Virgin of the Apocalypse - scan, detail
12" x 15" mixed media on paper
T. Nelson 2014
As it turns out, I can post images if I use Google Chrome.
I also discovered people have been trying to get a hold of me online. The art blog is set up to notify me of comments, but neither blogs do that any longer. It's frustrating to be on blogger lately - after all the updates - which leave me out in the cold. If you need to contact me my email is tjdotnelsonathotmaildotcom.
I do not like to do posts without images - images compliment my writing and very often I use them to further my point, or in some cases they are the point of the post. I don't always like trying to explain the images however.
I was reading Deacon's Bench and Deacon Kandra's comments on not permitting comments - in response to the NCR closing comments at their site. Deacon was kind enough to rebuke me once urging me to repent from some criticisms made on the blog. He also posted a very good examination of conscience for people online, that I found helpful. He happens to be one of the very best clerics online, always polite, always uplifting, so I take what he says rather seriously.
I won't close comments here but I do edit and I've tried to keep them civil and not too crazy. If I close comments I may as well just talk to myself - with no one to correct me. I'm not sure why people get so angry and mean spirited in the com box. I notice some bloggers post as negatively as the comments they receive, some do so in a sort of passive aggressive manner which sets the blog up to receive crazy comments. I've been told I do that - it's not always deliberate mind you, and I try not to get people upset - well, not always.
There are crazy people online, no doubt about it. I love crazy people. This isn't a place for those folks with anger issues however. They are like 'dry drunks' or 'dry gays' - "you can take the rum out of the fruit cake, but you've still got a fruit cake!"
In other words, get rid of the anger.
*What's dry drunk? "Dry Drunk" has been described as "A condition of returning to one's old alcoholic thinking and behavior without actually having taken a drink." Those who quit drinking but are still angry about it, wind up living miserable lives and usually make everyone else around them miserable too. I think the same can be said about some 'ex-gays' as well.