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So I've never really been into the visual arts for several reasons. The first is that I can't really afford to buy much art, the second is I've never really lived in a house that would justify anything more than the odd family portrait (I mean you can hardly start hanging Monet's from a three-bed semi), but mainly because I have absolutely no talent beyond the written word (and even that talent is hanging on by a thread). I mean, I can understand people paying ludicrous sums of money for art (excluding Hurst). What would I pay for the original manuscript of Lyrical ballads?? (Hurst in this context equates to spending 18,000,000 on the original hand drafted screenplay of "Mean Girls"). I also get that aspiring artists should study to their hearts content, theory and/or technique, and whatever else it is artists do.

This gives us the rich and the talented.

But for the average man, like myself, there's just nothing to be gained. Now I can find all kinds of art on the internet, but let's be honest, a computer is a pointless way to view art for the common man, as are books. The only way is to go to a museum, or buy prints and hide them in the garage so noone thinks your insane. And let's face it, who wants to spend all day walking around a museum trying to appreciate art that you don't fully understand, can never actually afford, and that won't be taking home with you. So for that 95 % - basically anyone who can neither afford art, or lacks the talent to produce it - you might aswell pack up and fu** off.

This gives us the common man

So why are the visual arts so popular? Well I would say it was the equivalent to liking Wrigley's chewing gum on Facebook. I'm guessing that Wrigley's has a couple of hundred thousand likes at least, maybe more. But none of it actually means anything. Thousands of people walk down the street every day and see a Banksy, or fave a picture on deviant art, or pass sculptures in a foyer, or cut out from magazines, or see art in general. The truth is no one gives a shit about the art any more than they do the gum, it's all just a superficial pleasure. And those who are guilty of clicking, or seeing, or walking, or cutting out; have by now long forgotten.

So the other day I was in town. I had a few things to do but hung around just because I rarely make the trip nowadays. I love London, I miss London, but after an hour of being in her company I begin to feel slightly depressed about the things in society we no longer speak of. I was by Trafalgar Sq, and went into the Tate for reasons I'm sure I don't know. Anyway, I was walking around looking at this, that, the other, and then I stumbled on Turner's 'Fisherman at Sea'. I obviously knew who Turner was, my Mum mentions his name on occasion, and he features regularly on quiz shows, but before now I had never really cared to see his work.

I swear it was one of the most beautiful things, and I wished for all the world I could take it home with me. My mind was swirling amongst the colours, and those waves, they were like nothing I'd ever seen in before. I stayed with this painting for nearly an hour, hoping that perhaps there will come a day when the light would find a through.

But that hour is now a molecule in history. And I still find myslef unable to hang my favoured Rossetti. I wonder, am I to be like the person who stumbled upon the Wrigley's Facebook page, both did like, and soon to forget?

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jamie
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About me ......

I'm a student from London. Any questions feel free to ask.

I appreciate any form of artistic expression that has style or content. I enjoy personality, character ...... in other words the kind of individualism that cannot be found with a tattoo.

I'm not into people that say they want to be different, in my experience the moment you say such a thing you become the same as everyone else by mere default. Yet the expression "I just want to be me" can only suffice if you are good enough to remain so.

The greatest things in life are philosophy, family, land, art, friends and food.

The worst things in Life are Twilight, Ben Stiller and anything that is not governed by the above.

I hate anybody that boasts, unless they do it to piss off people they don't like then it's fine. I think the Beatles should pay their publicists 500million and that all men are equal, but some are less equal then others.

My ambition in life is to be a part of something worth while, pure and simple.
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Memoriter Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the favorite.
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JaySpeirs Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
You're welcome .... Keep up the good work.
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Memoriter Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I will certainly do my best.
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BeyondJen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much for the kind comment and taking time to hang around my gallery and look at the walls. I really appreciate it, mister! :hug: Clearly you're a smart man having embraced the "I just want to be me" theme of individuality and are a believer that all things evil stem from Twilight. :)
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JaySpeirs Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
My pleasure .... As yet you remain the only writer I have critiqued.....

Sorry to dissapoint you Jen but that was an old post .... and I really feel that if you can't find it within yourself to relate to a load of teen vampires, being pressured by their families to study law at dartmouth, when all they want to do is explore their sexuality and persue the dream of becoming models and pop stars ...... then by god you are lost to us all!!!!
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BeyondJen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ugh, I'm such a failure among society! :cries: :lmao:

I'm honored and so grateful that you took the time to critique my work when you did. Thank you again for that. :heart:
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Loved reading your ID bit above. :)
Dogs are cool too. :):)
Thanks for the :+fav: on life_bits. :heart:
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JaySpeirs Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Lol ..... thanks.

I'm sure you already knew I was a fan of yours ... and coming from someone that hates The Beatles you should take that as a massive compliment, lol.

Sure .... I give you full reign over my deviant icon to do as you plz. The critter in question is 'reggie' ... better known by his Native Indian tribal name .... "Reggie Four Knocks"
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:)
What! Not a beatles fan... well we all have our faults. :D:D
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
PS I could make you a deviant icon from your ID critter's face if you like. :D:D
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much for the watch, sweetheart! :tighthug: You're a beautiful sonneteer.
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EvelynTaliette Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Writer
You've been featured! [link]
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AbstruseOne Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
You seem like a very level-headed fellow.
Your poetry is magnificent and you are very talented.
Keep up the phenomenal job, Sir.
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JaySpeirs Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Much appreciated!! I've been struggling to write of late, so it really means a lot.
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AbstruseOne Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
No problem, Sir.
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sea2sea Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012   Writer
I tagged you MEMES ARE FUN DO DEM NYOINHURRHURRHURR [link]
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BeyondJen Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for fav'ing Connotations, Jay. Much appreciated. :aww:
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BeyondJen Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oops, Jamie. I meant Jamie. (You're username confused me.) ;)
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JaySpeirs Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Jay .... Jamie ... it's fine. You're welcome ...
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asleeplikewolves Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Thanks for your favorite :aww:
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JaySpeirs Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
You're welcome. I love the whole pagan thing, shame you rarely meet pagan girls in bars!
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asleeplikewolves Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
From what I understand, it's a much more closed society in Europe. Despite all the ridiculous Christians, there are tons of Pagans in the States and for the most part, none of us care if anyone else knows about us.
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JaySpeirs Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Leave it as this, I've never met one that looked like you that's for sure....
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CelestialMemories Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for all of your wonderful entries in the group so far, sweetheart. :star:
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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What a WONDERFUL slice of your life in your journal.
Aren't brothers fun...
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