Adam W Rodriguez

Adam W Rodriguez Lives in Austin, Texas, United States

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#Inktober 21st: Furious

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Anger come easy for me. There was a time when I was always angry. Now I am still an angry man, but now I know how to channel it. I use it more than it uses me. A symbiotic relationship that has grown from decades of familiarity.

There is great power in fury. There is also the capacity to destroy one's self. Rage can be corrosive. Rage can be nourishing. Neither are inescapable. But both can be mastered.

Sounds like the advice of a sith lord.

I'm totally cool with that.

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Inktober 20th: Deep

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The deepest oceans are one of earth's most intriguing unexplored frontiers. It is vast and teeming with all manner of life. strange and alien looking life. A sci fi movie on our ocean's floor. I can't help but wonder at the marvels we know about. and I can't help but imagine the marvels we have yet to discover.

the deep and crushing abyss is where legends lie. Where krakens and leviathans linger, where to old gods slumber and dream. And maybe, just maybe, there's a hamburger angler waiting to lure some poor hungry explorer to their death.

beware free floating hamburgers that glow in the inky black oblivion. It just might be your doom.

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#Inktober 19th: Cloud

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I have always been a HUGE fan of surrealism. It combines my loves for absurdity and beauty. At my most ambitious I wanted very much to be a surrealist. So when the muse strikes I try to delve into the philosophy and paint, or draw, in this case.

As a boy i would lay in my back yard and look at the clouds and try to form images out of the random shapes floating in the sky. An exercise that still use today. I can see images in swirls and patterns. Images that become all to real in my minds eye. Making them effortless to paint.

The minds eye has a power that your other two do not. Manifestation of one;s thoughts. A power that has served me well. A power I continue to train.

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#Inktober 18th: Filthy

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After the last journal entry I was really dwelling on the idea of urban and industrial fairies. I imagined a rat with a light saber. Very Secret of Nim meets Star Wars.

I've always enjoyed stories about anthropomorphic animals going on epic adventures. That whole entire universe that exists beneath our noses, kind of thing. A world below, out of sight, out of mind, full of magic and mystery.

Perhaps name and an adventure. Those are two of my specialties. This may not be last you see of this little critter.

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#intober 16th: Fat

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Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum agree to have a battle over a broken rattle. It was a poem that Lewis Carroll referenced in his book. Two fat childish bullies that want nothing more than to find conflict over trivial things.

Me thinks the strange poem that stars these twerps has some relevance today, be it global, be it local, be it right in this very room. We all have our broken rattles, we all have our drive for battles. The metaphors pour like some creeping molasses.

In the pom a raven distracts them before the battle can take place. Makes me think, when conflicts come, be not Tweedle Dee or Dum. Be the raven. Be what makes conflict come undone.

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