So far this year, the first 20 days of 2010, has been crazy. In my world it is calm, but for Haiti, and those with friends and family in Haiti, it seems like hell. Hopefully by now you’ve donated and donated again to reputable relief agencies and organizations. And also hopefully, you’ve realized how good you have it.
I was reminded again of how good I have it, how much I take for granted, how much people have fought, bled and died for me, through non-violent means of challenging oppression and discrimination. This Martin Luther King Jr. day we went to Brooklyn Academy of Music where there are all day events to mark the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and saw Soundtrack for a Revolution. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Then took a long walk in the sun thinking and talking about things.
Anyhow, what’s up? It’s 2010 and I’m still jobless.
I entered 2 art contests, both entries of which are mushroom-related. First, was the New Yorker magazine’s contest where anybody can enter their rendition of Eustace Tilley, the “iconic dandy”, that first appeared on the magazine’s cover in 1925. Guidelines are open, interpretations are broad, anybody can enter online for free. Deadline is today. Do it now if you haven’t already. No prizes, just publication in the magazine if you’re amongst the top 10 selected in the contest.
Here is my entry:
Of which you can comment on here, Morning Dew.
I also submitted photos for Artists Wanted‘s call for entries on The Power of Self, self-portraiture defined widely, also due today. There are 2 prizes attached, one of which is the People’s Choice award ($1,000) so if you have the inclination to vote, please do! I wish there was a way to browse all entries so one could vote what one thinks is best, but alas, it is more of a popularity and word-of-mouth contest and I haven’t gotten the word out yet. I admit I’m a little shy on that, so here’s my big push:
Thank you for voting! And then there’s the judged competition to win $7,007 or 6 months free in one of those shiny glassy new condos in Williamsburg. I’m vying for the $7,007! One of the judges is Steve Buscemi.
So that’s it for now until laters!