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Sepia Hallucination

Created using a decomposing 35mm print of the crime drama The Bells (1926), the experimental short Light Is Calling (2004) depicts a dreamy encounter between a soldier and a mysterious woman.

Appopriate for late at night on a Saturday.

How Mom stays creative

How Mom stays creative

NOTO — the North Topeka Arts & Entertainment District — asked several artists a question.

What are you doing to stay creative during the COVID-19 outbreak?

My mom — subliminal message: BUY HER ART — gave the best answer:

Designing my post apocalyptic wardrobe, plotting world domination and baking cookies.

Always got time for Miyazaki

kaptainkristian demonstrates how sound, animation pacing, background animation, all affect the immersion of a Studio Ghibli film.

Art Nouveau, Psychedelia, and a Kalevala tangent

No object was too mundane to be beautiful.

Probably my favorite comment about Art Nouveau.

Whoa. The Wikipedia entry mentions that it was called “Kalevala style” in Finland. Which – looking elsewhere – might be a little off. I mostly see references to National Romanticism, which is a bit of a mixed bag historically speaking. For Finland it was an urge to assert itself as a nation and not just some dirt swapped back and forth between Russia and Sweden. Writing down the Kalevala was a part of that same movement.

And yeah JRR Tolkien loved the Kalevala, tying in another piece to hippy culture. I think every bookshelf I saw as a kid had a copy of The Lord of the Rings.

Sweep Leaves Not Lives

Sweep Leaves Not Lives

Seattle’s homeless sweeps are contentious to say the least.

From The Seattle Times, on July 9th:

Seattle removed 75% more homeless encampments in the first four months of this year than during the same period in 2018, even with this February’s record snowstorm slowing clean-ups.

John Curley pointed out the NIMBY — “Not In My Backyard” — aspect:

What they’re doing is they’re trying to push them out of view. So they’re sending them back behind railroad tracks, back behind buildings, back away from the general view.

Mostly I’m curious who’d be so offended by this wall art that they’d remove part of its message.

tmux and laundry art

tmux and laundry art

I made a toot and then I realized it’s the sort of thing that should be a note here for the next time I forget.

Sure I got work stuff done today but my biggest accomplishment was getting tmux to show ISO 8601 time in the status bar.

set -g status-right "%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M%z"

Might as well share yesterday’s laundry day doodle while I’m at it. Very bright. I blame California.

Artist's rendition of my sinuses

Artist's rendition of my sinuses

Got my allergy meds at least, so I feel better than an hour ago.