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Roger Vincent Jasaitis, fine artist
Seeing Art

Did you ever notice how artwork becomes invisible? You hang it on your wall and it looks great!

Seeing Art

Did you ever notice how artwork becomes invisible? You hang it on your wall and it looks great!

Selling Out

Selling Out, am I?

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I remember reading a story (which may be apocryphal ) that Rembrandt decided to go into print-making so that the average person could afford to have his art on their walls. Art is not only for the rich. I have always been sensitive to this and have strived to keep my prices and payment options flexible.

Even so, it takes a sizable chunk of disposableincome to buy a painting. I believe that it is…

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why i wuz a punk

why i wuz a punk

FastLane'80, photo of Roger at the Fast Lane, Asbury Park, NJ, 1980 with The Pinch

Roger at the Fast Lane, Asbury Park, NJ, 1980 with The Pinch

The movement started as a backlash against the overproduced, overly theatrical, big money, big label music scene in the late 1970s. It was about getting back to the roots of rock & roll with an honesty of intent. A no money, low tech approach to creating music.

It did not start as fashion or style, although these things did eventually…

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Thank you, photo of Panasonic DMZ-FZ20 camera, Roger Vincent Jasaitis, RVJart.com

I have dragged this Panasonic Lumix camera (the one on the right) through hundreds of miles of forest, mountains and beach over a period of ten or more years.  From Quebec, Canada to the Florida Keys, from down east Maine  to the redwoods of California, from Spain to Ireland it has been a trusted companion. It has captured tens of thousands of images, but now, the camera logic has given up the ghost. I posted about this workhorse in Ode to a Camera awhile back. It will now join it’s predecessor (on the left) as a museum piece.

Although state of the art at the time, most phones have more megapixels than this camera now. Time to upgrade. The photos that you will see in the future are taken with a Nikon D3200.

Here is a retrospective of some of the images that the Panasonic captured…

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Timelessness

Do you feel that you do not have enough time for the important things in life?

Timelessness

Do you feel that you do not have enough time for the important things in life?

Communion

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Communion, rarely do you hear this word around Quakers. These words from the New England Yearly Meeting of Friends, Faith & Practice put it succinctly; “The absence from Friends’ worship of the outward observance of the sacraments is due to emphasis on the reality of inward experience…With full appreciation of the help which has come through the outward forms to countless generations of…

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Wienie Roast?

Wienie Roast, photo of wiener roasting party, RVjart.com

Well yes, we are celebrating this week. With Rosemary’s view and comment on the last post (The Nature of Created Things) This Speaks My Mind has reached the 5000 view benchmark! Congratulations to me!

A heartfelt thank you for all of your support and commentary over the past 2 1/2 years on This Speaks My Mind and RVJart.com.

For your trivia of the day: Five thousand is the largest isogrammic num…

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The Nature of Created Things

A philosopher asked Saint Anthony: ” Father , how can you be enthusiastic when the comfort of books has been taken away from you?” And Anthony replied: ” My book, O philosopher , is the nature of created things, and whenever I want to read the word of God, it is right in front of me.”

The Nature of Created Things

A philosopher asked Saint Anthony: ” Father , how can you be enthusiastic when the comfort of books has been taken away from you?” And Anthony replied: ” My book, O philosopher , is the nature of created things, and whenever I want to read the word of God, it is right in front of me.”

Capturing the Spirit

I have a painter friend that, when he goes out painting, says “I’m going to steal some landscape”. An ironic take on the idea of making the image your own.

Have you ever heard that in some cultures there is the belief that photos actually steal the soul from the subject? Sounds pretty far out there? Somewhat crazy in this modern age? Have you ever wondered where this belief comes from?

The idea…

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