Be Kind… What better advice?

Written by ShadowMason on May 18th, 2015

If we don’t plant the right things, we will reap the wrong things. It goes without saying. And you don’t have to be, you know, a brilliant biochemist and you don’t have to have an IQ of 150. Just common sense tells you to be kind, ninny, fool. Be kind.”
~ Maya Angelou (source)

Textures Abounds

Textures Abounds

Be kind… Great advice. Yes, be kind to your colleagues, your family, friends, and passers-by but I think it is most important to be kind to yourself. Be kind to yourself in actions, thoughts, and words because without kindness love can’t bloom and without love creativity wilts and dies.

Bill Hendricks “Shadowmason”


Sanity… Kinda Boring

Written by ShadowMason on May 14th, 2015

Sanity is a cozy lie.” ~ Susan Sontag (source)


In the Trainyard

How sane does the artist need to be? Shouldn’t they be a bit off to look at the world differently and courageously? I know for myself, not off enough to create a new path, but off enough to allow me to think creatively and not to accept the conventional. I guess the gift I do have is to be observant and be fascinated with what I see. To see the exceptional in the ordinary.

Challenge yourself to pay attention to the ordinary… And see the extraordinary.

~ Bill Hendricks “Shadowmason”


Push, Pull, Twist

Written by ShadowMason on May 12th, 2015

No great thing is created suddenly.” ~ Epictetus (source)

Photograph by Bill Hendricks ©2015

Nothing is Created Quickly

“No new paths, no new discoveries… Poke around have some fun. Isn’t that what art is supposed to be?” ~ Bill Hendricks (Shadowmason)


Taking Possession of Space

Written by ShadowMason on May 10th, 2015

As photographs give people an imaginary possession of a past that is unreal, they also help people to take possession of space in which they are insecure.” ~ Susan Sontag (source)

Photograph by Bill Hendricks ©2015

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The artist takes you beyond your normal vision, your normal experience, and your normal self. It’s an education in seeing and hearing for both the artist and viewer.

Bill Hendricks, “Shadowmason”


Past Mistakes Enrich Tomorrows

Written by ShadowMason on April 24th, 2015

One piece of wisdom a writer quickly learns ~ typos keep you humble.”
~ E.A. Bucchianeri (source)

Past Mistakes Enriches Tomorrows

Past Mistakes Enrich Tomorrows

Enough said. Isn’t it? ~ Bill Hendricks, “Shadowmason”