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Creative Conservatives

A forum for creative people who are Conservatives.

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Latest Activity: Jan 12, 2013

I’m new here, so, first, let me say that if this type of group is inappropriate or somehow distracts from the overall cause of this forum, tell me and I’ll delete it.

I have watched with interest the past few weeks the scandal surrounding the National Endowment for the Arts. This, as well as many other things, makes me wonder why creativity is generally associated with liberal mindsets. I don’t believe this to be true, but it seems that is the perception of many people.

In my adventures in the blogosphere over the past few years I have encountered many highly creative people who also happen to be strong Conservatives. I’ve run into painters, sculptors, writers of fiction and poetry, musicians, as well as many others.

I am an amateur painter, primarily oil and acrylic. I write a little too. The photo on this page is one of my paintings; I just finished it last night.

My objective in establishing this group is threefold:
1. To enrich my life with other peoples art.
2. To receive some objective feedback on my work.
3. To form a coalition of Conservative artists.
4.
If you are an artist (again, any genre) please join this group and tell me your story. I’m also very interested in seeing/hearing your work.

Ivan

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Political Cartoons

Started by Robert Marinaro. Last reply by Gregory Zeigerson Mar 17, 2012. 5 Replies

I am a writer who has been developing policical cartoons ... however, the two artists I've been working with are very busy and we could sure use some help. We have a good demand for our work so the…Continue

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Comment by Ivan Schmidt on April 11, 2010 at 1:57pm
Charles B, good work on the poem, thanks!
Comment by Ivan Schmidt on April 11, 2010 at 1:56pm
"Keep on writing and posting Garold, love your stuff!!!!!!! "

ditto Toad!

"I was wondering if I might post a few opening pages from my political baseball thriller "Take Me Out to the Ballgame?" Please let me know (also how many words one posting can have!)"

Gary M, I'm not sure about the word restrictions but I'd love to see your work. If nothing else, put it in a blog and post a link here.
Comment by Gary Morgenstein on April 11, 2010 at 9:06am
Hi all,
I was wondering if I might post a few opening pages from my political baseball thriller "Take Me Out to the Ballgame?" Please let me know (also how many words one posting can have!)
Take care and Happy Sunday!
Comment by Gary Morgenstein on April 10, 2010 at 8:13am
Keep on writing and posting Garold, love your stuff!!!!!!!
Comment by Garold Cole on April 6, 2010 at 1:06am
Into Another Day
_______________________

Down by the river there's a secret place I know
I'd like to take you there all alone
We'll take the horses and we'll ride along the shore of long
Forgotten dreams of yesterday, hopes that we let fade away
You and I will cast away
Into another day...


We'll climb the mountains where they reach to kiss the sky
We'll cross the valley's green, laid open wide
We'll drink the water from the flow that mothers natures given
And we'll start to dream again, there we'll finally heal within
You and I ought to begin
Into another day...

(piano interlude)

I've traveled far with you and every where we go
It seems the road we're on will lead us home
But when we get there, there's the feeling that we've got to keep on
moving
Like a mountain stream, searching for a sea green
You and I together dream
Into another day...*
Comment by Charles Breitweiser on April 5, 2010 at 5:39pm
I dedicate this poem, I wrote, to our cause, as a rallying call. It is hot! I feel flames under my collar!!

This isnt the country my daddy fought for;
Statesmen arent statesmen anymore.
Trust is the foundation which liberty stands;
The people are shouting, and here's our demands,
We're gonna take this cobuntry out of yor hands.
Trust is the matter on which we speak;
And yor abuse of makes this country weak.
How can the roar of millions of voices;
Not even influence your choices.
We setteled the matter thats on your plate;
And with your vote you seal your fate.
The abuse of public trust has hurt us so;
The people now demand that you go.

Trust abused cannot be re earned;
We think its about time that you learned.

The people are going to put you away;
You're lucky the election isnt today...
Comment by Garold Cole on April 5, 2010 at 4:48pm
Thank you Ivan and Gary, much appreciated.

Ivan, I’ve thought of attempting to find the time to write a novel but find it much easier to concentrate on a single poem or song at a time. In some ways it is more challenging to fashion words to a specific piece of music, as words cannot be wasted in attempting to convey a thought or attempt to paint a scenario for the listener or reader.

If you recall ‘Wraith’ from the Human Events site, he’s also asked me to write down my experiences of war zones and other locales of third world nations but I can’t find a common theme worthy of such. However Melody is working with ‘Alexa’ who writes romance novels and I’ve given some input for her endeavor.

For my apartment manager days, I suppose I could write a book of so many of the things I experienced and survived. Back then I was deploying to Columbia quite often (having to leave the wife to tend to the apartment violence but she’s pretty rugged and used to carry her .38 with her), only to return to equal violence back here in the states. I was on constant alert, couldn’t sleep, had nightmares when I did, and lived with a gun by my side. A doctor once prescribed me ‘xanax’ merely so I could get a peaceful night’s slumber, though I only took it for the first month. I never asked for the refill because I found that drug extremely powerful; though it did assist me at that point in my life.

Next week I’ll be starting my first college class for which I will be teaching online. I see myself slowly transitioning to teaching at this stage of my life. My first course centers around SWOT analysis (SWOT = Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) in the business world. I’ll need to prove myself with this course first before I’m allowed additional subjects though I would truly appreciate teaching “Critical Thinking” once I’ve been fully accepted. I took two such courses in my Bachelors and Masters pursuits and enjoyed both classes immensely.

In a few years I’d like to get back to my recording studio. That piece called “Sad Molina” has some great music behind it though I’ve yet to record it. I have over 200 pieces I’ve yet to put to CD and some of them I feel are worthy of listening. I believe I sent you the CD I have available for the asking. Someday I’d like to actually see fit to produce a musical product worthy of selling; but the clock is ticking.
Comment by Ivan Schmidt on April 5, 2010 at 11:38am
Toad, as usual you provide a unique perspective through your writings. As always, I’m impressed. You really are a gifted writer. I’ve seen your poems and lyrics which I enjoy greatly. Do you write short stories, maybe novels? Your account of the Rosary Beads and the friend who was murdered is profound and I believe a story about that would be a significant contribution to the literary world.
Comment by Ivan Schmidt on April 5, 2010 at 11:29am
" I do watercolor...I don't no if I can say I am artist yet but I do have a good time." Daniel

Daniel: You are the only one who knows if you are an artist.


“My best painting is the next one. I haven’t painted it yet. I am in competition only with myself, and that’s tough, because I believe that each thing that I do must be better in some way than the last.”
-Ted DeGrazia


Put some photos of your work up on here, I'm interested in seeing it.
Comment by Gary Morgenstein on April 5, 2010 at 10:44am
Absolutely wonderful, Garold. Very moving.
 

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