Yup there is actually a lot going on lately here in little ole Bristol CT! Lately I have been working with Bare Bones a local creative center to help them get up and running. The spot is one of those that is quite hard to define with a single term or even a couple of terms. Simply put it is a place for creative folk to connect and do what they do best with others and if they happen to want coffee and tea we have that to offer as well. The space is really what the people make it and that is the exact reason I believe it will be a great success. Plans in the somewhat near future already include; jewelry workshops, live music, poetry slams, potluck dinner and craft nights (ex. learn how to crotchet). This spot is part of a revitalization of downtown Bristol, a movement that has been long needed and gaining a lot of steam as of late. The people of Bristol see this as a chance to bring new energy into a decaying, yet once vibrant, downtown by infusing it with art, culture and eventually business as well!
Come on down! Get some tea, some coffee or just come in to chat it up. 184 Main St Bristol CT. (For further details follow the link below)
Their facebook page can be found at Bare Bones for anyone looking for further information and looking to keep up with current events and all.
Additionally I wanted to give a bit of advertisement to a good friend of mine that I have been doing some design work for and photo retouching with, Kelly Hart. She is a talented stylist with a growing business, specializing in high-end hair and makeup packages for all of your special event needs (when you and yours just need to look your best!). Below are just a couple examples of her work along with a link to her professional facebook, there will be an independent website for the business going live in the very near future.
Her stylist facebook page can be found at That Girl for anyone looking to see further work examples or looking for further information.
Putzing around the AIGA site I looked over an article that I more than likely have read before and taken note of either way it is important! It concerns presenting your portfolio and no matter what you do; fine art, design, illustration, animation anything that you would be bringing a portfolio of work to you need to know how to handle yourself because ultimately you are selling yourself to the perspective client.
AIGA:Presenting your Portfolio
It is a condensed quick article that you will fly through in no time but all the information rings true and is quite important to keep in mind. Not to mention it is written by someone who has had to review portfolios himself and has had them reviewed so it comes, not only, from the worker’s viewpoint but also from the viewpoint of what an employer will be looking for.
Afterwards take some time and just look around the site if you are interested in Design and the sort it is a wonderful page and organization.
I highly recommend anyone who reads this go check out this site, lady, and her work. She has had a very positive impact on myself and my work and puts out some pretty phenomenal stuff. Lately she has been working in the photo realm but doesn’t limit herself to that (as any proper artist should do) and has works in other media posted to her site as well. There are sketches, fine art, photo manipulation, photo shoots in exploratory settings. An artist with a very wide range of work, who can show us some very skillful images.
So go check the site out
I promise you wont be disappointed. One of my favorite artists locally and just in general.
This came up when I connected to wifi at Starbucks the other day to just putz around and kill time and I have to say it is pretty damn awesome. I haven’t spent a lot of time on looking through all of the site just yet but from first glance the selection of comics they have posted up is pretty wicked. I know it is just Marvel stuff and I haven’t looked into other companies yet (I plan to now) but I like the idea of having queues and lists of what I have read and want to read just like I have on netflix, hulu and all of those film sites. Plus I thought it was just pretty nifty that it was on the Starbucks site :D. So check it out, sign up and read some comics! All this being said I don’t think digital will ever replace that wonderful feeling of holding a new comic or graphic novel and flipping through the pages, having that smell of the print and that nice color of the pages.
Enjoy! [Link is below *points*]
Marvel:Digital Comics (and more)