A creative Challenge for January (Guided 4 min Video)

Master this creative activity, a random challenge. You can download a file to print and create your own cards at originalodyssey.com Limited edition signed decks are available while supplies last. Add #chaosodyssey to share your creations on Faceboook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Weight and balance challenges, bike art studio trailer update

I’m guilty of getting too excited and forgetting what I told myself about packing. I knew the drawers needed to be empty and yet I filled them. I knew all the weight had to be in the bottom and yet I packed extra things on top. Too heavy to bike uphill. Too light in the…

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Dog house size trailer plans in progress – Studio & Gallery

Some ideas hit and stick. This sticking point is the start of a thread that weaves itself through years of life never gets cut loose. You might call this an Axis mundi, an image that relates to the center of the earth (perhaps like an umbilical providing nourishment). Below is an idea of this center thread as…

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Inanna, winter solstice, and darkness dreams

Inanna-Ishtar’s most famous myth is the story of her descent into and return from Kur, the ancient Sumerian Underworld. a myth in which she attempts to conquer the domain of her older sister Ereshkigal, the queen of the Underworld, but is instead deemed guilty of hubris by the seven judges of the Underworld and struck dead. Three days later, Ninshubur pleads with…

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Participating in experiential project design by momentum projectlab

Today I participated in a group visioning session as part of a series in phase 3 of Santa Barbara County is creative communities project. The creative communities project will result in a strategic arts plan for the Santa Barbara County and is being created by momentum projectlab out of LA. I really enjoyed participating in…

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Learning improv, and lovin’ it, thanks to the CAW pilot workshops in Santa Barbara

I started an improv class at the Community Arts Workshop (CAW). We are learning a form of improv theater from Michael Bernard. Tonight I watched a professional team perform. I rented the video, TJ and Dave; trust us this is all made up, on amazon. There are many concepts in this art form that I…

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Photos from the artist and social media talk at the new heights art symposium

Here are a few photos from my 90 minute presentation on the artist and social media. In addition to covering basic information, I also include an interactive experience. It gets people collaborating with fellow attendees and drives home the social components in new technology. Artists have always been pioneers in exploring the limits of technology.…

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investing time in #survival and #safety – #lifetools with #ark

I’ve started a new virtual reality / massive-multiplayer online mobile (phone or tablet) game. ARK is a role playing experience-learning basic life skills in a wild world where dinosoise wonder. It’s my summer break for all the environmental stress. Nina is also giving her heart and grounding out the feelings. Thank you, Karsen, for introducing…

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Mermaid alphabet coloring book, stickers, and stamp kit for kids of all ages

To share the mermaids I’ve mailed them off to a few kids and asked them what they think. Hearing from their parents the kids are inspired to make their own art and go play at the beach is the best possible result 💛🧡❤️. The images are also fun to share, I hope you enjoy them…

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Two mile test hike in the neighborhood #sierraclub #backpack

In preparation for an overnight Sierra Club backpacking trip, I took a full pack on a two mile walk in the neighborhood. How cool is it to carry everything you need to live outdoors on your back? The first mile was a loop, because I quickly realized hiking while walking the dog is slow. My…

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