Sunday, August 27, 2006

Writer Love

What every fluffy teen writer really wants:



Taken from PostSecret.com (see link to right)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Jazz and snazzy art

I finally buckled down (mainly out of need to good off while writing a paper on Langston Hughes, or perhaps because of the man himself) and downloaded practically every classic jazz song I could find, and I'm here to tell you about my infatuation and joy in this music.



If you have a music downloading service, such as Limewire, Napster, or iTunes, I recommend the following songs/artist:

Anything by Miles Davis and John Coltrane, in particular:

The Feeling of Jazz
After the Rain
Body and Soul
Naima
In A Sentimental Mood
Summertime

Take Five
This is Jazz
Autumn Leaves
Kind of Blue
Smooth Jazz
Blue In Green



And by other artists:



Berimbau: Mandrake
Billie Holiday: Strange Fruit
Ray Charles: Unchain My Heart
Rob Dougan: Will You Follow Me?



In terms of Art, I'm fascinated by the painters of jazz, particlarly those with styles favoring abstract characters and brigh colors. Scattered throughout this entry was artwork by:

D.D Ike
Ivey Hayes
Laverne Ross
Wilhelm Gorre
Bernard Hoyes
Jerry Butler

If there is an artist I did not list, please let me know.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Assignment #2: 11 Moments In...

In David Sedaris' book, Me Talk Pretty One Day, there is a chapter entitled "Eleven Moments in the Life of A Young Artist". The chapter details eleven very short stories about different moments in time during Sedaris' drug-filled stay at art school.

Stealing from this idea, I created, firstly, "Thirteen Moments in the Life of a 'Beautiful' Girl", followed by "Eleven Moments in the Life of a Young Writer" (Both of which I'm considering adding to the personal narrative series of life in Illionis).



If I can take a moment and be misty and hyper-sensitive, in a very Oprah-like fashion... examining my past and my origins as a 'beautiful' person and as a 'writer' was a very personal and revealing experience. I realized my struggles and became more secure in my destiny to write.

I would advise everyone to create their own 'Eleven Moments in the Life of a...' That is this week's assignment. ^^

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Friday, August 04, 2006

The word 'cuss'

Whatever happened to the word 'cuss'? Where did it go? I never hear anyone say it anymore.



...You know what we should do? ...Make an effort to use that word again. Let's see if we can get it back into circulation.

Question: What is your favorite swearword?
(Mine is the 'f' word. In fact... that may be my favorite word of all time.)

More Collected Phrases

This time from the band Hole, featuring Courtney Love
(But perhaps you'll excuse that fact when you read this excerpt from her song, 'Awful')


...He's drunk, he tastes
Like candy, he's so beautiful...


Just think about that for a second.



By the way... can anyone else practically feel the texture and taste of sprinkles just by looking at them?

Thursday, August 03, 2006

CornBunnies

Creative pictures involving corn-bunnies (fantastic!).

Click on either image below for website