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Lies (A Poem)

This world can be a crazy place

These are surely trying times. As such, I put my thoughts and feelings into this poem. It’s a bit abstract but not nearly as much as some of my work and may very well cause some individuals to be a bit turned off or even angered. But, how each person reacts is up to he or she and aren’t two the the major reasons for the creation of any art the ability to make people feel and the ability to make them think?

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Well, here goes:

Lies

Being put out into the sky
Lies, lies, lies
And beamed back into boxes
That infect our ears and eyes

They put them to the page
Either with keyboard or pen ink
Hoping they will steal
Your ability to think

Now they have largely succeeded
This goal they have achieved
Young and old alike
Both so willingly deceived

A slavery freely chosen
They are promised material things
Either ignorant or uncaring
The “poor” living as kings

And when the truth comes out
They decry it as hate
Somehow still content
With their own decaying fate

Ravenwood Collective Tattoo and Arts

A long-time friend and amazing all around artist is working on opening a Ravenwood Collective. This is a female owned tattoo shop and art space in the Pittsburgh area.

For details, you can check out the Facebook page or support this through an IndieGoGo fundraising effort.

 

Get Involved With An Artistic Group Effort

There are several projects we at Creative Dreamers are involved with and would like to ask you as our readers to check out.

Foreign Tourist Image Bank

A repository for 100% free to use images for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

All images are categorized into albums for easy searching.

Anyone can use images and people are encouraged to submit some of their own.

Image Aides Academy

With an ever more digital world, and the need and desire for instruction to go along with it, this site goes beyond simply offering video tutorials at an affordable rate but to provide something more in-depth and interactive. Seeking both students and instructors.

Life Is Your Canvas Blog

A fun, entertaining and informative blog that accepts advertising too. based on the Tumblr platform we take content submission for everything form A-Z so long as it has something to do with begin creative.

Toxic Dolls Alt Modeling Website

A new and improved alt, and traditional, modeling and photography community with social features and more. Born out of a site called Twisted Angels founded in 2009.

 

One Way To Eliminate Harsh Shadows in Your Photos

To put it frankly – harsh shadows in photos suck. But, sometimes when the sun is strong or the lighting inside is hard to work around, there are a few things you can do to combat the horrid shadow.

My e-book Pesky Shadows, Pretty Shadows can be of some help but here’s one little tip that can make a huge difference and doesn’t take any technical skill or special tools.

Potion the subject as far away from any walls as you can. The more distance between the person or object and a wall, the less strong the shadow that shows up on it will be. Give it a try like the shots below. It’s easy and work too.

Harsh Shadow:

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Softer Shadow:

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Scenes From the Three Rivers Arts Festival 2016

Each and every year I have to check this out and it never disappoints. What a great festival in a great American city!

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My Published Magazine Photos

Over the last few decades, I have been published in a few literary magazines and in newspapers and for my writing. However, it wasn’t until recently (November 2015) that I had the chance to be published in a magazine for my photography efforts.

Since then, I’ve added two more publications to my resume of model work and I would like to share them.

Thanks to Juliann C, the model I have shot with for each of these three fantastic magazines. You can check out her official website at www.julianncmodeling.com.

Fahrenheit USA – Nov. 2015

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My Belleza Inc. – April 2016

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Tres Jolie – May 2016

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Art Project Inspired By Love of Country and Troops

Saying that you support our troops is one thing, creating a gigantic flag out of toy soldiers to show it is an entirely different thing. That is just what a young man names Jacob did.

Here are some of the results as posted on a family Facebook site.

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