Monday, July 25, 2011

I've forgotten how to feed myself.

Recently I discovered a lecture by Evita Ochel, a holistic nutritionist. She takes on the question of what one should be eating, and her answer is overwhelmingly this: plant foods, whether it be vegetables, fruits, or nuts and seeds. She's particularly a fan of raw foods. If you have time to watch the video, I recommend it. Even if you don't think you could adhere to that kind of diet all the time, there are some wise tidbits within.

But even though the video was intended to quell my fears about what I should be eating, it only got me started down a line of thought that has always defeated me: who is right in this debate? What should I be eating?

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Let me tell you about a doodle

Drawing is really funny for me because I do it primarily to relax but it can cause me more stress than any other activity I engage in. Whenever I have an idea for a painting or anything else, the brainstorming session in the beginning is the most appealing. A stage where any idea is a good one, everything has its merit and no taboos are allowed to restrict a truly free flow of thoughts. As you progress with your chosen ideas into rough drafts, redos and a final product the majority of what you’re doing is telling yourself what isn’t working about the piece in question. Refinement is difficult sometimes because while some mistakes are obvious, others are more difficult to examine; overzealous editing can lead to quality loss or diversion from the original ‘pure’ idea you had in mind.

Simply, I love to doodle but finishing work drives me batshit. I plain don’t enjoy it. It used to be a lot easier for me to have unfinished work lying around but as I get older I take my projects a little more seriously and only invest time when I know I have something decent enough to make people want to look at it. This doesn’t feel like it occurs very much anymore so I decided to take some time to examine some of my doodles and list what I do and don’t like about them.

After the jump, let's pick apart my doodles together!

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Fun with craigslist

I've had some stuff to get off of my hands lately so I've had the chance to write some legitimate posts on craigslist that don't involve trolling. After the jump I'll show how you too can turn words and internet into money.

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