Monthly Archives: July 2011

my own personal cheer squad

Artists are incredibly strong people. Artists are incredibly fragile people. The knife cuts both ways. We are at one moment ready to face the world and anything it might throw at us, and in the next shuddering under the burden … Continue reading

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daily play – water guns!

Who’s ready to play? This weeks challenge is easy and guaranteed to please. July 30th, 2011 is National Water Gun Fight Day. It’s an all out Red vs. Blue water battle that begins at 7 am and ends at 11:30 … Continue reading

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community – accountability

One of my dreams for the future is to be able to provide a year long patronage for an artist or artists. I was speaking with a friend of mine about this and sharing some of my more idealistic vision … Continue reading

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daily play – another way

Hi everyone! It is Tuesday once again and today’s daily play is an inspiration garnered from reading in the pages of Downbeat magazine. Take something you are very familiar with and comfortable doing. Next, go find someone else who does … Continue reading

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What happened to July?

I had the sudden realization that I failed to give a monthly challenge for July. For this I greatly apologize and offer now an abbreviated challenge and an invitation to join me. My friend Jonny and I have begun challenging … Continue reading

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go for it!

I met a young man in Starbucks today and we began visiting over coffee. I have no idea why, but he suddenly asked if I was a writer. Please note that I had nothing on the table with me but … Continue reading

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daily play – waxed

Hey there, It’s time for another daily play. When I was thinking about this one my mind wandered back to my childhood. All you’ll need for today’s project is waxed paper, craft paper (or a paper bag), crayon shavings, an … Continue reading

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