Where do I even begin? Buying art supplies for a new project or just to restock on your collection can become very addicting so beware!
When I was a young, would-be writer and artist, like most others around me with the same aspirations, I thought success and achievement came from having talent and perspective. Wanting to be novelists and poets, painters and musicians, dancers and filmmakers, we worshiped talent in others and doubted it in ourselves. We saw the affectations of attitude and pretension in others and embraced those like a faith. We thought if we could find the talent and act the part, success would naturally follow.
When I was five, I had learned that I had a love for art. I would draw every chance I could get. It was just a passion I held at that early age. Cartoons, obviously, were an influence at the time. As I've grown older I've only gotten even better. Even though I no longer have a career in drawing like I had always dreamt I would, I did have the opportunity to work with an independent multi-media company. This company was reaching popularity because the man that had founded it was cunning and intelligent. Despite coming off as independent, he was actually quite kind and helpful. At least I had thought so.
In the last post, I mentioned how much I love writing spells and ceremonies and rituals. I've always loved wordsmithery. However, present me with a selection of physical materials and ask me to produce something even vaguely serviceable and I'm afraid you're going to be left thoroughly disappointed (or at least highly amused - my high school tech and home economics teachers always were!) It's created a bit of a predicament for me over the years, particularly when met with the muted horror from certain corners at the proposition that you bought something you could have just made for yourself. Or, more to the point, should have made for yourself.
When you've come to a point of inertia, a dead end, or walked a path that has led to failure, the only real option left is some kind of action. Inertia is the opposite of action so one must believe in kinetic force. Kinetic force is moving, active energy, but where and what it will accomplish in the end is not the goal. The goal is to simply get the boulder moving. So what is the motivation? To echo some of the words from a famous manifesto: "The price of existence is eternal warfare." In this case it's a spiritual warfare; warfare against those who oppose experimentation, freedom of expression and the taste of the unknown. This shall be their clarion call and their impetus to move forward without fear.
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We live in such influential times, we are often molded by what we witness on a day to day basis. With modern technology, there's definitely a sensory overload that I know I experience. The world is becoming so overpopulated as well, everybody's doing everything and anything. You can be a witness from thousands of miles away by a simple click of a button. It's undeniable that the options of self-expression are damn near infinite. I think that's mainly why we scrutinize our snap and Insta stories more often than the people who actually look at them. Perhaps sometimes, we become too sensitive to our own flaws. And maybe we can thank filters for that. Painting a view through rose-colored lenses for people to see us.
Greetings to all who may read this, whether you're in my lifetime or not. As I write, we are approaching the second half of 2017, and preparing for a new decade, the 2020s. With that being said, as most children (now adults) of the 1980s can understand....WOW!!! We are nearly 20 years removed from the 20th century. Next year, I will have lived as long in the 21st century as I had in the 20th century. So when 2019 comes, would I then consider myself a man of the 21st century? Never! Read up and I'll tell you why....
One of the more confusing aspects of the computer world has always been the wide variety of file formats. You create the perfect document and half the people you send it to can’t open it. How frustrating! Or you design an awesome logo in Word and the sign shop or newspaper say they can’t use it. They tell you they need a vector file. Why are these things so complicated and
I’m about to expose the realities behind taking your dream of becoming an author and actually making it happen.