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The Importance of Buying Stuff

So let’s talk commerce as resistance. Nordstrom, famous rocks and clothes store, has dropped the brand of Ivanka Trump, and come under fire from President Trump for it. To the point where Presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway gave Ivanka a free commercial from the White House briefing room, and Press Secretary …

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Rotten underneath

Welp, this month in US politics has been a nightmare, and among the ways I’m dealing with the stress is via architectural metaphor. I know, I know, it IS the most obvious method of self-expression for someone who isn’t an architect. So! Here’s a thing I made! This was a …

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T-Rex of Paradise

Sometimes an image just takes you by the neck and won’t let go. Case in point was when MadArtLab contributor Emily posted this on twitter: Bird interrupts David Attenborough–link to video I mean c’mon, who doesn’t want to imagine a t-rex with that kind of plumage? I had to draw …

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Mad Art Cast Episode #70 — A Has Questions

Ashley, Brian and A are still without their fearless leader this week, but hatch a plan for A, our resident non-creative, to get the answers she wants about creativity (but only after checking in with the boss.) http://traffic.libsyn.com/madartcast/70_Mad_Art_Cast_Episode_70___A_Has_Questions.mp3

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Trump Words

So, I don’t know if you realized this, I mean it was barely covered by the media and no one was talking about it on twitter or anything, but there was a Presidential debate last night. Like the rest of this election cycle it was pretty stressful to witness, but …

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Mad Art Cast: Art Lowers Stress Even If You Suck At It and the New Blue

Welcome to another episode of Mad Art Cast! This week we talk about the new accidental blue hue. Also, this new blue has been added to the previously discussed Forbes Pigment Collection. aaaaaaaaaand Even bad art can reduce cortisol (the stress hormone).     http://traffic.libsyn.com/madartcast/61_Mad_Art_Cast_Episode_61___The_New_Blue.mp3

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WIP Weekend: More Paintings

For the first time in my life I have a convenient place to paint and make art and it’s really shown in my productivity. I don’t have to go somewhere far/haul supplies up five flights of stairs/paint in my bedroom or garage/rearrange the furniture all the time because the room …

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Proto punk and generative art pioneer–Sonia Landy Sheridan

Before the days of PCs and desktop publishing, grassroots and underground publishing was often created on copy machines. In addition to my own publications, I still have a stash of old ‘zines from the 80’s and 90’s. My collection favors underground mini comics but there are a few olde timey …

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