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Reading List: April 2015

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April, where did you go?
I’ve been really busy with University applications and trying to find myself a job. I didn’t read or write as much as I wanted to this month, but I am being productive. Yippie!
I picked up a small collection of H.P. Lovecraft’s work and I just need to say this right now, I am enamored. Blown away by the way he uses words. The way his stories aren’t in-your-face freaky, but totally elegant and classy. So far I’ve read Rats in the Walls, the Picture in the House and the Outsider. I missed my bus stop because I was SO INTO THE BOOK (first thing for everything, right?). Now, I have to read aloud because it is too incredible to keep in my head; I need to experience it with more of my senses. Don’t worry, I don’t read aloud on transit… just in parks.

» April 7.EERIE-vol1

EERIE Archives Vol 1 by Dark Horse Comics.
The first 5 EERIE! horror comics compiled from their release in 1966. Colour and content are all fantastic quality. I especially enjoyed reading advertisements from the original comics.
Keep an eye out, if you’ve ever wanted to have your own pet monkey for $20! :}

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»April 13.

Tank Girl: The Odyssey by Peter Milligan and Jamie Hewlett.
A tribute to Homer’s the Odyssey. Booga is plagued by Hollywood producers while Tank Girl is away. Their son, Telemakeus tries to contact her, and chaos ensues. The writers are clever and witty, but I’ve never read the original story by Homer, so I can’t tell you if they stayed true to the original.

 

 

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QU33R-Robkirby» April 18.

QU33R complied by Rob Kirby.
Artists included are: Amanda Verwey, Carlo Quispe, Carrie McNinch, Christine Smith, Craig Bostick, David Kelly, Dylan “NDR” Edwards, Edie Fake, Eric Kostiuk Williams, Ivan Velez Jr., Jennifer Camper, Jose-Luis Olivares, Justin Hall, Kris Dresen , L. Nichols, Marian Runk, Michael Fahy, Rick Worley, Rob Kirby, Sasha Steinberg, Sina Sparrow, Steve MacIsaac, Terrance Griep, and Tyler Cohen.

 

 

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» April 27.SSoRC

The Sweeter Side of R.Crumb.
A collection of Robert Crumb’s drawings. The intro says that he is trying to get more females to like his work… now I can’t tell if this book is one big joke or if he is sincerely generalizing women by thinking we’re going to want pictures of cats and children, landscapes and clothing. I know that he is trying to show his ‘sweeter side’, but I like his normal work WAY better than what is in this book.   – Female Opinion.

 

Moon, my Oil Painting is on Fire.

I got to class 40 minutes late today… but I have a good excuse!

I was at home working on a painting titled Bathroom Wall Raven & the Broken Helicopter  all morning and last night. Didn’t sleep much because I couldn’t stop thinking about finishing it
&thepartyatmyplace.   

Typical Samm, all I’ve achieved since I got in the studio was causing a ruckus! I dropped a painting, knocked over a light my classmate was using and … well maybe that is all I’ve done.

At this very moment I am working on an oil painting that is screaming out ‘FOREST FIRE’
Is that a title I hear???

Here’s a tune to get into painting mode.

Not for you? That’s cool… what gets you pumped and into a creating mood??

Why Blog?

                                                                      I am 20.
It  is my first year studying art.

                                              I’m living in the infamous Sub-Arctica.

Dawson City, Yukon is one of the most breath-taking places I’ve traveled.  Although this is my first out-of-eastern-Canada experience, I can tell you my dearest readers, that this place I currently call home will forever have a special place in my soul. Figuratively speaking, of course.

The lovely borealis dances when it is so frigid outside your eyelashes freeze. Ravens click morning salutations on my walk into town. Dogs walk themselves. Drinkers have their own elite club. Locals are more than willing to share their knowledge of the land and their abundance of shed antlers.
& the art scene? IT’S CRAWLING WITH WEIRDOS JUST LIKE ME :]

                                                    So, why blog? WHY!? 

  • I want to spread my love for this world through art and creating.
  • I want to inspire others to think differently.
  • I want to question people and hear their answers.

I perform this ^ magik through sculpture, drawings, [strange] poetry, and photography…

Among other things I also enjoy sharing new, interesting things I pick up on along the way.

DSCN7321                                   I also have an incredible love for the moon.