Friday, March 27, 2015

doltish delegable guild

“If you want to really hurt you parents, and you don't have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” 

Got a few paperwork things done today and a big vat of chicken soup to help TY's lingering cold.  Also did my best at Bocce but this is the last time and we won one and lost one game which put us exactly no where in the standings.  I want to be a champion at something...someday...somewhere.  Sigh.  But I wasn't an embarrassment to the team and that's about all I can hope for.  It isn't like I win a big silver cup or anything, and certainly nobody wastes champagne throwing it over our heads.

I made my reservations for the opening of 'Southern Accents', the SAQA conference in May down here in Melbourne (that's FL, not AU).  I didn't sign up for anything other than hanging out because I don't care much about marketing, I already get into galleries, and I can do enough Photoshop to get by if no experts look at it too closely.  So, I'll eat, then go into town, then listen to a lecture, eat again.  Should be fun.  It's so close I really have to take advantage of the opportunity.  Probably won't know anybody.

Preservation is Blake Little‘s fourth published monograph. Edited by Frank Rodriguez and Blake Little, the 144 page hard cover cloth-bound book contains 68 photographs from 2012-14 and is published in a limited edition of 750.
As there was no cane sugar in the Old World, honey was highly valued for its sweetness, but for other qualities as well. It can function as a medicine as well as a preservative, for under the right conditions does not spoil. Honey sealed in ancient tombs can remain safe to eat to this day. In Egypt and other early cultures around the world it was offered to the gods both in its semi-liquid state and in the form of honey-cakes. Greek and Roman poets wrote of pouring libations of honey mixed with milk or wine, and it plays a significant role in several ancient myths. It was honey’s viscosity, as well as its color, transparency, and luminosity that compelled Blake to experiment with the material.

honey blond

honey boo boo

honey badger

Interesting article HERE about how and why creative people need to say 'NO'.  The article was exerpted from a book by Kevin Ashton, 'How to Fly a Horse'.  I have ordered it!
Saying “no” has more creative power than ideas, insights and talent combined. No guards time, the thread from which we weave our creations. The math of time is simple: you have less than you think and need more than you know. We are not taught to say “no.” We are taught not to say “no.” “No” is rude. “No” is a rebuff, a rebuttal, a minor act of verbal violence. “No” is for drugs and strangers with candy.

OK, that was honey, now let's try syrup:

Pretty squirrel disguised as a tree climbing skunk

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