Bright and Shiny and Playful

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Oh geez, I post one pic of some luxury vehicles, and then presumed to be shallow because I admire quality craftsmanship. Give me a break! Tells you more about the other person’s  issues with money. No, i do not put value in material goods, but i do value quality. Big difference. Designing is not only a creative drive, but as I mentioned in the last post, a necessary component of evolving. Beyond aesthetics, how does this object make my life easier? I always ask ‘is it efficient?’. Art generally falls into the playful, enjoyable arena. Do we need it to do anything for us, other than make us feel good…rhetorical, but no. That’s why it is art. Visual News is … Read More

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Rebel With a Cause

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I didn’t think I was ever going to get a good night’s sleep in this past three week stretch. 4-hour pockets do not suffice. My hang-up was in anxiousness and excitement; not the solemn, worry induced kind of insomnia. Music is on the forefront of my mind and days in the studio lead to nights looping lyrics and planning next steps in my mind. The best kind of exhaustion i could ask for, and i haven’t even gotten to the nightly performances yet! Geez, the cliché ‘it’s all about the journey..’ rings a bit true. Regarding this blog, here’s a bit of insight into my personality: when I feel overwhelmed i just shut down. I’ve tried to highlight a variety … Read More

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Do Re Mi, Me Me Me

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Hey, it’s me. And this is my blog. And this is your daily reminder to be selfish, because it’s your life, happiness, and well-being at stake! 20 Things People Regret the Most Before They Die. Read this. Kick yourself in the ass. It’s never to late to reinvent yourself. The Ultimate Cheat Sheet to Reinvention. Aside, you should follow the Altucher blog because it is raw, honest, and powerful; and worth your time reading every time Because I’m currently making art, i found these phrases worth noting. Not everyone will like my music, some will just hate it. I hope this is the worst I encounter. (sure would be boring though, polite yes) credit to this tumblr     This is … Read More

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Comparisons

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Another of life’s inevitabilities. When i play my songs for people, my voice is compared to Sarah McLachlan by 3 out of 5. Not the same music style, but this makes me happy. And i’m getting closer to done, a couple music videos to go, but getting ANXIOUS to share with EVERYBODY! Some of you may geek-out on this Science Fiction Spaceships Comparison When you are being interviewed for a job, you are absolutely being compared to the other applicants. Check out these more obscure interview questions from Apple, Google, and Amazon I’m a minimalist when it comes to home decor (& in my monochromatic dressing) I love how these city posters are similarly designed using the icons of each … Read More

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Fear and Anxiety

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I had a great time behind the camera all day Monday, but a slew of articles having been landing in my inbox covering this topic and I find it non-coincidental. Seth Godin on Fearlessness is Not The Absence of Fear Kierkegaard on Anxiety and Creativity There was a great article in this past week’s New Yorker about a Zen Buddhist monk whom helps with the prevention of suicides in Japan (a place with the highest suicide rate in the world) This really resonated with me. A prime example of constructively harnessing any fear…   Very detailed info graphic. The Where and the Why. The Deadliest Countries for Journalist Metaphorically speaking, on the topic. Objects Exploding Out of Light Bulbs Boom!

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