Midnight Mass (2021) Review
One of the unintended side effects of the Covid filled 2020-2021 years, is that I have watched far more than my fair share of movies and series’ on streaming services. Some incredible, some horrible, some merely pedestrian time fillers. Pre-Covid, I was rarely surprised when new content launched…word of mouth, You Tube, message boards, and […]
Malignant (2021) review. No spoilers…
3 Stars out of 5. But…don’t take this as an endorsement. This movie is bad. And it’s good. It’s both and neither. One of those stars is simply for the innovative movement of the main villain. More on that below. If you are a casual watcher of horror films? You probably will not care for […]
How are you living YOUR dash?
BY GRAVESHOW · PUBLISHED DECEMBER 17, 2013 · UPDATED AUGUST 26, 2016 Last week, when we laid my grandmother to rest, the minister spoke of a poem called “The Dash“. I had never heard the poem before, but it, and it’s meaning moved me so much I wanted to share it with you. Hopefully, it […]
Inspiration: Arantzatu Martínez
I have only recently discovered the work of Arantzatu Martínez… …ok, thats kind of a lie. I first saw her work in an issue of “Drawing”, a subset magazine of the American Artist series. I remember being struck not only by her use of shading but her use of negative space. I then promptly forgot […]
Bill Cosby. I couldn’t resist.
I’ve had this joke stuck in my head for a week. And a meme is born. Too soon? Sorry not sorry.
I’m on a PODCAST!
Yup…a real live podcast that people listen to. I’ve mentioned Sidebar in the past, and if you’re not listening to this podcast, you’re hella missing out. Seriously. Recently, Swain Hunt, co-host and producer of the Sidebar podcast, contacted me about a new podcast format he was starting, where he and one guest would discuss one […]
Why I Became An Artist
I’ve verbally told this story a million times, and probably written it down more than once, in fact I could probably dig back and find it written here in this blog, but today I want to make the story THE STORY. Plus, it’s a testament to how awesome my mom was, and STILL is. When […]
Chris Christie: The Outlaw Jersey Whale
I voted for Chris Christie, I’ll admit. Twice. But, amid the allegations of misconduct and monetary silliness that goes with his media love affair with Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys, this image just seemed fitting. It wasnt MY idea….but, it is my creation. Sorry, Chris….but funny is funny.
Strange Fruit PR: Again…words MEAN things
This stuff I’m typing here? These characters combined in a myriad of different ways, with spaces between? They mash up to form something called “words”. And WORDS MEAN THINGS. And although I’ve said it on more than one occasion, my mind still reels when I hear that people don’t get the fact that words actually […]
How to Communicate to A Designer
“The single biggest problem in communication, is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw A designer’s job is to create a visual and often concrete representation of a thought. She takes vague ideas, concepts and feelings and pulls them all together into an object that communicates those vague ideas, concepts and […]