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OT: What's QuiQue Up To?
QuiQue - Wednesday, December 3, 2008 - 1:57pmOT: Sandbox YAK yak
I know I haven't been around ArtMetal for awhile and felt a need to communicate with the community on what I've been up to. Especially since I just finished witnessing a friend passing from this reality and watching how the local community responded to his passing.
See, I've been spending a tremendous amount of time developing, researching, and producing multimedia content to share with other like-minded people on the web. It all started when I was touched by the Apu Putucusi (mountain deity) in Machu Picchu while giving blacksmithing workshops in Peru. You may say that I had "an awakening" - a realization of how each of us create our realities.
There seems to be a lot of darkness engulfing our world. War, the economy, greed, and many other words that describe the predicament which seems to surround us on a daily basis is draining the goodness which each of us have. Maybe, just maybe, if we each start to pull the veil of darkness to the side, we can see that each of us has the ability to create something much different than what is being perceived.
This is where the CreatorsDream concept comes into play. Each and every one of us has a divine spark within us. It is mostly hidden because of how we have been raised from early childhood. The nurturing of the ego is a two-edged sword which has caused most of the turmoil mankind has experienced since s/he has been on this planet. Once we realize that the Creator is within, and that we can allow a mutual relationship with him/her, then the journey begins.
I don't want to get carried away with my diatribe! I do however want to express my gratitude for all the friendships I've acquired on ArtMetal and my responsibility to let those friends know that I haven't gone off the deep end and that I am still around. I also want to invite you to watch a video I produced of an amazing artist/musician that recently passed away.
I met Kevin Brock while doing another documentary on an enlightened hooper. I filmed Kevin at various locations throughout the summer and had just finished reviewing some of his footage three days before he died in his sleep at the age of 37. Kevin initially astounded me with his unique percussion melodies. As I got to know him better, I realized that he had something which brought goodness and light to everyone he came in contact with. He found a way to communicate with the Creator. Thing is, he is just like you or me - human.
Note that I do read much of what you folks are writing about here on ArtMetal. I just haven't had much time to contribute. However, I have noticed that the community is very alive, and it's very interesting watching all of you grow.
Thank you all for sharing yourselves and your craft!