June 1st, 2017

icon political_not my president

A single quoty-quote

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we've been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.
          -Carl Sagan, astronomer and writer_1934-1996

I love this guy :) Still, I completely believe that we will get the back power from this, our current, charlatan, snake oil salesman, straight-up liar.

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Updating the mission_April & May

I am now, happily & entertainingly, half way done with both of these Books and Movies tasks :)

no title Task 16_Project_50 BOOKS
In order to complete this task, I will need to read about five books per month which, frankly, is daunting but I managed last year so...maybe. And it is a task I completed forboth April & May

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no title Task 17_Project_100 MOVIES (To include completed series)
In order to complete this task, I will need to watch about 10 movies per month, a task I completed for both April & May

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Dribs & Drabs
Tasks 51 through 56
plus Task 98 on my list deal with improving my doing-art routine. In order to improve my routine though, I needed to understand what it is I want from my art and realizing that I didn't really know I, in part, set-up tasks dealing with just that, defining what I want. So, Task 51: Define how to take my drawings to the next level is complete!
          They say artists need community but having none here in the burbs, I decided to find my inspiration in other ways, through Task 52: Watch 25 Art-related documentaries AND Task 53 & 54: Read 5 Art-related books. Neither of these tasks is completed although I have watched 10 documentaries and read 1 book.
          Task 55: Establish a  3-minimum-simultaneously worked-on drawing routine I added because in watching the documentaries, I noticed that's how many painters especially work, several pieces simultaneous worked on. Makes sense. If you get stuck on one, move to another. Learn something new, apply that to another. And so on. This is a task that probably won't 'Get Completed' until my mission does because it needs to become routine but, working on it I am.
          Task 56: Develop a Tool Kit and this I have done so, while I will undoubtedly add to it as I learn, I'm considering it complete.
          And finally they also say artists should have mentors. Again, no mentors locally hence Task 98: Take 6 Online Art Courses of which I have taken but 1.
          Consequently, I imagine, because of all of this focus, I completed two drawings, Tasks 21: Two Month Drawing & 22: Two Month Drawing which makes me pretty darn happy.and feeling like I am moving in the proper direction.
          I also completed
Task 74: Udemy Course_Dan Rather on Journalism & Finding the Truth in the News which was excellent.