops in the blog world! xo have a great weekend!

trisha said...

congratulations brian! how we become part of each other's hearts without meeting.

I too will love to meet quite a lot of you face to face....

trisha

Hilary said...

Congrats to you, Brian. That's so cool. I love the colours in your painting.. it feels like spring.

ladynimue said...

This is great news !! will pray for you :)) After all, one stop has given me so many a good friends and poetry to read :)

CM said...

Congrats on the Shorty Awards! That's awesome!

The painting is very eclectic, yet intriguing. So what inspired you to try this medium again after 20 years???

happygirl said...

congratulations. have a happy weekend

Bonnie said...

So talented, SO deserving! Congrats to my favorite Renaissance Man.

Bonnie said...

Oh ... wanted to address that beautiful painting! Love your choice of colors.

Valerie said...

Congratulations, Brian. You deserve all the acclaim. Have a great time meeting your 'new' friends.

rosaria said...

Sooooo Happy for you!

slommler said...

Congrats!! That is wonderful and well deserved! What a fun time you will have!! Love the painting...so much energy!
Hugs
SueAnn

Pat said...

Congrats go out to my favorite Poet and a wonderful artist. You are so talented!

Lori said...

Doing the happy dance for you Brian...how awesome to get meet friends for the first time...that is a dream of mine...great painting...your talent is endless my friend...hope your weekend is fantabulous Brian!

Helen said...

I would love to see this in person ... it's beautiful on my monitor!

Caty said...
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budh.aaah said...

beautiful colors and great rythem in the painting Brian. Llike it loads

Caty said...

Congratulations! OneStop is great. And that's an awesome painting :)

ladyfi said...

Wonderful colour and motion in that painting.

Claudia said...

wow - love the painting - and wonder when you will have your first exhibition...and so cool you're really going to new york
i have ami lined up for a spotlight by the way..she's excellent

Jill said...

Congrats Brian.

David Allen Waters said...

Dude, LOVE it...it would look awesome in my collection:)

kkrige said...

Congrats on getting nominated Brian and the rest of the One Stop Team. That is a wonderful accomplishment. You guys totally deserve it, as I know you all work very hard to make such a wonderful community.
yippee! party time!!

Sulthana said...

Congrats to you and the team!
And the painting reminds me of Spring :)

Betsy said...

That is really exciting! Congrats.

Beautiful painting...love the color combo.

Ami Mattison said...

Congratulations, Brian! Your accolades are well-deserved.

And how multi-talented you are! This painting totally rocks. I'm diggin' the textures a lot, and I'm especially enamored by that yellow.

Thanks for the link love, my friend! I appreciate your support.

secret agent woman said...

I don't come by for poetry, per se. I don't come by any blog so much for the content as for what that content reflects about the blogger.

And congratulations.

Fireblossom said...

I love your painting! I really enjoy it when you share your art as well as your words, my friend.

Wow, could I be in any better company than Hedgewitch and Ami Mattison? Thank you! :-)

TALON said...

I love the color and texture of the painting, Brian.

Congrats!

hedgewitch said...

I can't think of a site that deserves the award more, or anyone more fitting to go hang out in NY. Many gratz. Also, thanks for slipping me into the same sentence as two of the best poets out there, Shay and Mattison.

The painting is really cool, too--in fact that's what I started to write about before being distracted by words. Really like it. You have all kinds of the talents, young man.

Maggie May said...

That is beautiful.
You are very talented indeed.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Baino said...

Hmm congratulations on being a finalist. NY eh? Sweet

Teri said...

Brian--I love this painting. To me it looks like a river running through a beautiful forest. I'm not sure what the title is but really, the beauty is in the eye of the beholder anyway. What contest??!!! I had no idea! I would have gone over and voted for you. How did I miss such an important thing??

Katherine said...

Brian what wonderful news .. congratulations! Sounds like your in for a very memorable occasion in NYC ... it is going to make for great creative material, will be looking forward to hearing all about it!
The picture is 'muy bien' ... love the texture & colours .. very soothing!

Carrie Burtt said...

You are a talented man Brian....congratulations the painting is amazing! :-)

Life with Kaishon said...

I love your art
as I love your words.
So very thrilled for you
and the nomination!
Crossing my fingers
for a win!
Love, Becky

Jerry said...

Wonderful painting and your graces are spread all over our network...don't know how you do it Brian but I am sure glad you stop by often with encouraging words for all of us.

Magpie said...

You are such a Renaissance Man!!

Sex, Drugs and Bacon Sandwiches said...

A painter too?... There is just no end to your talents!

Steve E said...

Incredible Saturday, just finishing up! thank you, Brian, for BEING one of us, sharing your inspiring words, works, and enthusiasm for writing and for life. And for organizing "Place for Poets, Writers, Artists, etc."

Hello to NY City!

Susan Deborah said...

Here I say "Thank You" for those wonderful posts you dole out day in and day out.

Congrats Brian. You deserve the best, always.

Joy and more laurels to ye,
Susan

masterymistery said...

interesting painting Brian -- your creativity runs in many directions


masterymistery at
cosmic rapture

natalee said...

CONGRATS!!!! .... wow

lori said...

Such good news. Congrats! And the painting is lovely. Look forward to seeing more :)

deb colarossi said...

Congratulations, Brian.
I can only see so many more good things ahead for you. Deserved and then some.

Zuzana said...

This painting is magnificent! Wow, congratulations! When were we suppose to vote on what, I totally missed that...argh. I sure would have voted too.;)
Can imagine how excited you are to meet some blog friends finally, that will be very interesting and lots of fun as well.;)
xoxo

sheila said...

Beautiful, Brian!!!!!!!!!! GOOD LUCK!

Sue said...

You paint, too?

Aren't you a little ashamed of taking seconds when the major talents were handed out?

;)

PS. Congrats on being a finalist!

signed...bkm said...

Beautiful painting and I am excited that One Stop is in the running...but well worth it for all the it does for the community....Glad you are one that will be going..Congrat's....bkm

nance marie said...

i like your painting of the sea monster on a sunny day.

Goofball said...

congratulations with the award shortlist! way to go :)

e said...

Lovely, Brian! Enjoy NYC.

turtlememoir said...

Love the painting, it has a warmth about it. You are talented! And btw, congrats to you and the One Stop team for making finalist in the Shorty Awards. Well done!

gayle said...

I love the painting!

Sumit Sarkar said...

Congratz...
and this painting is splendid and elegant... :)

Vicki Lane said...

Congratulations! And I love the painting!

CailinMarie said...
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CailinMarie said...

I removed my previous comment - the spelling error completely changed the comment. whoopsie!

So I MEANT to say
cool painting and
right on with the art finalist trip to NYC!!!

Jannie Funster said...

Brian -- that is AWESOME on the Shortys, whooo-hooo!!

And that painting is freaking incredible! So many depths to it.

whoooo-hooo.

xo

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the acrylic. I see so much in it ... swords, advancement into divine light, ...

Terrace Crawford said...

Sweet painting!

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www.terracecrawford.com
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Syd said...

Wonderful painting. Good luck and congrats for making the finals.

Ténèbres à la lumière... said...

Hi! Brian...
Nice painting...
"I wanted to thank those that voted for Onestoppoetry in #art for the Shorty Awards. We are a finalist, so I will be traveling to NYC in March for the awards presentation."
Congratulation!
Thanks, for sharing the links, I will check them out!
DeeDee ;-D

Sophia said...

Congratulations to you, Brian. You are SO deserving of it!

mama-face said...

woot woot WOOT!! I'm so excited for you. (And the others.)

Brian. I cannot get enough of abstract art. Is there something you cannot do? Cooking? Basket Weaving? Stamp Collecting? (Does anyone still collect stamps? hmmm)

Margaret said...

The art is so fun and fresh. I am trying to learn to paint, have an art blog as well. Maybe I need to do one of these and "loosen" up. It would be fun to read a poem and then just paint the colors and brush strokes and see what kind of contemporary piece I get. Thanks for the idea! And congrats on NYC!! One Stop is my favorite poetry site for learning!

Marla said...

YEEHAW BRIAN!!!!!

I just KNEW you would do well.

Carl said...

I love the painting!