19 January 2022



Adobe takes on Canva with freemium offering: https://www.ft.com/content/0a8f2eef-ce20-42c6-bcad-d7e4a451fd72


https://experience.thelookcompany.com/thinnest-lightbox Art fabric 






“For me, the overriding fact was supremely simple. It was that, to my knowledge, big buildings just couldn’t fall down that way, under any circumstances. It had never happened because, well, it couldn’t happen." - William Hurt (https://www.ae911truth.org/news/791-it-took-me-a-long-time-to-face-what-i-knew-to-be-true-about-9-11)

"Who controls the past, controls the future...Who controls the present, controls the past." - George Orwell

"When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.” - Arapaho proverb

“Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.” - Plato

“When there is no more separation between this and that, it is called the still point of the Tao. At the still point in the center of the spiral one can see the infinite in all things.” - Chuang Tzu

07 January 2022


VR/AR; https://www.xrtoday.com/virtual-reality/the-wild-review/

Sine Wave Topology; https://fb.watch/8TT-D-HIKU/



(YouTube) Rashid Khalidi Book Talk: The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine

https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/nassers-dream-comes-true-as-plaza-opens-at-river-landing-in-saskatoon.   https://alumni.usask.ca/news/2021/karim-nasser-makes-his-big-dreams-come-true-in-saskatoon




“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” - Franz Kafka

“Treat everyone exactly the way you would treat them as if you had already ‘arrived’, because they will see this, and so will others, and nothing will ever be the same.” The Universe

“Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” - Francis of Assisi

"Until the lion can speak, the story will always glorify the hunter." - African proverb

"The universe exists solely of waves of motion.There exists nothing other than vibration." - Walter Russell

29 December 2021

(YouTube) How to Create 3D Terrain with Google Maps and Blender





 (Video) The story behind Handala, a cartoon



9/11 Falling Man https://apple.news/AGE9GNufOScSYhuTeTATtNA


“What you want to do; let this be your guiding light, forevermore.” - The Universe

“Any idiot can build a bridge that stands, but it takes an engineer to build a bridge that barely stands.” - Unknown

“The role of the artist is exactly the same as the role of the lover. If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don't see.” - James Baldwin

“Fear is a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life.” - Donald Miller 

“Once upon a time there was a Chinese farmer whose horse ran away. That evening, all of his neighbors came around to commiserate. 

They said, “We are so sorry to hear your horse has run away. This is most unfortunate.” 

The farmer said, “Maybe.” 

The next day the horse came back bringing seven wild horses with it, and in the evening everybody 

came back and said, “Oh, isn’t that lucky. What a great turn of events. You now have eight horses!” 

The farmer again said, “Maybe.”

The following day his son tried to break one of the horses, and while riding it, he was thrown and broke his leg. The neighbors then said, “Oh dear, that’s too bad,” 

and the farmer replied, “Maybe.” 

The next day the conscription officers came around to conscript people into the army, and they rejected his son because he had a broken leg. 

Again all the neighbors came around and said, Isn’t that great!” 

Again, he said, “Maybe.”

The whole process of nature is a process of tremendous complexity, usually impossible to tell whether anything that happens in it, ends up good or bad.

You never really know what the consequences of the event may turn out to be, sometimes indifferent, other times bad or good fortune. One should go with the flow of events and stay in equanimity. - Ancient parable

17 December 2021


sense what public spaces might yet do in an age of pervasive digital technologies; https://www.thebentway.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/fieldguide-for-web-2.pdf




AI-generated Art; https://www.wombo.art/



(Typeface class instructor) https://quinn-shoreman-gukr.format.com/bibliography

50 Movie Quotes https://buff.ly/2TsDcKX?fbclid=IwAR1FGrErMr1UOgy_oPKXTbq9dnuLExxg_VX46X8LrRbabwVUwh4-z5QLYMQ

′′Each of our readings leaves a seed that sprouts.” - Jules Fox

"When the dream comes true and you glance over your shoulder, you'll see that those 5 minutes were made possible because of everything that led up to them, and that you never needed to be so critical of yourself or the time it was taking." - The Universe 
"I was a peripheral visionary. I could see the future, but only way off to the side." - Stephen Wright 
"Be true to yourself. And know that for every person who doesn't choose your path, someone will be very happy to meet you halfway down your path.” - Anne Taylor (#AwakeningandHealing)
"By the time they had diminished from 50 to 8, the other dwarves began to suspect 'Hungry'." - Gary Larson

08 December 2021





National Indigenous charitable organization with the mandate to educate and create awareness and understanding about the Residential School System; https://legacyofhope.ca/

NFT Art Sales https://opensea.io/collection/gluey-collection




WAX  https://nftinsider.io/roadmap/

“Humor is almost always anger with its make-up on.” - Stephen King

“The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.” - Robert Henri

“Design is a mindset – of optimism and action. We cannot afford the luxury of cynicism.” - Bruce Mau

“The most important learning I do at this age in my life is learning from young people.” - Angela Davis,  civil rights activist

"Perhaps there are more beautiful times, but this is ours." - Jean-Paul Sartre

26 November 2021




Speed up slow Mac; https://youtu.be/ojFXuibx5d8


Run Walk Run; http://www.jeffgalloway.com

Buildings illusion; https://www.yves.brette.biz/public/gif_et_autres_arts/la_ville_eclatee.gif?fbclid=IwAR0VRmDQ-KpTzA7lmgrpdhhaFQjB_XwkXvKSLJRea5IJxyXCol7JjH6eRT4


RTE / HIP online Auction Fundraiser; https://app.kambeo.io/event/acelebrationofrightrelations

Residential Schools; https://ehprnh2mwo3.exactdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/AAAA-Hamilton-Report-Illustrations-final.pdf

“The more absurd the approach, the closer one gets to the crux of the matter. Clarity in absurdity. Absurdity is direct and guileless, whereas the intellect is evasive and elusive." - Fyodor Dostoevsky (from The Karamazov Brothers) 

“Throughout your entire life you've orchestrated the most thrilling of comebacks, clutches and coincidences. So what's the big deal now?” - The Universe

“Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” - Dan Gable

"Do you have the patience to wait Till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving Till the right action arises by itself?” - Lao Tzu

50 One-Sentence Life Lessons

  1. Kindness goes a long way.
  2. The best and most beautiful things in life are free.
  3. Failure is your greatest teacher.
  4. You are responsible for your own happiness.
  5. Be impatient with your actions and patient with your results.
  6. Believe in yourself before anyone else does.
  7. Befriend fear, don’t fight it.
  8. Stay curious and question everything.
  9. When one door closes, another one opens.
  10. Life isn’t as long as you think.
  11. Focus on what you can control and ignore what you can’t control.
  12. To grow richer, seek new experiences, not new things.
  13. Develop a healthy relationship with money.
  14. Create more than you consume.
  15. Change your mindset about vacation; it’s good for you.
  16. To appreciate your life, understand yourself better.
  17. Your life is a reflection of your perspective.
  18. Make time for the people you love.
  19. Your future is uncertain, so create a flexible plan today.
  20. Everything is temporary.
  21. What you do today reflects who you’ll become tomorrow.
  22. Everything you do comes from your beliefs.
  23. Share your progress, not your goals.
  24. Live slower, so you become more mindful.
  25. The biggest risk is not taking one.
  26. Your habits define who you are.
  27. Action gives you more clarity than thought.
  28. You can’t say “yes” to everyone.
  29. Commitment gets you started, consistency gets you somewhere, and persistence keeps you going.
  30. Don’t spend time with people who drain you.
  31. Nearly everyone is winging it.
  32. Be smart enough to ask for advice and wise enough to know who to ask.
  33. Time is a precious asset you can’t buy more of.
  34. Everyone has their own problems to deal with, so they may not care about yours.
  35. Get 1% better every day, and you’ll surpass thousands of others.
  36. Live life without fear or regret.
  37. Life is an experiment.
  38. Be yourself and do what makes you happy.
  39. Act like an artist while you think, fail, and learn like a scientist.
  40. Your life can change in an instant.
  41. Money is not the root of all evil; the love of money is.
  42. Don’t compare yourself to others.
  43. It’s okay to be selfish occasionally.
  44. There will always be skeptics of what you do.
  45. Consistency is an underrated trait.
  46. People are out for themselves, even if it doesn’t look like it.
  47. Don’t surround yourself with people who don’t reciprocate.
  48. Learn something new every day.
  49. Everyone has knowledge that people will pay for.
  50. The difference between success and failure is persistence.

11 November 2021


CryptoArt Community; https://foundation.app/about


MMIWG Announcements; https://mcsc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/AttachmentViewer/index.html?appid=5ccf226e950c450597cb9d8a3b9b7fae&defaultObjectId=2375&selectedLayerId=Cases&showOnboardingOnStart=false&photoCentricMobileMapExpanded=false&center=-113.809%2C52.2685&level=4&attachmentIndex=0

CN Tower proposal artist; https://www.facebook.com/JonLabilloisArt/ 

COVID Peltzman effects





“When the fear of ‘things staying the same’ exceeds the fear of ‘failure’, stuff happens.” - The Universe

“The art of life is more like navigation than warfare, for what is important is to understand the winds, the tides, the currents, the seasons, and the principles of growth and decay, so that one's actions may use them and not fight them.” - Tao: The Watercourse Way

“Practice not-doing, and everything will fall into place.” - Lao Tzu

“Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion." - Jack Kerouac

“The true purpose of Zen is to see things as they are, to observe things as they are, and to let everything go as it goes...  When we realize the everlasting truth of ‘everything changes’ and find our composure in it, we find ourselves in Nirvana.” - Shunryu Suzuki