Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Happy Valentines ! Love to you!
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On February Friday The 17th between 5pm till 9pm please join me and Steve Green the creator of Hell Boy graphic novel series to celebrate the release of Meat Cake Bible over 500 pages of comics Published by Fantagraphics Books. At Planet Fun in Savannah GA.
Other comics and works will be there, besides the usual amazing vintage and contemporary manga, toys and games!
Sign in at the Event Page!
Check out Planet Fun!
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Pleasant and I just celebrated a group fine art show at Skinny Gallery in Escape Savannah 905 Abercorn Savannah GA as part of 1st Friday. If your in Savannah please feel free to come by and enjoy the art!
Or! It is also available on line. Payment installments are accepted for paintings, and now the original illustrations are available from the witch Calendar and Vice Magazine Color Comix from Meat Cake.
Thanks Savannah friends for making the art opening so fun :)
See more the the Sail Boat Race!
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We saw Adam Ant in Tuscon AZ!
With locals from AZ and Kelly Robin!
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Bisbee AZ. I went here to visit my sister and get my teeth fixed by Dr. Tostado in Mexico. (1/3rd the price!)
Perhaps named for the killer bees who's honey is as infamous as it is delicious.
They are sturdy little desert creatures with long creepy legs.
They will take over any dwelling in a matter of days. They can kill a 150 pound pecary. An indigenous feral pig that runs in the desert biting things with its huge fangs.
And if you leave even a little watering can out in the yard the bees will nest in there. The spirit animals of the locals. Creative, resourceful, weird.
Bisbee is the real deal. Also Tombstone, Saint David, and the little border towns. These are the Sky Islands.
I feel nostalgic. And this is only my second time in Bisbee. It reminds me of Bone Idaho where I lived as a kid on a ranch in the 70s and 80s.
Everything I've seen here is repurposed, home grown, vintage or hand made. It's like an Old West version of Cuba.
Old cars from the 50s 30s and 70s are parked randomly next to the barber with a red and blue pole with the hand painted sign. Same goes for all the food, clothing, furniture, and everything else.
Art, music, and weirdos of every stripe and age live here or drift through town.
Vintage is worn by Everybody here. Ladies in prairie bonnets for reals.
I met about half a dozen folks who own ranches.
I once thought my style was Japanese Lolita and random vintage. But I now know it's homemade coutre and Victorian cowgirl garb of Tombstone AZ.
Now the stars are out, the full moon lights up the gully.
I shut my eyes and still see the endless sky as a owl echos in the distance.
The dream of Bisbee is the same as the reality of Bisbee, epic and endless.
And like the ocean, the Mermaid Tarot is always here for you!
All hands on deck! This deck, that is! Get your hands on one here!
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Written for DameDarcy.com by Larry Mager of Readybrain.net
Photo by Pixabay
Photo by Pixabay
There’s nothing quite like a winning streak in the creative process. It’s an incredible feeling when the ideas flow quickly and seamlessly and they all make sense and are received as great, perfect or spot on. But what about when that creative process decides to go on vacation?
What are you supposed to do when that well of creativity feels like it has dried up? The more you push yourself, the more a rut can start to feel like a deep valley. It’s as if your brain is saying, “No, I’m not going, and you can’t make me.” It’s deeply frustrating.
Before you start thinking that your imagination is on permanent hiatus, take heart. We have pulled together some tried and true methods to give your imagination the jumpstart it needs to get back on track. Implement a few of these ideas and you’ll be back in business in no time.
Change of Scenery
Oftentimes our surroundings play a key role in a creative block. Obviously this makes sense if it’s too loud or there are too many disruptions, but there are other reasons your workspace can can contribute to the frustration. Get up and go for a walk, move your work to a different space, or change the layout of your current space. You could even decorate your space so as to promote creativity. Just a few of these simple changes quite often lead to new bursts of creativity.
Move Your Body
Physical exertion goes a long way in helping the creative process. Whether it’s a walk, a run, swimming, or biking. Movement plays a big role in helping our brain readjust and focus on movement, which can be all that we need to tap back into our imaginations. And many people have some of their best ideas when they are exercising.
Stream of Conscious Writing
Sit down with pen and paper, or at your computer, and just start writing whatever comes to mind.
Don’t focus on grammar, punctuation, or spelling. Write whatever pops into your head, no matter what it is. As you continue to write and your thoughts flow, the content will become more fluid. Ideas will start to take shape, and you’ll find that your mind is now primed to start tackling bigger questions and ideas.
Time to Play
Believe it or not, play is highly conducive to creativity. Quite a few bigger companies have figured this out, and their employees have the option to incorporate play into their work day. Through play you are distracting your brain and giving it time to focus on something else. It’s also through play that you can unknowingly tap into different ideas or thoughts that you couldn’t access because of your rut. Play comes in many forms including Ping pong, volleyball, dress up, card or board games, craft projects, or even video games. Give it a try; you’ll be surprised at how much it helps.
Get Some Input
Collaboration is a common method for promoting creativity in the business world. Rather than something formal, however, get together with a trusted co-worker/co-workers for a lunch and see what you all can come up within an hour. Bouncing ideas off of each other can exponentially open up your options. More than likely, you all will come up with multiple ideas and possibilities.
Get Some Rest
There is a reason that sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture. When you are exhausted, your brain starts going haywire. That’s why if you’ve been short on sleep, more than likely your creative process is on the fritz. Whether it’s taking a nap or getting a good night’s rest (preferably all the time), the act of sleep gives your brain a break, which in turn can help unlock all kinds of creative thinking.