Where I've been hiding... →
Be uncertain of your ideas, but not your purpose.
“Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.” – Voltaire Feeling certain can be a large burden for creative endeavors. The inventor who goes out in search of what he is confident to be an ideal, perfect machine, is doomed for failure. By being married to his vision of what his invention should be, he doesn’t see the better solution just around the edges. We can see this problem...
I am missing this in my art. I need to make others FEEL something. Pathos is the power in an actual life experience or inliterature, music, speech, or other forms of expression, of evoking pity or compassion.
Perceptions of Sex Contested →
The ramifications of an oversexualised society. Yet another theme I’d like to cover. also see the TED talk by Cindy Gallop
I don’t think there are any perfect relationships. I think you find the one –...– Bette from The L Word.
A good part of my work is using little-known facts. How do I use this to my...– Working to ever-improve my thinking behind things but irrationally worried I’ll never master a craft.
Grants I could Actually Get.
The Astraea Visual Arts Fund Who: Contemporary lesbian visual artists working in ursculpte, painting, prints, mixed media, and works on paper When: Date not available for 2013 yet How Much: $2,500 Each year three grants are given, two of which are supported by an endowed gift from Joan Watts, a founding member and artist. Glittery portraitist Mickalene Thomas was a panelist for 2008/2009. [Fine...
INTERDISCIPLINARY and such
——involving two or more academic disciplines that are usually considered distinct. I like to add art to other subjects to make them both click. Unfortunately, this is a rather difficult task to do every week. I’ve done the easy connections like drawing with anatomy and proportion. I have done it with Astronomy. Take two fields you have an interest in, and find common ground....
Intoxication, ADHD, and Creativity →
This TIME article explains so much. “Science is confirming that altered states of consciousness… anything that removes us from our usual way of seeing the world — does indeed improve creative thought.” I have more ideas about how I tick, and I always want to ponder it more. I find the use of drugs/alcohol have increased both my creativity and my executive decisionmaking- but...
tumblrbot asked: WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER WHEN YOU ARE IN A BAD MOOD?
Coming Out →
I am moving my blog to somewhere a little less private. It’s about time I confront my own art with the attention it deserves and take it a little more seriously. If you want to see my world since 2009, it is all there.