I'm Pam Newman.
I am awesome every day & you are too.
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I'm a writer of aricles, poems & songs. Here's some cool stuff I wrote.
They asked for it! Smoketown residents have repeatedly mentioned a desire for free art classes, so for the next 4 weeks the Smoketown Social Club will host free all ages art workshops focused on issues brought up at last Saturdays, Smoketown community meeting. Please join us and spread the word!!
Follow the Smoketown Social Club for more details & pictures of their happenings!
This Saturday at 11am, meet at the Smoketown Social Club (526 Lampton Street) for a Logomaking workshop.
And then? Directly after that?
Join residents and friends for the Smoketown Neighborhood Cleanup Kickoff at 1:00pm!
Hard at work on Interventions assignment, tomorrow is our first critic day.
Do you love art? Do you love Louisville? Do you love the Smoketown Neighborhood?
Follow the Smoketown Social Club as they deepen the connection to the Smoketown neighborhood through artwork, classes, and discover new ways to get involved!
It’s so lovely & it makes me smile!
Thanks Duessa! ;D
(Side note, this is a rare Monday where my nails aren’t spectacular. Expect some nail-art magnificence tomorrow!)
awesome-everyday replied to your post: Speaking of clothes, I need to start reaching out…I think I’ll order a color one from you on friday!! :D I’m kinda feelin martha jones in front of the tardis? We could count the tardis as an extra person if you want. :)
Oh my god, an excuse to draw Martha?!
I wanna put it on my wall at work! I’m really excited for Friday!!! :D
These photos are from Metro Louisville’s Blight Out Brighten Up project!
It was a lot of fun. I actually still have paint on my pants from getting so into the project!
That afternoon, community members, students and professional artists came together and painted 100 wooden panels the city uses to board up vacant and abandoned properties in Jefferson county.
CJ Fletcher, a local artist and manager of events for MetroWorks said they’re looking into getting prints of that photo with all the paintings people made for the boards. I’m excited, and really want to have one for my office!
I am an artist. Creating for me, creating for you, always creating.
My recent works are now ready for purchase along with bookings for family/art/event photography or drawings.
Summer time is a great time for events and for capturing your events from beginning to finish.
I love to show up and show you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and set up a photo date.
Here are a list of prices: (sliding scale fee’s so never let money turn you away from the nurturing you are needing.)
Events are $60/hour no charge for editing time!
Portraits(baby photos) or Head shots are $30-$50/hour depending on type of shots required, also no charge for editing time!
All prices include a cd with all your photos to use as you see fit. No extra charges for extra photos. You OWN them all!
For booking information please email me at email@example.com or always feel free to call me at812-946-4413 and we can discuss what you are needing and set that Photo date!
All ART is priced and ready to go. I am also available for creative bookings to draw or paint something special for YOU!
Avery Covered in Violet Art
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The internet spends a lot of time talking about itself.
Somebody writes an article about something that either strikes a nerve or strokes a groin, and then there’s this whiplash effect where everybody blogs, tweets and facebooks about it. It’s like this online masturbation that occurs every single day.
In a lot if ways, this cycle really is much like masturbation. You don’t need any help to do it. In a lot of cases, talking about the internet on the internet (Like I’m doing right now) is kind of satisfying.
And now, because you are expecting it, and I want the internet, as a whole, to get laid, I will expand on this masturbation metophor into a parable about sex.
When we talk about the internet in real life, we are reproducing the internet. It’s kind of like how art imitates life. Only, the internet isn’t a widely recognized art form (although there are many interweb artists, and y’all know who I’m taking about), and there still seem to be people embarrassed to talk about the internet with people face-to-face.
Just like sex!
Not too long ago, I had a conversation about the internet with a group of real life human beings who were not talking with each other via a computer or cell phone. We talked about tumblr (yay!), twitter (okay!), facebook (ugh) and 4Chan (u nasty). It was an interesting conversation. We spoke briefly about drama online. During that portion of the conversation, I found myself saying, out loud, “People write articles on the internet ABOUT articles on the internet.”
And then I marinated in how ridiculous that was, and when I would be doing it next.
"Artists are lazy."
People who say/think that have clearly not known an artist who was actually in the process of making their craft their profession.
In order to be a successful performance or visual artist— or even a writer— and make a living at it, you really have to work hard. You will also take a lot of flack from people who work at “normal jobs.”
This is exactly the same thing I experienced as a child. I was home schooled as a little girl for a bunch of reasons, but mostly because I was extremely smart and also Black. My mom worked twice as hard as all the other moms because she had to be my teacher too.
When I was like eight or nine and kids asked me what school I went to, I replied, “I’m homeschooled.” Kids would generally respond, “So you don’t go to school?” That kneejerk reaction was just as frequent as when I introduce myself as Pam Newman and someone says, “NEWMAN,” ala Seinfeld. It’s just as clever.
I work really hard for this stuff. I write music, press releases and talk to other musicians pretty regularly. I’m in recording studios, practicing with other people and creating constantly. Yeah, I get to do a lot of it in my bedroom, but that does not mean in any way that what I do is not work.
People ask me what I do for a living, and I say, “I’m a musician who does writing on the side.” And then adults respond, “So you aren’t working?”
Not a lot has changed in the past 20 or so years.
So is being an artist the grown-up equivalent of being homeschooled? Kinda. Nobody really understands how it works, a lot of people think you’re full of shit and a lot of the same people are kinda jealous.
I had a really interesting discussion about identity, self hate, cultural capital etc with my BFF today and it got me thinking of Margaret Bowland’s selection of paintings of young black girls in white face. When asked to comment on ‘Kenyetta and Brianna’ Bowland that ‘It is a commentary on how women still have to jump through all these hoops to be desirable. These girls are still visible beneath all those layers of crap … they’re still looking back at you.’ I think that a lot of black girls looking at Bowland’s paintings would say that the metaphor transcends beyond the art world. For many black girls Bowland’s paintings are a life metaphor - reflecting a reality where black girls are often marginalised by European standards of beauty. I agree with Cherise Kramarae when she states that ‘For women of color who are viewers, trying to achieve idealised femininity entails not only adjusting or refining one’s body, but also rejecting one’s identity and certain characteristics altogether. To resist this artificial standard is to stand apart from beauty as defined by society’. The frustrating thing for me is that even if you put the fact that there is very little aesthetic diversity across all media platforms to the side, in the black community we impose European standards of beauty on each other with a vengeance. It’s black men that make fun of Alek Wek and it’s black girls arguing about natural hair v relaxer/weave war (e.g ‘These little nappy headed hoes need a terminator’ - Nicki Minaj) etc. It’s this infighting that is the real tragedy.
Somebody told a lie and we believed it.