Dean watches South Park. My life is complete.
Shows that Dean watches :
- South Park
- Hannah Montana
- Dr Sexy M.D
- Star Trek
- Star Wars
- Suite Life of Zack and Cody
- Swayze movies
- Cuckoo’s Nest
- The Shining
- LORD OF THE RINGS
that isn’t the only thing dean’s in the closet about
A gay soldier calls his father shortly after DADT is repealed.
(Father’s dialogue in smaller, italic font above.)
I don’t care that I’ve already reblogged this
when you’re caught doing someone you’re not supposed to
oh yM GOD I SAID SOMEONE BUT I MEATN SOMETHING
or did you
The artists’ reception at Napa New Tech Network was really great. A few people showed up and were really amazed by the different styles everyone had. It was nice for a while and people were just browsing so I nibbled, chowed down really, on the snacks that had been set out. There was one particularly wonderful moment, though, when a woman asked me if “this” was my art, as she gestured at my art set-up area. She was the very first person to ask me this so I immediately launched into the story of how my art began, progressed, and the individual pieces with their very own stories. I realized, as I was speaking, that I had never really realized how much I’d expanded my abilities since joining art classes at New Tech.
I’d just begun with line art and charcoal. That was my thing for years on end. I’d always wished to do more. When I joined art at New Tech we worked with chalk and charcoal at first, but we started to go farther. Until the moment that I explained all of this to the woman I realized that I had gone from pen and charcoal to being commissioned to paint the portrait of one of my teachers’ grandchildren with oils and acrylics in the space of just two years. I don’t think I ever would have realized it if that woman hadn’t showed up and addressed me and my art. After I’d told her my personal history in art she told me that that had been exactly what she’d hoped to hear by coming to the art show. I now know that, while I may not be the greatest artist, and I won’t be in galleries, that I have learned to crate so much art I will be set for my own happiness for the rest of my life.
i really hate when people say ‘oh, don’t you find strip clubs degrading?’
no. i find the way we treat women in everyday society degrading. i find the way we shame the female body degrading. i find rape culture degrading. i find the fact that i can’t walk down the street without being yelled at…
This is something I have been trying to get people to understand for years. Thank you for putting it so damn succinctly.
Oceanic phytoplankton blooms imaged from space by Envisat. Plankton blooms occur in regions of the ocean that have optimal temperature, sunlight, and nutrient supply for marine algae to grow exponentially. Most blooms are composed of coccolithophores, single celled organisms which grow disk-like exoskeletons of calcium carbonate. Trillions of these disks color the water white, showing the phytoplankton density and beautiful fluid dynamics of ocean currents.
Ms. Wilson got in touch with me and asked me if I could create a few pieces on these 8’-tall by 4’-wide plywood arches with a theme of New Orleans. Turns out I did not have time to do all three, so I only completed one, and even then I don’t feel like I finished it as much as I would have liked to. It turned out well though, despite the time-crunch.
This piece really helped me work with the painting of larger areas, instead of painting with the detail I feel so compelled to do. It was an exercise in patience for me. However, in covering a larger area, I developed a technique that is entirely new to me. I created the best water I have ever painted. I simply painted splotches and stripes of the colors in the water and rolled it on the board. As it rolled out it began to build a very water-like wave/ripple pattern. It’s a technique I’m going to try to use from now on, even in smaller pieces.
The piece also helped me work with acrylics, specifically house paint acrylics. They actually aren’t much different from normal acrylics, and they dry just as fast, which was nice for such a large painting surface.
I learned that I really need to work on stepping back from my paintings when they’re meant to be so big so that I get a good perspective on it and see that my details would disappear and that my imperfect edges disappeared anyway. I spent way too much time trying to get a perfectly smooth line on that rough plywood surface and it wasted the time I needed to just get it done.
This is the progress I’ve made on one of my concentration pieces. I projected a scan of the original pen drawing (from previous post) onto a large 2’x3’ primed board and traced the enlarged piece with a pencil. I have nearly completed the ‘Light’ side of this piece that I’ve titled ‘Light vs. Dark’. I love all the incredibly detailed work I have to do with this. I’m using really nice acrylics and just improvising on the colors I use.