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Sail On Silver Girl

After my Mentor, Ralph E. Grimes, got me rolling with my art and learning about The Arts, he often mentioned my rapid progress.  Each week we would meet, listen to classical or jazz music, discuss the problems encountered and work out handlings.  After a while of doing this, Ralph bade farewell at the end of each meeting with “Sail on Silver Girl.”

Ralph’s method of mentoring was from the Old School of Validating the Rightness.  This method is the fastest route to helping creative and talented folks to succeed. I always felt as if that particular method of mentoring was pure magic as I went from sketches to professional paintings in a matter of months without once taking a painting lesson!

Bridge Over Troubled Waters by Paul Simon is about providing comfort for someone in need which is very applicable to this type of mentoring which is a Friend and Guide using the Validate the Rightness Method.

To me the “Sail on Silver Girl” verse of Bridge Over Troubled Waters had a very special meaning, especially the lines “All your dreams are on their way, See how they shine.

I’ve continued the tradition of mentoring artists with the “Validate the Rightness” method now for twenty years!  In all that time, I’ve never received a negative comment!  And, when my artists start taking off on their flight to success, I bade farewell at the end of each meeting with “Sail on Silver Girl” (or boy).

Here’s Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel from the concert in Central Park:

LYRICS
“Bridge Over Troubled Water”

When you’re weary, feeling small,
When tears are in your eyes
I will dry them all
I’m on your side
Oh when times get rough
And friends just can’t be found

Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

When you’re down and out
When you’re on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you
I’ll take your part
Oh when darkness comes
And pain is all around

Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Sail on, silver girl
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way
See how they shine
Oh if you need a friend
I’m sailing right behind

Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind

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Dreamscapes by ILIA

Cliff Garden digital art designed by ILIA. copyright 2016. All Rights Reserved

I’m a multi-talented artist with the purpose of inspiring others.  The inspiration can come in many forms such as create, attain goals, belief that dreams can be accomplished and more.

Because of putting my art out there where people can see it in place such as on Facebook, I’ve not only had people comment about being inspired but also have had people walk up to me and let me know that I inspired them.  It’s very nice to experience the feedback as it validates my efforts to achieve my purpose.

The art you see here is called digital art.  The foundation for the pieces are fractals.  A fractal is a never-ending pattern. Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales and created using math formulas and shapes. A fractal is created by repeating a simple process over and over.  Once I create one or many fractals, I use other graphics programs to get the exact effects that I want including combining or using parts of the fractals created.  The last program I use is Adobe Photoshop to fine tune the details and colors.

One digital art piece takes several hours to create.  There are no “oridinals” like with a painting as its a digital piece of art.  The digital art is printed on archival paper or canvas.

Cliff Garden digital art designed by ILIA. copyright 2016. All Rights Reserved
Cliff Garden – © 2016 ILIA. All Rights Reserved.

Here’s some of the recent feedback about Cliff Garden:
“such beautiful colors!!” BD
“That’s beautiful” DD
“I love the perspective viewpoint of it and the colors on dark background!” SS
“very well done” JJ
“I like all of your stuff but I think this my favorite” SA
“Love this! It’s so theta!” TD
“OH that is soooooooooooo awesome” EW
“I love this. The complementary color is perfect.” LDS
“this is beautiful” DDA
“Love it! It lights up my space!” LT
“Gorgeous!” PHR
“It looks like a Deep Undersea Garden! Actually at the darkest deepest depths of the ocean there ARE fish and corals and plants that glow in the dark and are their own sources of light.” CW
“very nice” SKA
“Wonderous!” CWS
“Neat art! Good job!” DA
“This is awesome, best yet – just my opinion – love it.” RD
“Gorgeous!” TN
“Crystals were what I first thought of when I saw the pic.” LD
“This is gorgeous!” CP
“I love this one. Stored Energy Release.” BL

Efflorescence digital srt designed by ILIA. © 2016 ILIA. All Rights Reserved.
Efflorescence – © 2016 ILIA. All Rights Reserved.

The definition of Efflorescence is: 1. the state or a period of flowering; 2. an example or result of growth and development. Here’s the comments about it:
“Very ethereal & many points of interest.” I like it. NG
“Beautiful.” SS
“Very pretty!” BD
“Beautiful!” DA
“This is one of your best. Keep it up!” BP
“Thoughtful happyness. I love you and what you are doing!” HG
“Very beautiful!” TD
“I love this one.” MLC
“Wow that is gorgeous.” JL
“I love this form of art. I haven’t done one like this for over a million years. Can’t wait to see the next ones. The name is perfect.” BL

Thanks for stopping by.  You can find more of my digital art works at Designed by ILIA.