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A Great Flyer

 

 

 

A Great Flyer

doesn’t have clever formating, glossy paper or even great design. In a wall of flyers, yours will stand out in SOMEWAY. Can you imagine someone putting it on their wall and talking about six months later?

This has been hanging in our office wall for months. Never seen the show but I love it. Quirkiness helped but lack of dates, CLUTTER, unnecessary info simplicity hooked me. Then once i flipped it over, bliss:
event info,MAPS for THREE DIFFERENT SHOWS, various webpages AND artist bio. On ONE PAGE!
Don’t give me excuses about money, find a way to make it stand out, thats why you’re an artist! This goes for ANY of your handouts. Hook me, and THEN bore me to death with your info.
I bet you even if you only had Black and White you could pull off something, even if your friends have  to BLOCK PRINT colour using a potato stamp. Or, hey crazy idea, WRITE IT ALL BY HAND.

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Why’d the chicken cross the road?

To get to the other side.

So why,  in a world where everybody is twittering away, smearing your eyeballs with more visuals, stuffing your eardrums with  sounds….why add to the noise with your art making?

Having something regular helps anchor you in the world where everything else is chaotic. And connecting this private act to the outside world is awesome, some might even say a blessing. At the very least, you don’t have to feel ashamed.

“But why’d you stop? Why bother writing this blog post Eron?”

Um, er…Dancesigils gave me a second life while I was slowly dying while working in a factory. That part of my life is over, and wanted to avoid YAAAB…Yet Another Annoying Art Blog. I didn’t have a need to add to the noise. But recently I got a supporter, I needed to explain to her what I do and looking over this blog, I rememebered this was a lot of fun.

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Pretend your artwork is a metaphor for your life…

There’s a deep message in it to resolve those problems things you can’t explain, accept or change. It might not be consciously in there but try this, as a kind of game.

If you get really stuck, imagine it’s your right brain trying to speak to your left….or a message from a long lost civilisation (Atlantis!)…aliens…or an Angel channeling divine wisdom. Whatever floats your boat, just try….

 

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“You’re not ready for this…”.

The costume’s not right, sound level’s wonky and the choreography’s not perfect. Just get on that stage and play it like you mean it…

(Watching an amateur play, two figures talk while another two are in the background fighting…one with a wooden pole,  the other was just holding air. It seemed really deep but I was curious…I asked the performer later and he admitted, “No symbolism, I couldn’t find my pole, so I winged it.”)

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The Battle. (Your compass.) Part 6

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Making a great performance is like chasing air. You know it’s there, (you can’t exist without it,) but you can’t hold onto it either. Give shape to it through metaphor. The best way, (ok…the way I’ve been doing it,) is to create a regular practice out of something you did as a kid or teenager.
DON’T think of art. The world doesn’t need it…there’s enough already to cram your eyeballs, (and ears!) for a lifetime.
But you need this.

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