2018-09-14T11:33:28-04:00

New Necklaces (most of em)

New Necklaces (most of em)

I have made new necklaces for the upcoming Emerging Artist Exhibit, I am showing most of them, but keeping some of the most complex to debut at the exhibit. Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This necklace has nephrite jade and coral with a carved alligator jade pendant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This necklace is made of malachite, lapiz lazuli, Obsidian, Aquamarine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This necklace has Chiapas amber, Malachite, Silver and Opal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This necklace has Lapiz Lazuli, Moonstone, Coral, Glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This necklace has Baltic amber, Chipas amber, Chrysophase, Turquoise, Aquamarine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This necklace was made for my homie JPatt of The Knocks, this has Marble, Coral, Moonstone, Malachite, Silver, Agate

2018-09-14T10:45:53-04:00

My favorite musical instrument

My favorite musical instrument

Handpan is a term for a group of musical instruments resulting from a growing worldwide interest in the Hang, an instrument invented and built by the company PANArt Hangbau AG.

Properties adopted from the Hang by most handpans are the basic form consisting of two metal half-shells glued together, a center tone field surrounded by a circle of at least seven tone fields on the upper side and an opening in the bottom side. Differences as compared to the Hang are the used materials, the manufacturing processes of the raw forms, the shaping of the tone fields and the tuning methods. Some handpans are also different from the basic tone field layout of the Hang.
History
The term handpan first appeared online in the fall of 2007 on the website of an American steelpan producer Pantheon Steel. It was used to describe its own development of a new instrument which was launched as an alternative to the Hang.
Consequently, the term found its way into discussions in the defunct Hang-Music Forum on the Internet. The successor of this forum was founded in 2009 and was called handpan.org. This way the expression handpan found wide circulation. A new generic term for this group of instruments had become necessary as PANArt had registered the name Hang as trademark for musical instruments.

The first four instruments, which are generally included by the term handpan, were Caisa by Kaisos Steel Drums (Germany, 2007), BElls by BEllart (Spain, 2009), Halo by Pantheon Steel (USA, 2009) and Spacedrum by Metal Sounds (France, 2009). Today, significantly more than 100 handpan builders have entered the market and offer instruments that vary widely in material, manufacturing techniques, shape, sound and quality. 

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2018-09-07T13:43:54-04:00

Medicine Songs

Medicine Songs

I believe in the healing power of music and I have gone to music throughout my life to regain center and balance my emotions. As I have been exposed to many various types of music some resonate more with me than others. I am a huge fan of soul, funk & disco but I also listen to other tunes as well. These 3 songs all have healing properties for me, and the lyrics are important to me and provide healing when I hear them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Larala lararai lararaira
Larala lararai lararaira
Larala lararai lararaira
Larala lararai lararaira

All that I am, all that we are
shining in love like an infinite star
One with the all, all becomes one
all has been here since creation begun.
Break down the walls of illusion and fear,
seek for the truth & the truth shall appear.

All that I am, all becomes one
shining in love like the infinite sun.
All are one light away
I receive of the love that you’re giving

and there’s no other way
all are one is the essence of living.
Larala lararai lararaira
Larala lararai lararaira
Larala lararai lararaira
Larala lararai lararaira

So follow the pathway that lies where you go
look for the truth in the things that you know
Seek for Jah wisdom so high and so pure
Carry it with you through you all endure
And all that I am and all that we are
shining in love like an infinite star
One with the all, all becomes one
all has been here since creation begun.

Break down the walls of illusion and fear,
seek for the truth and the truth shall appear.
All that I am, all that we are
shining in love like an infinite star

All are one light the way
shine every night every day that I’m living
and there’s no other way
all are one is the way of forgiving.
All are one light the way
shine every night every day that I’m living
and there’s no other way
all are one is the way of forgiving.

All are one light the way
I receive all the love that you are giving
and there’s no other way
all are one is the essence of living.

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ABRETE CORAZON

Abrete Corazón; Abrete sentimiento
Abrete entendimiento
Dejar a un lado la razón
Y dejar brillar el Sol
Escondido en tu interior
Aaaaa; Aaaaaaa…

Abrete memoria Antigua; Escondida
En la Tierra, en el água, en el aire
En el fuego, en las plantas, En tu cuerpo
(Chorus)
Es tiempo ya; Ya es la hora abrete corazón
E recuerda como el espiritu cura
Como el Amor sana
Como el arbol floresce y la vida perdura
(Chorus)
Abra tus alas
Respira profundo; y eleve-te hasta el Cielo
Mira el Sol de frente; como las águilas
No tengas temor; Confia en ti
Confia en Dios; Confia en la Vida
(Chorus)
*****

OPEN YOUR HEART

Open your heart
Open to your feelings
Open to your understanding
Leave reason to one side
And let shine the Sun
That is hidden within you
Aaaaa; Aaaaaaa…

Open up ancient memory
Hidden in the Earth
In Water, in Air
In plants, in Fire, in your body
(Chorus)
It is time, Now is the hour to open your heart
And remember how Spirit cures
How love heals; How trees flourish and life endures
(Chorus)
Open your wings, Breathe deeply
And lift yourself up to the sky
Look at the sun in front of you like eagles do
Have no fear, Trust in yourself
Trust in God; Trust in Life

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When you let go of fear
The truth will appear,
So simple and clear

There’s a feeling inside
So deep and so wide
So open and free

When is love is revealed
All beings are healed, so naturally

When you let go of fear
The truth will appear,
So simple and clear

Let your light show the
forever to stay
in a circle of freinds

Let your heart be your guide
to lead you inside,
where love never ends

When you let go of fear
The truth will appear,
So simple and clear

When love overflows
You can only let go
And be swept out to sea

This journey will end
Where it began my friend,
In the hearts mystery

When you let go of fear
The truth will appear,
So simple and clear

2018-09-07T13:15:39-04:00

CHEECH WIZARD & VAUGHN (& MARK) BODÉ

CHEECH WIZARD & VAUGHN (& MARK) BODÉ

Vaughn Bodē
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Born July 22, 1941[1]
Utica, New York
Died July 18, 1975 (aged 33)
San Francisco, California[2]
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist
Notable works
Cheech Wizard
Awards Hugo Award, Best Fan Artist, 1969
Yellow Kid Award (de), 1974
Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame, 2006
Spouse(s) Barbara Hawkins (m. 1961, divorced 1972)
Children Mark Bodé
http://www.markbode.com/site/vaughnbode.html

Vaughn Bodē (/bˈd/; July 22, 1941 – July 18, 1975) was an American underground cartoonist and illustrator known for his character Cheech Wizard and his artwork depicting voluptuous women. A contemporary of Ralph Bakshi, Bodē has been credited as an influence on Bakshi’s animated films Wizards and The Lord of the Rings. Bodē has a huge following among graffiti artists, with his characters remaining a popular subject.[3]

Bodē was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame for comics artists in 2006.

Cheech Wizard
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Cheech Wizard, in a characteristic discussion of the search for God. Art by Vaughn Bodé.
Publication information
Publisher National LampoonLast GaspFantagraphics
First appearance 1967
Created by Vaughn Bodé
In-story information
Alter ego unknown
Partnerships Razzberry

Cheech Wizard is an American underground comics character created by artist Vaughn Bodē and appearing in various works, including the National Lampoon, from 1967 until Bodé’s death in 1975. A mysterious character of unknown origins, The Wizard is constantly in search of a good party, cold beer, and attractive women. The Cheech Wizard is often drawn in graffiti murals and street art,[1] and has been repeatedly referenced in pop music.

The Wizard wears a very large yellow Phrygian cap decorated with wizard symbols instead of a wizard’s pointed hat, with his legs, clad in what appear to be red tights, visible underneath. His appearance and species have never been revealed. In an early comic, Captured by Morton Frog (1967), Cheech takes off his hat for a police officer, a priest and a political leader. You can clearly see him holding his hat in his hands, away from the rest of his body. The face is hidden by the speech balloon, but you can see glimpses of hair on top. All three persons witnessing his face fall into cataleptic states forever. Cheech walks away from their fortress claiming that “Their primitive minds couldn’t accept da truth”. In a later comic, Who is C.W.? (1974), one of Cheech’s lovers insists on seeing his true face. Cheech claims that she will die instantly, or go insane. After having her sign a waiver freeing him of legal responsibilities, he agrees to take off his hat. The comic ends abruptly at mid-page with Cheech saying “Okay! Here goes, but I bet you go blind!”, followed by a blank (white-out) panel.

Cheech Wizard speaks in an ungrammatical sort of urban dialect. He was generally accompanied by his lizard apprentice, Razzberry (until that character was killed off). Cheech was depicted as foul-mouthed, often drunk or high on drugs, and constantly on the make. His attitude towards his fellow residents of the magic forest in which he lived (generally talking male animals and human females, the latter invariably under-dressed) was usually one of contempt. Curiously, he was referred to (often by himself) as the Cartoon Messiah, which suggested Bodé’s long-standing interest in mysticism. But his general reaction to anyone who annoys him (and the list there is quite long) is to deliver a swift kick to the groin. Mark Bodé claims that the Cheech Wizard was his father’s “alter-ego, . . . a bad-mouth hat with no respect for anyone, completely the opposite of Vaughn, who was charismatic but shy.”

Mark Bodé
Born February 18, 1963 (age 55)
Utica, New York
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist, Artist
Notable works
Cobalt-60
The Lizard of Oz
Collaborators Vaughn BodéLarry Todd
Official website

Mark Bodé (born February 18, 1963 in Utica, New York) is an American cartoonist. The son of underground comics legend Vaughn Bodé, Mark often produces works similar to the elder Bodé’s style. He is best known for his work on Cobalt-60Miami Mice, and The Lizard of Oz. Bodé has also worked for Heavy Metal magazine and on The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Bodé is also a tattoo artist, spending many years working around Northampton, Massachusetts, although he now lives in California.


 

2018-08-31T11:24:49-04:00

La Diablada – Bolivia

The Diablada or Danza de los Diablos (English: Dance of the Demons), is an original and typical dance from the region of Oruro in Bolivia. characterized by the mask and devil suit worn by the performers. The dance is a mixture of religious theatrical presentations brought from Spain and Andean religious ceremonies such as the Llama llama dance in honor of the Uru god Tiw (protector of mines, lakes, and rivers), and the Aymaran miners’ ritual to Anchanchu (a demon spirit of caves and other isolated places in Bolivia and Perú.

The Diablada’s origins are in Oruro, Bolivia. The dance is known in Puno in Peru, —it is also not uncommon for the dance to be used as a symbol for these country’s indigenous cultural identity. (from Wikipedia)

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2018-08-23T14:46:44-04:00

MY FAVORITE EXHIBIT OF ALL TIIME

MY FAVORITE EXHIBIT OF ALL TIIME

MY favorite exhibit of all time is in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.

The Hall of Geology, Gems, & Minerals presents specimens from the Museum’s collection of gems, minerals, rocks and meteorites. Students can also explore similarities and differences between Earth and its neighbors in space, touch a rock from Mars and see extraterrestrial diamond dust. Additional highlights include the Hope Diamond, the National Gem Collection, the Mine and Rocks Galleries, the Plate Tectonics Gallery and the Moon, Meteorites and the Solar System Gallery.

There is no exhibit I have visited, museum ive been to, event ive attended, painting ive admired, sculpture ive touched, or exhibit of any sort that ive attended to that even comes close to the mineral hall of the Smithsonian. It is my favorite of all-time nothing else even comes close.

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