Wednesday, December 9, 2015

authentic and strong

























authentic and strong
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you do not kiss anybody's ass
or pretend you are anything
that you're not
fiercely independent you
have your rules
not guidelines
not negotiables
rules
and you don't doll up
to please man or woman
or play with hearts
for the sake of playing
you don't care who cares
if you care that's enough
you don't try to be sexy
instead you are strong
certain, focused, driven,
persistent and loyal
and wow,
that is powerfully awesomely
sexy.
(c) 2015 douglas brent smith

Saturday, December 5, 2015

cheese and crackers

i'm too old to keep this a secret
and past pretending to be cool
because i want to kiss you like
our hair's on fire
and touch you like we're both
unbreakable

and eat cheese and crackers
washed down with wine
as we laugh about
crums in the sheets

and furry pets with
curious faces

you don't need to love me forever
but,
you'd better love me fast.


(c) 2015 douglas brent smith



This is from uncompromising - poems by douglas brent smith (c)2015

better than before

music by douglas brent smith


Better Than Before (lyrics by Judi Madigan and Doug Smith, music by Doug Smith)

https://soundcloud.com/douglas-b-smith/better-than-before-4


from the couch

collage by douglas brent smith


From the couch - Collage by Douglas Brent Smith
From The Couch - Collage by Douglas Brent Smith (c) 2015
You are welcome to use this image for non-commercial purposes as long as you provide the following attribution:

Collage by Douglas Brent Smith (c) 2015

Non-professional purposes include using the image to illustrate an article, blog entry, tweet, Facebook posting, or other social media use. For professional use involving the sale of any items or including the image in the sale or solicitation of any product or publication for money please first contact me at douglasbrentsmith@gmail.com

busy world

Busy World - Collage by Douglas Brent Smith (c) 1968
Busy World is the first collage that I ever made. I still have the original. As with most of my collages through over 50 years of making them, most are on 8 1/2 by 11 inch notebook paper. They're small little worlds about the size of magazine pages.

I use found images, mostly from magazines from newspapers cut with simple scissors and fixed with Elmer's undiluted glue. Some also involve other images such as photographs and my own drawings.

My favorite season to make collages is winter - especially December and January.

For information on how to purchase one or more collages framed or unframed, please contact me at: douglasbrentsmith@gmail.com

They are expensive because I don't really want to part with them but I can be persuaded, especially if we're friends.

You are welcome to use this image for non-commercial purposes as long as you provide the following attribution:

Collage by Douglas Brent Smith (c) 2015

Non-professional purposes include using the image to illustrate an article, blog entry, tweet, Facebook posting, or other social media use. For professional use involving the sale of any items or including the image in the sale or solicitation of any product or publication for money please first contact me at douglasbrentsmith@gmail.com

the test is constant

The Test Is Constant by Douglas Brent Smith
The Test Is Constant. Collage by Douglas Brent Smith (c) 2015


You are welcome to use this image for non-commercial purposes as long as you provide the following attribution:

Collage by Douglas Brent Smith (c) 2015

Non-professional purposes include using the image to illustrate an article, blog entry, tweet, Facebook posting, or other social media use. For professional use involving the sale of any items or including the image in the sale or solicitation of any product or publication for money please first contact me at douglasbrentsmith@gmail.com




welcome to my studio...

This is where I gather my artistic efforts in one place. Over the years I've enjoyed deep involvement in music, poetry, collage, and theater. I've also enjoyed related areas such as film, painting, dance, and improv.

Here are some links to find my work, thoughts, ideas, and ramblings:

Official Web Site:  Douglas Brent Smith

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/douglasbsmith

Facebook Music: http://www.facebook.com/douglasbrent

Twitter: http://twitter.com/douglasbrent