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ONWARD THROUGH THE FOG!!

| 23 February, 2015 01:14

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02/22/15

Onward through the Fog

I’ve been on the road and in my trailer for about two months now. It has not gone the way I thought it would but it has been exciting. I thought that I would have everything together at the first of the year and I would be well on my way across the country. As it turns out I am still stuck in Northern Ca and not ready to leave. It seems that everytime I make a little money I have to spend it all on big stuff. I am also used to living in the old way of buying a cup coffee and a sweet roll. I have my home with me everywhere I go so now I can make my own. I now am realizing that it is time for me to buckle down and conserve everything I can. With all the uncertainties and unknown future aspects, I am just going to launch out on my mission. I don’t have the money, but I know that money floats around out there and all I got to do it trap some of it in my pocket. I have always had the things I needed. I have been blessed with a fortunate life and have not been subjected to poverty. I have only experienced a life of imagination, project and creation. An artist life. So now I have come to the realization that the lack of money in my pocket is not a problem. I am going to use my resources to create the abundance in my life. I will sing dance and clown for the meals and gas money I need to spread happy around the country. I have a new wind in my sale as I have now experienced the life without a solid home on the ground. My wheels can roll me to the most peaceful places on earth and I can participate in creating a joy for all around. I am reaching out to people and asking them to work with me on this project. Sponsors and benefactors that can go with me in spirit to place a happy where it’s needed. As it has been proven to me time and time again…all you need to do it build your dream and the rest will follow. Onward through the fog!!!

SPREAD HAPPY TOUR UPDATES...and setbacks

| 06 February, 2015 14:37

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02/03/15

Just trying to get to the place where I can write a blog about my hobo lifestyle, is harder than you might think. For a person that has no schedule and no job you would think I could do it everyday. Well it hasn’t been that easy. I have been boggled down with all kinds of fixit things. One after another, it has taken me almost a month to do all the things on my list. All kinds of stuff had to be prepared, like getting a rack built on my truck, now named Gus, so I could put solar panels on the roof. Then I had to finish getting everything tighten down and in it’s place in my trailer, now called Ollie. You see I had to name my rig cause it makes for a better story when I give them names and characters. Anyway, I had to finish tinting all the windows; redo table…still not finished. Figure out why Ollie’s running lights won’t work properly; get banners painted, got a bunch done…more to do; and on and on. So I have wittled it down and even gotten some traveling in as well. So far I have only gone as far North as Willits and East to Lake county. I did park the rig in a big parking lot on the outskirts of Sebastopol and plan to do more of that. I am now almost ready to do some photos and get a crowd-sourcing site together as well as continue editing the documentary I’m trying to shoot. I have to learn how to edit…oh boy. So far I have gotten a bunch of shots and am in the middle of completing a 30 min show. Not sure when that will be but it will happen… I hope. Not much else to say except that I know that the journey has just begun and I have no idea what is going to happen in my life…I like that feeling. For the first time in my life I have under a 100 bucks to my name and I don’t even know the day of the week. I had to look to see what date it was and remembered that I didn’t have rent to pay. I don’t have anywhere to be tomorrow and I don’t have any plans for the rest of the week, except go check out this place I heard of that is remote and trailer friendly…can’t wait to see where I go next.

01/15/15

I had to look to see what day of the week it was. I lost count of days. When you have no schedule and have no place to be, it is easy to forget. I’m sitting on a beautiful piece of land up in Lake County; I got no electric so I have to use my battery power. That gives me a lot less gadgets to play with. I got no radio or Internet to mess around on so I have to occupy my time in other ways. I got use to being on the net and took it for granted. I could go on the net anytime to check the news or watch a documentary. Now I am out here in the woods and have to find other ways to fill my time. I got lots to do with or without electirc. I am getting a show ready for the Spring so I have to play my instruments and get a set ready for gigs in clubs.

I’m still getting all the little things done to the trailer. Most everything works so I’m down to the trouble areas. My fridge still doesn’t work. Luckily it’s winter so I don’t need to keep things cool. I don’t have my water running in the trailer yet. It was pumping but for some reason my faucet pump won’t bring the water up the hose and out the spicket. Little things like that are still haunting me. I can get around it but I want everything to work. I am also getting all the cabinets built and continuing to store things in their proper places. The best part about it, I don’t feel any pressure to do anything. Because there is a lack of a schedule, I have all the time I need to do these things. For the most part I am comfortable and feel at home everywhere I end up.

I always have liked my home. I would rather be there than at other peoples houses. I like to be in my environment and have never felt comfortable in others. Now when I come to visit I bring my house with me and I feel a lot better.

This has been my first week on the road and so far it has been easy. I have found places I can go back to a stay for a few days. This helps me start to figure out a route. I don’t want to bother any of the folks that allow me to stay on their land, so I will only stay a few days. That way I will never wear out my welcome. Anyway I got some places set up now for future docks. As I wander around I am always looking for places to park my rig. Places where I will fit in and not be noticed. Yesterday I bought some for sale signs. I plan to place them on the rig and park on corners where people put their cars for sale. I listed my truck and trailer for sale at 18,000 dollars. I seriously doubt that someone would pay that much for my rig but I don’t really want to sell it. But if someone were to give me that much, I might just go ahead and do it. I wouldn’t stop my travels; I would buy another truck and camper and continue with my project. But the real reason for the For Sale signs is just to fool folks into thinking my rig is just sitting there like the other vehicles…For Sale. So when a Cop goes by and sees me parked there, they will just keep on moving cause they don’t know that I’m in there camping.

I will probably try it out this coming week. I am fixing some things here on the Lake /county property and then I will head back to Sonoma County and get my loose ends tied up there before I shove off again on another adventure. Not sure where that will be, but that’s my life now…

SPREAD HAPPY TOUR UPDATES...and setbacks

| 06 February, 2015 14:34

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02/03/15

Just trying to get to the place where I can write a blog about my hobo lifestyle, is harder than you might think. For a person that has no schedule and no job you would think I could do it everyday. Well it hasn’t been that easy. I have been boggled down with all kinds of fixit things. One after another, it has taken me almost a month to do all the things on my list. All kinds of stuff had to be prepared, like getting a rack built on my truck, now named Gus, so I could put solar panels on the roof. Then I had to finish getting everything tighten down and in it’s place in my trailer, now called Ollie. You see I had to name my rig cause it makes for a better story when I give them names and characters. Anyway, I had to finish tinting all the windows; redo table…still not finished. Figure out why Ollie’s running lights won’t work properly; get banners painted, got a bunch done…more to do; and on and on. So I have wittled it down and even gotten some traveling in as well. So far I have only gone as far North as Willits and East to Lake county. I did park the rig in a big parking lot on the outskirts of Sebastopol and plan to do more of that. I am now almost ready to do some photos and get a crowd-sourcing site together as well as continue editing the documentary I’m trying to shoot. I have to learn how to edit…oh boy. So far I have gotten a bunch of shots and am in the middle of completing a 30 min show. Not sure when that will be but it will happen… I hope. Not much else to say except that I know that the journey has just begun and I have no idea what is going to happen in my life…I like that feeling. For the first time in my life I have under a 100 bucks to my name and I don’t even know the day of the week. I had to look to see what date it was and remembered that I didn’t have rent to pay. I don’t have anywhere to be tomorrow and I don’t have any plans for the rest of the week, except go check out this place I heard of that is remote and trailer friendly…can’t wait to see where I go next.

01/15/15

I had to look to see what day of the week it was. I lost count of days. When you have no schedule and have no place to be, it is easy to forget. I’m sitting on a beautiful piece of land up in Lake County; I got no electric so I have to use my battery power. That gives me a lot less gadgets to play with. I got no radio or Internet to mess around on so I have to occupy my time in other ways. I got use to being on the net and took it for granted. I could go on the net anytime to check the news or watch a documentary. Now I am out here in the woods and have to find other ways to fill my time. I got lots to do with or without electirc. I am getting a show ready for the Spring so I have to play my instruments and get a set ready for gigs in clubs.

I’m still getting all the little things done to the trailer. Most everything works so I’m down to the trouble areas. My fridge still doesn’t work. Luckily it’s winter so I don’t need to keep things cool. I don’t have my water running in the trailer yet. It was pumping but for some reason my faucet pump won’t bring the water up the hose and out the spicket. Little things like that are still haunting me. I can get around it but I want everything to work. I am also getting all the cabinets built and continuing to store things in their proper places. The best part about it, I don’t feel any pressure to do anything. Because there is a lack of a schedule, I have all the time I need to do these things. For the most part I am comfortable and feel at home everywhere I end up.

I always have liked my home. I would rather be there than at other peoples houses. I like to be in my environment and have never felt comfortable in others. Now when I come to visit I bring my house with me and I feel a lot better.

This has been my first week on the road and so far it has been easy. I have found places I can go back to a stay for a few days. This helps me start to figure out a route. I don’t want to bother any of the folks that allow me to stay on their land, so I will only stay a few days. That way I will never wear out my welcome. Anyway I got some places set up now for future docks. As I wander around I am always looking for places to park my rig. Places where I will fit in and not be noticed. Yesterday I bought some for sale signs. I plan to place them on the rig and park on corners where people put their cars for sale. I listed my truck and trailer for sale at 18,000 dollars. I seriously doubt that someone would pay that much for my rig but I don’t really want to sell it. But if someone were to give me that much, I might just go ahead and do it. I wouldn’t stop my travels; I would buy another truck and camper and continue with my project. But the real reason for the For Sale signs is just to fool folks into thinking my rig is just sitting there like the other vehicles…For Sale. So when a Cop goes by and sees me parked there, they will just keep on moving cause they don’t know that I’m in there camping.

I will probably try it out this coming week. I am fixing some things here on the Lake /county property and then I will head back to Sonoma County and get my loose ends tied up there before I shove off again on another adventure. Not sure where that will be, but that’s my life now…

Always at Home

| 13 January, 2015 13:28

2/13/15

It’s an amazing feeling when you don’t have a schedule, nowhere to be and no responsibilities. This my life now, one that is filled with ideas and projects. Unencumbered by superficial duties, I now have time to really concentrate on my real life missions. I just don’t know what my mission is. It will come to me as I wander around; opportunities will present themselves.

There is a secure feeling that comes over me when I go to bed at night. I’m in my own bed, one that I own. I live in a little box, one that I own. I am a homeowner and will always have a bed, no matter how much money I make, or don’t make, I have a place to call my own. I remember over the years how I struggled for rent or how I would stay up nights concerned on how I was going to get my bills paid. I see my friends go through this all the time. It comes over you, consuming all your thoughts and feelings, like a dark cloud. Trying to make money, just to live comfortably requires so much energy. It requires people to do things they don’t want to do just to stay in their warm home. It seems that as soon as you get your rent paid for the month, you start saving rent for the next month. Basically we spend all of our time just trying to keep a roof over our head. We spend so much time trying to stay above water; we don’t have time for fanciful thinking. We resist dreaming of going somewhere or buying something we need because we have to save the money for our bills. And the cost of descent housing is so high that we are constantly behind this 8 ball.

Well those days are over for me. My biggest obstacle to overcome is where to park my house. As I drive around, I see many places to park my rig. The places I find have scenic views and if a hotel were there it would cost about 300 bucks a night. I guess the biggest fear I have is will I be busted and told to leave? I tossed and turned the other night because of thoughts in my head, fears of getting in trouble.

As I lay there fretting over something that hadn’t happened yet, I realized that I wasn’t doing anything wrong. I was just parked somewhere and taking a nap in my bed. What harm, what crime was I committing? None. I decided that if I was going to camp out on the streets of America, I would just put that the thought out of my head. I was safe and secure and if a person came to my door in the middle of the night I would just deal with it then. I went to sleep.

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Always Got a Home

| 13 January, 2015 13:11

2/13/15

It’s an amazing feeling when you don’t have a schedule, nowhere to be and no responsibilities. This my life now, one that is filled with ideas and projects. Unencumbered by superficial duties, I now have time to really concentrate on my real life missions. I just don’t know what my mission is. It will come to me as I wander around; opportunities will present themselves.

There is a secure feeling that comes over me when I go to bed at night. I’m in my own bed, one that I own. I live in a little box, one that I own. I am a homeowner and will always have a bed, no matter how much money I make, or don’t make, I have a place to call my own. I remember over the years how I struggled for rent or how I would stay up nights concerned on how I was going to get my bills paid. I see my friends go through this all the time. It comes over you, consuming all your thoughts and feelings, like a dark cloud. Trying to make money, just to live comfortably requires so much energy. It requires people to do things they don’t want to do just to stay in their warm home. It seems that as soon as you get your rent paid for the month, you start saving rent for the next month. Basically we spend all of our time just trying to keep a roof over our head. We spend so much time trying to stay above water; we don’t have time for fanciful thinking. We resist dreaming of going somewhere or buying something we need because we have to save the money for our bills. And the cost of descent housing is so high that we are constantly behind this 8 ball.

Well those days are over for me. My biggest obstacle to overcome is where to park my house. As I drive around, I see many places to park my rig. The places I find have scenic views and if a hotel were there it would cost about 300 bucks a night. I guess the biggest fear I have is will I be busted and told to leave? I tossed and turned the other night because of thoughts in my head, fears of getting in trouble.

As I lay there fretting over something that hadn’t happened yet, I realized that I wasn’t doing anything wrong. I was just parked somewhere and taking a nap in my bed. What harm, what crime was I committing? None. I decided that if I was going to camp out on the streets of America, I would just put that the thought out of my head. I was safe and secure and if a person came to my door in the middle of the night I would just deal with it then. I went to sleep.

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#wantedhappy

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Not Worried Anymore

| 13 January, 2015 13:10

2/13/15

It’s an amazing feeling when you don’t have a schedule, nowhere to be and no responsibilities. This my life now, one that is filled with ideas and projects. Unencumbered by superficial duties, I now have time to really concentrate on my real life missions. I just don’t know what my mission is. It will come to me as I wander around; opportunities will present themselves.

There is a secure feeling that comes over me when I go to bed at night. I’m in my own bed, one that I own. I live in a little box, one that I own. I am a homeowner and will always have a bed, no matter how much money I make, or don’t make, I have a place to call my own. I remember over the years how I struggled for rent or how I would stay up nights concerned on how I was going to get my bills paid. I see my friends go through this all the time. It comes over you, consuming all your thoughts and feelings, like a dark cloud. Trying to make money, just to live comfortably requires so much energy. It requires people to do things they don’t want to do just to stay in their warm home. It seems that as soon as you get your rent paid for the month, you start saving rent for the next month. Basically we spend all of our time just trying to keep a roof over our head. We spend so much time trying to stay above water; we don’t have time for fanciful thinking. We resist dreaming of going somewhere or buying something we need because we have to save the money for our bills. And the cost of descent housing is so high that we are constantly behind this 8 ball.

Well those days are over for me. My biggest obstacle to overcome is where to park my house. As I drive around, I see many places to park my rig. The places I find have scenic views and if a hotel were there it would cost about 300 bucks a night. I guess the biggest fear I have is will I be busted and told to leave? I tossed and turned the other night because of thoughts in my head, fears of getting in trouble.

As I lay there fretting over something that hadn’t happened yet, I realized that I wasn’t doing anything wrong. I was just parked somewhere and taking a nap in my bed. What harm, what crime was I committing? None. I decided that if I was going to camp out on the streets of America, I would just put that the thought out of my head. I was safe and secure and if a person came to my door in the middle of the night I would just deal with it then. I went to sleep.

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HOW CAN YOU CLAIM HAPPY

| 12 December, 2014 10:01

12/ 9/ 14

HOW CAN YOU CLAIM HAPPY?

After I made the “WANTED HAPPY” poster, I decided I wanted to place it everywhere. It was a poster that spoke to me and the way things are going in the world, I wanted to say something positive. I wanted to put a message out there that might cause people to think. As an artist, I wanted to contribute something more than an art piece. I wanted to do something more. So the poster gets designed and I get a bunch of stickers printed. As I went from town to town putting up my contributions to the world, I started thinking about my own actions. I thought about all the times I wasn’t happy and all the mean things I had done to others. I started to question my qualifications. Who was I to be spreading happy?

II have not always been a happy person. I guess a lot of people could say the same thing. We all have good times and bad times. It’s part of life. Some people seem to go through life happy. You see them and wonder if they go home and remain happy there. Or is it a front they (me) put on to show others how wonderful it is. There are plenty of authors and shaman out there that will tell you they can lead you down the path to happy. I have studied many of them and can agree with a lot of what I have discovered. But with that said, I have had a hard time in my life finding “happy”. And on top of that, I’ve been a grouchy person. When I think of all the shit I’ve caused, I feel as though I am not worthy. Ok but wait…

In the past few years I have gone through many changes. Things of my past no longer haunt me and the things I’ve done, or things done to me no longer live in me. I have let it all go. Many lessons have given me the chance to look at myself and decide how I am going to live my life. If I was always looking at the past, I would not be available for the future.

Back to the posters…I would be running around, on my way to do my local chores, placing posters on poles, I started making a focused effort on being happier. I decided to interact with people more. Smile and chat with them. I wanted to be the happy I was wanting others to experience. I felt it was my duty to be a better person a happy person. So that’s pretty much what has been going on for me. I have made more plans to spread this happy thing. So in the next blogs I will tell you the next part of my process.

HOW CAN YOU CLAIM HAPPY

| 12 December, 2014 10:01

12/ 9/ 14

HOW CAN YOU CLAIM HAPPY?

After I made the “WANTED HAPPY” poster, I decided I wanted to place it everywhere. It was a poster that spoke to me and the way things are going in the world, I wanted to say something positive. I wanted to put a message out there that might cause people to think. As an artist, I wanted to contribute something more than an art piece. I wanted to do something more. So the poster gets designed and I get a bunch of stickers printed. As I went from town to town putting up my contributions to the world, I started thinking about my own actions. I thought about all the times I wasn’t happy and all the mean things I had done to others. I started to question my qualifications. Who was I to be spreading happy?

II have not always been a happy person. I guess a lot of people could say the same thing. We all have good times and bad times. It’s part of life. Some people seem to go through life happy. You see them and wonder if they go home and remain happy there. Or is it a front they (me) put on to show others how wonderful it is. There are plenty of authors and shaman out there that will tell you they can lead you down the path to happy. I have studied many of them and can agree with a lot of what I have discovered. But with that said, I have had a hard time in my life finding “happy”. And on top of that, I’ve been a grouchy person. When I think of all the shit I’ve caused, I feel as though I am not worthy. Ok but wait…

In the past few years I have gone through many changes. Things of my past no longer haunt me and the things I’ve done, or things done to me no longer live in me. I have let it all go. Many lessons have given me the chance to look at myself and decide how I am going to live my life. If I was always looking at the past, I would not be available for the future.

Back to the posters…I would be running around, on my way to do my local chores, placing posters on poles, I started making a focused effort on being happier. I decided to interact with people more. Smile and chat with them. I wanted to be the happy I was wanting others to experience. I felt it was my duty to be a better person a happy person. So that’s pretty much what has been going on for me. I have made more plans to spread this happy thing. So in the next blogs I will tell you the next part of my process.

How can you clain HAPPY?

| 12 December, 2014 10:00

12/ 9/ 14

HOW CAN YOU CLAIM HAPPY?

After I made the “WANTED HAPPY” poster, I decided I wanted to place it everywhere. It was a poster that spoke to me and the way things are going in the world, I wanted to say something positive. I wanted to put a message out there that might cause people to think. As an artist, I wanted to contribute something more than an art piece. I wanted to do something more. So the poster gets designed and I get a bunch of stickers printed. As I went from town to town putting up my contributions to the world, I started thinking about my own actions. I thought about all the times I wasn’t happy and all the mean things I had done to others. I started to question my qualifications. Who was I to be spreading happy?

II have not always been a happy person. I guess a lot of people could say the same thing. We all have good times and bad times. It’s part of life. Some people seem to go through life happy. You see them and wonder if they go home and remain happy there. Or is it a front they (me) put on to show others how wonderful it is. There are plenty of authors and shaman out there that will tell you they can lead you down the path to happy. I have studied many of them and can agree with a lot of what I have discovered. But with that said, I have had a hard time in my life finding “happy”. And on top of that, I’ve been a grouchy person. When I think of all the shit I’ve caused, I feel as though I am not worthy. Ok but wait…

In the past few years I have gone through many changes. Things of my past no longer haunt me and the things I’ve done, or things done to me no longer live in me. I have let it all go. Many lessons have given me the chance to look at myself and decide how I am going to live my life. If I was always looking at the past, I would not be available for the future.

Back to the posters…I would be running around, on my way to do my local chores, placing posters on poles, I started making a focused effort on being happier. I decided to interact with people more. Smile and chat with them. I wanted to be the happy I was wanting others to experience. I felt it was my duty to be a better person a happy person. So that’s pretty much what has been going on for me. I have made more plans to spread this happy thing. So in the next blogs I will tell you the next part of my process.

SPREADING HAPPY CAMPAIGN 2015

| 01 December, 2014 03:14

11/26/14

SPREADING HAPPY

Every artist tries to find the new or next creation. After working with art for over 4 decades, I have tried to follow my create interest, no matter where they may lead. I have been fascinated with the art of communication, the messaging combined with design. The use of words mixed with graphics can capture the attention of others in a matter of seconds. People will sometimes walk right by a painting or piece of artwork, but will stop to read a poster. The poster in many ways has the same aspects of a painting. They both have color; design layout; movement; a message.

For years I have been doing series, dealing with the mixture of art and advertising. It started around 2000. I was living up in Northern California in a small town. Being new to the area, I would look at the bulletin boards on a regular basis for possible jobs. I would also create wanted posters advertising my talents. I would do a few different designs and advertise various trades. Some would be for house painting; graphic design; sign painting; or even faux finishing. As I got use to viewing the boards on a regular basis, I saw a pattern of events and posters being placed by the same people. It was like a community of people all participating on the same playing field. And just like in life, there were polite people that would try and place their ad in a spot that was open and then there were people that did not care what ad they placed their poster over. When pinning a poster or flyer to a bullpen board you had no supervision. Nobody would be paying attention to where you were putting the flyer so it was up to the individual to what they would do. Also, boards are placed all over a community. They will be next to small stores and coffee shops. Sometimes they will be on the side of a building in an obscure area. But the same people used them all. As I placed flyers all over the town, I noticed all the other people on the other boards followed this poster path as well. They were like my friends and then in some way my competitors.

You see in the ad world the important thing to do is to make your product stand out from the others. And if you cannot see it in the first few seconds then you would loose the customer to another product. If you think about it a bulletin board is a place where everyone competes for attention. There are different products, service and various events but to the viewer, it will be the most powerful flyer, the one that catches the eye. That will be viewed the most. So everyone on the board is trying to get your attention. I soon realized that with all the different services I was offering on any given board there would be about 5-7 flyers of posters advertising me. A friend in passing mention to me jokingly, Hey Brino saw your post on the bulletin boards…you running for mayor?

It was at that moment I realized that there was an art project to do on this. My series would be on how could I create art out of a random bunch of collective flyers placed on community boards. I found a wall by a bus stop and it looked like a good place to start a bulletin board. I went to my files and retrieved all the old flyers I had ever made. I also gathered some old art invitations from my gallery in Los Angeles. I took the stack of random pieces of paper and placed them all over the wall creating what looked like a new bulletin board. But it was a fake one that only contained messages from me. In time other people came and placed their flyers on the board. A new community had been established.

Since that time, the computer has become an important part of this creative process. My interest in graffiti, particularly stencils also added to another level in this series. One of my series that addressed the issue of competition on the bulletin board was called, “You’ll Read This”. I stenciled the words on a 22”x 28” poster. After that I added embellishment to make it an original piece of art. I then placed them all over the county on every board I could find. Over the course of the next few months I would check to see if the posters were there, covered up or taken. All of the fore mentioned happened.

On many levels graffiti and advertising are the same. Both are trying to capture the eye and send it a message. Both are unexpected and not asked for. The viewer just happens to be there when the message is delivered. Many graffiti artist have taken the art to political and social levels. Advertising has driven movements and created desires. Between Andy Warhol and Banksy, the juxtapose of art meets life or art meets thought. But both delivered in a way that could be accepted of even marveled at by the masses.

This mixture was taken even further by the use of characters and logos. Aftermarket products and shows. Games and cults get born and trends can be set in motion. A singer can also design clothes or an actor getting into politics. Look at the recent rock stars that have become royalty. And then there are sports. Talk about a mass media of art, fashion, graphics and performance all rolled into one.

Where am I going with this, you might ask? And I’m glad you did cause it is precisely what created my next new vision of a project combining all the medias. Over the years I have been involved with galleries, non-profits, film industry, rock and roll and humanitarian missions. I have used all my talents to promote, perform and paint. I have done all the advertising, social media and video blogs for all my projects. And all this has lead me to where I am now…

At this point I have to back up a little because this project is also combined with politics and the condition of our planet as well as all the living things on it. In all my work as a humanitarian clown traveling to places tourist don’t go, I saw the real lives of the other less fortunate folks. But then living in America, the land of opportunity and fulfillment of all your dreams, I met folks that seemed less happy than the disadvantaged folks living in third world countries. I meet people that are bored and have no dream. They seem to go through the motions of daily life so they can get back to their house or their friends. People go out in the evenings and try to socialize but never really seem satisfied or really fulfilled in those deep desires. Situations seem to haunt everyone in the secret life. Their thoughts of aloneness or trapped. Lives that seems hard or stressful. I see folks going out and doing all kinds of things to try and break their pattern, to go beyond their dullness and try to live. But then on Monday morning they dress up in their work face and go pretend they are interested in doing a job that only keeps their rent paid and possibly a vacation…if no unforeseen expenses arise.

I know you think I have really digressed this time but I am getting to a point. And with what I’ve said to far, you might think I am being judgmental or hard on us Americans. I don’t want to paint us all in the same boat. But I do see a lot of pan in the eyes of people around me. I hear stories of how they are trying hard to keep it all floating. Everyone is just trying to get by. I too have been trapped in this system…until about a year ago when I quit my job and decided to live a simpler life. I decided to lower my cost of living and stay out of debt. I also retired from a rock band that had me out in the public all the time. This gave me more time to work on my solo projects and try and conceive the next mission I was to be involved with. In the last few years I have been getting more and more concerned with the condition of our country. I see people desperate, police shooting innocent young people and schools that are like a war zone. The weather has gotten freaky and bad storms pelt the country with everything it has. It seems like there are more people out of work than the government states and everyone is sick and tired of a war going on somewhere. It just doesn’t seem like a happy place around here. I feel the vibrations of people in passing and I can tell some folks just want to scream. Many other folks just try not to think about it.

That’s when it hit me! I recently did a stencil with my face on it. I was teaching a class for teens called “Urban Spray Paint and Stencil Art”. It was in that class that I cut a stencil of my clown face and the words “Wanted Happy” It was a simple but direct graphic. At the risk of sounding egotistical, it was a brilliant piece. It had all the elements of good art and great advertising. I decided to print posters of it and place them around the county. This time I didn’t go to the bulletin boards, I stapled them to telephone poles on out of the way roads. Mostly rural roads and the edge of the city. I put them in places that they would easily be seen from San Francisco to Eugene, Oregon. They looked great and I even had a few folks come up to me and tell me they saw them. I then decided to have some stickers made so I could get them in the hands of others , that way they would get out in the world.

That’s when the next part of this hair brain idea I had came. What if I set out across America trying to spread happy? An effort to bring a happy into everyone’s day. I know it seems like a weird thing but after decades of clowning and performing I feel that maybe I can go out there and help others to be “Happy”. I’m not saying I have the answers to happy but I do know that I can create a space for you to. I saw the reaction of people to my sticker message. Most everyone liked it and that encouraged me to take another step. I bought a vintage travel trailer and am getting her ready to spread happy across the land. I am not sure how it will all happen but I am doing everything I can now to prepare for the maiden launching Spring of 2015. I am working hard to use my talents to finance my trip. I will perform, paint and politic to do this. It has become my new dream and vision to do something. This isn’t a world changer or a solution to our problems, it is my way of doing something, anything. If I can bring joy to people or create a smile for a moment then I feel pretty good. I am not a person that has ever done anything big, I’ve never lead a movement of accomplished a great deed. I have spent my life on the street level with people using my talents on a local level. I have been apart of movements but I didn’t start them. I am not trying to start a movement now; I’m just trying to bring a happy moment to a person. To you. Or to anyone in need. My dream does include you. You can be apart of this movement if you help me by buying my “WANTED HAPPY” stickers. I would like you to consider purchasing enough so that I may go pass them out. I would also like to have a few sponsors that might be willing to invest in my gas to go out onto the plains and mountains of our nation and try to spread this happy idea. It may sound foolish and a bit idiotic but it seems like a good idea to me. I am doing this with or without help from anyone. I will work to finance myself and the printing of stickers. I will buy my own food and gas to get to these places if I have to. I am prepared for this and will take it on myself to fulfill my vision. But if this inspires you in any way, I would gladly accept your donation. This is a World Peace Clowns, a non-profit for nasal diplomacy project. I am running this project through my organization and would love to have other organizations get involved with me. If you have an idea or a place for me to go; if you want to help or donate money, please contact me with your ideas. Please stay tuned to my blogs and videos soon to be coming out…and watch for the posters in your hood…SPREADING HAPPY!

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POLITICANS AIN’T CLOWNS


| 04 January, 2013 01:19

I don’t understand this pre-occupation some humans have with violence and war. I don’t get why people want to hurt others. I see why it’s done but these desires of domination don’t live in me. I don’t want millions of dollars or a big SUV that looks like a trash dumpster. I don’t want to convert anyone, make anyone pledge to anything, bomb innocent children. I don’t want to tell people what choice they are supposed to make. I’m not interested in taking over the world or running a country.

I want to make people laugh. What?, you say.  In these hard times? And I say yes! I want to go to the White House and put the administration on a strict improv comedy diet. Everyone needs to laugh daily. I mean it’s as important as breathing. If you watch children, they laugh 7 times more than adults on any given day. Laughter is great exercise for the diaphragm as well as relaxing the stomach muscles. Paul E. Mcghee, PHD a known authority on humor therapy, states; “Your sense of humor not only enriches life; it also promotes physical, mental and spiritual health.”

If we as adults learn to promote a more relaxing and fun lifestyle for ourselves we will begin to play friendly on the playground of the world. Let’s face it, if we (U.S.A) continue to be the bullies in this world, we will surly meet the bigger kid one day. All bullies fall. History has shown that time and time again. I am here to tell you (as a man that wears funny clothes and acts like a child) that life is better if you remain a little more youthful and approach every day as a reason to spread joy. My buddy, Patch Adams MD states in his book Gesundheit; “The most revolutionary act you can commit in today’s society is to be publicly funny.” I know that some may think this to be a foolish approach, but I say give it a try. Send a clown to help these little bullies of the world find the child inside they lost so long ago. 
I’ve heard people calling politicians, clowns. Great statesmen and news pundits have made reference in this way. It has become vogue to use this as a cheap shot toward our elected officials. If you consider the reputations politicians have, I’d say that’s a slam on the clown . Let me ask you a question; Would you send a politician to your child’s birthday party? Would you send a politician to visit your sick mother in the hospital?… Then I rest my case . 
I think we should refer to politicians as a Yo- Yo. If you look up the word in the dictionary the first definition is the obvious toy, but the second one states; 2) one regarded as stupid, inept, etc. 3) to move up and down; fluctuate.
 As you can see it is a natural fit for politicians. They definitely fluctuate and talk about back and forth, up and down. The fact that yo-yo’s are tied to a string makes for better joke scenarios. The best part about this new reference is, the yo-yo’s won’t be insulted.
 So I say call you elected officials “Yo-Yo’s”. 
If your are still inclined to slander these “rosed nosed pranksters” then I have two suggestions:

1)    Elect me as a public servant and you would truly have a political clown.

2)    Teach the world leaders how to be funny and wear a red nose

collective collateral damage. I would be willing to try, but can offer no guarantees.


This could be accomplished in a reasonable length of time with proper improv workshops .

Either of these methods would work. I would rather use method number two, because I personally find running countries to be rather boring. The point is, if our leaders, and I mean all elected officials, were made to take some basic improv exercises, they would be able to react in a totally new way. Learning to play with others in a constructive and pro-social manner is really good for a stressed out leader of a country. Now, I’m not talking about a workshop for just our elected officials in the US, I think this would work better if all the countries in the UN would participate also. This will make for a brighter world and you can just imagine what great skits our world leaders could come up with . 
I would be more interested and have a better time clowning for a happy well-informed people. I am interested in living with all people as a peaceful society, not a war riddled world where children are crying and starving. Is there anything wrong with this proposal? Lots of grassroots organizations have tried petitions, rallies, human shields and the war drums continue. And well you know what they’ve always said at times like these, “Send in the clowns . 
Wake up,  America, this ain’t no TV show. It is time to turn off corporate television propaganda and join the rest of the world who are trying to regain a safe and sustainable society. We are not the problem we are the solutions. (I don’t just mean the clowns. I mean all people working for social justice). But “solution” is an action word. It means you have to get out there and do something. That is how you be a part of the solution. (Complaining doesn’t count) For me it’s street clowning, impromptu ad-lib or political skits. I want to be a part of the celebration of the Global Community festival for living a life of joy. A force of positive, loving change or transformation.

If you look at history, it was the responsibility of a clown to mirror back to the people what they saw about society and the issues they were facing. To show them, in a humorous way, what they are doing to each other. There are a lot of things going on in the world today that are not funny by any stretch of the imagination. Sometimes it’s hard for me to laugh at the decisions “adults” have made. I try to find satire in everyday life that reflects our need to recycle, disarm, or create community.
 The current administration, makes an easy target. They have always stumbled through seemingly untouched by the public at large.
 I could say something funny like, “Throw pies, not lies” but the banksters are ripping you and me off daily and the media won’t even report the truth. (Failing Economy, unemployment, drastic budget cuts)
It would be funny to say, “ The only thing you should ever blow up is…’ balloons!” But in fact there are enough weapons of mass destruction between Russia and America alone, to blow up the world 36 times. Not to mention a military budget of hundreds of billions and growing.

Even if I went to the United Nations and told them, “Act Locally, Act Globally, Act Silly.” Do you think these world leaders would volunteer the break up of a monetary system that is designed for the few (them 1%) to have the most and the many (us 99%) to have so little?
 Since the Patriot Act was passed by Congress (First bill ever in history to be passed without floor debate or committee) people (Natural Born Human Beings) have been detained, threatened and even arrested without due process. Stripped of their rights, under the now void Constitution of the United States (NDAA). Citizens can expect a future where they are held captive because they are different or diverse. I used to think no body would hit a clown, but these days, even the jolliest fellow is subject to ill tempers. Or worst yet, a clown being hauled in for questioning because he played the fool on the hill. (never to be heard from again)

At one time we were regarded as the finest country in the world. The rest of the world depended on us, respected us. In recent years our Government has traded diplomacy for debauchery. Driven by a greed, wealth and power, these “leaders” are taking the planet by force. It’s not funny. It makes my job harder when there is pain everywhere. There’s not enough humor to go around. I need more people to exercise laughter and encourage joy daily. Taking time to laugh with others is necessary if we are going to continue to get along as a species. (You can’t bite when your laughing)
I will continue to try and make people laugh. I will select my material from the bullies and warmongers because I am their opposite. I am the other side they refuse to allow out . 
As we face these new challenges, it’s important to create joy and happiness. We are leading a movement that is important and very necessary. We have a way to go before we will see a world that is filled with love. But in the present I say “Dress up Show up and Laugh for Peace” .
 It is OK to take time to enjoy the day, to do something fun and outrageous with your family or friends. Have a potluck dinner in your neighborhood and invite the person next to you in the grocery line. Start a weekly bike ride for the folks in your community to meander through the neighborhoods. Getting to know each other better is good . 
Do you get the idea? There’s a lot of work for us to do in order to keep ourselves happy and well adjusted  sovereign human beings and 
along the way it’s best if you take time to smell the noses! 
So the next time you start to call a politician a clown, don’t…’ Vote for Me!

Brino Ism


Founder of World Peace Clowns

The Beginning...

| 22 December, 2012 13:56

12/22/12

The Beginning…

So today is the birth of the new way. As we continue to co create a better world, we will all keep remembering we are the ones. I am forever changed, as I know you are to. Now we go forth and create. As an artist I try to bring my visions out as an expression of joy. I am grateful for all the wrongs I’ve done for they have taught me. I forgive all my trespasses and all those that trespassed against me. Those experiences have been my lessons. I passed a few and failed many, but in the end I love and am loved. I feel grace and forgiveness. I feel new…

You see if I continue to believe in a better reality then maybe I can co-create with you. We are all connected and we can shift this paradigm. I feel really good and full of artistic ideas. In the coming year I am in receivership of this blessing. This year my art will be different as I feel a something coming. We’ll see…

So You Think Nothing Happened on 12/21/2012?

| 22 December, 2012 04:16

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12/21/12

I was very curious about the date Dec. 21,  I waited for so long to experience this. I remember first hearing of the 12/21/12 in the 70’s. I wondered for many years if it would be the end of the world. I, in my younger years, thought it would be the beginning of a new paradigm. My path led me to many places and many experiences that eventually brought me to a place of divine understanding. When I say divine, I do not mean I am above anyone else. It is more like an understanding that is aliened with the divine; to understand that we are all eternal. So this week it started to be very real for me. I remember Mon- Thurs of this week I was in a very conscience / spiritual place of awareness. I was like a kid before Christmas. I have spent hundreds of hours on the Internet; to try and figure out what was going to happen. Then Friday 21, 2012 came. I watched spiritual programs and did meditation on the time frames lined out on the web that were in sync with global ceremonies. I was aware of every moment of every minute in the last 24 hours. Now I have something to say after being present for this long anticipated event. Do you realize that MILLIONS of folks were paying attention to this event? Do you realize that you are reading this event I am calling to your attention now? This was an event that will forever change the course of time. We did do something. We have created a moment in time; a giant opening. We became aware and alive. The opening that was created today was one that will be an ongoing process. You think awareness happens over one day, but then you realize that it has already happened. I know that we grew today; I know that we have come to a new time. I spent my day watching all the events all over the world, and then I spent my evening with close friends. We talked about wise and important things…except for the short interlude of Zombie Apocalypse. This has been an epic date in our lives and we need to continue on with our visions. Please believe me…we are the one we were waiting for!!! Welcome home and see u in 2013...

This is the Eve of the 21st…and?

| 20 December, 2012 21:39

Brinoism.com

12/20/12

So this is the evening of the long planned day of the Dark Riff. We will all be at Galactic Center in a few hours. This is a 26,000 year event. This eve we embark on a new arrival of a date that has long been prophesized for many years. We are at the abyss, our world needs us. We are the ones and we can shift this. If you will concentrate on the solution instead of the problem? Remember, there are more people going to bed tonight happy than hurting. The light always takes the dark away. We are the light, we are the ones…if you get this then use it as a crossing, as a time to reflect your light onto the world, be the change. We can do this

 
 
 

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