Private Moments #72 “Are There Rules?”

private moments in paintings & poetryPrivate Moments #72: “Are There Rules?”
Poem Written by Jennifer Kiley
Post 28th July 2014

Poem for Private Writings: Chapter #72 “Waiting on Death”
Tears and Raindrops by Jk McCormack

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)

tears and raindrops by jkmccormack (c) jkm 2014

“Tears and Raindrops”   jkmccormack (c) jkm 2008

hands reaching out into rain

Are There Rules?”
By Madison Taylor
20th January 2009

Are there rules for life?
Are there rules for love?

Are there rules for death?
Are there rules from above?

Are there rules for Heaven?
Are there rules for Hell?

Do we create the rules
That govern if we do well?

Rules in effect tell us
What the perfect path will be

Are they restricting
Who we might become?

What about creativity
Will Serendipity be gone?

Is the new world order
Removing one by one

The Freedoms in our life
At the end of a gun?

Directing revolutions
Their exploitations seem to thrive

Some of us will be lucky
To get out of life alive…

© madison taylor 2008

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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim Mrvica

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“Doorway to a Place of Enchantment”

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— Jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

red-heart-for mj ghost 1

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“The Known and the Unknown” – #2

a writer's word polished or rawThe Known and the Unknown – #2
Excerpts from the Essay “Fail Safe”
Written by Debbie Millman
Post by Jennifer Kiley
Post Sunday 27th July 2014
The Essay titled “Fail Safe”
Taken From Anthology
Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays
on the Intersection of Life and Design

Debbie Millman is an Artist
Strategist & Interviewer

“Fail Safe” The Essay-Explores Existential Skills-Living With Uncertainty-Embracing The Unfamiliar-Allowing For Not Knowing-Cultivating What John Keats Famously Termed “Negative Capability”

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The Known and the Unknown – #2

I dreamed of being
an artist and a writer,
but inasmuch as I knew
what I wanted,
I felt compelled
to consider what
was “reasonable”
in order
to safeguard
my economic future.

Even though
I wanted
what my best friend
once referred to as
“the whole wide world,”

I thought
it was prudent
to compromise.

I told myself
it was more
sensible to aspire
for success

that was


It never
once occurred
to me
that I could
have it all.



blk & wht fluid abstract painting

“The Known and the Unknown” Part 2 - Jennifer Kiley


“Do What You LOVE

“LMG” by SIM

creative musings [dragon]


Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Saturday 26th July 2014



most can identify with the lyrics you just change up in your mind who you have in your heart who is the person you love i love my girl girl can be acceptable if understood it does not diminish who we are & it is an affectionate endearment i love my girl fits in the rhythm the rap fills the beat
and i love my girl LMG <3

here, i give you “LMG”

Sims LMG

BY Rufus

I need someone a little stronger than a Suicide Girl in this do or die world
where the suicide rate has got me sitting sideways
high stakes, and two of us thinking that it’s
too much is too much
I need a girl about as bad as Badu
not just pissing off Daddy with those back tattoos
oh that’s you love? sitting at the pub
wondering when that drink is going to
swallow you up?

that’s why I love my girl
she makes me feel sexy, makes me feel warm, she makes me feel cool
that’s why I love my girl
she gives me that feeling sun up to evening, show down until high noon

run it back six months
Red Dragon, late night, full cup
girl from the corner store and I can hardly
stop the jaw from dropping
finally got my chance to see if I can make her laugh
but she pulled a couple Oxycodone out the
pockets of her cotton dress
swallowed a bottle now she hollowed a cockpit
eyes popping off like bottle rockets
pride and pills straight slipping down her hatch
damn, just when I thought I had a match, struck with another ball of wax
and I’m slipping out the back because
I can’t get down like that
rail drink chased with a rail, off the rails
alcohol hues and a mute aura
party girl you make me puke for you, who are you?
and maybe it’s the way you laying low
that ain’t no angel, she’s just playing in the snow
that’s why I love my girl
she makes me feel sexy, makes me feel warm,
she makes me feel cool
that’s why I love my girl
she gives me that feeling sun up to evening,
show down until high noon

Official music video for “LMG” by SIMS, Doomtree Records 2010
Directed and Animated by Matt Scharenbroich

The third single off of Bad Time Zoo, released earlier this year, showcases SIMS in a new way, animated. SIMS explains how the video came to be by saying, “I usually have decent ideas when it comes to conceptualizing music videos, but this one was a challenge. The song itself is borderline cheesy as is, which is why Beak and I love it. We knew the video couldn’t be too cutsie and could absolutely not take place in a bar. After those parameters, we were out of ideas so we enlisted the services of Matt Scharenbroich, a really talented visual artist and the drummer in Beak’s old band TPC.

Created in director Scharenbroich’s studio over the course of an icy winter in Minneapolis the “LMG” video is the end result of more than 1600 individual drawings, 400 cups of coffee, 60 markers and two ecstatic hands.

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“Yellow Sticky Notes” – A Short Film

i heart short films
“Yellow Sticky Notes” - A Short Film

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Friday 25 July 2014




this video on animating “yellow sticky notes” is brilliant
the creativity & art that develops is enjoyable to view

here, i give to you “yellow sticky notes”

“Yellow Sticky Notes” - Canadian Anijam

Signed Yellow Sticky Notes Collection 2007-2013 DVD only $10 available at: Includes Yellow Sticky Notes | Canadian Anijam and 35 min. of films and bonus content. All proceeds support the Yellow Sticky Note Foundation which teaches classical animation workshops to kids.

Please tip to help support the Yellow Sticky Notes Foundation, which on top of teaching animation workshops, will also support the creation of more anijams with animators from around the world. Please message me if you would like to animate in future Yellow Sticky Notes Anijams! Watch my original Yellow Sticky Notes (2007) animated film at:

Twitter: @meditatingbunny
Studio website:
Read artist statements and see photos of the anijam animators at:

An ‘Anijam’ is a collaborative animation where various artists create individual short animated segments that are linked together to make one larger film.

For the first time in Canadian history, 15 of Canada’s most acclaimed independent animators have come together to create a collaborative animated film. Yellow Sticky Notes | Canadian Anijam is an innovative and global approach to animation filmmaking and unites animators from coast to coast, from Vancouver to Halifax and all parts in between, to self reflect on one day of their lives using only 4×6 inch yellow sticky notes, a black pen and animation meditation.

Featuring animation from the original Anijam creator Marv Newland along with Oscar® winners Alison Snowden and David Fine and Academy Award® nominees Cordell Barker, Janet Perlman, Chris Hinton, and Paul Driessen. To create the film, the animators were asked to self-reflect through animation on personal and global events that impacted one day of their lives.

Each of the animators created their sequence without knowing what the other participants were creating. Starting with a ‘to do’ list written on the day of a memorable event, the animators transitioned from text to imagery by utilizing ‘animation meditation’ to create a visually animated poem representing how their lives were affected by that pivotal day. In the end, the thousands of sticky note drawings are linked together to create a dynamic and inspirational animated film that connects the human spirit while celebrating individual artistic expression with the goal of inspiring future generations of animators.

TED Talk: Stereotypes – Funny Because They Are True

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Stereotypes – Funny Because They Are True

TED Talk: Katerina Vrana

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Thursday 24th July 2014




Stereotypes – Funny Because They Are True - TED Talk: Katerina Vrana

Stand-up comedian Katerina Vrana talks about stereotypes and makes us all believe that the reason that they are funny is that they are true. This 16 minutes performance has everything; from humor, inconvenient truths and family secrets, to the actress’s plan for global domination. One thing is for sure: it will make you laugh wholeheartedly.

Katerina Vrana was born and raised in Greece. She went to study in the UK and stayed there. As an actress, she has appeared in TV series in Greece, stage productions in London and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as in short films in both Greece and the UK. As the well-known London arts magazine, Time Out, once reported “Katerina Vrana sparkles” on stage.

Amazing Visions: “Awakening”

amazing visions

“Awakening”/New Zealand 4K

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Wednesday 23rd July 2014


Virgin territory. Never touched by humans. Pristine. Clarity. Movement of colors spectacular. The Celestial Heavens. The Awesomeness of the  Firmament. Breathtaking. Remember to Inhale. Who smokes that which gives one sight & doesn’t Inhale. That’s Sheer Waste. Martin Heck has the most Amazing Ability to capture magnificent images with Timelapse. He folds all together what has magically been collected to create a continuous Pure Visual Ecstasy for Sights Awakening Experience of Exalting Awesomeness.

“Awakening” | New Zealand – By Martin Heck – TIMESTORM FILMS


Part I/IV of a timelapse series through the always changing landscapes of New Zealand. Shot over 4 month, traveling through amazing landscapes, sleeping under the stars, hiking on mountains and exploring remote roads. Locations in this video where at Fjordland NP, Mount Cook NP and Arthurs Pass NP, Mavora Lakes and Lake Ohau.
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Soundtrack: “Science and Religion” by Hans Zimmer

4K/UHD Version available here:

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Private Writings: Chapter #71 – “I Want To Hold You”

private writings a novel of true fantasy by jennifer kiley [shawn's 2d blue name]

“I Want To Hold You”
Private Writings #71
Written by Jennifer Kiley
Post Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Not Suitable For Children.
Anyone Resembling Anyone Living or Dead
Is Purely Coincidental.

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Crypticistic Synopsis:

private writings to dr. annie haskell psychoanalyst

I am the storyteller using imagination fantasy feelings & thoughts

to discover self soul eternal serenity & bliss

but to most importantly tell the best tale ever after upon a time.

see you down the rabbit hole.

Private Writings: Chapter #71 “I Want To Hold You”

Tuesday 13th January 2009

Dear Annie,

I have been searching inside my sometimes clueless mind for clues. Just trying to understand what the Hell is happening. I need to pull myself together & find more strength to help Alison to heal. She is still in a coma. Her vitals have leveled into a lesser degree of danger. I am in the Arboretum at Cedar Sinai. I needed air & time to process. Also, I wanted to write to you. I am going to write down some of the thoughts I’ve been having. And of course I will start with Sylvia Kendall. I FUCKING HATE HER.

What if Sylvia tampered with the car or someone else did. Maybe others wanted revenge on her. I’m trying not to get ahead of myself, but the police think something about the accident makes them think it may never have been an accident but instead the crash was intentional. Someone either tampered with the Porsche or the driver crashed it on her own. The car is undergoing a thorough examination. Every detail is being investigated.

No one knew Alison was going to be in that car with Sylvia. It was a last minute switch. The actress that was meant to play the part, had become ill and unable to work on our film, “Luck Inside the Curse.” She pulled out early enough so a recast would not be costly. Scottie thought of Alison as a perfect replacement. She had been asking Scottie for a while now if she could try out for a part in one of our films. Alison had earned the right. College training on the stage and making short films with a group of her classmates. They all looked great. Alison often played the lead roles. She continued her Method classes once she came home. I’ve watched her doing scenes. She is amazing. A true gift she had according to her teachers.

And now Sylvia has tried to take her away from me. Was she trying to kill herself or our daughter out of revenge. We filed charges against her for rape and her degrading & physically harmful brutality. Even with doing that, we couldn’t break her contract as the lead in “Luck Inside the Curse.”

Scottie felt violated having to work with her. She hates, hated working with Sylvia. It seems it should be said in the past tense due to the direness of the present situation. If Sylvia did this intentionally, which I strongly feel is what happened, she will go to prison if she survives, even if Alison does survive. I hold these positive thoughts & feelings strongly in my mind & heart for Alison’s recovery. But either way it is attempted murder and a possible suicide attempt.

I don’t like to think about any of that. Let the authorities deal with Her.

I will write more again soon. Need a break. Not getting much sleep. Need to smoke more Medical Weed than I do, but I am glued to the ICU & don’t want to leave. Scottie is going to have one of the Chefs cook up some Edibles for me to help me hold on.

Until I write again.

Goodnight. Ciao Ciao!!!




© Madison Taylor 2008

“I think writing really helps you heal yourself. I think if you write long enough, you will be a healthy person. That is, if you write what you need to write, as opposed to what will make money, or what will make fame.“ — Alice Walker

Maksim - Somewhere In Time - Composer John Barry[Dedicated to Annie]

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“A Dream
The beginning always starts out
With a dream.
It is all a dream
In our own nightmares”
— Madison Taylor

Le Chateau de Rocher - Home to Madison & Scottie   Their Cats & daughter Alison. She has her own place on the estate

Le Chateau de Rocher – Home to Madison & Scottie
Their Cats & daughter Alison. She also has her own place on the estate

play is not just play meryl streep“Pretending is not just play.
Pretending is imagined possibility”
— Meryl Streep

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