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Monday, March 27, 2017

Dame Darcy Spring 2017 Tour!

Dame Darcy is touring Arizona, Washing, California, Oregon, and New York in April! Don't miss this chance to see the MerGoddess herself in all her magical sparkling glory. Here is her description of the shows:

"Performance art / opera singing over home made trax plus reading and signing of Meat Cake Bible compilation graphic novel 500 pages of DD work for 25 years published by Fantagraphics. Plus other books, hand made prints, and tarot cards, plus tarot reading!"

Bisbee AZ
(Time / date to be announced) 
Pogo Vegan Resturant / Music Venue
Peddlers Alley
15 Main St
Bisbee, AZ 85603
Dame Darcy
Music/ Comic book signing / reading
*Thanks Kelly at Va-Voom, Kelly at Pogo, and Kelly Robin (Batcakes)!!

Wednesday April 5th
Hush Club
Hyperion Tavern
1941 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027 8:30pm
Dame Darcy
Music/ Comic book signing / reading

Sunday April 9th
Celebrate Prickles Birthday at
Historical Monument 157
3110 N Broadway
(an exclusive , white tie affair :) 

Show with Jessy Champagne
Dame Darcy
Music/ Comic book signing / reading
details still to be announced... 

Thursday April 13th Seattle WA
Capitol Hill Art Walk
Fred Wildlife Refuge 128 Belmont Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98102
 Explosionism // Visual Art // DJs // Drink Specials // FREE // 21+
Kook Teflon Presents
Babylon Death Party
Dame Darcy Meat Cake Bible reading/signing plus music,
Gale Force – Ariel spoken word dance
Witch Bottle_ Live Video Performance
Astro Readings with Jenn Zahrt of Rubio Press

Portland, OR
April 14th Friday
Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland OR 97213 5:00-7:00 pm
Dame Darcy Meat Cake Bible reading/signing plus music
Thanks Adam!

Turn Turn Turn 
(Yet to be confirmed) 

 NY / Bklyn
Thursday 20th
Desert Island Comic book store NYC
Gabrielle Bell & Dame Darcy
sign and read from their graphic novels  
From 7pm -9pm
Relaxed, quirky go-to for comic books, magazines, graphic novels & artwork from indie artists.
Address: 540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Newburgh, NY
Saturday April 22nd
Vegan Love: Dating and Partnering for the Cruelty-Free Gal
By Maya Gottfried | Illustrated by Dame Darcy
Earth Day Reading and Signing
2PM - 5PM
Bliss Wellness Center
313 South William Street (by Rte 9W)
Newburgh, NY 12550

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Happy Valentines ! Love to you!

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. 

Dame Darcy 

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

How to Boost Creativity to Get Out of a Mental Rut- Guest Post

Written for DameDarcy.com by Larry Mager of Readybrain.net 

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.