Howdy Toasters, Armed with just a media pass, iPhone and a few battery packs, I was living the rockstar photographer dream at Splendour in the Grass, a 3 day music festival held in Byron Bay, a beautiful little beach town on the … Continue reading Splendour in the Grass 2014: The RockStar Photographer Dream
Howdy Toasters So some great, fun, exciting stuff happened for me in 2013… For the first time in an embarrassing amount of years I travelled overseas and had an awesome 2 weeks with a old friend I’d not seen in too many years in a city I love A years long project of changing careers saw a first big step and I moved into my first social media role I saw some great theatre with some lifelong idols ; Angela Lansbury & James Earl Jones performing together & a one woman show with Bette Midler & the most experiential, … Continue reading the bankrupt circus
Howdy Toasters, Nothing is flowing. Finding my characters, creating their story, bringing them to life, writing something interesting, finishing an idea, it’s just not happening. Every idea sounds too self interested, not creative enough, too creative, bland, copies of other pieces I’ve read or just not very good. I’m annoyed, frustrated and i want to give up. The more i try the more it feels forced and the less anything, even anything bad, bubbles to the surface. Ideas for stories stare out at me, teasing me, tormenting me… i just don’t where to take any of them. In the (clearly … Continue reading 642:10 What does writers block feel like?
Howdy Toasters, Being unable to exercise and having to tone down my lifestyle while I recover from my glamour wound, as destiny would have it I’ve been skating along at a slower pace of late. Devouring books like Haruki Murakami’s … Continue reading botanical beauty and my uncharacteristic wholesome imbalance
It was all she could think about. The blue was even more vibrant than she remembered, like the ocean on a bright summer day. She was reminded of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, her grandfather’s favourite poem. He used to recite it to her, his voice tempered with the characters and emotion and the last verse always welled tears in his eyes. He went like one that hath been stunned, And is of sense forlorn: A sadder and a wiser man He rose the morrow morn. He wasn’t an overly emotional man, no more than … Continue reading 642 – 7: What a character holding a blue object is thinking right now.
Howdy Toasters, The artist is a fictional character, here he previews his latest work and discusses his inspiration. I’d been planning a new work for sometime but just wasn’t connected to any of my projects and nothing i was creating was worthy of evolving into major works. I was tired, angry with my lack of creativity, hallucinogenicly sleep deprived & high from a days long banquet of illicitness, believing I’d finally exhausted my talent, in that melodramatic way you do, and needing some light to dawn in the chasm i was staring down when I saw the lamp glowing in … Continue reading the artist – enlightened
Howdy Toasters, So i’ve discovered a new creative writing book, because 642 Things to Write About apparently isn’t enough. The Amazing Story Generator is a whole book of flip fun that takes storytelling to crazytown! Click the link to read about it. I hope you’re ready for a decent dose of WTF because the first story title i flipped to create is “On vacation for the first time in years a licensed cat hair stylist discovers who really killed JFK” (wow, told you… crazytown)…. Philomeyna Tonkinese is a lady in demand. Every Burmese Persian, Russian Blue and Singapura from Australia … Continue reading On vacation for the first time in years a licensed cat hair stylist discovers who really killed JFK
Howdy Toasters, 642 challenge time… what a wonderful way to procrastinate about studying. I used to have a gorgeous, white, long haired, deaf cat, Gemma, who I’m sure spent her life judging me and my behaviours ( and I’m just sure hated me for a while after I moved in with a friend and his pet rabbit) so this one just jumped off the page at me. 642 Topic: You are a loser who lives alone with a cat and have done for quite some time. One day your cat can’t take it any more and starts talking. What does … Continue reading 642:6 Judgey Gemma
Howdy Toasters, This is one of my favourite pieces of graffiti art.. Well actually it’s more than graffiti, watch and see for yourself. “Muto,” is a short film by Italian street artist Blu that brings his graffiti artwork to life. Blu paints his otherwordly creations on buildings and other public spaces, before animating them using stop motion techniques. Watch as Blu’s wild menagerie of characters morph and creep across buildings in Buenos Aires. For more Blu visit http://blublu.org/ Break out the Butter, i’ll be back real soon Continue reading Muto by Blu , Graffiti on the move
Howdy Toasters! it’s creative writing time…. The topic “Write a scene that begins It was the first time i killed a man” and i’ve managed to unsettle myself with this one. Just before bed too… It was the first time I killed a man… Looking back I was so unprepared, so amateur, so… unpracticed. I made a hell of a mess that night. It was on the news the next day. To be honest I thought they’d show more of the scene, I was real sore they didn’t. All that work, all my work and all they did was … Continue reading 642: 3 The first time i killed a man
Howdy Toasters! I recently discovered a book called 642 things to write about, it’s a creative writing dream! Every now and then i’m choosing a topic for inspiration and writing. I warn you, it may get a bit stream of consciousness so just grab on to your nearest toast buddy and get ready for the ride. This week’s topic “The next blockbuster medicine that will be invented and what will happen as a result”. Tell me what you think… Tobi had been staring at the two viles for what seemed like hours. What she was about to do next would … Continue reading 642 things:1blockbuster medicine
Ah study saturday. it’s always a joy to be stuck inside on a nice day.
maybe i should buy some rolls of sticky tape and get creative (ie practice the masterful art of procrastination). There’s some great tape art (and other uses) here.
What will you do with sticky tape? (suggestion, don’t put it over the holes in the Toaster.. you’ll burn the toast and i’ll never get out)