Thursday, April 3, 2014

qotd


Jo Andres: 

"...how ideas come or when they come is when I’m in a soft, calm place, like in an alpha state, coming in and out of sleep. That’s where a lot of things move around; where there is problem solving and I relax my mind. I think it’s really a combination of problem solving and listening to how I feel, a visceral feeling about what’s coming through, an excitement that you can latch onto. I go, “Oh that’s exciting, let’s pursue that.” Sometimes I am inspired by reflecting back and forth with people, but for the most part I feel much more connected to my creative center when I’m alone..."

"The other thing about the creative process is showing up. You have to show up for yourself, whether it’s to a physical space, or to a space in yourself, because the creative energy is always there." (joandres.com) 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Gilding the Everything

SALISBURY:
Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp,
To guard a title that was rich before,
To gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
To throw a perfume on the violet,
To smooth the ice, or add another hue
Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish,
Is wasteful and ridiculous excess...

(Shakespeare, King John, 1595)

What I think people who talk about "gilding the lily" are missing is that gilding is really fun. I don't know whether that would have been relevant for Salisbury (I haven't read/seen the play), but I recommend gilding the fuck out of something just because you can.

Monday, March 17, 2014

The DJH Brand


Hot iron, seared into your flesh... Wait, is that not what they meant?



Your blogmaestra was just at CatalystCon East, a fascinating and somewhat dizzying assembly of bloggers, journalists, activists, filmmakers, purveyors and providers of various goods & services... I came away thinking: maybe my Twitter account (@crypticisms) needs to be under my Real Name. Maybe eeeverything needs to be under my rEAL nAME! [sorry, caps-lock issues]

I don't have a dayjob anymore. If I am very lucky -- or very, very unlucky -- I may never have one again. About now might be a good time for me to rustle up some writing credits and so forth.

This blog will continue to be a Collective endeavor, even if all/most of the actual postings are made by me. But elsewhere in webworld? We shall see...

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Thrifting List

-- old suitcases/briefcases/dr's bags (hard-sided, oldfangled, any condition)

-- a working crockpot

-- all the scissors

-- child's wagon or pull-toy

and find where i stashed all those old notebook-spirals last year

(I'm sorry there are no pictures yet. Here are some pictures that I like.)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Street art in Martinique

 I have no new artwork to post, but I did take some snapshots. There was so much excellent graffiti in Fort-de-France (as well as some mural-type pieces that may or may not have been sanctioned), I should have taken many more photos.

This was not, perhaps, deliberate sculpture/installation, but I liked it. It reminded me of intentional artworks I have seen elsewhere, but it smelled much worse...

(Full-size images here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/trepan8/tags/efacblog/)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014