Month: September 2019

Fashion Week Updates…

9.28.19 Evening everyone! It’s been a long and eventful day, but I’ve managed to put together some fashion updates from London, Milan, and now Paris, courtesy of FF Channel.  LONDON FASHION WEEK  SPRING/SUMMER 2020         MILAN FASHION WEEK SPRING/SUMMER 2020 J-Lo in a rendition of the infamous green dress!         PARIS FASHION WEEK SPRING/SUMMER 2020       Hope you enjoyed it all. I sometimes like to think you’re at a real fashion show. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed.   Featured image: Fashionista Advertisements

Fall Reads 2019

9.25.19 Fall has arrived and its time to look at which books will or maybe on your nightstand or coffee table. Found this article from Cristina Arreola from Bustle. I’m putting twelve of the thirty-six books for Fall 2019. Book descriptions by Amazon.  Credit source: Bustle       “This month for Reese’s Book Club, we are listening to The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott! Set during the Cold War, it tells the story of secretaries turned spies who are tasked with smuggling Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR and into the hands of Russian citizens. You’ll get to know Sally and Irina, two spies who risk it all for love and adventure.” (Reese Witherspoon) A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice – inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the 20th century: Doctor Zhivago.     From the author of Make Your Home Among Strangers, essays on being an “accidental” American …

MidWk Updates: Calling All Artists…

9.25.19 Good Morning creative peeps! It’s that time again to see what artshow.com has in store for upcoming art competitions for October. Here are all the exhibitions, contests, and competitions available. Credit source: artshow.com Lacawac Artists’ Residencies 2019 Lacawac Sanctuary and Field Station is a nature preserve, biological field station, and environmental education center located near Lake Ariel, PA in the Pocono Mountains. Each year professional or aspiring artists are selected to spend time at Lacawac Sanctuary for either one or two weeks. During the residencies, artists are free to produce their artwork using the inspiration of the beauty that is Lacawac. Housing and limited studio space are provided. Artists are provided: a comfortable, rustic room in the Historic Watres Lodge or the Ice House; access to 545 acres which includes a glacial lake, 2 ponds, shore access to Lake Wallenpaupack, ledges natural area, and forests; interaction with scientists conducting research at Lacawac (May thru early August). $10 application fee. The cost of the residency is $200 per week. Deadline: Rolling Basis. More info. Contact: email or call 570-689-9494. …

Creative Close-Up Courtesy of The Writer

9.23.19 Hello again…Just one more post to put up. September is about to leave us soon and that means Creative Close-Up is here. For writers, amateurs to professionals we all have made some mistakes in writing an article to writing stories. Long or short. I found an article by Gail Rady for The Writer, which was published in August. I think this could be helpful, don’t you? The do’s and don’ts of dialogue Dialogue is a powerful tool. Do make it sound lifelike, don’t let it drone on forever. Learn the do’s and don’ts of writing in dialogue. Photo by Blan-k/Shutterstock I’m not talking just to hear my own voice,” Grace insisted. “I’ve got a big job here!” Indeed, she does. Or the dialogue does. Only in a raw beginner’s manuscript – or a creative writing student’s desperate attempt to meet a page requirement – does dialogue drone on simply to fill the airways. Dialogue is a powerful tool. Imagine for a moment gazing on a family reunion devoid of speech. Or try your favorite …

Complete List of 2019 Emmy Winners

9.24.19 Hello Monday! The Emmys 2019 has come and gone, but I’ve got the winners from last nights events, courtesy of Vulture… Credit source: Vulture Outstanding Drama SeriesBetter Call SaulBodyguardGame of ThronesKilling EveOzarkPoseSuccessionThis Is Us     Outstanding Comedy SeriesBarryFleabagRussian DollSchitt’s CreekThe Good PlaceThe Marvelous Mrs. MaiselVeep Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesBob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)Kit Harington (Game of Thrones)Jason Bateman (Ozark)Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us)Billy Porter (Pose) Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesEmilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)Robin Wright (House of Cards)Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder)Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)Mandy Moore (This Is Us)Laura Linney (Ozark) Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesHenry Winkler (Barry)Anthony Carrigan (Barry)Stephen Root (Barry)Tony Hale (Veep)Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method) Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesSarah Goldberg (Barry)Sian Clifford (Fleabag)Olivia Colman (Fleabag)Betty Gilpin (GLOW)Marin Hinkle (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)Anna Chlumsky (Veep) Outstanding Writing for a Comedy SeriesBarry “ronny/lily”Fleabag “Episode 1”PEN15 “Anna Ishii-Peters”Russian Doll “Nothing In This …

MidWk Update: AWP Conference 2020

9.18.19 Afternoon all! Got something to pass along to you. The (AWP) Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference 2020 will be held in San Antonio, Texas. Here is some info about the upcoming event, courtesy of AWP. Credit source: AWP 2020 AWP Conference & Bookfair San Antonio, TXHenry B. González Convention CenterMarch 4–7, 2020 Key Dates July 15, 2019: Bookfair sales open August 1, 2019: Accepted events announced August 1, 2019: Bookfair stage sales open August 1, 2019: Small Press Publisher Award submissions open August 1, 2019: Early bird registration opens August 12, 2019: Hotel & Travel information available for registered attendees August 15, 2019: Deadline to confirm #AWP20 events Accepted Organizers: Watch the #AWP20 Accepted Organizer Website Tutorial September 1, 2019: Deadline for additional scheduling and A/V requests September 1, 2019: Deadline for event outline uploads November 1, 2019: Offsite event submissions open February 5, 2020: Deadline for accessibility requests Materials to View/Download Attendee Guide Social Networking Twitter: use #AWP20 Bookfair Facebook Page Instagram: use #AWP20 Conference Queries Registrationregistration@awpwriter.org(240) 696-8273 Conference Eventsevents@awpwriter.org(240) 696-8250 Future Conferences Kansas City, Missouri March 3–6, 2021 | Kansas City Convention Center Philadelphia, …

Shadow Spotlight: Peter Lindbergh

9.16.19 Happy Monday! I’m not able to put into words about this creative artist. Peter Lindbergh was a different breed when it came to photography. He recently passed away earlier this month, leaving a legacy of great works. His photos showed natural beauty. He was not afraid to show the imperfections and flaws that most photographers covered up.  “This should be the responsibility of photographers today to free women, and finally everyone, from the terror of youth and perfection.” All of Lindbergh’s works were in black and white, refusing to work his photos in color which he felt covered the true beauty of the subject. As he explained to in an interview in 2008: “Using black-and-white photography was really important to creating the supermodel. Every time I tried to shoot them in colour because their beauty was close to perfection, it ended up looking like a bad cosmetics advert. With black and white, you can really see who they are. It toned down the commercial interpretation that colour gives. What’s so striking about black and …

Wknd Updates: Cartoon Studies Admission for Fall 2019

9.14.19 One last post for the time being. I was looking to see if there were any workshops coming this month or the next few months and came across this…The Center for Cartoon Studies.  Credit source: The Center for Cartoon Studies ADMISSIONS THE CENTER FOR CARTOON STUDIES (CCS) IS LOOKING FOR WELL-ROUNDED STUDENTS WHO ARE COMMITTED TO CREATING VISUAL NARRATIVES. WE WANT STUDENTS WHO CAN THINK AND WILL WORK HARD. LIMITED DRAWING SKILLS ARE OK IF THEY ARE OFFSET BY A FEARLESS COMMITMENT TO PUTTING IMAGES ON PAPER. CCS WELCOMES COMIC AND NON-COMIC BOOK GEEKS ALIKE. WE LOVE ART, ENGLISH, HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, RELIGION, AND GRAPHIC DESIGN MAJORS, AND THOSE WITH A LIBERAL ARTS BACKGROUND. APPLICATION FORM FOR MFA AND CERTIFICATE APPLY ONLINE NOW! Or, download and complete theCCS Admissions application form (.pdf) APPLICATION CHECKLIST 1) A PORTFOLIO CONSISTING OF: A minimum two-page comic story starring yourself, a snowman, a robot, and a piece of fruit. You may combine characters! Format may be a zine, mini-comic, or plain black and white copies. Non-returnable. Four samples of …