Category Archives: Forms of Expression

The Creative Flow: Where Everything is Connected, And Light And Dark Become Indistinguishable

WARNING: I address a serious topic in this post, so, if you’re looking for something light and cheery, maybe check out this post instead. Sorry, not everything on this blog can be cute and playful. I want there to be … Continue reading

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Wrongway Girlfriend — Behind The Scenes

Welcome back, everyone. The topic today is music. More specifically, mashups and sound manipulation. I have been fiddling around with the sound editing program Audacity, mixing Sublime’s song “Wrong Way” with Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend.” My intent has been to … Continue reading

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Pick(s) of the Litter: Photorealists

Welcome back to Scumbling Up Art. Sorry for taking so long to put up a new post, guys. My computer is old and burns out easily, I have close to a dozen new posts and projects I’ve been trying to … Continue reading

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(Not So) Quick Draw: Land of Opportunity

Here is my latest cartoon, entitled “Land of Opportunity.” I hoped to make it a quick draw, but underestimated the amount of time it would take to construct. Plus, I’m out of practice and wanted to make these drawings as … Continue reading

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I’m Coming, I’m Coming, I’m Coming!

Hey, everyone. A lot is going on with me (hopefully leading to good things, fingers crossed), so I’ve been a bit inattentive with the blog. But, I am back at it (remind myself that this art blog is part of … Continue reading

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Be an artist: make a mess!

“Be an artist: make a mess!” This is not a derogatory statement, it’s the anthem of Creatives (many of whom may be self-deprecating, but that’s another story). Here’s the rule of thumb when creating something: it’s never bad, it just … Continue reading

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Scary talented: the story behind the story behind the art

Warning: Here’s a cautionary tale about an artist with exquisite talent and endless potential. This is a true story. He was a charismatic man. But he would only allow HIS voice to be heard, HIS story to be history. According to … Continue reading

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