Just Fucking Enjoy Yourself Already II: More Bedroom, Less Bathroom

| Los Angeles, CA, US | | 2 Comments

I’ve pushed the futon in my studio up against the wall and have been practicing like a psycho in the middle of the floor by myself like I’m in Flashdance.

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Amy Clinkscales

A Musician and Her Medicine

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 6 Comments

Amy Clinkscales decided to get a medical marijuana card after learning about cannabinoids and their cancer-fighting potential.

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Amy Clinkscales - Pyragraph

Clink’s Medical Marijuana Links

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 3 Comments

Clink put together a list of her favorite links on the subject for new patients and curious readers. Here is what she shared with me.

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Artists & Dead Fish Belong in the City

| New York, NY | | 1 Comment

Is that a guitar or is that a salmon. You know? It plays with your mind.

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Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins: I Am An Artist #5

| Index, WA, US | | 1 Comment

From Edie Everette’s “I Am An Artist” series.

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How Can Anyone Write in a Coffee Shop?

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 5 Comments

Those people who so effortlessly click out blog posts while sipping coffee must have thousands of fans all over the world anticipating their every update.

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Dead Billy set still, by Corey Weintraub

Distribution Isn’t Always What It’s Cracked Up to Be

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Getting distribution for your film can mean a lot of things. And for true indie filmmakers, often enough, what it means is not good.

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Massaging bookbag

Dear Rich: Idea for Book Bag Design

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if you’re trying to protect something functional (like the massaging book bag pictured above), seek a utility patent.

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Lawn illustration

From Sketch to Finish—The Journey of an Album Cover

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This is not the best way to handle every client, but when you are your own boss you get to make exceptions every once in a while. Album covers take time.

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Jugglers

Learn Multiple Things, Have Multiple Skills, Get Multiple Dollars

| Los Angeles, CA, US | | 1 Comment

The skills you hone doing a variety of projects can only help you in the future.

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How to Jump-start Inspiration

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Sometimes artists try to cut out all outside influences so their vision is more “pure” or “unadulterated.” That’s crazy.

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Press at work

5 Reasons We Shouldn’t Let Long-Form Journalism Die

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The greatest pieces of journalism, the ones that changed things, have rarely been rip-and-read pieces.

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Learn As You Go = Key to Success

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Technically I am slightly under-qualified for the job, but I’m also given immense trust and confidence in my creative decisions.

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Smart art

Smart Art

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When I started my first business I didn’t know a gross margin from a gross mistake.

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Hiding

I’m Writing From Your Soul

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 2 Comments

Emotion is often the foundational element of each song but it does not always come from me.

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Just Fucking Enjoy Yourself Already

| Los Angeles, CA, US | | 6 Comments

I wish I could have properly internalized this lesson when I was younger.

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