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Buy Some Damn Art

Catherine Green has a wonderful print guide on her blog Wolfeyebrows which includes work by three BSDA artists: Becca Stadlander, Alan Brown and Yelena Brykesenkova. The other artists in the guide are also awesome and include Clare Owen, Carson Ellis and Lizzy Stewart.

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Scientists suspect that the halos Van Gogh famously painted in some of his works were actually a result of lead poisoning. Lead white was praised for its opacity and lightfastness, but it is highly toxic and the fumes cause hallucinations and serious health problems. Nowadays, lead white and lead based paints are banned in most countries.

If you need to dispose of your turpentine, put any rags with turpentine in a well-sealed container or jar until they can be disposed of with small chemical waste. If there is oil on them, add some water as tightly packed cloths with oil may ignite spontaneously.

Shellac is commonly used in primers, varnishes, coatings and fixatives for drawings and paintings, and is used as a binder in India ink and some other waterproof inks. Shellac is also common in the food industry to coat candy and fruit, is a frequent ingredient in cosmetics (especially nail polish and hairspray), and is used in woodworking. It can also be used in its original form as a varnish.

The acronym NFT stands for a non fungible token; it is a unit of data which can be traded and bought on a blockchain and is completely unique and one of a kind. The blockchain is a distributed and immutable ledger that allows us to track and distribute transactions. In simple terms a blockchain acts as a record which keeps track of all of the transactions and investments made starting with the original owner. Normally NFTs are bought and sold with a form of cryptocurrency. NFTs can take any form of digital art; some examples include: GIFs, music, video, animations, and graphics.

An artist that is already on their way to executing this is Refik Anadol, his product melting memories pictured below focuses on the materiality of remembering, and showcases the elusive process of memory by taking data from neural mechanisms of cognitive control from an EEG (electroencephalogram) which measures changes from brain wave activity, the data sets act as the building blocks for the algorithms that the artist needs for the visuals on display. Lastly there are some platforms like which is an artificial intelligent blockchain and Alethea AI is an intelligent metaverse.

FE: I had a very glamorous aunt from Pittsburgh who, once a year, would come visit our little farm in rural Pennsylvania. She had a ten carat emerald cut diamond, and my family said from the time I was three or four, I would hold her hand and stare into the diamond. I was obsessed with it. I do think certain people have an eye for sparkle, like some brains just really get turned on by shiny things.

Another important element here is speculation. People buy the thing not because they themselves want it, but because they think other people will want it, or can be induced to want it. Plenty of people bought Beanie Babies not because they themselves gave a damn about them, or wanted to caress and treasure a particular rare one, but because they saw that people were buying them like crazy and wanted to cash in. One reason to buy a pudgy penguin is because you want to be in the pudgy penguin club. Another is because you think other people will want to be in the club, and you want to have control over access to it so you can make them pay through the nose.1

My mother was recently screwed out of a large chunk of money by a close friend of hers. Had I been indifferent, I would have shrugged my shoulders, sipped some mocha and downloaded another season of The Wire. Sorry mom.

In life, our fucks must be spent on something. There really is no such thing as not giving a fuck. The question is simply how we each choose to allot our fucks. You only get a limited number of fucks to give over your lifetime, so you must spend them with care.

Then, as we grow older and enter middle age, something else begins to change. Our energy levels drop. Our identities solidify. We know who we are and we no longer have a desire to change what now seems inevitable in our lives.

Then one day, on our deathbed, (hopefully) surrounded by the people we gave the majority of our fucks to throughout our life, and those few who still give a fuck about us, with a silent gasp we will gently let our last fuck go. Through the tears and the gently fading beeps of the heart monitor and the dimming fluorescence encapsulating us in its divine hospital halo, we drift into some unknowable and unfuckable void.

The best artists include a front view, back view, and profile view of the character to offer all angles for the design. They might even include some action shots of the character jumping, lunging forward, or swinging a weapon.

This is the story of how a professional wrestler fought to desegregate a Memphis auditorium. Sputnik Monroe was a "bad guy" or "heel" who wrestled in Memphis in the late 1950s. It was his job to make wrestling fans hate him so much, that they would lay down their hard earned money to see him get beat by the "good guy." He was so good at his job, that thousands of people paid to see him wrestle every Monday night at Ellis Auditorium. When he wasn't wrestling, he was hanging out with his friends in the cafes on Beale Street. Sputnik was one of the few white people that you'd find on Beale Street and his friends were all black. He was often arrested for the crime of being a white person who would dare to drink in public with a black person. This was scandalous at the time. When his day in court arrived, he was the first white person in Memphis to be represented by (his friend) a black lawyer. This was even more scandalous. It became common knowledge among the African American community of Memphis that Sputnik Monroe was alright. When his black friends came to see him wrestle, they were forced to sit in the balcony, while the whites sat in the good seats down below. When Sputnik entered the ring, a huge round of cheers would rain down from the balcony. This would make the white folks hate him even more. Sputnik one day confronted the promoters and told them that he would refuse to wrestle unless they allowed his black friends to sit anywhere they wanted. The promoters realized that Sputnik was making them a ton of money, so they gave in to his demands. This lead to the very first desegregated sporting event in the southern part of the United States. All of that because a professional wrestler was willing to take a principled stand. Imagine what the rest of us might be capable of.I think more people should know about Sputnik Monroe, so I wrote this song. Please share this with anyone who might be interested. I need your help to get the word out.Thanks for giving a damn,-Otis

I think more people should know about Sputnik Monroe, so I wrote this song. Please share this with anyone who might be interested. I need your help to get the word out.Thanks for giving a damn,-Otis

Negotiating the post-2026 rules will be challenging for everyone involved, Kuhn and Fleck wrote, and some of the fundamental issues facing negotiators now are similar to those a century ago, including questions of how much water the river will provide in the years ahead, and how the system should be governed amid uncertainty.

One effort to restore some of the wetlands and ecosystems in Mexico began this month, as water began flowing into the delta under an agreement between the U.S. and Mexican governments. The water releases in the delta, which will total 35,000 acre-feet between May and October, are intended to nourish vegetation and wildlife at habitat restoration sites where conservation groups have planted cottonwoods and willows.

Because of this, Black Lives Matter activists who have always been working towards racial justice and equality were suddenly given a national platform and the eyes of white people everywhere were opened in a way they had not been previously. At the same time, the election of Donald Trump had somehow emboldened and brushed the dirt off of the overt and unapologetic racism of his followers, giving them an equally large platform from which to spew their hatred and divisive rhetoric. A line was drawn in the rocky clay dirt that makes up what we call America and citizens of once-quiet communities were required to make their beliefs known through political bumper stickers and protests in the streets. Like many empathetic white women, tired of patriarchy and mansplaining, worn down from watching the unchecked denigration and vilification of people of color by one of the biggest power-hungry gang of tyrants that currently exists in our precious America, I sought out a way to impact change in my own community.

But at some point, long after my encounters with law enforcement had ceased, it occurred to me that my privilege could be used as a force for good, instead of for my own gain. Being in the position that I was now, having overcome my addiction, and entered the professional workforce, I knew it might be possible to use my intimate knowledge of the criminal justice system to help others. I made contact with several criminal justice reform and Black Lives Matter groups in my community working to overcome systemic racism and quell the school to prison pipeline we have all but accepted as fact in our society today. Their response was unexpected to say the least.

As a child of the South, I get it. I was raised that way too. But some point, I overcame that pattern of toxic behavior and thought just as many other southerners have done before me. Yes, I realize I am giving up some of my privilege but being invited into the lives of these wonderful people has been by far worth it. Knowing they love and respect me for me, just like I love and respect them for them, is a feeling that many white people have not experienced and possibly never will. Diversity only strengthens and improves. The benefits of being involved with the Black community has brought to my life far outweigh the benefits my own monotonous community could bestow on me alone. At the end of the day, we are working towards the same cause; a better life for all human beings that walk this earth. And while I still may have a preference for my own kind, I am doing everything I can to avoid passing down this harmful way of thinking on to the next generation. 041b061a72


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