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Mara’s art for sale
So. I have an appointment for a so-called ENS (Empty - Nose Syndrome) specialist somewhere in Germany at the beginning of Semptember, and it’s gonna cost me 650ish euros (for medical exams) + Idontknowhowmuch for trip&hotel. Probably around 1000 euros.
I don’t have that much handy at the moment (I have so many damn medical expenses…), and I was doubtful whether to go or not. I talked with and she suggested me to make some drawings of Gplus users and sell them.
So… I thought: It’s been awhile since I did some art, and it would probably do me good (it would help me not being obsessed with my nose issues all the time).
What if someone wants to buy some art from me and donate for my exams? Would anyone want to buy a chibi portrait of themselves for their profile pictures?
The formula could be something like this:
- €20 for a quick pen sketch (I can send you the original drawing, if you want - if you pay S&H);
- €50 for a more detailed black/white drawing (same as before);
- €100 for a pencil/marker drawing (original sent if you want…blah blah blah)
You can pay directly on my Paypal account: email@example.com specifying what kind of drawing you’d like, and linking your g+ page (and pictures).
Thank you very much for everything :)
These are my art albums, if you want to take a look:
Enough was enough. I switched from watching the World Cup on ESPN to Univision. Can only understand a handful of words, but there is so much more excitement. Even Sara who was just hearing it in the background asked why it suddenly got more interesting.
Out exploring yesterday & I finally found the right road to the Historic Train Trestle. The little white hut on the side is over the pivot point on this bridge. Yep. The bridge pivots 90° when barges, steamboats, and other watercraft pass this point on the Mississippi River. Got to see it happening while I was there, and it was very cool. ☺
Last year I posted a small series of images that illustrated my experience with depression and anxiety. It resonated with quite a few people, so I felt that it was something I should continue to build upon. I worked on it all semester as part of a portfolio class, and while it was a ton of work, I’m glad I was able to do it.
Mental health disorders are such a taboo topic. If you ever bring it up in conversation, people awkwardly get silent, or try to tell you why it’s not a real problem. When I was in the worst parts of depression, the most helpful thing anyone could have done was to just listen to me - not judging, not trying to find a solution, just listen. I’m hoping that these images will help open up conversation about mental health issues. Everyone is or will be affected by them one way or another, and ignoring them doesn’t make things better.
You can see the rest of the images at www.edwardhonaker.com
16x20” prints on 20x24” mats
Artist statement after the jump:
"My hope is that you become less invested in the fundamental mystery and more interested in the people that you’re watching." - Damon Lindelof about the new HBO series, The Leftovers
I think he said the same thing about LOST… and Prometheus… and everything else he’s ever written.
This is one of the more ridiculous overreactions I’ve seen in a while. Chobani had a slogan that said:
"Nature got us to 100 calories. Not science. #Howmatters "
People were outraged (yes, outraged about yogurt) because it was attacking the sacrosanct Scientific Method. Y’know, NOT simply making a clever claim that it’s only using natural ingredients instead of artificial chemicals to get to 100 calories.
Chobani removed the slogan and apologized for being too clever for its own good. That was apparently too much for this poor, beleaguered blog writer to take, so he wrote this scathing response. About yogurt. Because they had it coming.
Those of you who are scientific minded, give it a read. Look at the tantrum being thrown & the folks rushing to his defense (even though the majority of folks seem to respond that this is an overreaction). Now you know how it feels when some Christian loses his/her mind over Disney, Harry Potter, etc. & is paraded as the mindset of our community while the cooler heads are ignored.
Stevie Wonder wrote and made famous a little song called Superstition. Stevie Ray Vaughan made perhaps the only cover of the song that had any chops. Could you imagine if the two of them did a duet of that song? It would be unreal…
The raid of Moletown & the return of a particular ginger.
Flayed men. Eww
Grey Worm getting an eyeful.
Sansa showing how to play the Game.
And of course, The Mountain vs. The Viper in a mind-blowing battle to the death.
“You raped her. You murdered her. You killed her children.” -
most people have a hard time accepting what they are going through is valid to begin with. Don’t add to that insecurity.
Plus if you do, you will not only be an asshole, but you will lose your eyebrows, as shown above.
Hidden message of the drawing: unlocked