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Youtubular

Made a youtube video for you guys, ’cause of how good you are to me and all. Let me know what you think!

Its sort of a creation process video.

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Image Dump – Pittsburgh

So far, not so good with the New Years resolution on blogging.. but I have faith I will pick it up. I think it just has to do with all the new stuff going on in my life right now – need to get in rythm.

Anyway here is a bunch of pictures I took while being out and about in Pittsburgh, a tagger (explain later), and two VNA magazines I got in the mail!

Tagger stuff in a different post later. Also the brown building with the Chinese writing is where my internship is located- be jealous. Be very jealous.

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New Ives

Was it overly creative? No probably not. In fact it was pretty much a very simple idea. Take a push light, color it a bit, and put it in public.

But hey, I think it still has a chance to be being effective. Someone might just stumble upon it, and hopefully it will make their day, or drunken night or maybe just a smile. You can decide on that. But the inspiration behind it came from my own emotions. Sometimes the smallest, silliest little things can change your outlook on life, like suddenly feeling wanted by someone else, like a new love interest, like those three small evanescent words. I have been up, like way up, and I have been down… waaaay down. Just like I assume everyone else – because of their emotions.

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An Adaptation

So I decided to make my own adaptation of the Love Poem I recently posted on here. Let me know what you guys think.

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Found in Pittsburgh

People often don’t see the art around them. Here are two pictures I took this last week of some work around Pittsburgh.

 

What is interesting to me about the sign, is that it is surrounded by a blue back drop.. Yet it is in a red building. Interesting…

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Omg, Ives is so OP

Hey guys to here are some pictures of a piece I put up this morning. I have a rendition of an old lady, laying herself on an ironing board and getting ready to hold an iron to her face? Why would she do this? Well for beauty of course -she is old and wrinkly and needs to iron out her flaws like so many of us try to do.

Why do girls go to tanning booths when it is a proven fact that they cause skin cancer?

Why go to the gym and workout Only Biceps? (You know who you are.)

Why do old housewives get botox and shove plastic balloons into their breasts?

To make them look young and sexy obviously. We do all these atrocious things to our bodies for the sake of beauty and impress others. Why not do what the Mormons do and treat your body like a temple? That is what I find sexy. Show me someone who watches what they eat, is comfortable in their own body and free of vices like tanning and cigarettes (oh cause they are sooo cool) -and I will show you someone original and beautiful in their own right.

The quote at the bottom says “Ives is so OP”. If you can successfully tell me what this means, you will get a personalized card sent to you directly designed by me! (Totally free, no gimics or nonsense)

Oh and you guys are lucky to get this post, I was almost mauled by a giant rat/beaver hybrid rodent while putting this up. Scary stuff.

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Stickers!

So yes, I have been absent for a while. It was the 4th man, it took a lot out of me. Work and drinking… I didn’t really have time for much else. Except well, I did get a chance to put some stickers up.

The Rocketeer says “Dreamings not something we encourage here either, Howard. Reality, that’s what we’re all about. Reality; objective, empirical truths. That’s what’s on the exam papers.” It is a quote from a book I recently finished (Skippy Dies). Not only is it a great quote, but it is a great book. I take this quote as an idea that our education system is failing not because the teachers aren’t education us on important subjects well, but students aren’t bred to love learning as they should. Part of education should be up to the student, yes, but our culture needs to create a society where it is possible for kids to develop a love of learning. Well that’s just my 2 cents.

The second sticker is a poem and it reads “The art of losing isn’t hard to master; / so many things seem filled with the intent / to be lost that their loss is no disaster. ” One Art, by Elizabeth Bishop. Ill let you interpret that on your own, after finishing my Interpreting Poetry recently… I’ve written enough about the stuff for a while.

Anyway, hope you enjoy. Also check out the Winnie has a Posse sticker, I just happened upon it and thought it was cool. Note* I put up a lot more stickers these are just the ones I remembered to take a picture of. Probably around 30 up or so.

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