Sunday, December 26, 2010

Belated greetings !

I hope all have had happy holidays ! I wish everyone much success in the coming
new year ! Not much going on as I am taking a break for the holidays & looking
forward to being busy the first month of this new year ! I will keep you posted !
                            Take care

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Note

Hope all had a Good Thanksgiving ! Mine was , And I ate well ! I am working on my
book, my artwork and my lyrics. More info to follow. Just a stop to let you know &
say, Hi ! Peace & take care !

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

By the fire.

Some stress today. Haven't felt that in a while. I am sitting here by the
fire thinking of truths as GOD sees them, and I am relaxed.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Here I am again !

I have returned to my blog ! Had to figure out how to
get here on my sisters laptop. I have been very busy
With all of my art avenues. Still painting & showing
my works. Made smaller copies for sale. I have been
Writing more poems & lyrics. (found in my notes on
facebook). Read my poetry at events ! I am on the
cusp of singing again ! I am sorry for the wait, but it
looks like I'm back at it ! Have a blessed day. One
love all !

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Statement.

I am NOT afraid. I WILL stand !

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Shoulder weight.

My sisters cancer is once again being treated with chemo.
My wife has filed for a divorce.
I'm still trying to secure a day job.
I'm going to be bankrupt.
I haven't felt much like talking !
Thoughts & prayers are needed.
Thank you.

Rhodes gallery in cumberland R.I. is having an artist of the month event on June 4th, please
make an effort to attend. 7pm-9pm

I am part of the committee for an upcoming show in Sept., Hosted by Chad Jase studios. This
will be a two day event to help give graffiti artist have a transferable system to do work on. It
is to be held on the 17th & 18th.

More later.....take care.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Ferverent

Written from April 27th- May 7th 2010

   And so it is, that in my kingdom of woes,
   the dust from shattered dreams gathers and
   perpetuates the daunting task of mending, which I own.
   Finds me embracing the pain that has been thrust upon me
   while confronting the mountain, with the willingness to climb
   holding frayed ropes and hardware of rust
   I scale facades of rocky obstacles, skin on stone
   bleeding in the emptiness that echoes alone

   Should I reach this peak where no-one is home
   I must shout to the heavens to share this load
   and stand before the mirror until it speaks
   For all who forsake me in my time of need
   don't say you knew me if you did not help me succeed
   to soften the tears of a sturdy man, so you can view me
   without the reflective glass, like an open window
   near the door that lets you in.

        Copyright  T.L. Anderson  2010

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Friday & Saturday's events (April 30th/May 1st)

The grand opening at Rhodes gallery and studio was a success! There were plenty of people
that came to view the works of art, listen to music & enjoy the company of others. I for one
had a good time mostly striking up conversations & looking at some of the new works since
I last was there! Much thanks to Bonnie & Greg for putting this evening together. I truly
believe it was an enjoyable night for everyone.   http://rhodesgalleryandstudio.wordpress.com/

Sat. morning I helped with the plantings at Davey Lopes' community garden. It was part of a
series of workshops on urban gardening, etc. put on by Plant Providence http://www.plantprovidence.org
the people at Southside community land trust  http://www.southsideclt.org
I had some fun, met some good people, and , well worked! I'm tired!
                                      Take care.
                                          Tom

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Rhodes gallery & studio---Grand opening!

The Grand opening for Rhodes gallery and studio--1403 Mendon road-- Cumberland, R.I.-02864
is this friday, April 30th 2010...from 7pm to 9pm. There will be a lot of great artwork, some of the
artists, live music, food & wine...and of course Bonnie! Hope to see you!
                                                       Take care.

Friday, April 2, 2010

My return.

I returned to the area of my son's accident today. India point park in Providence,R.I.
It took me 6 years to go back. I don't know why. I don't know why I chose today.
Everything looked so much different with the ramps off of the highway now complete.
I was not sure of the exact spot, and maybe it is best this way. As I began to feel a
sadness come over me, I noticed a man playing a guitar & faintly singing. I moved
myself closer to him, and he was singing a line about missing someone. He continued
to finish his song as I stood and listened. When he finished he simply looked up at me
and said, hi how are you. I replied, to be honest, I'm a little sad & confused & explained
why I had come to the park. He gave the usual condolences & remarked how my son
certainly had a big monument.(meaning the new highway exits & park area, I think). I
found this to be both comforting & a bit spiritual, as I have been telling mostly family
and friends that he was going to have a big monument. How prophetic that a stranger
would say the same thing! I talked a little more with him & found him to be an architect
with an office but no work. I told him of my unemployment & my artwork, gave him my
business card, shook his hand and thanked him for the conversation. As I walked back
to my car he began to play & sing. My son loved music as I do. Who's voice was I hearing?
                                            Take care, all.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The madness of March!

Art & basketball have been keeping me quite busy so far this month! This is a good thing!
As far as the basketball all but one of our rec. teams advanced in the playoffs! I have also
been watching the NCAA, & NIT games. That's enough about that.
Getting some artwork done as I have two places to show my work coming up! The first is
a new gallery in Cumberland, R.I., the Rhodes gallery! (1407 Mendon road--02864).
There will be a hanging of artworks at the coffee connection on March 24th at 10:00 am
previous to the Grand opening of the gallery it's self on April 30th(more on this in a later post).
There will also be a gathering of artists & business owners along with a B&W photo showing
on March 28th from 7-9pm.
The other gallery is also a new one in the Olnyville area of Providence, which I am helping to
put together(more on this later). Please mark the above dates on your calender & should you
be in the area, stop by! Take care.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Marketplace - follow-up.

The marketplace on sat. Feb. 13th was my first experience in this
aspect, as it was for the organizer. Overall it was an enlightening &
enjoyable day. I once again met more creative minds and talk of
what our areas of expertise entail & how we may help one another.
I'm looking forward to my next marketplace event.
                          Take care.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Marketplace!!

I will be at the marketplace @ the John Hope settlement house, here in R.I., on sat. Feb. 13th
from 11am to 4pm. A portion of the proceeds from any sales will be going to local charities.
I hope to see some familiar faces there!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Busy bee!

January has been a busy month for me! I have spent a lot of time trying to secure a job, in a
new field from the last one. I have also been coaching basketball in the rec. dept. once again,
as well as attending local games.
As far as art, I have been visiting local galleries, for the simple enjoyment & insight. I have been
working with local artists on many different things. A lot which involves shows & charities(talking
stages,bouncing ideas). I have also continued to make contacts with people that may be able to
help me combine the arts & basketball(sports) with inner city youth in mind. I have also of course
been working on new art. I should be having a show in the near future, although I have not gotten
a set date yet, I was recently told by a gallery director that he is working on getting me in. You can
go to facebook or http://www.myartspace.com/T.L.Anderson/    to see a couple of works in progress.
                                            Peace & take care,
                                                   Tom