Sunday, October 11, 2009

keep your eyes wide

watercolor and acrylic paint, colored pencils, magazine scrap, oil pastels on muslin; approx. 4" x 6"


Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheels still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That its namin'.
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it's ragin'.
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.

The Times They Are A-Changin', Bob Dylan






XO

24 comments:

  1. I listened to Dylan all the time growing up. Thank you for listening Bob's song.
    I enjoy your painting so much!

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  2. LOL! You know I heard that song the day Obama won the Nobel prize! That song has always been appropriate, it seems so more now than ever!

    I love your wonderful muslin piece!

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  3. fantastic!! love the image and imperative call to action. is it ever not imperative?!
    love you, k

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  4. ah Lynne, you bring back memories of my first life drawing 101 class... our instructor played this song on the first day of class and the dean sent a letter saying that there would be no subversive record playing on campus, (NOW YOU KNOW HOW OLD I AM!) so the next day we sang it out loud as we drew! ah, those were the days my friend!
    and your painting is so powerful, and so beautiful! xo

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  5. i love bob dylan. i was tying to figure out last night how i could go to his concert this week . too much on my plate right now
    i love the painting .
    xxoo

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  6. I'm a huge Dylan fan and this is one of my favorites!!
    Love the painting Lynne!!

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  7. i posted dylan a few days ago too. my favorite.

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  8. A PERFECT message to our senators, DO NOT FILLABUSTER our health care!! Of course I love the drawing. The eyes especially.
    :)Bea

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  9. hi b & w! smiling that you liked having another listen to bob...and that you grew up listening to him in what is now the czech republic! thank you about the painting!

    i agree janine, more appropriate now than ever... and thank you!

    no, k, i don't think it's ever *not* imperative... this funny dance we do here - in it but not of it... what an opportunity!! xo

    omg, cat, no subversive record playing on campus?!! jeez! i'm grinning that you sang it instead... i just renewed my membership to the ACLU and i'm pretty sure that 'no listening to subversive records on campus' doesn't jive with the bill of rights. ; ) xo

    hey kathy... i saw him once and loved him. he was with joni mitchell and van morrison, and in my mind he stole the show. thank you about the painting, and love to you!

    hiya manon! yeah, it's a goodie for sure... and thank you!

    jude, i saw that and was smiling... my mp3 player loves to play it (its 'shuffle' abilities are definitely compromised) and *every* time i hear it i'm struck by how appropriate it is now...

    hey bea, yeah, it's perfect for sure in so many ways... and thank you...

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  10. lovely art over here. I especially love your bulb / flower images. It seems they are representitive of you because it's so clear you are bursting with creativity.

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  11. I love the detail on the forehead, and of course, Dylan :)

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  12. your gal has got her scholastic going strong here and I'm a huge Dylan fan - this is a song for all ages!

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  13. i just got the goosebumps...

    after the thing about the moon, it really makes me KNOW... we have Voice using these blogs and we are not mature yet, we are in infancy... timid souled and listening to a future that we have to make feed us while we take its hand into a new world!!!

    you inspire me.

    Magnificence manifesting you expressing exoblessings ... shine ...! It doesn't have to be speech you know, those images of yours are so powerful! Do a calendar! With some thoughts... i will buy one. that little goat with the tie still makes me swoon!

    xo blessings : )
    joy

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  14. hey kate! good to see you... i hope you're not working too hard... thank you - and i may well be a bulb. : )

    thank you, jasmine...

    lol, jeane! her scholastic, huh? that never occurred to me!

    yes, m., infants in this lifetime but so many of us are old, old souls i feel... feeling our way in this lifetime through these huge changes, in these physical bodies...

    a calendar, huh? well i've never thought of that... a face for every month, hee!

    exoblessings to you (who inspire me to no end. lately i've been thinking about the blogging community. it really is quite something.)

    xo

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  15. Strong image and a strong message...love the painting and Bob Dylan.

    Cant believe you saw Bob, Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison...I am envious (in a good way of course).

    Jacky xox

    p.s. have been singing this all day!

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  16. Perfect! I always love your art, and Dylan's words have never seemed more needed. We are definitely on the same wavelength! I can't understand (well, yes, I guess I can) all the ugliness and resistance surrounding something that is so humane and moral.

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  17. This one is a beaut, Dylan as well. -Jayne

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  18. I'm crazy about this post.

    Times they are a changing. And hopefully going forward.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  19. That pitcher of that clown is cracking me up! All he red hair and that big flower on he forehead!

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  20. I was a young girl when Bob Dylan was out..
    I heard his music and have always loved it..
    Love what you did with this..
    Cool!
    thanks tons, Darlene

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  21. Good lord Darlene. There you go again Talking about your girlhood.

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  22. thanks, jacky... yeah, this song can stick with you! the other one of his that gets stuck in my mind is 'you're gonna make me lonesome when you go' (i don't know if that's the right title or not). it was about 10 years ago when i saw him - three of my favorite musicians in one night -- there was no way i was gonna miss it. he really did shine... xo

    hi angela, thank you! yeah, it's definitely easy to forget why there's so much resistance to forward movement... we gotta remind ourselves and then proceed! xo

    thanks, jayne... i appreciate your words...

    renee, we're at the head of the pack... ; ) xo

    hee, rondell! very glad you had a good laugh! she gives me a good smile too. : )

    thank *you* darlene! i reckon' when they lob missiles at the moon i gotta bring on some more color. ; )

    heya again, rondell...

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  23. lynne,
    I love your blog and want to share an award with you so when you get a chance come by and pick it up...hug, hug

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  24. Thanks Lynne...you always come up with the perfect titles...
    I love "keep your eyes wide"
    I was force fed Dylan, growing up...thank goodness :)

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