Check out this artist:
He is rad!!!
on July 10, 2009 at 5:15 pm
Hope season 9 of Smallville has some good Chloe and Clark scenes. Go Chlark!
on July 10, 2009 at 5:46 pm
It is most difficult to try and explain the difference of where the inspiration comes from when trying to compare an athlete and an artist when talking about drugs in a generic manner. You ask, “how come an artist is accepted when he/she uses mind altering substances to increase or enhance the creative process, but an athlete is condemned for using body enhancing drugs to enhance performance?” I don’t know, but it seems like two separate categories to me. I think maybe if you were to take a cultural twist and all artists such as songwriters only competed directly with each other; say *every* song is written by artists in competition with each other at an auditorium, to be judged fit to be performed *before* it can be performed, *then* perhaps mind altering substances would be frowned on or banned for artists such as songwriters. Until then, it’s like comparing apples and oranges.
As it is, an artist’s work stands separate from the artist most of the time, especially when talking about something like songwriting. It is that work of art that is accepted or rejected on it’s own merits, not the state of mind that the artist wanted to be in when he/she created the work.
on July 10, 2009 at 8:35 pm
Jade Ruby Says:
“As it is, an artist’s work stands separate from the artist most of the time, especially when talking about something like songwriting. It is that work of art that is accepted or rejected on it’s own merits, not the state of mind that the artist wanted to be in when he/she created the work. ”
If an artist takes the Extasy, he loses his inhibitions and is an advantage compared to the artist who did not. It’s like the athlete who takes a drug to be more calm and flexible in gymnastics or for which tests are judged. Its performance will be compared with each other. When we lose our inhibitions, we lose our soul. This is not really us. I always thought that art was the expression of the soul of the artist.
If the message is that the end justifies the means, this is not a good message to society.
It is true that great works were written as a result of sorrows of love but I do not agree that the artist began artificially distress to create.
I think a true artist must be authentic.
on July 11, 2009 at 4:32 am
Once you use the word “soul” you have to remember that no one can lose it. You just have to say, “Damn! I wish I hadn’t found out!”
on July 11, 2009 at 4:46 am
Though that is my point of view, that was not my original answer! Heh! 😉
on July 11, 2009 at 6:33 am
We seem to have much tolerance for artists while athletes in the sport, someone who uses drugs to improve performance is condemned and his career is ruined.
The athlete and the artist are models and sources of inspiration.
Quite funny. No sincerely I strongly disagree with this view. Because the results on what basis we are appreciating art and sports are very different. In sports there is a direct relations between a better performance and taking drugs. The principle is competition and everyone is supposed to be equal, because it has to be fair in relation to “natural” habilities and hard work. But in arts… who care ? And even if there were a direct correlation between a better painting or book etc and the use of a drug… well in this case what does the artist or whoever not our business. In other terms the reasons we invoque for penalising someone in sport does not apply in arts. This would be judgement, or moral, which is equal. Whereas I’m all for ethic, which is completely different. There is only our own relations to things, no idea of bad and good exists written in the sky beyond our beings. ( I can’t find it in English but in french it would be the difference between Bien-Mal et bon-mauvais) Perhaps drinking help a writer or a philosopher or whoever to work for a certain time. And then, because he’s ill, because it forbid him to work, it’s not good anymore. Then he should stop. But it’s his business.
You say these guys are models… Well but whose fault is it ? Is it the model’s fault ? Or the person who takes someone he does not even know for a model ? Or the industry brainwashing people from the youngest age, hand to hand with religion in a lot of cases ? No wonder lot of stars get lost. But I think this is may be precisely because some people say “you are a role model”. Then they’ll prove you wrong… Ironic ! Your source of inspiration should be in the work of an artist, not in his private life. This is the this I can’t stand in our times : this kind of cult of personality. Art has nothing to do with this. But, anyway, maybe I’ll write later on this, should it interest one person…
Have a good we
on July 11, 2009 at 7:52 am
“Have a Blessed 4th Everyone! ”
I know to some, this may sound silly, but make sure you have a Bible that you can take notes by writing in it. Then, it’s easier to find verse and chapter years later.
on July 11, 2009 at 8:10 am
Hi Ms. Mack:
I love as much as I can.
The Jade Ruby
on July 11, 2009 at 10:42 am
Inspiration, ideas and more: this is your sweet blog 🙂 ! We miss your musings, thoughts and then I could enumerate it! So after a hard day or in the gate of newer experiences: please don’t forget us 🙂 !
Much love and friendly hugs 🙂 :
on July 11, 2009 at 3:44 pm
Okay, so I’ve surfed the web looking for news of you, your missed girl! I finally realized that your probably busy- duh with the Premire of Smallville. Can’t wait! I’m looking forward to finding out about what happens to Chloe on the show! Talk about intense! I hated how clark treats her, but I’m hoping that she doesn’t let him get away with it. Anyway, I can’t wait to hear from you and watch the show soon. I bought season 8- pre-ordered. I can’t wait to get it in August.
My kids & I are going to have a Smallville-A-thon! 🙂
on July 13, 2009 at 9:23 am
I just watched Sam and Michael at the tikia convention yesterday. Sam said something awesome about you Allison, something about the kiss scene from the episode “Beast”. He’s so lovely! I can’t wait to see you at the comic con in San Diego this year.
Take care, we miss you girl!
on July 13, 2009 at 6:30 pm
Melissa: What awesome thing did Sam say about Ally? How did you watch it? How can I watch it?
on July 13, 2009 at 6:32 pm
I get season 6 six today! YAY! I know I’m pretty freakin behind but it’s an awesome pressie…
on July 13, 2009 at 6:35 pm
Random thought: I love it how even when there’s not a new post we all come on here and talk to each other anyway. We’ve made a pretty freakin amazing community here.
on July 14, 2009 at 3:41 am
I just hope Allison is having a wonderful time while she prepares another gift for the world, uh that’d be us. 😉
on July 14, 2009 at 3:57 am
Here’s the link to that video Beth, Sam says it was awesome to…..well, you can see what he says here:
on July 14, 2009 at 7:05 am
I agree Jade.
If Ally’s happy, I’m happy.
on July 14, 2009 at 12:41 pm
Hey All, On Kryptosite it says at the Tikia Convertion Michael asked Sam if he kissed Lois. Sam said no he kissed Chloe. Sam said it was awesome kissing Allison in Beast and he smiled. The crowd clapped and laughed because of how he said it. Sam said it was totally professional. Michael was kidding Sam about the kiss. Makes me wish I was Sam in that scene. Peter
on July 14, 2009 at 6:08 pm
That’s awesome Smallvillekent. Actually it’s adorable.
on July 14, 2009 at 8:24 pm
I feel like going off topic here, so I’ll post about one of my favs, dreaming. . .
I think that a lot of people have yet to enter the vast dialog that is available to us in our dreams. Some are used to just dismissing this time of alteration of consciousness that most people experience each and every time they sleep. With so much in the way of Western scientific empiricism, lots of people think that dreams are mostly to be ignored. But what of the ancients? Is it such that we can say it’s just that they weren’t privy to our new information, so they really had no clue about what is going on in the brain? Or could it be that indeed, without all our fancy equipment they still found. . . (sound of a gong).
Well, listen up! Today, yes we have new information and new technology, and what that does is give us an even greater chance to see (heh) that there is much more going on in the brain that starts to delve into places where many folks fear to tread. You can find out that the inner worlds hold a vast reservoir of information that has yet to be tapped for our own use as we manipulate our physical environment in the pursuits of happiness, fulfillment, joy, contentment, and wholeness.
It seems to me that even without attempting to fathom the mysteries of our creation that may lie deep within the consciousness just waiting to be touched, smelled, and tasted, there still is the simple matter (heh) of the simple pleasures associated with developing dreamscapes– finding out that entire universe who resides in the Grey matter.
I see that even the venerable Paulist Press has published a work on dreams called, “Dreams and Spiritual Growth, A Christian Approach to Dreamwork” (1984). This book on dream methodology is aimed at both the layperson *and* the religious, to tap into God’s call to the individual and the community. My personal favorite is Stephen LaBerge’s, “Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming,” where he gives information on how to use the best dreamwork techniques based on 20 years of dream research at Stanford University. His latest work, “Lucid Dreaming: A Concise Guide to Awakening in Your Dreams and in Your Life” even contains a CD with dream induction sessions.
So yes, science has followed in the footsteps of the ancients in attempting to unlock the potential hidden in the brain, and revealed by dreams. What about you? Have you taken a sincere look at your own dreams lately?
on July 15, 2009 at 7:14 am
Pretty interesting perspective,Jade. I do tend to dream allot. I hesistate in adding a response to this line on thought on Allison’s blogg though. I do want to respect her website. I don’t want to offend her, because Christ is not to be pushed on anyone.
Nevertheless, let me just say that I agree with you.
on July 15, 2009 at 7:18 am
It would be great to pick up this line of conversation elsewhere though.
Stay blessed Jade! By the way, I like your name. You have a cool name.
on July 15, 2009 at 2:24 pm
Actually one of the best sources of inspiration for one to step up and attempt to create art, is to tap into the dreams. Be it painting, music, acting, fiction, poetry, dramatic or comedy screenplays; dreams are mostly untapped by our artists and hobbyists as LaBerge describes in his advice to professionals.
on July 16, 2009 at 5:53 am
i just watched sam at the tiki-con. i heard what he said about ally. That was adorably cute!
on July 16, 2009 at 8:56 am
^It really was Beth. He’s one adorable guy, and his comment was cute, he was smiling from ear to ear like a kid, so cuuuuteeee.
on July 17, 2009 at 12:56 am
I loved the way he said “It was professional!” It’s still funny.
on July 17, 2009 at 2:37 am
I see that Smallville was nominated for an Emmy in “Outstanding Sound Editing For A
Series”. My hats off to Michael Crabtree and Al Gomez, Foley Artists.
on July 17, 2009 at 8:52 am
I’m back. I’ve caught up on all your entries I’ve missed since “the importance of art”. I don’t know whether older entries go out of date for you as soon as you make a new one. I made some replies, though. It’s up to you whether you read those or not.
I’ve checked out the site of Deaf Messanger, his art is nice, but not exactly to my taste.
on July 17, 2009 at 6:51 pm
state of the art
All of the rampant individualism in Western culture, combined with the miracles of technologies that brings us the freedom to possess such a marvelous variety of objects, has lead to a slippage in our abilities to commune with each other. There is a widespread tendency to want to “be on top” in this climate of competition for goods, and people’s Souls.
What takes hold of a person to have the desire to scream their “superiority” over someone else, yet go away to little fulfillment in the Life that they are trying to live on their own? How come?
Is it even possible to have a conversation without a constant jockeying for superiority? Yes? No?
What about the future? Are you going to be obsessed with dominating the Jones? Or are you ready to look at the life of your (gasp) grandchildren’s grandchildren? When is it that you are going to want to save the other guy instead of beating him/her down for that oh so momentary pleasure?
on July 20, 2009 at 6:44 am
I have a question about reflection of work/projects. As a drama student, I’ve often been advised to keep a journal reflecting on my classes and personal experiences regarding the arts. I’ve been told that this may help to look at the past, incorporate the present and seek new challenges in the future and generally just look back on my individual thoughts and so on. My question is, have you, Ally, ever keep anything similar to this? I don’t mean like this blog. I’m talking about a personal journal including reflection of your work, project by project and if so, do you think this has assisted your personal growth and creative process?
This question occured to me when I discovered that I’m not required to keep a journal this semester and I’m curious as to whether it would help to keep one just for me, not my teacher.
Also, what does everyone else think of this?
on July 20, 2009 at 12:22 pm
Journaling is always a good idea for oneself. I’ve kept a journal, and used it regularly off and on for years, depending on my mood. Even if I don’t keep up with it daily, I seldom leave home without it, I have it on me right now.
In her book, “The Artist’s Way,” Julia Cameron suggests journaling 3 pages every morning. Though at this point in time I don’t feel like making daily entries, I found that morning is a very good idea for a journaling time, and when I am at my peak for journaling daily, that is when I prefer; though I don’t find myself adamant about generating 3 pages daily no matter my mood as Cameron suggests. So go for it!
The Jade Ruby
on July 20, 2009 at 8:40 pm
Thanks Jade, I’ll take that into consideration.
on July 21, 2009 at 3:18 pm
Allison–where the fuck ARE you???
Come back! We all miss you!
on July 21, 2009 at 4:37 pm
HAHA! lol youre funny chris!
I think you just spoke on behalf of everyone who comes on here.
on July 21, 2009 at 5:43 pm
I agree with cris: Allison we miss youuuuuu… Where are youuuuu????
on July 21, 2009 at 5:57 pm
Not sure what I said that was so funny, Beth–but thanks! Glad to speak for you, Ritinha and all the rest of us–somebody had to fucking say it, right?! 😉
on July 22, 2009 at 12:08 am
sorry chris i just thought it was funny because someone finally said what everyone else was probably already thinking. it just seemed randomly funny the way u just came right out and swore. my sense of humours a little weird sometimes, but yeah someone had to say it!
on July 22, 2009 at 1:32 am
Happy to have amused you, Beth!
on July 22, 2009 at 9:44 am
Of course Chris. Somebody had to say, but all the rest of us had not corage, so… thanks 😀
on July 22, 2009 at 4:26 pm
Allison we all miss you! Can’t wait to hear from you. Hopefully soon!
on July 22, 2009 at 10:43 pm
Blogging or not, I hope you have a good time on Sunday Allison.
on July 23, 2009 at 4:58 am
Hi Allison! Just a quick hello to let you know I was thinking and praying for you…I hope you have blessed day! Take care now- later!
on July 23, 2009 at 10:11 am
Jade Ruby is right, I hope you enjoy the Comic Con on Sunday. Have a good time. Also I wish you a early Happy Birthday!! Hope your 27th is the best yet. Sending much love from all your peeps here on this site.
on July 23, 2009 at 10:24 pm
Yes, have a happy birthday Allison!
on July 30, 2009 at 9:02 am
wow… He is amazing!!
He went to Peru!!!! I am from there! And I miss it so much… my friends too… I love my country =)
Happy Birthday Allison!!!!
Hope you have a beautiful day with the people that love you. Your fans love u!
I love u! Yayy!! hehe
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