I plan to do a livestream of my fractal art on my patreon here. A lot of the creation of fractals involve me thinking about the shapes, colors, and memories that make up the ingredients of a fractal. I use Apophysis 7x as my main software, but have experimented with other fractal software. I have a… Continue reading Fractal Art and Poetry
I haven’t been well for awhile due to a minor surgery, but I was determined to make the Trans Lives Festival that was organized by the First Unitarian Church. I’d been helping with some of the organizing, mostly with getting the word out and encouraging folks to keep at it. Since the end of March… Continue reading Trans Lives Festival
Note: I’ve been off and on ill, so am starting to get back on my feet. I hope to start regularly posting again soon. Without further ado, here’s a piece I’ve been working on lately. I have posted with my poetry fractals I created. So I wanted to go over a bit on how I… Continue reading Art: Fractals — My Process
My partner, who is an artist, discussed with me the other day the types of artists. There is the artist who is creating art with an agenda, who is often a political activist and their medium is art. But then there is the artist that simply creates art to express themselves. My partner discussed how… Continue reading Expressing oneself is a revolutionary act
Every year in June, the Des Moines Art Festival takes over the downtown area with hundreds of artists from all over America (the US and Canada). Over a thousand artists apply every year, but only around 130 to 150 make it into the stalls that surround Sculpture Park in Downtown Des Moines. Because of the… Continue reading Des Moines Art Festival
Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ book inspired this essay; I then posted it in the LegendFire Nonfiction forums for critiques, and this is its final resting place. Enjoy. Nourishing Our Creativity From the depths of our souls, the waters of creativity flow in an unceasing river, invigorating our psyche and our life when expressed. The moment… Continue reading Nourishing our Creativity
In June, my town held an Art Festival, where artists from all over the Midwest came to show their wares. A friend of mine convinced me to join her and a mutual friend for a walk around the festival to see all the various mediums of art. Over by the food vendors, and slightly offset… Continue reading Before I die, I want to…..
Here is the final pictures of the paper mache project: I apologize for the fuzzy aspect to the pictures. They were taken with my phone camera. Also, I tilted the globe so you can see the north and south poles more clearly: I am looking down at the globe toward the northern hemisphere and… Continue reading Paper Mache Project Completed
Finally! I have succeeded in determining a way to paint my planet. This is the first batch of paint — it will need at least two if not three coats of acrylic paint – and there is some pieces of continent in the southern hemisphere and three islands in the northern hemisphere that have yet… Continue reading Paper Mache Planet Update!
All of us have a story to tell. How we tell it is perhaps the difference between all of us. Some of us choose to tell it through the art of writing. We mold our words into the frame of our story, crafting it through the fires of our knowledge and heart, and then release… Continue reading Sharing Your Story