Ballad of the Mind


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Travelling my mind seeing the sights looking for a way to reach new heights

It’s a ballad of the mind moving through life I will grab what’s mine

Walking through the dark, searching for a light

Working to be a better self, only wanting growth, In the end it will be refined

It thinks alone, sleepless at times,

It’s on a Journey Gaining knowledge with each experience of each day

My thoughts fight a battle, taking part in Tourney

Which is the winner? Only my feeling heart has a say

Seldom do I dream when I sleep

Often, I dream when I am seeing

Random thoughts greet me with conversations that are deep

For instance, assess this and tell us, what are you feeling?

It wishes for freedom, it wants to rest, too much emotional

Overweight with the world, when it is not even mine to shoulder

It influences how my decisions or made, brings my life to distortion

Each they feel myself living in winter, getting colder

“Morning”, greets the day, no smiles, what did I do? Are we even friends? Acquaintance even?

Stay your distance “I really don’t mean no harm, just being myself, I do want to know you”

Well, no worries, I have always been alone, I see your resistance

One part my mind’s story, more to be written, will I share? That is left up to you, or maybe me the Author

Let us pause here for a while, not the end, my mind went off somewhere

The Story will continue, until the next quarter.\

(Poem preview from the book titled “Ballad of the mind”, using a ballad poetry form for this one)

Well it is here!, or soon be at least my e-book, “Ballad of the mind from the thoughts of the dreamer”

Welcome to the Ballad of the Mind, anthology of 53 poems  original written by me and one poem written by a friend of mine, all telling a story of the inner world, the outer world communicating with each other conjuring a harmony of Negative and positive energy intertwining,exorcising your emotions. Willing to take that journey?

Release May 30th of this year (though likely to change again). Please support me and my first e-book (maybe I can get printed versions some day with your help).

Please comment below, how and what do you read your E-books on/with so I can provide those formats for you on release date. Also it’s coming to amazon, for those who prefer shopping on amazon eBook, worry not there will be one for you too.

Thank You.

 

Wear it for War Child, An Artistic Share

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We all know of war, whether via the media, someone you know lives in it, a soldier fighting for your country or you yourself was/is a victim. I have never experience but I have seen enough in the news to understand what it is like and what effects it will have on a person life, it is something any individual would want to live there life through, always looking over your shoulders, sleepless nights. War is not a new trend in the world, history speaks of many wars, deadly, small, those that might have shook the earth to the core and more to come in the future (I am sure you have seen the signs).

Some time ago Talenthouse  hosted a creative invite along with WarChild and O2 to create an artwork to inspire others to help in the online campaign of looking out for children affected by the existence of war.

O2 and War Child are inviting artists from around the world to create visual artwork that captures the campaign line ‘#WearItForWarChild’. Your visuals simply have to capture the imaginations of people and inspire them to take part in the online campaign #WearItForWarChild – they should be positive, uplifting and encourage people to take part in a great and worthy cause.”

The artwork you see above this, was my entry, though it didn’t get picked, I am grateful for being a part of this campaign, I had fun doing this pieces. As for a name for it, I have not given it one, I am bit rusty on giving my art a name, (Sometimes I wonder if I do have a child, if it will be same difficultly of finding a name).

If I should name it right now, I called it “Alone in war”, A fitting name?

I believe that if everyone lend a helping hand every now and again, the world would so much better off than it is right now but everything takes time, we can only hope and do what we can until we get there.

before I go rememebr this,  Patience is flexible, calmness solves problems, Love defeats hate, a smile turns a gray day colorful

Thank you for reading,

JahCreate: Nurturing Creativity, Raising it to maturity 

JahCreate Online Gallery

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JahCreate TU Gallery

Wouldn’t be nice to have these up on your walls, making less naked and more beautiful, also colour. I know would love have them up on mine, that way every time I see them before me I can say “I did that, I did those, I like that one, I love that one, was a bitch doing that one”.  would be so pleased with myself.

It looks a bit ‘pixelish’ (yeah, not a word naturally), but head over to the website to see it in a better quality (I think) and more.

If you do drop by (which would greatly appreciate and love you for eternity, would like you to support me (I will think up of way to repay with you kindness though, won’t go unnoticed, provided you tell me that did that is).

Maybe some day I would be able to setup an online store of my own but for now you can check out my Zazzle store and redbubble store for prints on demand

Be Team Player!!! Help me own the domain

Nurturing Creativity, Raising it to maturity

Into My Mind

Into to My Mind (Villanelle)

How did I end up here? Lost in my head, into my mind

Trapped deep in thoughts, a forest with no exit

 Rows of bookshelves, shadowing the sky, my thoughts unwind

 

Overthinking overtakes, my thoughts confined

Conflicted with decisions, conflicted with self, where do I fit?

How did I end up here? Lost in my head, into my mind

 

My imagination untamed, a wild beast, logics sidelined

Based off feelings I made my choices, but not from my heart but my mind I admit

Rows of bookshelves, shadowing the sky, my thoughts unwind

 

Inside me a world, created to house my inner being, the soul intertwined

I meditate, I sit,I inhale, I exhale,  I think, I slept,  I wake, I am now moonlit?

how did I end up here? Lost in my head, into my mind

 

So much to say, how do I put it into words? no one notice, I got left behind

Not a part of the Jigsaw, different, but I now love being a misfit

How did I end up here? Lost in my head, into my mind

 

A storm rages every now and then,  so I withdraw, until the calm, not to be unkind

So give me time, patiences and love, and I will make your life sunlit

How did I end up here? Lost in my head, into my mind

Rows of bookshelves, shadowing the sky, my thoughts unwind

Musical Euphoria

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Musical Euphoria

Musical Euphoria’, A recent upload to my website, jamlifeasweknowit.weebly.com. This pieces was done for a creative invite on Talenthouse to the theme of “Celebrating Music and how it makes you feel when you listen to it through your lifetime…” if you think about it a musical euphoria was a good depiction, wouldn’t you say? (though it didn’t get pick but none the less I liked how it turned out).

Process of it’s creation

Now we will get into the process that lead up to this piece, first I sort a reference image for the person and another for the head phones, those two put together and drawn traditionally on paper as a sketch, then outlined and scanned digitally for further cleaning/inking. The scanned image was opened in a design software Autodesk Sketchbook Pro (one of many software used for any digital art, illustration, painting, comics etc), it is user friendly and it comes with tutorials like any other software to get ready for using it for any of your digital drawing journey. Alright that aside, the next step is after the image loads in the software, I lower the opacity and add new layer on top and just choose my pencil tool and trace over my sketch to get that cleaner look, Line-Art. This process can be viewed on a video I uploaded on YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVaFGaSKMqc

After the finishing the Line-art (looking over and editing), the next step is colouring, now Autodesk Sketchbook pro has the option of export the file as a PSD file so it can be transfered to Photoshop for further editing and that I did for colouring. and nope I don’t have video for this yet, I may just do one in parts soon, Stay tune. Pick your colour pallet, for me choose blue visual style and giving it a glowing effect. After looking over numerous times and retouching where needs retouching, the finish piece has you seen there. “Musical Euphoria’
Feeling the Groove, click the image to take you to the page to see a larger version, it’s a slide show, you may have to wait until it shows it self or clicking the arrows until you reach this one (not much to skip through).

Thank you for reading and look forward for more post on new uploads from JahCreate, Jam life as we know it, the dreams we have , along with Creative_MaliKun, “it’s just the Ballad of the mind from the thoughts of a dreamer”.

More to view here. happy viewing ^_^

Planet Nvidia

Good day viewers/readers, three new recent upload images, Planet Nvidia, recently took up space art and this was the result on the first try. This pieces is combination of speed painting and photo-manipulation, with some airbrushing here and there all coming together to form these lovely artworks. to get the these three different coloured version, all I did was in Photoshop, there are some image adjustment layers you can add that can tweak the image to how you want to look and feel it will give, I used the Hue/saturation adjustment layer to get two coloured version you see there green lit and orange lit and the my favourite of the three the black and white, which gives it mysterious effect, that one I just changed the image mode to grayscale and presto change-o that version was born.
Neat don’t you think? as for a video well, luckily I did save the process stages so we will see how that goes it goes and it will be uploaded and ready for viewing soon.

Thank you for reading, stay tune for more post as we keep Jahcreating, the Jam Life. Peace!

Website: you can view more here. Happy viewing ^_^

Coming Soon, JahCreate YouTube Channel

Time to start make use of my channel on YouTube.

Well here it is my video intro to any video content I may do in the near future, so stay tune to my channel or my blog. 

Oh one more thing, I recently hit 100 followers on WordPress, isn’t that great? I appreciate you reading my poems and such as well as your inspirational post you share always keep me smiling  and lifted 😁. Now I have an idea of how I am going to thank you, one by writing a thank you poem and post it along with a thank you artwork or do both along with a video reading that poem. What do you think? Feel free to comment while I think about it.

From the ballad of the mind I am out

Blue

BLUE

Peace is represented by this colour

Tranquility knows its power

Mind stimulating

Smells relaxing

Calm wind

We go there to meditate

‘The big Blue’

Enough to remove that stress

Enough to wrap you in calmness

Take a breath

Surround yourself with serenity

No need for popularity

Cooling

Colours you trustworthy

Congrats you are dependable

That’s commendable

Your life seems in order

So soothing

Always good to share intelligence

Because then you’ll cast a reflection

Look around

It’s the colour ink I bleed