Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The catalyst for many of my aspirations

11 statements

1. Everybody wants to be openly acknowledged as attractive
2. Not even unattractive people want to be with unattractive people
3. It's funny how being acknowledge as attractive by someone you perceive as not attractive is rarely ever flattering.
4. Nobody seems to be satisfied with how they look
5. Even the people you and I perceive to be attractive have moments of uncertainty
6. It upsets me to see people I perceive to be attractive to down their looks. I find it almost insulting to my senses.
7. I still don't know where I fall in the spectrum of things. My fam clowned me hard growing up and girls played mean tricks and sent too many mixed signals for me to really get a feel for where I stand...such is life
8. I think that my experiences have left me semi-bitter toward ultra attractive people. Not enough to make me a hater, but it's there non-the-less. I'm working on myself though.
9. A product of that...or maybe not...you tell me...is the belief that the majority of ultra attractive people tend to be unintelligent and lacking in personality. I want to think otherwise...but I rarely see otherwise.
10. Also in my experience...women who tend to be ultra attractive tend to suck in bed. My guess is that they have come to think that the guy should be happy to be able to get it at all. So actually doing something other than laying on her back isn't necessary.
11. 9 and 10 could mean that I am more of a hater than I previously thought, or maybe not.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Could've been a tweet..but eff it

Ladies and gentleman,
We MUST learn to differentiate between individual characteristics and stuff that most men or women do.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Alright folks I need ya!!!

I have just submitted a t-shirt design for this contest. I'd appreciate it if you took a couple seconds out of your time to click on the link here and once there click on the "5" by my design. Thanks They are finally allowing folks to vote now. It only takes a couple seconds. THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

You talking that garbage

I've recently started to loathe the chore of taking out the garbage. Why now after all these years of doing so with no problem? Well now where I live currently,I have to walk 100 yards to the nearest dumpster to drop it off. And this walk has become a daily occurence.

I know I'm wack as hell for complaining. Especially since there are small villages around the world that have to walk miles just for water and other amenities. Yeah I'm on some bullshit...but I'm working on myself.

Anywho... On the way to the dumpster it occured to me that my household in which is made up of 2 people produces about 1 to 2 full bags of garbage a day. Lets say I'm responsible for 1 bag of garbage a day. Which honestly is pretty much a fact. How much garbage am I responsible for in a year. Say I produce 365 bags a year (which I'm sure is a gross reduction, after thinking about family events, parties, cleaning the house...and I won't even get into OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSE GARBAGE) In ten years time I could probably more than fill my own dump! In a lifetime I could probably fill my own landfill!

Think about that shit. All that shit we add to the clutter/downfall of the planet.

Now think about how we as individuals do to improve its welfare.

I dunno about ya'll but I need to figure something out because my shit ain't balancing out....shit...it's not even close.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

VOTE FOR ME!!!!!!!!!

I have just submitted a t-shirt design for this contest. I'd appreciate it if you took a couple seconds out of your time to click on the link here and once there click on the "5" by my design. Thanks

Friday, July 10, 2009

"Frah- Gee-Lay...ahhhh must be French"

"Life is fragile."

We've all heard variations of this phrase before...And it's usually meant in terms of how easy it seems to have life taken away from you.

But what people tend not to consider is that...life is a bit more complex than that.

Let me tell you a story that'll help articulate what I'm getting at.

I was watching the news a couple weeks ago and the story of a young boy had come on. Apparently, the boy had become (depressed/down/low) or what not to the point where he not only considered killing himself, the kid went all in and hung himself. Sounds simple enough right? A person gets down and commits suicide... a pretty gloomy and unfortunately common occurrence in this world... So what made this kid news worthy? Well, after the kid had been hanging for a couple hours his mother walks in and discovers him. Immediately she jumps into mom mode, takes her son down, and rushes him to the hospital. The good news (and I use that phrase very loosely) is that the doctors were able to bring the boy back to life. The bad news is that he had been hanging so long that the oxygen loss from his brain had done irreparable damage so he's left to be severely physically and mentally handicapped for the rest of his life.

A very depressing story I know...but on a grand scale this is the ULTIMATE metaphor for life. People always talk about how some bad decisions might kill you... Shit that's if your lucky. I would say that most of the time what happens is that you'll have to LIVE to face the consequences of your decisions over and over again...Like the movie "Groundhog Day" but not funny...

I'll end this with a paraphrase...

Life is fragile, make the right decisions so you don't have to live a fractured life.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Good for my ...uh uh uhhh.... ego

Every now and again I wish that I had a gang of comments on my blogs...but then I go to Kanye's blogs in which has umpteen followers and comments and then I realize that 80% of his commentors don't really ever have anything interesting or intelligent to say. Then I don't feel so bad.

Besides, when you do something for a reason other than it makes you happy it cheapens the activity somewhat...right?

Yeah...sure it does.

just letting ya know

First piece of REAL money I get I'm wildin the fuck out out. You used to trip when Andre 3000 came out with the football shoulder pads and the pants that doubled as pipe cleaners in the "Rosa Parks" video...Dre will not have shit on me....

Ok.... scratch that...that muh sukka showed up at an award show in a pink hippie outfit and a blonde wig that went down to his hip...On some hippie Zues shit.

Got dayum...niggas have made it really difficult to carve one's own lane.

"There is nothing new under the sun"

Fuck it..Word to Mr Nice Guy..."I sticks to mah story"

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

**cerebral shit**

I used to write poetry. Back when my art work wasn't cutting it for me. Back when I had no one to talk to and my art couldn't speak or listen the way I wanted it to. That's when I wrote my best shit...when I was dying inside. I think happiness can be detrimental to art sometimes.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Young MyCreed puts the ladies up on game

Here is another video from my good friend. This time he gives insight on things to look for when making yourself available to a man. As well as other nuggets of knowledge in that department. Check it out.


Lately I've been checking out documentaries on one of my idols, Andy Warhol.

Dude had a pretty interesting life.

I learned that one thing that separates great artists from icons is their ability to draw attention to themselves...and a lot of the time...the attention isn't drawn in from the artwork. You have to become a mystery to people. People are fascinated by what they don't understand. Doing so is also dangerous, because people also FEAR what they do not understand. So when garnering attention you not only shine a light on yourself, you also put a target on your back. It's an artform within itself.

**Props to successful "attention whores" everywhere. EXTRA KUDOS if you've managed to turn it into a career.

Another thing that made Andy Warhol great was his ability to sell his work. He wasn't a marketing genius so to speak, but he surrounded himself with them and stayed on their case.

One thing that I had to laugh about was how people spoke of him. Sure enough Andy laid the groundwork for the pop movement, he represented hard for graphic designers ( a quality which I peeped but people rarely mention), and lived an eventful life..but GOT DAYUM... you'd swear dude was a god the way people spoke of him...Maybe I'm hating...In fact I'm pretty sure that's the case...but ummm...yeah.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

what I promised...

Well the class that I've been telling ya'll about wrapped last week. It hands down was the most freedom I've had in any college class my entire college (for lack of a better word) career. Premise was do what ever you want and follow it through to the end. And in the end of the class all the students will display their stuff in a gallery and if ya want you can sell your stuff. Dope as fuck right? So I decided to do a skateboard deck, a figurine, a sticker, and a button.

The skateboard deck and the buttons were the easiest. I basically just put the design together then I went through somw websites that printed them on the particular item.

The stickers (shown above as the circulatory system pic) wasn't difficult either...I just had to cut them myself. If I were to do them again...and I will...I'll send them off to be printed. Ilike the design but I hated that I wasn't able to get the glossy sticky paper that I wanted. Also I want rounded edges and it's pretty difficult to do that by hand.

The most difficult of them all was the figurine. Actually, it was the only thing to give me any problems...I designed them completely with computer software so I didn't have to worry about craft. With the figurine I had to sculpt it...and since I chose to carve it out of foam (A decision which I now realize was a mistake) I had almost zero room for error. The same was true about painting it. And how I did one stage affected the other drastically. It is what it is...a prototype. Something to learn from. I will create another and this time I have better direction.

**Also I'm thinking about making another deck only this time around I'll add more detail to the character...I'll either do that or a different design with the character with more detail... I don't know yet.

Right now I'm focussed on doing a hand drawn animated short. I'm not sure how long I'll make it. It'll basically be the character transforming into outfit which he is shown wearing on the skate deck.

One of the most profound statements I've ever heard...

This is from an artist from UK who calls himself the streets. In a song entitled "On The Edge Of A Cliff" he says in the chorus...

For billions of years since the outset of time
Every single one of your ancestors has survived
Every single person on your mum and dad's side
Successfully looked after and passed on to you life.
What are the chances of that, like?

Next time you think you can't do something...think about that.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Look up on the podium. It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's a politician!

Why do we expect our leaders to be (idealistically) saints (meaning perfect)?

I mean these people are human (FLAWED) just like everybody else. Is it just that many of us are too weak minded to just focus on a man or woman's acts or qualities of leadership? I swear it seems like every time someone is in a position of leadership big or small...that we ascribe superhuman qualities to them. And as soon as these qualities prove to not be real as far as that individual goes, all of a sudden the masses decry that they are not a good leader. I'm talking stuff that HAS NOTHING TO DO with his or her job.

Could you imagine if you had to deal with such scrutiny while doing your job?

This blog came from the revelation of why there are so many phony politicians in the world...and it's because people tend to care about shit that has nothing to do with the job at hand.