Tuesday, March 15, 2011



A break from the weekly series "Artists That Inspire" has ensued....In order to put the bread and butter on the table....I need to follow up some job leads and manage my current work load.  Hopefully by week's end I will be rounding up some great artists!  Keep inspired and send any inspirations you find along your way =)

Monday, March 7, 2011

The PESKY PESK on facebook....AND how to get rid of it....

Although not a typical "ART" posting for me...I will dub this "The Art of Anti-Spamming on Facebook".....This was inspirational for me because although I didn't save the world, I was able to get to the root of the problem and hey it might help you out too!

As I awoke the other morning and clicked on a link which I thought would be very funny:  "Man takes pictures of himself everyday for 20 years---watch him change in this video".  Thinking "Oh, I would love to do this someday", I clicked away ready to be amazed...instead of seeing a magnificent morph I found myself on a bogus YouTube site and an unauthorized post on my facebook wall.  NOW I panicked and thought "Great my facebook page and account has been hacked for the first time...What the @&$# do I do now?"  Seven deep breaths later and some frenzied pecking and punching on the keyboard in search engines----I found the information that just may help you...giddy up here we go:

1)  If you are receiving these posts on your wall after you visit a bogus site(ex. "viewtube") there is a way out....albeit it is next to impossible to identify these posts on our trusted friend's walls...there is a way to get them off.  

2)  My first inclination was to delete the post off of my wall or report it as spam---You will find out after clicking THIS DOES NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM.  You will notice an error message as well as you click 1 of the 3 options.  Take a deep breath and see the next step.

3)  Go to your profile page and click the "Notes" section under your profile picture.

4)  Go down to your "Activities & Interests" and view all of them by selecting "see more", you will see a list of everything you have added.(Depending on how many you have you can just go to edit list)  At any rate, you want to click on "Edit" and when it brings you to the edit page click again on "Show other pages"

5)  Now go through the pop up list....does anything look out of the ordinary that you did not add?!  For me I saw: "Man takes pictures of himself everyday for 20 years---watch him change in this video"---Obviously this was the spam link that placed me in this predicament.  

6)  Lastly, now that you have identified the unwanted click "Remove Page" next to it.  

7)  Voila and Congratulations---you have now have become a survivor of spam instead of victim!  Do check your wall again....In my case the post from the spam was still on the wall, but this time I was able to report it as spam to facebook and it deleted immediately leaving my friends safe from a bogus posting on my wall "WHEW"

As always with spam and theft, I find it absolutely astonishing that somebody spends their day stealing from people.  Often time these folks work around the clock tapping and prodding on law-abiding citizens accounts.  
I choose to be in this cyber world so I won't be naive to the fact that much like the real world, bad people are out there....but I will do ANYTHING I can possibly do to knock them down and protect me and those I care about...Happy ANTI-SPAMMING TO YOU AND YOURS!
Cheers---Hope this helps!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Need some Pick-Me-Up?---Check out these Artists Who Inspire: a new weekly showcase

Because I have found such a joy and fascination with others work as artists...I want to share what I find for inspiration to others .  On a weekly basis I will showcase artists and their work(of diverse genres) I have found through out the week.  Some very prime finds this week....I have posted links to their work---ENJOY!



JARA FRISK--Visual Arts


Tape Cassette Rockin' 3D Painting
The story behind Jara's creation of this series is quite interesting---You can find the story on a link to her blog below...A fresh and colorful burst of creativity from an artist with a great process.


AmaramAart - Amara Vercnocke--Fiber Arts


miniature 6 inch versions of your Family Doll 3D Portrait SALE,Poseable, moveable OOAK, Soft Sculptures of your loved ones or movie characters you love  made from wool and hand needle felted
Amara explains her craft:  "Each wool felted goody is always a little different and unique so each person can have their own unique piece of artwork"...the detailing and craft-woman-ship is simply stunning and intricate...talent galore.  Amara is also offering the following discount on her Etsy site:  Promo code on check out for 20% off total purchase---PROMO CODE:  fuzzyfun4all


CYNTHIA UHRICH--Actress/Writer/Director/Instructor


Trailer Link:  Regular Joe The Movie

Cynthia's creativity in each genre she works is hands down pure talent...her ability to work with people is innate and describes her work with students in her studio link below.  A real jem in the entertainment industry.----Watch for Cynthia's upcoming film project: M4W (Man For Woman)


ANNIE FITZGERALD--Singer/Songwriter


Annie has been reviewed glowingly through out the country .... In fact, Dwight Hobbes of the TC Daily Planet wrote that she was "reminiscent of Joni Mitchel..."  A true & dynamic professional with a voice to lift your spirits through the day and night.


***Next week check out a new set of Artists Who Inspire .  If you have an idea or would like to submit an artist just give a holler!


Friday, March 4, 2011

thebar.com - Drink Recipe - Cheesecake Martini----MMMMM Good Stuff!

Cheesecake Martini

A favorite desert in a little drink that packs a punch---Short little post for a heavenly indulgence! Give it a try with the link above! Happy Friday & CHEERS!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Lady Gaga - Born This Way


Waking up this morning and awaiting the release of Lady Gaga's Born This Way was well worth it!  Lady Gaga once again one up's herself by pushing the envelope....This little monster thinks how could she possibly top this.  Honestly, at my first preview of this video I didn't know what to think---The more I watched I will have to say the shock factor wore off.  The plasma birth and evil didn't settle well at first---however the more I viewed the more I was able to interpret this video as beautiful.

That's what I like about Gaga afterall....Beautiful doesn't always mean a  typical route.  There is something very "UGLY--BEAUTIFUL" about this video...and that's why I wiggled a little.  Isn't that what art is all about?!  To feel something.

It was interesting to see it at the Grammy's first with a much more abstract presentation with athletic and modern choreography(which I believe was better on the stage than in the video).

Enjoy the video...I can't wait to see how she can top herself after this....But I am fully inspired for the day!

Sunday, February 27, 2011


#1 -- Jennifer Hudson, in Atelier Versace

#2--Reese Witherspoon, in Armani

Michelle Williams, in Chanel

Anne Hathaway, in Valentino couture

Mila Kunis, in Elie Saab

Hilary Swank, in Gucci

Helen Mirren, in Vivienne Westwood

#3--Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang

OSCARS 2011---A new theme and a good year !

YES YES!  With 2.5 hours to go....It's that time of the year again for THE OSCARS.  ABC hosts the 83rd annual frenzy in Hollywood at the Kodak Theater and is brimming with new themes.  Most noted will be the dubbed "MOST INTERACTIVE" year at the OSCARS -- http://oscar.go.com -- 

A few more interesting interactive themes found there way on to my ipad:

1)  OSCAR Backstage Pass:   http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/oscar-backstage-pass/id411784735?mt=8

2)  E Live from the Red Carpet:    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/live-from-the-red-carpet/id410377037?mt=8

The biggest change coming however is the hosting style:  James Franco and Anne Hathaway will lead the night---a welcomed and quirky change!

I did make my predictions "contest style" of WHO WILL WIN on http://oscar.go.com/ ... However I would like to make a nod to WHO SHOULD WIN in a couple of categories, but most likely will not:

BEST PICTURE:  The Kids Are All Right 
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:  Jeremy Renner, The Town
WRITING(ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY):  **TIE** The Kids Are All Right & Inception

NOW to roll out that red carpet, put on my OSCAR best and join the party....I hope your Hollywood night is GLITZY!