"Sitting for Zermeno"

I'm always learning.  Right now I'm in an "expressionist" mood.  So for fun, I just cranked out this quick oil on canvas in the  expressionist style.  However, I have great respect for  the "realist" school of painting.  So this week I'm taking a great workshop with a realist master and am really looking forward to seeing the difference it has in my painting.   This is my "before".   Stay tuned to see the "after".  It's 5AM.  Need to go to beddy bye.  Good night all.

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'Femme De La Nuit"

Here's my song of the week.  I keep being asked to please show more of my "An American in Paris" collection.  I am working on a lot of creative projects right now, but since you keep insisting, here's another peak.   I'm not ready for my big reveal.  So until then, don't forget to smell the roses, be happy,  and celebrate this beautiful miracle we call "Life".

"Life is Beautiful"

(Sung by Tony Bennett)

What to say
Where to start
I'll just tell what's in my heart

Life is Beautiful
In every way
Life is lovely
As a spring bouquet

For Life is Sunshine
Life is Like a Dream
That has come True

For Life is Sunshine
Smiling Brightly
On a Summer Day

Life is Rainbows
Chasing all the Clouds of Gray

Life is Beautiful
And Fine
But Darlin,
Only because you're Mine.

written by LERSKI, HOLLY ANN
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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Quote of the Week:

I received such a beautiful quote from my niece that I want to share with all of you.
I hope it inspires you!

Zermeno Documentary Preview

As many of you know, dance and creative movement is very important to me as an artist.  But some of you still keep asking why I act like a performer with a boller hat and calling myself a "jester" instead of a painter.  For me, art is not just painting; it is a creative expression, a way of life.  "Life is beautiful" and we all have access.  I decided to go ahead and release this preview from my upcoming documentary which includes an interview with one of the world's leading authors on the subject of art and "creative movement".  He's someone I really respect, and I think he describes it best.  


See you in the movie theatre!


Join the Movement!

As an artist, I strongly believe in the power of art to inspire the world.  My mission is to inspire the world with art, love, and self expression.  For me, "Life is Beautiful" whenever I am being present, seeing the beauty of life, and having fun "living in the moment".

"Life is Beautiful" is my global art movement to inspire the world and spread the message that "Life is Beautiful" around the globe.  By wearing a “Life is Beautiful” Tshirt you can also join the growing movement of people spreading this message around the world.  Together we can inspire the world with this important message: "Life is Beautiful!" So I hope you'll join us!

 Join the "Life is Beautiful!" Movement.


"American in Paris" collection

Thanks for all you interest.  Many of you have been asking to see more original paintings in the "American in Paris" collection.  But since I am getting so many requests for this, I decided to go ahead an honor this one.

Here's my own quote for the week:

"Life is a circus act and I'm the jester that loves to entertain." -Zermeno

I am juggling many exciting creative projects at the moment.  So in an effort to stay focused I will now be posting weekly instead of daily so that I can finally announce my big "reveal" for you.  In the meantime, "be happy, enjoy life, and live in the moment".  And don't forget join the parade around the globe with the message that:

"Life is Beautiful!"

"Circus Mother & Child"


My Quote of the Day

 If there were nothing but thought in you, you wouldn’t even know you are thinking. You would be like a dreamer who doesn’t know he is dreaming. When you know you are dreaming, you are awake within the dream.
-Eckhart Tolle

My Song of the Day

I love that I'm also being criticized for being a "Day Dreamer".   I accept the criticism.   Let me tell you something:   When it comes to "awareness" I'd much rather be a "Day Dreamer" being "awake" and "alive" having a beautiful life making my dreams come true than being "dead asleep".  So I thought it only appropriate to smile and send love to my critics by letting them choose my song of the day

"Day Dreamer" by Adele 

Sitting on the sea
Soaking up the sun
He is a real lover
Of making up the past
And feeling up his girl
Like he's never felt her figure before
A jaw dropper
Looks good when he walks
Is the subject of their talk
He would be hard to chase
But good to catch
And he could change the world
With his hands behind his back, oh
You can find him sitting on your doorstep
Waiting for a surprise
And he will feel like he's been there for hours
And you can tell that he'll be there for life
With eyes that make you melt
He lends his coat for shelter
Plus he's there for you
When he shouldn't be
But he stays all the same
Waits for you
Then sees you through
There's no way I
Could describe him
What I'll say is
Just what I'm hoping for
But I will find him sittin' on my doorstep
Waiting for a surprise
And he will feel like he's been there for hours
And I can tell that he'll be there for life
And I can tell that he'll be there for life 

My Secret

Thank you!!!  I appreciate all the love!!!   I am totally overwhelmed by all your kind words!!!  As my art movement makes its way around the entire globe, I wish I could respond to all of you individually, but I also have so many projects going on (more on that later...).  Many of you have been asking so many questions.  There's no way I could answer each of them.   Some of you have been asking about how I got started.  I love that I am becoming a male "Dear Abby of Inspiration"...   Anyway, many of you have also been  asking about my mission and for different versions of my "Life is Beautiful" image and message.

Just to be clear here's my mission.  

"My mission as an artist is to inspire the world with art, love and self expression."

So my "Life is Beautiful" art movement is a global effort to spread the message around the globe that life is beautiful whenever you are enjoying life, being present, and living in the moment. As we grow together, this is my "inspirational" movement to change the world one person at a time. So we hope you'll join us!

For those of you asking "What's my secret?".  It's really very simple so thank you for helping me share it with the entire world!!!   Yes, life iS beautiful.  Here's what I found to be true for me.  "Love lives within" you.    Only when you find"love within" do you have it to share it with others.  And in response to all requests for different versions, you can now join my "Life is BeautifuL movement by clicking on the image and message that rings true for you.

 Join the "Life is Beautiful" movement (Close up version)
 Full Image
 "Life is Beautiful"
" Life is Beautiful!: (Message only)


My song of the Day

"Imagine" by John Lennon

Imagine there is no heaven
It's easy if you try

No hell below us
Above us only sky

Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too

Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one

I hope someday you will join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You, you may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one

I hope someday you will join us
And the world will live as one

Bon Jour France!

France, I love you!!!   Thank you for the LOVE!  It's nice to have you with me.

"Paris, je t'aime!"

Paris, you inspired Pablo Picasso to inspire the world with his art movements and you also inspired me to become an artist and are now inspiring the world with my "Life is Beautiful" art movement across the globe.  Paris, you taught me to see the beauty of life through the eyes of child.  So thank you. Paris, I owe it all to YOU!!!

France, you are always at the front of art movements that end up inspiring the entire world.  Thanks for investing in me in my "Early Period".  Ever since I travelled from Paris to the south to France.  Provence, you also taught me that "beauty is a way of life" and that you can take it with you no matter where you are.  I am also sending my love to all of you in Avignon.  Were it not for France, Paris and Versailles, I would never be where I am today.  Edith Piaf, Aznavour, Marlene Dietrich, Catherine Deneurve, Chaplin, Marcel Marceau I love you!  So thank you all for inspiring my "Life is Beautiful" art movement to inspire the world!

"My Homage to Versailles"

Quote of the day:

"All children are artists.  The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."

 "Inspire the world!"


Hello Poland!

Hello Poland!  THANK YOU!!!  YES, I believe "Life is Beautiful" in Poland too!!!  Thank you so much for helping me use my message to inspire the world!

Life is Beautiful!

Art matters.  "Life is Beautiful! So don't let them  rain on your parade."  

It's a Global Art movement.  "Join the movement here."

 "Life is Beautiful!"

You can now JOIN me in the "Life is Beautiful" art movement 
to inspire the entire world here

"Life is Beautiful!" "Life is Beautiful!"

Hello Malaysia!

Hello Malaysia!

Thank you for all the love.  Likewise, it's a genuine pleasure to have you with me on this beautiful journey of love and inspiration for the world.  Malaysia, I send you my love!

Talk about a small world, here's my quote of the day:

"The World is a Delicious Bowl of Fruit". - Zermeno

"Bowl of Fruit"
Oil on Canvas

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