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journey of a novice

This was a practice sketch I did last year [reference from Duey]
Graphite pencil on paper. [I know a lot of things are so wrong with it, and all it will take to be better is a lot of practice, and a lot of time on my hands.

pencil sketch

Anyway, being the novice & amateur artist, I would like to improve on my drawing skills, but also to have other novices as myself, come together to share techniques etc. That's why I just this minute created a place for that - I wonder if you would care to join up at the 'novice_art'- [please?..maybe?]

http://community.livejournal.com/novice_art

Inside out

"Your breasts would perfectly fit in the champagne glasses," he said, being enchanted by her body. It is this spark of a man truly desiring a woman in his eys that made her forget about the ones she left behind at home. "You know, you are the only one who makes me feel like a woman," she gasped, melting under his gentle hands. And that thought both frightened and excited her. She always knew that her man at home was her real man - understanding, supportive, caring, loving. Loving... She barely collected herself from his caresses, tempting to turn her life upside down, from inside out... Her inside felt split right in the middle, at the very core of her being. That same core that made her woman, passionate, wild, restless...

"How did I get here?" her remote attempt of rationalization and self-analysis was cut short with his kisses. He kissed her on the shoulder, sensing that she was fleeting away from him in her head. "I love your wilderness," he whispered, nibblling gently her ear and sending a wave of irresitable and growing desire around her body.

He tried to pull her closer to himself. She resisted, playfully but with determination. As his lips were aiming to catch hers, she jumped out of bed like a scared cat. Cats like to walk on their own.
Silent, she got dressed and walked out the door to meet herself again...
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In the words of Pink Floyd ..."Is their anybody out there?"

What happened to everyone here... I had high hopes for this site making some positive change...

Perhaps too high.

I could not keep posting all on my own and the projects can not work without submissions. I'm sending out a plea to please help me get this ball rolling again.

Please help or share the community with those who might be interested and actively post.

I still feel this is too good of an idea with too positive potential to let it die in the water but again no amount of hoping or even trying on my behalf alone can keep a community and opportunity of this type up and running.

If you liked the concept of the community and wished it hadn't gone silent when I had gotten sick and stopped posting for a time PLEASE post.

-Brena-

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Hey everybody... sorry its been a while since I posted anything.

Our hard drive fried and our whole computer has been out of commission for a few days and in the mean time my boyfriend has gotten extremely sick and has just started to share it with me. I also was a klutz and smashed my face into our exercise equipment in the front then yesterday I slipped on the ice and bashed the back of my head on the ground So I may not be up to trying to press any thing that grand in the near future.

It would be wonderful though if any of you were so inclined to post information or artwork and if not at least please stick around till I come back to my senses :)

-thanks-
Brena

a few helpful thoughts...

 

Sourcing and disseminating clear information, advice and support for the arts in the criminal justice sector

http://www.apcentre.org.uk/

 

Research Center for Arts and Culture

Artist Facts/Research

http://www.tc.columbia.edu/centers/rcac/

 

Census Bureau American Fact Finder

Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data

http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en

 

Help Wanted! Communities Reach Out

http://www.communityarts.net/readingroom/archivefiles/2007/02/help_wanted_com.php

 

Art in the House: Project Row Houses

http://www.communityarts.net/readingroom/archivefiles/1999/12/art_in_the_hous.php

 

GRACE
(Grass Roots Art and Community Effort)

http://www.communityarts.net/readingroom/archive/mec/mec-grace.php

 

 

In the news...

Black History Month

Toni Morrison (1931- )

A Nobel Prize laureate, Toni Morrison explored the black experience in all of her work. Born in 1931, she began her career in academia before becoming senior editor at Random House in 1965. She published her first novel, "The Bluest Eye," in 1970, and developed a strong following for her storytelling and sharp observations. In 1988 she won the Pulitzer Prize for the work "Beloved," named the best novel of the past 25 years by The New York Times Book Review in 2006. She received the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature, making her the first African-American to be selected for the award.
(Guillermo Arias/AP Photo)

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http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/space/02/19/asteroid.deflector.reut/index.html

U.N. urged to take action on asteroid threat

POSTED: 10:13 a.m. EST, February 19, 2007
 

Jersey Revives Same-Sex Marriage Debate

February 20, 2007
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=2887342&page=1
 
…a different, more intelligent, discussion of  Brittneys shaved head and why we care so damn much.
(Consider everything critically)
Mark of a woman
Tuesday, 20 February 2007
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6375683.stm

Artistic Spotlight

Speaking of social action in Art work… These ladies are one of the quintessential groups in such movements. They are the Guerilla Girls. Combining feminism and art in acts of “guerilla warfare”.

If you haven’t encountered the group yet I suggest looking into them. They are right up our alley as far as this community and a perfect example of one of the many ways art can be utilized to create change in and draw attention to social issues.

They’re an interesting mix of grass roots social action, feminist theory, and critical, sarcastic, humorous and satirical artists.

http://www.guerillagirls.com/

In 1985, a group of women artists founded the Guerrilla Girls. They assumed the names of dead women artists and wore gorilla masks in public, concealing their identities and focusing on the issues rather than their personalities. Between 1985 and 2000, close to 100 women, working collectively and anonymously, produced posters, billboards, public actions, books and other projects to make feminism funny and fashionable. At the turn of the millennium, three separate and independent incorporated groups formed to bring fake fur and feminism to new frontiers:

Read more at their site
heres a lil peek.










-Brena-