100 years of East London style in 100 seconds. Sept 13th 1911 - Sept 13th 2011.
Of course I love fashion flurries on liquid speed (that’s called Java y’all). Considering that I’ve been a costume designer (that never quite wears off), and am a writer of historical fiction and creative non-fiction that covers a life time of about a hundred years (not mine, not yet ;-)) this video tickles all my creative trigger points. Enjoy!
Yes! To this wonderful San Francisco organization. I’m tempted to not call this Outsiders Art but Insiders Art, what do you think of that notion? You ought to watch the video about the artists who work in this one big studio. Fantastic. Insiders Art. I coined it. Remember that ;-)
On another note, I’d like to present a workshop costume design or wearable art at this studio. Did you hear that?
Thanks to mobile phones, everyone has become a photographer. But has our relationship with the images we capture altered thanks to technology? And are we fully aware of our rights when posting our photos to social networks?
"While some users may not be fully aware of their rights, he said Facebook and Instagram should make things clearer. Facebook, for instance, states that its members own all of the content they post on the site, but, as he points out, Facebook is automatically granted a licence to display and distribute the image."
"By placing your picture on Facebook, you agree contractually that they hold a licence – at no cost to them – to distribute your picture globally and that Facebook may transfer this licence to others if necessary.
"Most interestingly, they say that if you delete your content – or even your account – this licence allows them to continue to share your picture if others have shared it and have not deleted it. This is a powerful set of rights that most users never read or if they do don’t think about."
Scholars noticed long ago that creativity runs in families. The question is whether it’s passed on genetically.
Diamond cutter, painter, sculptor, tailor, wizard with scissors, needle and thread, modelist, designer, cook. And that’s just three generations.
Not just for screenwriters.
With a rich artistic heritage and museums dedicated to Vermeer and Van Gogh (among others), Amsterdam is one of the world’s true creative capitals. So it’s a…
Make a book and a trailer and your ON!
Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in simple way. - Charles Bukowski #bukowskibday
A few years ago we visited the Huntington Library specifically to view their Bukowski Estate purchase on exhibit in a succession of galleries. Like going to the Louvre to see the authors early pages, typewriter, photographs, print-outs and listen to his voice. I was mesmerized by this animated movie. Why would a woman writer like Bukowski? My male alter ego is a dirty old man?#HappyBDayBukowski
Back then I congratulated The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens and once again thank the organization for buying Bukowski’s materials, for celebrating one of my favorite authors.
Unfortunately all the photos I took of the banners on the grounds were gone when my computers were stolen a year ago, so I can’t post any of those.
Believe me, if your papers etcetera are acquired by Huntington, you’re in good hands #writers and especially #authors who leave interesting visual materials can look forward to being shown off appropriately!
Chromatism: The work of Ned May
This post is the result of collaboration and connectivity.
Last night I attended a reading by Jack Remick at the University Bookstore in Seattle. An outsider to a close knit group, I enjoyed the fabric of connectivity between those present and all involved with Jack’s work. Elements of the reading linger, and looking at the cover of Satori, a book of poems, I see how fitting the folding and unfolding of the material, both literal and tactile as in textile art is for the cover art. Congratulations to Jack and Helen Remick on their work and partnership, impressive and touching to hear and see such commitment to art and relationships.
Thanks to my interest in the source of the cover art on Jack’s book of poetry I visited his wife Helen’s website to discover her background in Mathematics and love of stairwells. Enter Chromatism “a discipline that lies at the confluence of mathematics and art.”