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Pink Guitar – Live each day like it is your first.

Pink Guitar art by BZTAT
“Pink Guitar” art by BZTAT

People say don’t live in the past, live each day like its your last, but you should try it in reverse, live each day like its your first.

Chorus: I believe this is precious time, I believe you are one of a kind.

You run along with no fear in your heart, you play your song on your pink guitar, and all the joy thats in your eyes, reminds us of whats good in life.

So lets take a lesson on happiness from those who live their days in the simplest ways.

~ Lyrics from Pink Guitar by The Sim Redmond Band

Sim Redmond Band – “Pink Guitar” from Cascade Video/Don Bazley on Vimeo.

Prints of the artwork above are available. Please contact BZTAT if you would like to purchase one.

Life is an Adventure!


Believe – in yourself and what lies ahead.

Believe - Painting by BZTAT
“Believe” Painting by BZTAT

“We are continually faced with great opportunities which are brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems.”  ― Margaret Mead

A number of challenges have come my way of late. Some of these challenges have the appearance of unsolvable problems.

Are they brilliant disguises or truths revealed?

I have been around long enough to know that no problem can slay me in my quest for purpose and impact in my life. But there are many problems that can make my journey less than comfortable.

Those are the sort that are encumbering me now. I won’t go into detail. I have no need for sympathy or pity. I am just stating fact. We all go through it.

The challenge in being human is allowing oneself to believe that, regardless of being a disguise or a truth, all life experience takes us to a place where there is opportunity – and choices to make.

I am lucky that opportunity awaits me without disguise, and I am thankful for those who support and care no matter what my challenge is. I look forward to my travels ahead.

That is what faith and belief are to me.

I am posting the painting above for auction. The auction is short lived, so get your bids in fast and watch closely!

Enter your bids in the comments below.

Here are the details:

11″ X 14″ painting on canvas board by artist BZTAT

(Note: This painting is on canvas board that does not allow for hanging hardware. it will require framing to be hung on the wall.)

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Minimum Bid $50 USD

Shipping: $25 USA $45 International

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Highest bid at 10 pm ET Tuesday, February 26, 2013 wins the piece.

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Naysayers Schmaysayers. Create it and they will come.

Enjoi Life Chalk Art

Artists and arts involved people can be some of the most inspiring and adventurous people. Their vision can take us places that we would have never imagined, and their ideas can propel us in new directions.

Artists and arts involved people can also be some of the most critical and negative people. Whether it is their overly emotive qualities or their inability to work through their own unfulfilled expectations, some artists seek to cast aspersions on the efforts of others to create.

We have some of both in the Canton Arts District.

There are some artists who take advantage of opportunities and create amazing works of art, regardless of what the circumstances around them may be. There are also others who fail to create much, and to vindicate themselves, they go around blaming others for their lack of success.

You know the type. They want to destroy any signs of success in order to make their own failures make sense.

I have my moments of expressing frustration. I at times complain about how the city administration and arts administrators in Canton make decisions that seem short-sighted to me. But I keep creating, and I keep doing what I can to make my city a better place to live – for artists and for everyone.

I keep working with others, whether I like their choices, and I keep on making my own opportunities, regardless of whether someone or something is standing in my way.

So if you are an artist who wants to convince me that someone or something has ruined your chances, all I can say is, get over yourself.

You can complain about the way things are, or you can change things and transform them into what you want them to be. It is your choice, and nothing anyone does to you can stop you if you really have the drive to create.

It is easy to complain. It is not so easy to find ways to work around obstacles. No one said creativity was easy.

I choose the latter, and I really have no time for those who choose otherwise.