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Tree Frog Climbs the Sky to Talk to Cloud and Wind by bear48 Tree Frog Climbs the Sky to Talk to Cloud and Wind by bear48
Tree Frog Climbs the Sky to Talk to Cloud and Wind

I am writing this because I am deeply disillusioned at the lack of imagination I find in kids today and because so many people ask me about “Creative Thinking” and where my ideas come from.

The idea came from my Sketchbook/Journal and I built on it. It has been deeply influenced by all the research I have done into the work of the indigenous peoples and prehistoric art of the world. The background is highly influenced by the cellular structure of wood and the photos of blepharopsis :iconblepharopsis: :thumb331404285: :thumb330357385: :thumb330166737: as was the tree frog

Tree Frog’s bride was heavy with eggs and had no place to lay them unless it rained and rained heavily.

Tree Frog went to many creatures from the world around him but the only one he could find to help was Spider.

Spider spun a ladder to the sky and Tree Frog climbed Spider’s ladder. Once in the sky, Tree Frog talked to Cloud and Wind.

I feel coupled with “Flying Tree Frog Hopping from Sky Island to Sky Island” (insert link here). This shows how I think and where many of my ideas come from. I will do my best to answer any questions about “Creative Thinking” but I find I teach in stories and by answering questions with questions.


:iconvalpigle: has done two wild remixes of this Tree Frog Climbs the Sky to Talk to Cloud and Win by Valpigle  bear48 Frog Climbs the Sky to Talk to Cloud remix by Valpigle
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:iconkonstant1nos:
konstant1nos Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
very nice work
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Professional
thank you 
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional
thank you 
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:iconnatashashaty:
NatashaShaty Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Wow, this is so intricate and interesting!
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional
Thank you

I often go that route
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:iconnatashashaty:
NatashaShaty Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
It's a good route to choose.
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:iconheyday93:
heyday93 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013   Digital Artist
 Very cool :)
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional
thank you
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:iconodyssey8:
Odyssey8 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting story and such a vibrant, expressive piece of work!
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional
Thank you

I love telling a story with my drawings
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:icongretazeta:
GretaZeta Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude, this is NUTS <3 :)
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional
thank you

I know what you mean but there are people out there who think I am nuts
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:icongretazeta:
GretaZeta Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see nuts as a positive thing :)
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional
As do I
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:iconc-o-n-e-c-o:
C-O-N-E-C-O Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Wow, very cool! Love all the colors
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional
thank you
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:iconspypants:
spypants Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a very colorful imagination.........
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional
Oh yes That I have plenty of


Thank you
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:iconvalpigle:
Valpigle Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
remixed habub: [link]
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional
I just cross liked it to mine
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:iconvalpigle:
Valpigle Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
glad to hear
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:iconcarvenaked:
carvenaked Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I think your dis-illusionment >is that a word?<might be a result of how and where you interact with the kids, from what I can see nothing at all has changed. Maybe society doesn't encourage it as much but really, does it need to? Creativity seems more like a oozing wound than something to teach and learn and can't really be stopped. Or started.. If the 'camera ' of the world does not point to it, it may be because 'hot jersey cheating housewives' gets more viewers. If we don't notice it.. maybe it is because we are looking in the wrong direction? I might be wrong.. But I swear, the phrase "Kids these days_____(fill in your ill)"started with the cave men!
I like the drawing!
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional
Thank you for your input

and yes it did all start with the caveman
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:icontheorangesunflower:
theOrangeSunflower Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow, great piece and nice story to go with it. Creativity isn't encouraged in school, I feel like in a lot of ways it is discouraged. I used to get my sketchbook taken away in school because it was a "Distraction", yet everyone around me was texting on their blackberries :roll:
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional
the world is an odd place
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:iconsarmistha-talukdar:
Sarmistha-Talukdar Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is so psychedelic!! I absolutely love it!! :)
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional
Thank you

And I love telling a story from with in that frame work
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:iconsarmistha-talukdar:
Sarmistha-Talukdar Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are most welcome!
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:iconsargy001:
SARGY001 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow never seen so much color in a piece like this
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional
thank you
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:iconsargy001:
SARGY001 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Welcome
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:iconpoorartman:
Poorartman Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love your use of colours
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional
thank you
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:iconretransmission:
retransmission Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
they have very beautiful and exotic masks!
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional
thank you so very much
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:iconkainmorgenmeer:
KainMorgenmeer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really beautiful. these details are amazing
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional
thank you

I feel like I am back in my groove
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:iconyudaev:
Yudaev Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wish this work were my friend :) - we would to speak on a large number of themes
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional
Like what?
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:iconyudaev:
Yudaev Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
What were talking at night smiling heads between themselves on the toes? and so on - many close themes
. . . :spin: . . :blahblah: . . :butterfly:
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional
cool

Thank you
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:icondavehare:
davehare Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow!
That is so intricate, brilliant work!
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional
thank you
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:iconmylovelyhead:
mylovelyhead Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
wonderful!
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional
thank you
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:iconsaniakob:
SanIakob Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
do you see life in such wonderful colors? :)
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional
much of the time, yes


I was tested when I was in my 20s and not only do I see the shadings in color better than most people but I also see a slightly broader spectrum than most. I see a little bit into the infer-red and well into the ultra violet.

The irony in this is that both my father and little are color blind. It is apparently a different expression of the same gene cluster.
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:iconsaniakob:
SanIakob Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so you see in High Definition :D

using colors is an art and you are a master :)
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional
Yes it is and thank you
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