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What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test

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Non-conformist, Visionary, and Independent

5 Abstract, -8 Islamic, 2 Ukiyo-e, 4 Cubist, -11 Impressionist and -16 Renaissance!

Abstract art uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which exists independently of what may appear to others as visual realities. Western had been underpinned by the logic of perspective and an attempt to reproduce an illusion of visible reality. It allowed the progressive thinking artists to show a different side to the world around them. By the end of the 19th century many artists felt a need to create a 'new kind of art' which would encompass the fundamental changes taking place in technology, science and philosophy. Abstract artists created art that was diverse and reflected the social and intellectual turmoil in all areas of Western culture.

People that chose abstract art as their preferred artform tend to be visionsaries. They see things in the world around them and in people that others may miss because they look beyond what is visual only with the eye. They rely on their inner thoughts and feelings in dealing with the world around them instead of on what they are told they should think and feel. They feel freed from the tendancy to be bound by traditional thought and experiences. They look more toward their own ideas and experiences than what they are told by their religious upbringing or from scientific evidence. They tend to like to prove theories themselves instead of relying on the insight or ideas of others. They are not bound by common and mundane, but like to travel and have new experiences. They value intelligence, but they also enjoy a challenge. They can be rather argumentative when they are being forced or feel as if they are being forced to conform.

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By a show of hands, who is attempting NaNoWriMo this year?


We went see the Leonardo exhibit at the Witte museum today. It totally rocked. Lots of Leonardo DaVinci's sketches and diagrams come to life in full polished wood reality. How could it not rock?

We were there for the last two hours of the last day of the exhibit. We'd been trying to get there for weeks but I've been working non-stop and haven't had time. I was important for us to make it tho because Ryan has been trying to design his own flying machine and we've been trying to get him to learn more about the process before actually building. So timing was good.

Smile! It's almost November! (sort of)

Tonight we had our monthly meeting of the San Antonio NaNoWriMo peeps, which is always cool. I had some good story-telling opportunities and was told in response that I should do some comedy writing, which is really great to hear. It also reminded me that maybe I should post links to the few comedy pieces I've already written (for the benefit of the new people on my flist) (Also, of course, for my benefit because I love good feedback :-) ).

Anyway, here are the links:

Death and Cherries: A True Tale of Olfactory Madness

The Return of Mr. Gummy: A True Tale of Man vs. Nature vs. Quarterstaff

Perpetual Notion Machine: Renfield's Lament and 28 other humorous notions

Tiny Fingers: A Little Grimm Humor


Avatar - The series is over, but the quizzes live on!

You are a Waterbender!

The first waterbenders learned how to bend water by watching the moon control the tides. Waterbenders use Chi, the energy that flows through life, in combat. They redirect their opponent’s Chi rather than using direct strikes. Waterbending is stronger at night and strongest during the full moon. Waterbending is not possible during a lunar eclipse.
Which Element do you Bend?

Which is appropriate because waterbending is based on Tai Chi Chuan...which i just came back from, And boy is my dantian tired!


OK, we all know that FailBlog totally rocks socks and all that and I've resisted the urge to post my favorites here (mainly because there are too many) but that stops now. I need to share this one (perhaps because I've been working with a team of lowest-possible-bid contractors for the past month):


In case you're wondering why this is so incredibly FAIL, note that the ladder is in water...and that the man holding the electric drill is dripping wet...and is barefoot...and is one drip away from blowing his elbows out.  I think that guy in the back just realized that he won't need the microwave today.  Just throw that frozen dinner in the pool and it'll be cookin' in no time!

Naked Mohawk-Baby Carrot Jockey

I have a new icon, courtesy of Cake Wrecks.

Cake Wrecks
When professional cakes go horribly, hilariously wrong.