I just want to thank all of you who backed my I See Moolongz Kickstarter campaign, and those who didn’t but came to the backer reward and book launch party on Saturday (some of you who I haven’t seen for years came all the way up from East Boston – go Eastie!). It was a great turnout for the book launch party and Spontaneous Collaboration exhibit, and everyone seemed to be really enjoying themselves. Thanks especially to Brenda Malloy who kept me organized during the book signing. Any of you who did not get to come to the party and pick up your rewards, they are on their way to you by mail. This is such an amazing community! Thank you all so much. Love, EJ
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Whether you see Moolongz or not, whether you believe in Moolongz or not, whether you wish Moolongz had never appeared or are happy they did, they are here and you are all invited to the I See Moolongz book launch party on Saturday, September 27th from 4-6:00pm at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson Street.
During the book launch party, there will be an exhibit of an amazing collaboration series of five paintings by five artists in five weeks. The artists involved in the collaboration are Sue Handman (fabric artist), Brenda Malloy (abstract painter), Diana Pasquariello (watercolor painter), Regina Piantedosi (non-representational art) and E.J. Lefavour (photographer, painter, digital artist). In the true spirit of creativity, sharing and inspiration that the Rocky Neck Art Colony embodies, these five distinctly unique and different artists have come together to collaborate and share in the process of jointly creating five pieces of art. The experience has been one of learning, teaching, sharing, trust and letting go of the ego’s involvement in the creative process, and has resulted in five completely unique, never in a lifetime to come anywhere near being recreated again, pieces of art. If you are an artist or understand the creative process, you will appreciate how rare and unique an undertaking like this is. Please come by and check out our “Spontaneous Collaboration”.
After this brief exhibit at the Cultural Center, one of the pieces will be on exhibit in each of the five artists’ galleries for the remainder of the season.
In the book they are highly evolved being from another planet, but they can represent anything to anyone – intuition, inner power, angels, God, a saint, the Universe, synchronicity – whatever speaks to our higher spiritual self. They have just come to us in a different, loving form to help us achieve what is the greatest desire of all humans – to know our purpose and to live the joyful, abundant, fulfilled lives we all know at the core of our being we are meant to live. Even more, they have come to show us that like Moolongz, who know they are one being, humans are also one being, capable of joining together (like the Market Basket employees and boycotting customers have recently done) to create major, earth altering changes for good (or not so good, if that is where we choose to be as beings). Can you see Moolongz? And if you can, you owe it to yourself and to the world to do whatever you can to make sure everyone does. That ultimately is our purpose.
I want to express my deep gratitude and love to those enlightened souls who immediately appreciated the importance of the lessons the Moolongz came to share with mankind and backed my Kickstarter project to bring the book into being:
Susan Brindley (in memory of Evelyn Howe)
The Moolongz have now colonized earth. They are everywhere. This is a colony at Niles Beach in Gloucester. Whenever the Moolongz encounter a human that cannot see or hear them, they hover around that person, intently focusing these thoughts at them:
“You are a unique and unrepeatable miracle of creation, possessing all the power within you needed to create the most amazing version of your life that you can imagine. Have no doubts or fear; just know you were born for greatness, love, joy and every good thing your heart desires. Know it, believe it, be it, share it.”
The Moolongz are there beside you, loving you, encouraging you, and patiently waiting for the day when they hear you say:
“I see Moolongz”.
Can you see Moolongz?
Moolongz become very sad when they encounter humans who are not evolved enough to see or hear them, which is why they have decided to remain on Earth, to help humans evolve and become the joyful, fulfilled, abundant beings they were created to be. Soon many humans will begin to say: “I See Moolongz”, which Moolongz will be overjoyed to hear. Can you see Moolongz?
Moolongz Mutagle encountering the Sintaugs, alien energy fields with sharp tongues and piercing claws that carry jealousy, greed, guilt, deception, anger, impatience, intolerance, sadness, depression, separateness, fear, anxiety, stress, lack and other unloving and joyless false realities that they present in an attempt to gain power from human beings. Sintaugs have no power of their own – they are merely illusions. The only power they can ever possess is the power human beings give them. Moolongz have come to teach us that we can either choose to accept the illusions the Sintaugs present to us, thereby giving them our power, or we can choose not to. The choice is completely up to us. Can you see Moolongz?
Of course Innuits tend to be more highly evolved humans because they live simpler lives, closer to nature and aren’t caught up in all the distractions like many other humans, so it not surprising that they can see and communicate with Moolongz. Can you?
Well of course a highly evolved human like the Dalai Lama can see and communicate with Moolongz. Can you?
The Moolongz have come to Earth to teach humans how to use their unlimited inner power to create amazing, joyful, abundant lives, but they need your help.
I See Moolongz is an amazing new illustrated book for all ages about accessing our inner power that the universe just pushed into being, which I have launched a Kickstarter campaign to get published. Please check out my campaign, and the great Kickstarter video our Joey produced for it. If you like the concept, please back it. The Moolongz are waiting for everyone to say: “I See Moolongz”.
Are you an artist who feels challenged when you have to resize an image for a show submission, or someone who has wanted to learn image editing, photo montage or digital art? Do you want to be able to design your own business card, postcard, flier or other image document? Have you always wanted to learn Photoshop but were daunted by the overwhelming scope of the program, so gave up?
E.J. is now offering Photoshop class for beginners to intermediate users who want to learn and be able to do more with Photoshop. I have been working with Photoshop for over 15 years, and although I do not consider myself a “Master”, I know a lot and use Photoshop as my go to program for everything from imagine editing to creating unique digital artwork and other image and text focused documents.
If you are interested in taking a class, call me at 857-891-9054 or email
Photoshop is an amazing tool that offers so much creative freedom. If you are not using Photoshop, you are missing out on an important piece of today’s creative technology. I’ll make learning Photoshop fun and exciting for you.
Recent visits to the Pixel Revolution digital art exhibit at the Cultural Center have inspired me to experiment with some digital art paintings of my own. These are a few samples of recent creations. If you would like to see more of my digital paintings, visit http://hobbithousestudio.com/gallery.htm or stop by Hobbit House Studio at 1 Wonson Street (behind Sailor Stan’s). If you haven’t yet seen Pixel Revolution, you can still stop by the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck and see it through June 1.
There is debate within the art world as to the validity of digital art as a fine art form, not unlike the debate that raged until not that long ago over the validity of photography as a fine art form.
“As we become a society increasingly engulfed in computer technology, there seem to be changes in the art world, specifically in regards to digitalization. Since the 1970s, art produced digitally has risen into the fine arts realm. For example, as opposed to manual photography which catches chemical changes on film, digital photography uses electronic sensors that record the desired image as electronic data. A major advantage of digital photography is the ability to manipulate the image using computer programs and software. Many different effects can be utilized, increasing the tools the artist has to express their vision. Aside from digital photography, digital art contains multiple other forms, such as photo painting, digital collage, integrated digital art, virtual reality, hologram, fractals, and more.
Should these computerized and mechanical processes be considered art? A painter must learn to control the brush with paint, and a digital artist must master the technology needed to produce an image. Technology is used by the artist to show emotion and intent to the viewer rather than just data processing. It seems strange that there are debates about digital art’s validity as an art form when there are so many similarities between using a paintbrush as a tool and a computer.
To get some insight, let’s look at another art form that was criticized when it first emerged.
Photography as an art form has long been debated. Like digital art, many thought that photography was a purely mechanical process. Along the way, photographers came together to fight for respect in the art world. In 1902 Alfred Stieglitz formed a group known as the PhotoSecession, which hosted exhibitons, created publications, and advocated for photography to be recognized as a fine art. Its magazine, Camera Works, was extremely influential in showing how photography could be used to create artworks of quality artistic vision.
It was not until 1910 at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York that the first photography collection was put on show in a museum. Even after, photography was constantly subjected to criticism. In 1955 the MoMA displayed an important photography exhibit which allegedly proved photography as a form of fine art. The first major exhibition of photography, The Fmaily of Man exhibited over 500 photographs by 273 artists from around the world. After this exhibit, photography began to flourish in the art world. Just as photography had a difficult time as a new art form, digital art is now being challenged.” http://nbmaa.wordpress.com/2010/08/17/digital-art-the-skeptics-and-the-supporters/
I personally believe digital tools give artists more freedom to express themselves, and that the time and effort required to master these tools and techniques is as great as it is to master traditional art tools and techniques. I have spent 15 years learning to master Photoshop, and I still don’t consider myself a master at it. I also believe that had the great painting masters of bygone days had access to the technological tools available to artists today, they most certainly would have used them. Just imagine what Leonardo da Vinci would have created with Photoshop!
The debate still rages over Johannes Vermeer’s use of the camera obscura (the cutting edge technology of his time) in the creation of his works.
“Certain aspects of Johannes Vermeer’s paintings which are seldom if ever seen in the work of other artists of the time have puzzled art historians ever since the artist’s rediscovery in the mid-1860s. Even before the turn of the century, one critic suspected that such anomalies were not merely stylistic quirks, but evidence that Vermeer had used some sort of mechanical device fitted with lens or mirrors. After decades of protracted debate, the art history community has come to believe that the device was the camera obscura.
From an optical standpoint, the camera obscura is a simple device which requires only a converging lens and a viewing screen at opposite ends of a darkened chamber or box. It is essentially a photographic camera without the light-sensitive film or plate. Only in size and decoration has it changed since the 16th century.” http://www.essentialvermeer.com/camera_obscura/co_one.html#.U4Xyb_ldXDU
I am curious to know what people out there think about digital art and its validity as a fine art form. What say ye - yea or nay?
Thanks Otto Laske for sending me off on this creative journey and Charlie Carroll for tipping me off to Vermeer’s use of technology.
Visit http://museumofdigitalfinearts.wordpress.com/ to see collections of digital works of some of the most brilliant new artists of the modern age.
For your breakfast or early lunch enjoyment – they will also be open Memorial Day.
I don’t know if these are a variety of fiddlehead ferns or exactly what they are, but they remind me of a mob of meerkats on watch.
A precariously perched pod of plump pinnipeds pose for passersby at Brace Cove. Say that three times fast.
I came across these old Polaroid snapshots that my mother took of her friend Kay during a trip to Gloucester in August 1983 aboard the Virginial. I was surprised to see a big ferry boat like that tied up behind the Studio. Who remembers this, and when did it stop coming and why? Wouldn’t it be great if they resumed ferry service from Boston to Gloucester. It would help alleviate vehicular traffic and we have the transportation infrastructure in place with Lady Jillian, the Trolley and CATA to allow visitors to move around and take advantage of much that Gloucester has to offer.
I wanted to come up with something new for Hobbit House Studio. I thought Gollum and his “precious” was appropriate. You have to know J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” to appreciate. Is it too over the top?
“A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.” J.R.R. Tolkein
Elynn Kroger and John Nesta are also usually open on the weekends (and during the week too). The Rudder has reopened, and The Studio should be opening soon. In a minute, all of Rocky Neck will be happening again.
Since I am going to be open anyway, and have eggs and coffee, and everyone knows that hobbits are spontaneous, fun loving creatures, I thought to myself, why not just open earlier and have a Mug Up. I know it is last minute, but what the heck, spontaneous is fun. Anyone who is out and about and wants to come over, I’ll be deviling some eggs and have jelly beans, cookies, cupcakes, crackers and cheese (all bought today Joey!), so come by and save me from eating them. Will be great to see whoever can make it.
When: 9:30AM, Sunday 4/6
Where: Hobbit House Studio (aka Khan Studio), up the stairs at 1 Wonson Street (behind Sailor Stan’s Restaurant – which by the way is opening on Saturday, 4/12 weekends)
Why: Because it’s spring dagnabbit and time to come over to Rocky Neck.
I’ve been working hard to get the place spruced up, new work completed and framed, and I’d love to see whoever would like to come by. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 4, 5 & 6 from noon to 5:00. Hoping it won’t be freezing cold with 50 mph winds. When is winter going to end?
Also, be on the lookout for the opening of Sailor Stan’s Restaurant on April 12.
Joey will appreciate this. I have operated as Khan Studio for eleven years. Since deciding to open my studio here at 1 Wonson Street, I thought it might be time for a new name. I’ve been thinking about it while getting the place set up and today remembered what Joey said when he came here shortly after I moved it. He said: “I feel like I’m in a hobbit house.” So I’m thinking Hobbit House Studio. Do you think the name fits?
E.J. Lefavour (chief hobbit)