“Shut your eyes and see.” ― James Joyce

“Shut your eyes and see.” ~ James Joyce (source)

Happy Holidays from Art Changes Live (Dot) Com and Bill Hendricks
Happy Holidays from Art Changes Live (Dot) Com and Bill Hendricks

My mother use to say, “It’s not what you do on Christmas, birthdays, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day that counts, it is what you do all year-long that really matters.”

Happy Holidays to all my visitors and friends,

Bill Hendricks (Shadowmason)

Exploring Ideas and Self

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
~ Epictetus, (source)

Light Unseen
Infrared Photography–Light Unseen

Last week Harper Lee’s book To Kill a Mockingbird was produced and released as an audiobook. It’s amazing to me that such a rich book took so long for someone to see their way clear to create an audio version. As I conduct my examination of truth through art. I am often reminded Atticus’s (Harper Lee’s) words to Scout as she was curled up on his lap. Ms. Lee expressed so well what I fumble around trying to express my ideas about what comprises reality. This is what Atticus told her daughter, “you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” This idea evolves around the ideas of perception and the concept of understanding reality and self.

Bill Hendricks, “Shadowmason”

Specks of Fire in Yosemite

It is personal issues that have affected my life and cause me to do what I do. The strength comes from you, the friends and family that surround me. ~ Bill Hendricks

ground cover in Yosemite Park, CA
Specks of Fire

Short lives but powerful impact—small, bright, sturdy. Getting antsy for another car trip. Semester coming to an end with only a few weeks to go. I am spending a lot of time studying Twitter Bootstrap and passing my knowledge on the my students. I am reminded daily as I continue to research and study my subject areas that this isn’t working at all—just following my passion. How lucky I was to walk through the fire of fear and have the faith that art wasn’t a waste of time.

I may not be showing my artwork currently but I am grateful that my work still impacts so many lives.

Bill Hendricks—LinkedIn

Who is Shadowmason?

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain! ~ L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Bill Hendricks, Author of Art Changes Lives (Dot) Com
Bill Hendricks, Author of Art Changes Lives (Dot) Com

On second thought I hope you do… Currently looking for a gallery to show my photographs. Always open to speaking engagements.