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


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


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


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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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


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


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


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


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

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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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