Month: April 2018

Out of the Office for Spring Break

April 30 / 18   Just one more thing: I will be out of the office for this week and will return Monday, May 7. This is my Spring Break and I need a break from Shadowboxerinc. My brain needs a recharge so I can come back ready to really take this to the next level. Enjoy your Week, be always blessed!   Image source: & unknown

Editor’s Desk for May 2018

April 29 / 18 #5 / Vol. 6 Hey! Last day of April and tomorrow we’ll be moving into May. Not too much going on this month, in fact, I think it’s going to be a quiet month. Arctic Monkeys, Charlie Puth, Snow Patrol, and other artists are ready to release some new tunes for this month. Zac Posen is our Shadow Spotlight for May, while I’m going to see what Kansas City has to offer for our Where To segment. Are you ready for Comic-Con in San Diego this year? You should be. I’m sure some of you have all the information you need, but for those of you still in the dark, I will find and scour for what you need to know. When it comes to sex and art, it can be a tricky thing. Some find it art and some find it trashy. Yes, the human body is art, yet there is some opposition to this. That’s whats going on with Creative Close-Up. I’m doing my research on this subject and I …

Reflections: Poems of Ambition…

April 30 / 18 We all have ambitions in our life. We want to set a goal and we’re not settling for less. People think ambition is a terrible thing when in reality it is not. If you set some goals, write them down, and not let people, procrastination, or anything else get in the way, then you know you’re on your way to something great. Here are two poems, National Poetry Month, I found that really spoke to me, especially the second one.               Image source: musings at random & Pinterest

National Poetry Month: Lucille Clifton

April 28 / 18 National Poetry Month folks! The last featured poet and poems and I found some great poems by Lucille Clifton. Take a look at these… Credit source: Poem Hunter Homage To My Hips – by Lucille Clifton these hips are big hips. they need space to move around in. they don’t fit into little petty places. these hips are free hips. they don’t like to be held back. these hips have never been enslaved, they go where they want to go they do what they want to do. these hips are mighty hips. these hips are magic hips. i have known them to put a spell on a man and spin him like a top   Moonchild – by Lucille Clifton whatever slid into my mother’s room that late june night, tapping her great belly, summoned me out roundheaded and unsmiling. is this the moon, my father used to grin. cradling me? it was the moon but nobody knew it then. the moon understands dark places. the moon has secrets of her …

Wknd Scene: Santa Barbara Writers Conference

April 28 / 18 Hello! The final weekend of April has come. The Santa Barbara Writers Conference is coming in June of this year. For those of you who may find this interesting, you still have a chance of registering. Here are the details from their website… Credit source: Santa Barbara Writers Santa Barbara Writers Conference June 17-22, 2018 Improve your craft • Find your tribe • Make lifelong connections Since 1972 writers from around the world have gathered each June at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference to rub elbows with fellow storytellers, celebrate well-known authors, and network with publishing professionals.  Join us beachside for an intensive, weeklong experience dedicated to the craft of writing. Workshops cover literary fiction, mystery, sci-fi, memoir, creative nonfiction, travel writing, poetry, screenwriting, and marketing. The June 17-22, 2018 conference includes: 5 full days of workshops led by 36 talented teachers 5 keynote presentations by successful authors Afternoon speakers and panel discussions Book signings with author-speakers Opening Night Banquet Poolside Cocktail Reception Awards Banquet Optional one-on-one manuscript consultations Registration for appointments …

Cool: Venom

April 27 / 18 Friday! The Cool segment has been dormant, but we’re back with it and do we have something for you guys! Venom, the newest film from the Marvel universe, debut a teaser trailer last year and a new full-length trailer debuted at the recent CinemaCon.     “One of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.”   The film comes out October 5, 2018. What did you think about the trailer? Pretty good or not?     Image source: & SuperHeroHype

Wednz Scene: Upcoming Gaming Conventions for Summer 2018

April 25 / 18 Hello again…Just a last minute post for gaming conventions coming this Summer. Here are a few for those of you who hard on gamers… Credit source: Digital Trends Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) When: June 12 to 14 (but really June 8 to 15) Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles   San Diego Comic-Con When: July 19 to 22 Where: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego   Gamescom When: August 21 to 25 Where: Cologne Exhibition Center, Cologne, Germany   QuakeCon When: August (TBA) Where: Dallas (venue TBA)   I will post more for the coming Fall season. Enjoy your Wednesday and Thursday, be blessed!   Image source: PixelsTalk.Net

Wednz Scene: Americans for the Arts Convention-Denver, CO

April 25 / 18 Hello…Hump, Hump, Hump Day Wednesday. Have two things to pass along. First Americans for the Arts. Who are Americans for the Arts? It’s an organization “whose mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America”. I got that from their web page. Read about this organization not too long ago and have been following up on this since. Advocate, Research, Connect, and Lead. They are having a convention in Denver, Colorado in June of this year. Here are some details… Credit source: Americans for the Arts Join us for the 2018 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Denver, CO! On June 14-17, arts and community leaders from across the country will discuss pressing issues around public art, community development, education, advocacy, and equity. WE COME TOGETHER TO MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES STRONGER THROUGH THE ARTS. For more than 60 years, the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention …