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Scribbles & Sketches of the Unspeakable

Tag: art

To give people pleasure in the things they must perforce use, that is one great office of decoration; to give people pleasure in the things they must perforce make, that is the other use of it.

Does not our subject look important enough now? I say that without these arts, our rest would be vacant and uninteresting, our labour mere endurance, mere wearing away of body and mind.

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Our Return from Spectrum

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We had an amazing time at Spectrum. It was inspiring to see and talk to so many artists that are actively moving forward with their work. Just looking at the level of technique displayed made me want to go home and create. I’m so thrilled that Kansas City got a chance to host this festival.

We ended up getting quite a few smaller prints. The artists at the show were selling things at very reasonable prices and it felt good to support them. I’ve listed the pieces with the pictures below. Check ‘em out.

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OMAR RAYYAN
http://studiorayyan.com/
“Tea Time”, “Contessa with Squid”, “Fluffy”, & “Interlude with the Gryphon”

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JASMINE BECKET-GRIFFITH
http://www.strangeling.com/
“Alice and Snow White” & “Alice in a Dali Dream”

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MICHAEL MANOMIVIBUL
http://www.mikemanoart.com/
“A Seed”, “Flem”, & “Journey”

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ANNIE STEGG
http://www.anniestegg.com/
“Black Moor” & “Pearl Ryukin”

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KIRSTEN ZIRNGIBL
http://www.kirstenzirngibl.com/
“Self-Portrait”

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TEETERING BULB (KURT HUGGINS & ZELDA DEVON)
http://teeteringbulb.com
“Fragments” & “Drowned Ball”

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Top Left – BRIAN DESPAIN
http://despainart.com
“The Sparrow King”

Top Right – BRYNN METHENEY
http://brynnart.com
“Amber”

Bottom Left and Right – IMAGINISM STUDIOS
“Trumpet” by Kei Acedera
“Bread and Butterflies” by Kei Acedera
http://imaginismstudios.com

Art cross-pollinates, I know…

There’s nothing original, blah blah blah… but I’m beginning to grind my teeth every time I see a lowbrow portrayal of a girl in “dio de los muertos” makeup.

A genuine work of art must mean many things; the truer its art, the more things it will mean. If my drawing, on the other hand, is so far from being a work of art that it needs THIS IS A HORSE written under it, what can it matter that neither you nor your child should know what it means? It is there not so much to convey a meaning as to wake a meaning. — But a man may then imagine in your work what he pleases, what you never meant! — Not what he pleases, but what he can. If he be not a true man, he will draw evil out of the best; we need not mind how he treats any work of art! If he be a true man, he will imagine true things; what matter whether I meant them or not?

The Fantastic Imagination – George MacDonald

And this one’s better…

Poetry: The Great Debate….

poetdreamer:

I was reading yet another comment on someone’s blog of how we as writers have a certain responsibility within our writing quality when we place a tag. This time the comment included both the #Poetry tag and the #SpilledInk tag, saying neither should be used unless you are certain of your poem’s absolute pristine quality. 

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I agree. We possess our tumblr url names, some of us forward our domains. we share the tags but the tags are also a near necessity just to use our blogs in an orderly way.

When starting a blog on tumblr, each person may start it for different reasons. For some it may be geared toward finished work, for some it may be a vehicle for first drafts or experimentation. To limit the poetry tag so arbitrarily based on an ethereal standard would break the freedom of the tumblr experience. If you want to create a tag that is only for finished work and put the work into marketing that’s been done by spilled ink and others, have at it. Even the name “spilled ink” doesn’t seem geared towards compulsive editing. That’s one reason why I’m ambivalent of the tag itself. That’s another subject.

Appropriating the community’s tags based on a personal standard seems wrong. Especially in the case of #poetry it’s not something that should be dictated by either a majority or a minority. The freedom of the individual to post and tag their poetry regardless of its state should be honored. There are an infinite variety of tags available, create one, market and curate it if you want to read a different brand of writing.

The Magicians

We’ve flattened the cauldrons
to blend teal and umber,
and sharpened our spent wands
to scratch ardent lines.

The mud mixed for golems
forms delicate ankles,
while icons are channeled
‘neath bright, colored light.

but not all is foresworn,
ignore us at peril…