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Coming Undone…

In Art, Daily Inspiration, Jun E Caniel Conversation Series, JUN E LOVE, Thoughts on January 18, 2014 at 5:51 pm

“She’s Come Undone/She Was Open” is a piece that probably took me 5 hours total over a 3-4 year period.  I started out painting a canvas that was covered in masking tape in some areas.  The tape was peeled off and I began adding pieces as ideas for what this piece would be crowded my head.  A few strips of sandpaper here, the zipper of from a skirt there…The possibilities are always endless when starting a piece.  Rarely do I know ahead of time what the end product will be, and this is part of the fun and frustration sometimes. Lol…there’s usually at least a concept in mind, so I take that and gather some materials that I think would be fun to experiment with and then have at it.  It is very liberating to let your creative spirit guide you as you play and try different techniques.  The same can be said about life.

20140116_112702 The story behind “She’s Come Undone/She Was Open” :

This piece is about a woman who is usually guarded and cold falling in love with someone for the first time.  It is unexpected and surprisingly blissful.  At times, she is unsure of how to embrace this experience. Her lover has opened her heart in a way that she never dreamed was possible.

It isn’t just about falling in love, though.  It is also about finding our passion in life…finding our way and allowing ourselves to be in love with ourselves AND life.  I pray that we all will find the experiences, places, and people who make us come undone and leave us breathless.  For me, one of those things is creating.  I am learning to let my guard down and just embrace the flow of love while I am in my bliss.  It’s all love…

Peace,

T. Caniel

 

 

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Look back and smile…

In Journal, Jun E Caniel Conversation Series, Love, Motivational Speaking on December 13, 2013 at 5:55 pm

The next time someone Mediocre gives you advice… Smile! In life people are either thermostats Jay Caniel or thermometers. One merely checks the temperature… While the select few of us regulate the temperature. You see when you’re living in your purpose and creating it’s all new. Don’t expect the rats to see the unseen…  After all, they can’t even see their own cheese… hmmm…  What makes you think they will see your grand, unrevealed greatness?… It’s like asking someone who can’t swim for advice about jumping into the ocean… Just do it! You will experience what it means to be living! You will end up looking back at the cliff where they all stand looking over the edge, watching you… Just smile and say, “Jun E!”

Waking up…

In Uncategorized on December 10, 2013 at 5:10 pm

The first time you open your eyes… Immediately squint to block out the light, crinkling your faceJun E Caniel Awake like a 90 year old… The beautiful lines of your face listen and give in to the command. Now blocking or minimizing what we see, we slowly adjust giving way for more light…Now allowing our eyes to open even more… But are we seeing? Or just watching? Do we have vision or is this pre-recorded?… Hmmm… Just a few questions from a mischievous kid…

(Excerpt from “The Adventures of Jun E”)

 

Create…

In Art, Business, Culture, Motivational Speaking, Random Conversation on December 7, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Paint! Paint! Paint! Blackout and paint “Your” World… Paint the life you want..

You see nothing is real… Only the ink that splatters on your mind to form that picture…

 Jay Caniel You deserve the best! Give yourself that.. Jun E!

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The Start…..

In Business, Daily Inspiration, Motivational Speaking, Thoughts on October 16, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Jun E Babies The start.. Like goo goo ga ga… Like da da or ma ma..  The start… The start like the first time you fell and realized someone was looking.  Then, you burst out in an even louder cry… The start.. The start like the pain associated with the growth of your first tooth… Damn I wonder why we now run away from pain… The start when little things made you happy.. Like your favorite toy you created… Like the happiness you create with a single smile and a room of adults sighed.  Now you walk in and smile at Jun E Day adults only to see the misery in their eyes….. I wondered what changed?  The start like when a pinky held the world of promises together…. Now promises are expected to be broken.  What changed? The start when challenges were learning the ABC song and counting to 10…  The start when people held you, praised you, and loved you for accomplishments.  Now they silently hold grudges against you for wanting and getting more.  Dam I’m happy they didn’t get mad when we walked before scheduled. The start… Back to the start.  Take me! Take me! 

Jun E Day You see, I never left the beginning so I could never end.  Each day new and fresh as the smell of the ocean I was thrown in and learned to swim. Each person another opportunity to know myself better. The start is where I’m at… Constantly crawling and walking over new endeavors like Godzilla.  This hunger often fed by the eyes of the next boy or girl that might pick this trail.  I see them. I saw them from the start…  The start.

I’m Just a Painter…

In Culture, Jun E Caniel Conversation Series, Motivational Speaking, Thoughts, Uncategorized on October 3, 2013 at 3:14 pm

You see, I’m just a painter…with this mind I lay the background down on the canvas. I let it dry…

They say it’s time for a new coat, but I’m not cold… I’m just a painter…

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These walls are filled with color and if you look close enough there are shiny white teeth staring at you.

Can you see them?

I paint smiles.

It starts in my mind and resonates in yours. I leave you no choice but to imitate the picture I painted on your mind.

I hope you don’t mind…

I’m just a painter… Forcefully painting over the madness and mess the world has laid. You know the beauty of painting is that it’s never too late to paint over the old, giving way to the new. But what do I know? I’m just a painter…

Imagining 200 hundred years from now who will pick up all these paintings… Sometimes this mind seems so ahead like dog years. Still I paint not afraid or worried if they will crucify me….. Imagine painting pictures that will last 200 years!

I see their faces as they continue the revolution and make sure the target is hit.

www.jcaniel.com Hmmmm. I see their faces….. No hunger, no poverty, no inequality. Abundance…. I see abundance… But I thought abundance…. I created abundance…. And now I paint abundance….. I’m just a painter….

Rise up, Jun E Girl!

In Business, Culture, Daily Inspiration, Jun E Caniel Conversation Series, JUN E LOVE, Motivational Speaking, Thoughts, Uncategorized on September 21, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Dear young girl rising

Jun E Girls rising Don’t be afraid! You don’t need the permission of any one else but yourself.. It’s within you.. your greatness and in case you think you’re alone, look up! Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, Sammuramat, Cleopatra, Catherine de Medici, Elizabeth I, Mbande Nzinga, and Tiye just to name a few are waiting to see your next move… You’re not alone. From the beginning of time your kind has lead. You are the best leaders a world canJun E Girl rising ask for.

But I know the media shows you no love… They show the boxes that are “appropriate” for you under their jurisdiction.. lol Their Jurisdiction only exists to those who subscribe to it.  But I’m here to tell you there is no box big enough to contain you.. I know I’m asking you to be an example and not settle for a title or enough comfort to shut you up.. I don’t want you to be like those other women who have been educated Jun E Girls Rising to be tamed! Be educated to free yourself and all the others around you…

You are created for something very specific and enormous…  If you don’t believe it, call on Indira Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meir, Tzu-hsi, Joan of Arc, and Amina…. ItJun E Girls Rising might be a dream of mine but I see girls rising.. Rise up, young lady and be great… Be alive and show that light! Show that you cannot be comprehended without your permission… The world is your playground and the universe yours to create greatness. Leave your stench of greatness all throughout the world.. Girls rising, like heat… Like eagles… Like… Rise girl rise… it’s time!

Jay Caniel

A Jun E Poet….

In Art, T-Shirts on September 20, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Kali, poet extraordinaire stopped by Jun E Caniel Boutique today on her way up from Tampa, FL to show us some Jun E love! And she wears her Jun E Unleashed tee so well…Jun E!

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Jay Caniel and Kali

Wonderful

In Daily Inspiration, Motivational Speaking, Thoughts, Uncategorized on September 10, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Just like it used to be.. Wonderful! That giddy feeling inside that makes you just want to smile.. That Jun E Wonderful feeling of excitement in your stomach before a big game.. That bell rings and we run aimlessly to recces… Come on you hear that bell.. Wonderful.. Eating the vegetables to get to dessert… Boy, and you thought those were rough days… Getting your homework done so you can play outside… Wonderful… A smile from a stranger that makes you break out and imitate creation… Wonderful…  Screaming your favorite songs at the top of your lungs and it actually sounds good… Wonderful…  Lol getting the note back and “yes” is checked… Wonderful… Take you back to the days of real creation… When you laid in bed and dreamed… Oh what a feeling… I call it wonderful!  Close your eyes and count to 10 and the whole world changes… The days of the 5 second rule… Food falls and you can eat it within 5 seconds.. Lol some of you had 20 secs… I’m not judging… Just wonderful..

Jay and Tiya Caniel  Arbolado Mexico

Jay and Tiya Caniel
Arbolado Mexico

I’m guilty ’cause I know some of you have grown out of those days, but I still live it… I can feel the love move throughout my body as the guitar strings pull and my finger hit these keys. Wonderful… There’s nothing like living in the present moment and creating the things that you want. I challenge you to live that wonderful life. I just want to spread this feeling… The feeling of living, laughing, loving and creating your legacy…. See you at the top! Wonderful!

Jay Caniel

Work In Progress: Sankofa Painting

In Art, Culture, Design, Uncategorized on September 4, 2013 at 7:07 pm

tumblr_lkothsuolx1qb9ql8o1_500I started a painting a couple months ago and I wasn’t sure what to add.  Last night, as I was flipping through a stack of inspiring quotes, symbols, etc., I found my list of Adinkra symbols.  Both Sankofa symbols jumped out at me.  Perhaps it is a testament to my current state of mind.  Sankofa Bird

Our trip to Mexico in August rekindled a desire to learn more about my past and the lives of my ancestors.  The Sankofa symbols mean “return and get it”, learn from the past.  What can I learn from not just my ancestors’ lives, but also from my own past?

This painting is my first bout of experimental play with the bird version of the Sankofa symbol.  My mind has already been formulating different versions of both symbols and it’s exciting to think about!  photo 2(7)

My heart skips a beat as I think about the possibilities in this painting, as it will most likely evolve into a mixed media piece.  :-)   It feels good to be creating again.  And it feels good to get serious about creating and selling my works.  This is a new journey, a path that veers off slightly from the main road of Jun E Caniel the clothing line yet runs parallel and inevitably leads to the same destination.

Indeed, this is the time to make great things happen.

T. Caniel

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