Bell Let's Talk Campaign for Mental HealthBell's Let's Talk Campaign http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/ landed in my inbox at work this morning (I work at the Ministry of Health so not entirely surprising ) and while I am not a Bell Customer, I want to open the floor to talk about mental health.More Like This
So if you're comfortable, you could answer the following (if not, just comment on whatever strikes you or read and wander away ) :
1. Do you live with mental illness (either in yourself, your partner or another family member?) If so, which one(s)?
2. What sort of an impact does it have on your day to day life?
3. How do you manage it?/How does the person you live with manage it? How do you help?
4. What is one thing you want people to know about living with mental illness?
As many of you know, I live with Depression, Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder (currently and hopefully permanently in remission!) and Specific Phobia (needles). To add to the list of invisible illnesses, I have insomnia, chronic pain and chronic mig
Setting Prices for Your ArtworkThere are few hard and fast rules when it comes to pricing artwork to sell. Why you ask? Well for one there are many variables that go into determining the cost of the artwork. It’s for that very reason that many artists (including myself in the past) sell themselves tremendously short. Another reason we as artists feel our palms getting sweaty when someone asks for a price to an artwork is because we feel as though we’re not being true artists if we accept money for our work. No, no no. Listen, I can tell you from experience that the “starving artist” lifestyle is waaaay less glamorous than it sounds when your pantry is bare for reals. There is absolutely nothing shameful about getting paid for honest work, so don’t try to make yourself feel guilty or ashamed of turning a profit. On the other hand, artists fall into the mire of not even knowing how to price individual artworks. This confusion only gets worse when you look at the price tags iMore Like This
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Journal Skin + ThoughtsThis is deviantART's first Martin Luther King Jr. skin. It took me a lot of work. I'm new at this, and I wanted to use all my own coding that I'm learning and uses only my artwork in it.More Like This
A lot of people in the United States celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day as a reason to take a break from work and school. Of all the national holidays, I think Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the most underappreciated. Even Arbor Day gets a better treatment (my neighbor gives me a tree sapling every year, but I don't even think she realizes that there are no African American people who live within a five mile radius from her house).
To many people, Martin Luther King Jr.'s day is almost a paradox: it's holiday that's not a holiday. There's no special feast, no religion, no gift giving. They just assume that everything bad happened in the past, and now it's gone, so why do we even bother to think about it? I know a lot of people who take about the holiday in t
Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie HebdoI am not Charlie Hebdo. I don't think my balls are that big.More Like This
The attack on the offices of "Charlie Hebdo" earlier this week was abhorrent and enraging. Regardless of the content of the work they produced, the cartoonists who worked there stood up for free speech and paid with their lives. I wish I could say that I'd look death in the eyes for such a principle. I just don't know. I'm not sure other people would do the same. But, damn, I hope so.
It's the kind of bravery where you're willing to die for what you believe in. You may not live to see the next day, the next second, or your family or friends ever again. And all for a principle.
Ruby Bridges going to the first all-white school. The soldiers who stormed Normandy on D-Day. The reporter who got beheaded for reporting on atrocities in Syria to give the suffering there a voice. The police and firemen who ran into the World Trade Center when it was burning. Salman Rushdie.
Speed-way Jam (Speed Highway with lyrics)More Like This
Title: Speed-way Jam
Track: Sonic Generations (Speed Highway )
Remixed Original Track: Cash Cash, SEGA/Sonic Team
Date: 07th April 2012
Lyrics Co-Written and Performed by: Elson 'Darkspeeds' Wong & Speedio322
Concept & Additional Voices: Elson 'Darkspeeds' Wong
SFXs: SEGA/Sonic Team
[Announcer] "Hey hey! Ya'll listen up! This is gonna be a dynamic duo! Darkspeeds and Speedio322! Let's go!!"
Make it fast and do a spin attack, no time to go back!
No time to waste, gotta leave no trace! Don't get in my case!
Blasting off at the speed of sound! Goin' pound for pound!
And there ain't no time to fool around. I'm here to be renown!
[Mr. Bobby B.] "Okay! Calm down! Calm down now! It ain't over yet!"
Three two one! Running at the speed of sound - makes you wanna go BOOM!
Here we go! It's way past cool - makes you wanna go... ZOOM!
(Twenty hundred miles an hour!