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Seller’s Market?

First things first. As a rule, one should avoid getting into arguments with strangers on the internet. Having said that, a couple of weeks ago I got into an argument with a stranger on the internet. It did not go well. I joined a Facebook group (I think someone invited

Live Nude Girls!

I imagine I have your attention now. The nude in art is, according to art historians, an almost exclusively Western phenomenon. Ancient Greeks made statues celebrating the physical perfection of their male athletes, but artistic nudes go back even further to prehistoric times, or so the “Willendorf Venus” would suggest.

Illustrating the galaxy: Discovering the artwork of Robert Hendrickson

There’s a luminous quality to Robert Hendrickson’s artwork that makes the characters leap off the page. His pieces feature a delicate interplay between light and shadow, with such a precise attention to detail that you feel as though you could step right through the page and into the scene he’s

Soul Forge 63: On Writing & Poetry

Passion, emotion, cultural longing….just some of the reasons for the creation of art. On this week’s Soul Forge Podcast I turn to my past to bring you a time slice of my life. During my university years, I needed an outlet so I chose poetry as the vehicle of my

Soul Forge 62: The Art of Tattoo

The art and history of the tattoo. First, we take a look at the reasons for the tattoo across history, and we briefly explore ancient and modern tattoo techniques. Society has viewed the tattoo in many ways, from art form to trendy fad, and from taboo to outlaw. Why do

INK BREAK 04: THE QUIET REVOLUTION OF FAN CREATED WORKS

The ignition point of change is lower than you think. Transformation in thinking tends to smolder beneath the surface a while before bursting into the light. We need to give ourselves permission to shift perceptions and we search for ways to explore the consequences in safety. We do this through

Needless Things Podcast Episode 5: HeroesCon 2013

Hey Phantomaniacs! Swing on over to NeedlessThingsSite.com and check out the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast! This time your ol’ pal Phantom Troublemaker is LIVE from HeroesCon 2013. I sat down for on-site interviews with Jennifer of Handmade Stuffs, Kyle Starks, Jamie Cosley, Hashim of Silver Panther Studios,

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