Bernard Poulin
30/12/2017 · 97 min read · ~10
To Visual Artists and 2 more
Happy New Year And More. . .

Happy New Year And More. . .

To all of my friends in the artwork creation world : Happy New Year!!!2017 has proved itself to be (for me) a time of searching for new archiving/cataloguing software. Not easy. . . There’s lots to peruse out there - and they’re all different...

Bernard Poulin
6/1/2017 · 5 min read · ~100
To Visual Artists and 2 more
A 2017 Ponder

A 2017 Ponder

I love artwork. As a product of individual creativity, it is everywhere. But I am more enamoured with, more tantalized by, more in awe of art because, despite all illusions to the contrary, its presence is more elusive, more rare than the rarest of...

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Bernard Poulin I love your post. I wanted to comment more, but the eloquent comment of Joanne Gardocki said it all "My answer is we stretch everything when we are inspired. We strech past our boundries, our comfort zone, our fears". A thoroughly enjoyable buzz

22/10/2017
Joanne Gardocki

Joanne Gardocki

@;{"id":"11870493","name":"Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee","permalink":"ali-anani","hasphoto":"1","hashfile":"d4303487","photocrop":"{\"x\":39,\"y\":0,\"width\":312,\"height\":312,\"rotate\":0,\"scaleX\":1,\"scaleY\":1}"}@; in reply to your most recent buzz on stretching the mind. Art is a collaboration of paper, medium, artist and viewer but begins with inspiration. Out of the formless void of potential comes a bolt of lightening that inspires action. Many thanks to you, Bernard Poulin, for inspiring reply with your beautiful art and thoughtful words. The seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet, "Shaped like a sword, the Zayin represents all movement. It represents the struggle between opposites, the struggle for existence, the struggle for sustenance (מזון). It is the struggle between Yaakov Jacob and the angel. It is the power within a person that causes them to speak, initiate, live." --http://www.walkingkabbalah.com/hebrew-alphabet-letter-meanings/ It's like pizza dough. We mix and knead the dough but it is the spinning and tossing that stretches the ball of goo into what becomes hot, cheesy, deliciousness. Our creation has infinit possibilities, even pineapple. My answer is we stretch everything when we are inspired. We strech past our boundries, our comfort zone, our fears. We extend ourselves into the void of unknown full of infinite possibility. How do we stretch? "to the depth and breadth and height. My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight." --Elizabeth Barrett Browning

22/10/2017
Bernard Poulin
22/9/2017 · 22 min read · ~10
To Visual Artists and 4 more
Rwanda. . .

Rwanda. . .

RwandaOil24" x 72" ( 61cm x 182.9cm)2011 - 2016 In 1994, the commander of the UN Assistance Mission for Rwanda Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire anticipated a disaster - a disaster that no world authority wished to acknowledge let alone get...

Bernard Poulin

Bernard Poulin

How amazing it is when we express an emotion(s) and once it is done we move on to other emotions which also need to be expressed - and then realize that this is what being human is about - being and doing and feeling and discovering and continuously moving on to whatever is "other" in us and around us. I just pray that being evil to each other is not an ingrained dimension but rather an anomaly, an aberration, a virus, an alien illness that can eventually be extricated and dissolved into nothingness. Hope lives powerfully in the soul of those who endlessly wonder. (Me thinks my mind is wandering now. . . )

5/10/2017
Bernard Poulin

Bernard Poulin

As I was hoping it would be. Now to find a place where it can continue to do what it must.(I hope).

5/10/2017
Bernard Poulin
4/10/2017 · 26 min read · ~100
To Visual Artists and 4 more
Loved. . . But Not More

Loved. . . But Not More

Dear Lyon,Always stirring the embers. Love it!The beginning of the beginning of equity - in the area of respect - is not in the recognition that women are more but rather that men are not. I cannot pretend to understand what women still go through...

Bernard Poulin

Bernard Poulin

Thank you Lyon, Thank you all. Much appreciated.

5/10/2017
Lyon Brave

Lyon Brave

Bernard, your mother sounds like a wonderful woman. I am very happy you decided to share some details about her and your life with us. Your writing style really shines when talking about her. I can really invasion your life and home. There is a poetry to your words when talking about your mother. It takes on such a peaceful and poetic story. I actually think it could be made into a movie. "At 16 she sang on radio until her father discovered that the voice he was “enjoying” was his daughters. . .) And since only “loose women” went into the entertainment business, she was never "allowed" to sing professionally again. . . ." I really like the person you described your mother to be and yes, women need good men to fight beside them of course we do.

5/10/2017
Bernard Poulin
5/9/2017 · 74 min read · ~10
To Visual Artists and 4 more
Response to Millennials Are Depressed (Lyon Brave)

Response to Millennials Are Depressed (Lyon Brave)

Lyon Brave's Lonely Millennials Are Depressed piece is a worthy presentation which deserves a full response.  And mine is : Great heights reached? Yes, we have reached great heights but definitely not the greatest of heights. We are become...

Bernard Poulin

Bernard Poulin

You can actually afford my wortk???!!!!! :) :) :) :)

9/9/2017
Lyon Brave

Lyon Brave

you should paint me since you do portraits

7/9/2017
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