Toones are any creations that have
resulted from an honest attempt to detect and call upon the universal
vibration or thread that connects all of us. The sound that resonates
through us, but is usually unnoticed do to our rush to solve our most
immediate need. It is true that these creations will stem from our own
particular life experiences, but rather than be a weakness, by sharing
them they may lead to a wider sensibility to the total life experience.
Sometimes a Fresh Toone may be misguided or may fail to connect to
something larger that our selves, but the critical element is that the
attempt was honestly made. The results will be there for each of us to
consider and accept or not.
In the end Fresh Toones should
speak for themselves. We should all create our own Fresh Toones without
fear of failing; if our attempts are sincere then we can be assured
that the results are better to exist than not.
Why a Fresh Toones
most of my life I have been sharing
these Fresh Toones with my friends and small audiences. In the last few
years I have had the opportunity to have them shown in much larger
venues, at film festivals and on PBS. The individuals who have let me
know how much they appreciated a certain piece have encouraged me to
continue to seek out other means to offer them. As a result of this, I
have recently felt a greater desire to use the Web to share with anyone
who might be interested. As a young person I searched unceasingly for
people who were trying to share honestly in the public forum. I hope
that I have been able to approach this ambition in some of these Fresh
initial concern in building
this web site was that by trying to convey what was going on within
these Fresh Toones, I might well affect my ability to create more. I
was concerned that I might become analytical in my creative process and
then overly distracted by anticipated audience response. This voice can easily beckon and divert one from
freely exploring critical, but less popular themes. I have come to
realize that risks are a required ingredient in the growth process so I
will continue on into uncharted territory. To top.
these Fresh Toones?
is Dave Puls. I have been writing
songs, painting and drawing for over 40 years. Since 1992, I have
developed my skills in animation by working at Animatus
Studio and by creating a number of independent animated
shorts. These pursuits have given me a vehicle to examine my life
experience and also a way to channel this info to others. Although,
these may be the main focus, I also hope that they can foster similar
efforts by others who may be hesitant to reveal their own Fresh Toones.
look forward to the day when
every one of us has a personal web site to express as clearly and
honestly as we can those ideas for which we aspire most (written circa
1999.) These sites
could serve well to preserve some of the existence of many of us
who do not become famous, the
"working class" morgue of ideas.
one of us should have more
than just a gravestone, a few family pictures, the memories of our
offspring and relatives, and maybe an award or two in our lives to
communicate who we were. It is true that the most important thing is
how we actually conduct our lives, but I am sure that there is a great
deal of human experience that never gets shared and this truly inhibits
all of our growth.