Wednesday, February 06, 2008

~ Breathing Underwater

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"If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less, but to dream more,
To dream all the time.

~ Marcel Proust (1871-1922), French novelist

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We Creatures Of Dreams . . .

Recently, I've been dreaming of water, and barely a night goes by without at least one watery dream.

A few nights ago, I completed "Breathing Underwater" -- a digital, stylized view of my dreamy waterworld. Sans fish. I really don't care for fish.

Well, except for whale sharks -- which would take up way too much of the picture.

And, maybe, those brilliantly-colored, salt water babies that I see in some aquariums. You know, the ones that look like fish jewelry.

On third thought, I'm also strangely fond of the freaky, deep water, eerily-translucent thingies from the PBS documentaries . . .

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The Continuing "Timo's" Exhibit Saga

Since September, 2006, I've been lucky enough to keep a rotating art exhibit at Timo's Coffeehouse -- one of San Antonio's top rated establishments.

In a perfect world, I'd hang out there, daily, to gorge on their delectable variety of teas (I'm not a coffee drinker) and to unapologetically stuff myself with the incredible offerings of photo-perfect pastries, salads, and entrees. (I could barely keep my eyes off yesterday's display of rich, fudgy-looking brownies!) Of course, I refrain, as my slipping into a diabetic coma would likely stress the staff and generally disrupt business.

Instead, yesterday, I spent a few very pleasant hours at Timo's removing some pieces, which had been hanging for several months, and installing these 9 framed pieces:

I always have a blast there -- meeting and chatting with interesting, real world people, listening to good music, and having a chance to talk about my work to an enthusiastically supportive audience -- all very different from my usual solitary days at the computer.

So, a nod and my thanks to all the fine folks at:

Timo's Coffeehouse
2021 San Pedro
San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: 210-733-8049

Customer's reviews

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On a personal note --

Dear email spammers and scammers,

I am not in the market for discount Viagra or codeine.
I am not looking to borrow money or refinance my home.
I am not shopping for a nubile, Russian bride.
I will never pay even one cent to claim the $10,000,000 dollars you're holding for me.
I have no need of a penile implant. Really.

Just so you know.

~ W. J. St. Christopher

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Final Words

A hearty "Welcome!" to Art166's recent crop of first-time visitors! Hope you'll stop by again; your comments are certainly enjoyed and appreciated.


  1. I loved your new underwater picture. But just one little fish would be ok.

  2. Wonderful blog! I love your letter to the email spammers/scammers...they seemed to have eased off since the holidays :)

  3. wow!!! The "breathing under water piece", EXCELLENT! it would look great in the hallway along the bathroom. 2 thumbs up

  4. WJ these new ones are stunning and I would love to visit Timo's and see your amazing art decorating the walls! Your 'Underwater' piece is gorgeous too with all those rippling patterns and colors!

  5. Your art is spectacular; you have an amazing gift. I love water imagery too and the world of dreams. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am going to link you and will come back.

  6. Your art is spectacular; you have an amazing gift. I love water imagery too and the world of dreams. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am going to link you and will come back.

  7. I ADORE San Antonio and I was hoping to go down there for our wedding anniversary in March, but the plans had to be altered. I would have LOVED to go to that coffee house and see your work in the REAL. They are just gorgeous.

  8. Love this post,,,the coffee house atmosphere sounds great, as is your Underwater Painting!
    Good for you addressing those spammers! LOL!


  9. I think your 'Breathing Underwater" is great

  10. The dream and water post is gorgeous! -Such vivid colors.

    Had to laugh about your response to the spammers...

    Sorry you had to zzzzzz through the eclipse in the sky but there are all of those inner ones that are not on a schedule.

  11. Hey! Thank you so much for your comment! Your blog is so funny (humorous funny that is)...Your dear spammers e-mail had me in stitches!! God, don't you just wish they'd listen and definitely NOT write back? LOL...later,