Saturday, May 19, 2012

...Pencil sketching?

These are some of my first sketching attempts...I have started with still life sketching (this is still life sketching)  and sketching from photographs...Please give me your feedback. One of the really important decision in my life depends on it! :)


For those who don't know, with the money that I got from a wonderful concept called tax returns in US of A, I bought a dSLR and trying out few things with that as well... (yeah, one more dSLR user to annoy you!) - You can find some of my first attempts here -

Thanks again for keeping me and this blog alive for more than 25000 hits!! :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Jack Kerouac’s List of 30 Beliefs and Techniques for Prose and Life

In the year of reading more and writing better, we’ve absorbed David Ogilvy’10 no-bullshit tipsHenry Miller’11 commandmentsJohn Steinbeck’6 pointers, and various invaluable advice from other great writers. Now comes Jack Kerouac — cultural iconsymbolism sage,exquisite idealist — with his 30-point list, entitled Belief and Technique for Modern Prose. With items like “No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge” and “Accept loss forever,” the list is as much a blueprint for writing as it is a meditation on life.
  1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy
  2. Submissive to everything, open, listening
  3. Try never get drunk outside yr own house
  4. Be in love with yr life
  5. Something that you feel will find its own form
  6. Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind
  7. Blow as deep as you want to blow
  8. Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind
  9. The unspeakable visions of the individual
  10. No time for poetry but exactly what is
  11. Visionary tics shivering in the chest
  12. In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you
  13. Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical inhibition
  14. Like Proust be an old teahead of time
  15. Telling the true story of the world in interior monolog
  16. The jewel center of interest is the eye within the eye
  17. Write in recollection and amazement for yourself
  18. Work from pithy middle eye out, swimming in language sea
  19. Accept loss forever
  20. Believe in the holy contour of life
  21. Struggle to sketch the flow that already exists intact in mind
  22. Dont think of words when you stop but to see picture better
  23. Keep track of every day the date emblazoned in yr morning
  24. No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge
  25. Write for the world to read and see yr exact pictures of it
  26. Bookmovie is the movie in words, the visual American form
  27. In praise of Character in the Bleak inhuman Loneliness
  28. Composing wild, undisciplined, pure, coming in from under, crazier the better
  29. You’re a Genius all the time
  30. Writer-Director of Earthly movies Sponsored & Angeled in Heaven
The list was allegedly tacked on the wall of Allen Ginsberg’s hotel room in North Beach a year before his iconic poem “Howl” was written — which is of little surprise, given Ginsberg readily admitted Kerouac’s influence and even noted in the dedication of Howl and Other Poems that he took the title from Kerouac.

Ps: This is a copy-paste post. I really liked it. See you soon with a original material :)