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From The Journals of Dan Abernathy

October 14, 2020
Chronologies, Excerpts, Fragments and Reflections!
the Artistic Journals of Dan Abernathy

Living at the end of Pole Creek Road, next to Fall Creek has been being present in utopia for the summer. I have been truly living in joy and enJOYing the serenity of solitude. Though I have slipped away from the anarchy that is happening with the hordes I would like to displays what I preached in a resent post.

“We are all stronger then we think. There is a calming safety away from the flock. We just need to remind ourselves that there is no reason to do what everyone else is doing.” – dbA

I also pulled away from social media and was focusing with grand determination on making art. New art that is a combination of many influences I have dabble with. This new art is larger then I have done in the past, and I have just begin. There is no telling where this new venture will take me and the creativeness of my obscure mind. Below see the images I created in what I call the Somniative Collection.

Contributing to the Chaos while  – LIVING – LIFE – LARGE   

Printed September 14, 2020

Back in the spring of this sullen and dark shadowed year, amidst all the chaos and manufactured fear, I tired of social media. I had weaned myself some time ago from spending precious intervals of time consumed in its scrolling addiction. I did however; continue to slightly dip my toe in trying to circulate a few moments of positivity. This was a gurgle of my thoughts. I made my splash without looking to see the ripple effect of likes, or getting caught up within any negative quagmire.

Nevertheless, in the spring when the new anarchy of negativity exploded, I found myself implementing my own means of social distancing. I detached myself even further from the toxic orb.

I posted new art work from time to time, but I slowed to a halt my words and images that I have shared for years trying to promote and induce thought while giving a bright glimpse of the beauty and excitement I find in so many things I see and feel.

The way a large portion of the population living in our so-called civilized life live is largely based on many different illusions. These misleading impressions of deception are willingly uniting the thinkless as they except and collaborate unquestionably. The fact is, that these guided ways and the many types of forgeries fed to us daily are also quickly forgotten. They are clocked with a false reality and simple become, the way, as we forget the reason for their origination.

Often and many times what I find, as I glimpse into this spinning vortex of this misleading fallacy of deception is a deity of Greek mythology. “Medea” was the goddess of illusion. Knowing this I find more understanding with the source of news and what is being delivered by the “media.”

Today, according to Pew Research Center, 62% of adults in the United States use social media as their news source. Facebook is leading this uncensored platform. Even though Facebook is a leading outlet of news, they are not liable for their content. They censor what is being posted but they cannot be held responsible for what is. Facebook is only a social networking site.

We fill ourselves with fear and disbelief as we open our eyes for that brief moment to see reality is being torn down all around us. Because of this fear, we, the so-called civilized society, again close our eyes and allow it to continue.

Right now we are being maneuvered with the use of fear, guilt and shame to be part of a populace that has lost its direction and will follow where thy are escorted. This direction does not have to be obeyed. Being your own person, an individual, is still highly possible with just a slight realization of who you truly are.

Ridicules rules, regulations, laws and dominant command will not infiltrate and infect the principles of your existence as long as you keep space in your heart for the pure, good and the unimaginable.

The greatest compulsion within our society is being enslaved to the habit and practice of constantly verbalizing your problems. If you want to awaken and experience a true shift of great consciousness start articulating the wonderment of living with joy.

Who you are is greatly influenced by what you say and who you think you are. When you constantly speak of fear, fear becomes your truth. When you constantly speak in anger, anger becomes your truth. When you constantly speak of hate, hate becomes your truth.

Knowing that all things are possible when you speak with the calmness of love and compassion this truth will be who you are. Who you are is only limited by how you project who you think you are.

I have minimized the need for the comfort and validation our society calls for as a convenience to live. I have reached a stage in being, as I’ve scrambled, tumbled and climbed throughout life, I now except and understand that I am about 97.5% feral. Perhaps I have somewhat reverted to the wild and removed myself from domestication. Though this is unpolished by todays meaningless standards, I doubt I will ever be able to be integrated back into society.

Now more then ever, amidst all this negativity that we are trying to live and survive in, there is a much greater need for the constant injection of positivity. It is hard to live a positive life and live it free, with a daily bombardment of negative elements allowed into your mind. – dbA

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The eclectic Somniative Collection, which has no borders or parameters. This collection is inspired and created from found natural objects and or rusted metal from abandoned dumpsites. These old, antique reclaimed and repurposed metallic objects are used to enhance the uniqueness. These are one-of-a-kind, completely created by the hands of the artist.

This is art on metal and part of my eclectic Somniative Collection. It is created on cold pressed steal using acrylic paint pens. The background metal is rusted and painted. Allowing the paint to mix with the rust creates a unique, weathered color and expression that becomes one of a kind. The edges are wrapped in patinaed copper.

Art Carneys For Playa Gigante

All the money that I have raised for this cause, in my contribution with Art Carneys for Playa Gigante, is sent to Khaki who lives in Playa Gigante. She makes sure it gets to the people that need it. Her commitment is unsurpassed. I wanted to share with everyone her Gratitude for Gigante. What she wrote for her birthday month!

Gratitude For Gigante

It’s my Birthday Month and this year I’m asking for your help?!

Over the last 6 years I’ve been super blessed to call Nicaragua home (and I’m hoping that continues for many more)! This country and culture has taught me so much!

This beautiful people taught me what it feels like to really have a community:

During difficult time throughout the world you see people become divided but the people here take care of each other. The fisherman hand out free fish in the mornings to families that can’t afford to buy some. Those who farm beans and rice share with their neighbors. I watch children take a candy and break it into 10 pieces so every kid around gets a piece. That same community has also welcomed me in with open arms.

This place taught me: how to slow down and really connect to myself. When I first moved here very few place or people had WiFi, it’s a small fishing village so it is mostly you and nature. The life style isn’t faced paced either so it really forces you to get quiet and look at yourself.

The people here taught me: the importance of family. This culture is a very family driven culture most kids play with their cousins or siblings. Most families gather at various times of the day to connect to each other and bring in a little humor.

This place taught me: how to be raw and go back to basics. When I first moved down here supplies were limited. You bought veggies and fruits off of trucks the pulperías (corner stores) sold you basic hygiene products and a few basic materials for repair items (These things have grown a little bit or maybe I’m just accustomed now) The road out of town was dirt and the nearest city was an hour away. It’s also a very poor community (financially but you won’t know that by positivity the people carry) so many people can’t afford much outside of what they really need. This taught me how to problem solve quickly and on the fly, how to look at repurposing materials when you don’t have what you need and how to really think about what you need versus what you want.

The people here taught me: what it means to work hard but with balance. Living in the fishing community I watch mostly men go out in extreme conditions to catch fish because they need to feed their families that day and do not have another option. Before the whole town got on a town well. I watch children and families walk long distances to just have a few buckets of clean water. The conditions here can been challenging but despite that Connection is huge. I watch people stop on their way to say hello to the neighbor that haven’t seen in a week. I watch friends and family take time to really be with each other and not let the hardships of their days overtake the moments worth living.

This place taught me: how to reconnect to the earth and our existence as part of the whole. The scenery here is incredible and even after six years I walk out side in amazement almost everyday to the beauty around me. I listen to the waves crash against the shore all day, I listen to the wild monkeys call each other in the mornings, I watch and listen to the parrots in the evenings fly over as they head to their nightly resting place, I watch turtles come to lay their eggs and whales pass through on their bi-yearly migration. Most of the pigs, horse, and chickens roam free and wonder back to their houses for meals. There is a essence of living together and sharing this space we call the world. (There is still a need for further education and harmony here but as a trying to be conscious being you can’t help but feel connected)

Now I’m asking you to help me continue to help them. Most people here are picking up any jobs they can or fishing and farming in less than ideal circumstances (and in many cases dangerous) and still not able to meet basic needs (food for their families, medical care, education, and animal needs). Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. $5 usd buys 2kg of Rice, 2 kg of Beans and small bottle of oil. $5 usd keeps a kid in school for a week. $20 buy a 40lb bag or dog/cat food $20 for a weeks worth of prescription medications. Any amount you can spare and share it always greatly appreciated. As donations are allocated I will post on Facebooks thank you to those who have contributed and show you how the money was used. This place is incredible and deserves to be supported during a difficult time out of their control!! Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you to those willing to contribute.

May We All Stay Connected and Support Each Other!

Much Love,


All this help has been amazing and it cannot stop. Please go to my website and click on the link to Art Carneys for Playa Gigante.

From all that I am I thank all that have donated, all that are donating and to the ones that are going to donate. To you all …. I Thank You!

Playa Gigante

Playa Gigante is a small fishing village located north of San Juan del Sur, on the Southern Pacific Coast of Nicaragua. The village has a small population of about 500 and they are some of the most gracious people I have ever met, but they are in trouble. With the fishing and tourism industry suffering greatly, the unemployment rate is rapidly increasing and now with the global pandemic, these proud people are hurting. They need help feeding and caring for their families.

If you are in possession of one of those kind souls and would just like to give a donation of love please contact me. Even the smallest amount will help greatly. I guarantee that each dollar received will be going to help these proud people. Not one dime will be spent on administration fees or salaries to a CEO. Please contact me if you would like to donate something or have any questions about helping. You can also go to my website, and click on the link, Art Carneys For Playa Gigante, it will take you to a Donation button.

There will be a list of donations received. Please let me know when you make the donation if I can post your name and amount, or if you prefer I will keep it anonymous.

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