Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Vaudevillian Approach to Making Records

In the old days, the forerunners of stand up comedians had an act that they did on Vaudeville (meaning those little theatres, all around a country, where such variety acts could do their ten minutes and be paid for doing … Continue reading

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The Dawn of Yawn

I must be getting old, crusty and cranky.  With apologies to my composer and sound library friends, there is something that is getting my goat. For those artists that don’t work in audio, in the sound design community, there are … Continue reading

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Enduring the Pain of Fear

There is was on page 179: “People hesitate to lead or to invent or to make art because they’re afraid of what will happen if they do.” Well ain’t that the truth?  We all read Seth Godin, right?  Everybody does.  … Continue reading

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Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel

I have solved a small problem and was so pleased with the solution that I thought I would share it, in case anybody else is struggling with it. I use a lot of Heavy Structure Gel in my paintings.  I … Continue reading

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The Morality of Makers

Artists, artisans, architects, builders, craftspeople, engineers and designers are makers.  They make the things that the rest of humanity must live with, using the planet’s finite resources to make them.  As such, makers have a particular responsibility and duty of … Continue reading

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They Were All Yellow

Not twenty minutes from where I live are some oil paintings, painted by the great Joseph Mallord William Turner.  Turner pre-dated and, no doubt, influenced the Impressionists that were to make a big, colourful splash with their paintings of atmospheric … Continue reading

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