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Thursday, November 29, 2007


Sir Mix-A-Lot said Cosmo wasn’t down with the “hood”....Well, things have certainly changed over there. Look at who’s on the cover of their current issue - BEYONCE!

And check this, this is the second time they have put her on the cover, so as can be seen, Cosmopolitan loves Hip Hop and definitely the shapely, big butt females that help represent it. Here, take another look at that Hip Hop/Rap honey, Beyonce:

Cosmopolitan magazine aint alone, Vanity Fair is into Hip Hop and Rap, too. Sir Mix-A-Lot would be proud - Here’s their take:

Sunday, November 25, 2007


Alright,“Heroes” is returning, now this is a quality show. This show has good writing with attention-grabbing plots and scenes plus some fine acting. I happened to find “Heroes” during one of my channel-surfing sessions...wow, am I glad I stopped on it and gave it a shot. Really, it's worth the hype, it’s a darn good show. It will be airing again - shouldn’t have to worry about episodes - they’re already in the can...you know, the writers’ strike. Folks, the wait has ended - “Heroes” is returning to television. So, get ready, get your beverages and chips...and hold on to your seats.

This Image Gets to the Heart of The Matter

This is art with a message, even a child can follow the instructions of the HEART:

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

This Artwork is Hot Off the Presses

This is new artwork - just made it:

*Click picture for larger view

A graphic artist or commercial artist must be able produce artwork in a timely fashion - he or she must think from the clients point of view. That is, he or she must understand that the client's art needs should be met and solved as soon as possible. I'm able to provide quick turnaound - my clients can expect their art needs to be met ASAP.


Have a Joyous Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I’ve Been Added to Priscilla Palmer's Personal Development Blog List

A few days ago I had the pleasure of being chosen to be listed on a wonderful and helpful personal development blog list. The list creator, Priscilla Palmer, told me that she likes my blog, and that I’d be included on her list. I thank Priscilla very much for this honor, and I will continue to post personal development and self-improvement information. Priscilla herself has an inspiring personal development blog that you all should visit and bookmark: priscillapalmer.com. Personal development is one of the most important issues in our lives, and we should take every opportunity to increase happiness in our daily lives. Focusing on the way we deal with ourselves and our surroundings can go a long way to making life more interesting and enjoyable.

On this blog are many self-help posts, make an effort to read and use the valuable info contained in them. I’m sure you will find the information very helpful and enriching. Personal development isn’t as easy as many would have you believe, but the benefits to your life that can result from it can be tremendous. Read these posts: How Halloween Can Help You Face Your Fears And Have a Happier Life , How To Have More Love, The SECRET To Life: Real Personal Development and Self-Improvement, DO THIS AND YOU WILL HAVE A BETTER LIFE!, 4 Ways To Create A Positive Life, How To Live Without Negative Thoughts.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

This Lion Could Be Framed Art

Hello everyone:

As you know, art is big in my life. I've just finished a wonderful magazine cover, its nice enough to be a poster or framed art piece. Here, take a look:

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

How to make a "hit" song with strong lyrics

The music industry and its rock stars strive on lyrics - lyrics are the parts of songs we sing. With lyrics a song communicates its purpose for being. A song may contain beautiful music, but if its lyrics don’t combine harmoniously with the melodic sounds - the song is sure to fail. The song will have no “vibe” and the listeners won’t be able to fully appreciate the music because of the misdirection of the vocals. The listener’s ears and mind will be caught in the uncomfortable position of trying to harmonize the enjoyable music with the annoying and distracting vocals. There are quite a few recordings with great music and unsettling lyrics. A great artist has great sounds and great songwriting. He feels the lyrics as well as the instruments. He gives both equal attention and this is how he makes “hit” songs - songs that communicate well. Apply these steps and make your next song a hit song:

    1. Think about the meaning of the song, think about the reason you want to make the song. This is the seed or root of the whole process - this it the part that determines the end result. Plant a good and healthy seed and you will later have a strong , healthy musical tree. Try and think like a rock star.

    2. Study the songwriting created and/or used by these successful recording artists and rock stars...artist like: Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac, The Temptations, The Beatles, Micheal Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, The Carpenters, Elvis, Chaka Khan, Kiss.

    3. Rework the sounds and lyrics until you know that these components are existing in a complementary way; not taking away from each other. The drums can primarily relate to a section of the lyrics and the horns to another section. Keep trying and testing differtent lyric and musical arrangements, and finally you will feel and know you have a completed song.

Becoming a lyricist and songwriter

Songwriters are born with an ability to combine words and melodic sounds. These people hear sound in a somewhat different manner from the average person, and this accounts for their abilty to structure words in such musical ways. You, the person reading this, may be one of these individuals without even knowing it. I hope my words have opened your eyes to yourself ,and given you the courage to further develop your music and abilty to produce lyrics. Use and enjoy this information.

Thursday, November 8, 2007


Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Picasso is known for his paintings of cubism, but he could have also rendered more correctively formed pictures. He was a fine artist and he has left us with works depicting his ability to draw reality as it is normally viewed and presented. Picasso consciously chose the abstract path, for he was a skilled traditional artist as well. Just look at these: