Sign Your Name In Pink Sharpie For Cancer!

Sharpie is spreeding awareness for cancer. Just by signing your name in Pink Sharpie and uploading here you will be raising $1 for cancer! Sharpie is donating a dollar for every signature up to $10.000.

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Sharpie is such a wonderful product. It really has it’s consumers in mind and creates the kind of products that we love to create with. From doodling on your shoes to full on fantastic works of art, sharpie are my favorite art supply for customizing…well..EVERYTHING!!

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I recently bought the neon sharpies that glow under black light and can’t wait to get into them! I now hope for glow in the dark sharpies one day….Imagine what sharpie could do to the night!

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These great sharpie art works I found lying around the internet, excluding my signature, so I claim no rights to them 😉
I am also not being payed by sharpie. I really just love my sharpies as I’m guessing you guys do too!
For more great sharpie stuff, their website has gallery’s where you can share your stuff, learn cool techniques and accept and submit challenges with the whole sharpie community!

                                                                                Enjoy 😉

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Slow internet speed forces blogger to talk about dog urine.

I’m not going to rant, we probably all experience it. My provider tells me it’s where I live and nothing can be done. Dose explain why I can’t load a YouTube video at all on my laptop now but could a week ago? No.
I just couldn’t blog about anything that requires the use of hunting through resources because I’m so far below dial up that Facebook took 10-15 minuets just too pull itself together as html coding. So it’s a think on my toes blog.

King Arthur, the rescue is doing really well, he has lots of energy and is really happy which is my idea of a perfect dog! He can scale a six meter fence but he isn’t left alone at any point, I always catch him. He urinated on me the other day while I was having s nap. He was asleep on top of me which made it weird but I figured he can’t have meant to as he usually only goes outside; so I wasn’t mad… just startled. I initially thought his belly was just really warm, then I realized it was too warm.
This isn’t the first time I’ve been pee’d on. I went to the beach one time and was approached by a very friendly looking dog, it was running towards me, I got excited I was about to make a friend but it just cocked it’s leg at me and piss’d. Didn’t say hello or even buy me a drink first. It quickly scampered off and in that exact moment, a second unnoticed dog followed suit in some kind of twisted game of follow the leader. I was mortified, their owners ‘Pretended’ not to see this all and left the beach pretty fast, but my friend whom I was with certainly notice openly and wouldn’t let it go all day!

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“…The Great Artists Steal”

Pablo Picasso’s quote “The bad artists imitate, the great artists steal.” has been a topic point that keeps coming up these past few days along with a TED talk I watched about a year ago called “Steal Like An Artist”
I remember the day I watched it, I had been doing a similar thing with old newspapers and magazines, crossing out words leaving a story or poem with those left behind. I started this when I was drawing illustrations on old text books thinking I was being original. The news wasn’t to hardly taken though, that it had been done many times over, because that was exactly what this guy had thought.

Around the same time was my discovery of peter draws, and his video “Epic mandala drawing (and thoughts about stealing art)” Peter also handed me another lead after reciting the quote by the director Jim Jarmusch as I then discovered the movie “Coffee and Cigarettes” which was full of some of the most inspiring and weird conversations and quotes such “The earth is a conductor of acoustical resonance.” and “I drink a lot of coffee before I go to bed so I can dream faster.”

I remember I was on a roll this day,and I copied all this cool stuff into my sketchbooks. Notes and sketches about lucid dreaming, sleep deprivation, reviving sharpie pens, zentangling and it was even the day I found Russell Brands political videos such as the messiah complex, the interview for BBC news and MSNBC where he showed them up as complete idiots!

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I realized this was all I wanted to do for the rest of my life, I’d be a Blogger. Needless to say, one or two videos set off a snowball effect off research and now here I am. Getting off my lazy bum, not sleeping all day and working for the life I want to have 😉 Above is my old sketchbook on the exact page!

As always, Enjoy!

Art Journalist: Milliande

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Milliande has been one of my favorite mixed journalist for years. She shares many wonderful techniques and has hundreds of great videos so you’ll never run out of stuff to watch! I really wanted all you artists out there to be able to make use of all the really tools you can gain from this incredibly creative woman!

Some of videos are a little long to use as snippets and you really want to sit down with them and take notes. Here are some photo’s I pinched from her blog 😉

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(That awkward moment when you can’t find yesterdays blog and realize you made it its own a page :/)

Tetrachromacy: Some people see more colours than we could ever imagine

I had always wondered myself if “your red is the same as my red” I also wondered about what the mantis shrimp see with it’s sixteen colour receptors (cones). We have three! These enable us to see red, blue, yellow and all the other colours they make.

Ok…well most of us have three. There has been a rear condition more recently bought to our attention. Some people, mainly woman, who have four. These people are tetrachromats and usually come from genetics where a family member is colour blind (most commonly the father)
Her is one tetrachromat who, probably not coincidentally, is an artist.

And here is that mantis shrimp I was telling you about. It can pick up 1500 newtons of force with its claws, accelerating the same as a twenty-two caliber rifle which boils the surrounding water creating bubbles and then, when these bubbles pop, a shockwave killing the pray even when the mantis shrimp misses the target. Check it out 

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Another Cool Place for Artists!

Behanced.net is another place where you can “showcase and discover creative work” I only found this site today and although I don’t know a whole lot about it, just searching around at the projects and art works is a jaw dropping experience. It’s free to sign up and they quote it to be “the worlds leading platform for creative professionals across all industries.”
These guys also have a curated site called “Illustration Served” which your work can be considered for but only if you are signed up to Behanced.

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here are a couple of the cool things I found on served and behance.
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Is Your Childhood Ruined Yet?

I really don’t know how to put this..
Your childhood is either about to be ruined or you may find new interest in old friends. Either way here’s a fresh look at the past. Enjoy

I know this first one is from “Dogma” but it has a strong point about “Alice In Wonderland” AKA “Through The Looking Glass”

Your childhood friends may have had horrible existences

These Princesses aren’t so sweet and although i’m sure the real Cinderella wouldn’t use the same profanity, the points made pertinent.

Off to see the wizard? He might tell you a little bit about gold in regards to our economy.