“Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don’t believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art’s sake.“
– E.M. Forster
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Streamed with Open Broadcaster @ https://Twitch.tv/SoulHealingLoveMagic
on January 8, 2017 by Shelby Quino as part of
#KillYourEraser Month on https://SoulHealingLoveMagic.wordpress.com
(Sorry for the poor audio quality. The music is actually from one of my karaoke videos.) To watch the original video of me singing ‘1979’ by the Smashing Pumpkins, go here: https://youtu.be/mLoaNN5TTf4
Tomorrow my SHLM co-founder, Emily, and I are going to Megan’s for a weekend of Soul Healing Love Magic, painting, spirits and more. Megan is another person that has helped to found SHLM and I guess you would say that she has a place on the board. We’re essentially the “Soul Healing Love Triangle.” :p
I’m not sure about Emily, but I’ll be staying there until Sunday painting nautically themed pieces to go with Megan’s nautically themed house. Throughout the weekend I’ll be posting photos, videos and going live on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. I’ll also be writing a blog on Monday to share all of the Soul Healing Love Magic here, so look out for that!
7.9.16 Live Two Heads Stream <–There is the link in case you missed it. It’s strange for me, especially as a multimedia artist, to always use technology in what I do creatively (but also knowing how that technology can aid in collaborative process, except I was streaming without a collaborator. What I teach people how to do is to flow.
This was my first official stream and it was difficult to speak as much as I would have liked to because the mic kept picking up on my kids. I hope…plan to write more in this blog. Whenever I write, it always begins in my journal on REAL paper (imagine that!) and most of the time I forget to even type it out later. Earlier today I found a brief time to write in my journal, so here it is:
Day of 1st live SHLM ‘artcast.’ Not sure how fluid it will be yet, or exactly what I’ll talk about. Right now its all just a craze of ‘airy derring-do’ I know that this will work in a constant motion, always re-inventing itself. Whatever form the project takes, I know it will be a powerful actuation for everyone involved. Maybe I’m a bit outlandish, but this sort of improvised chaos will be the stuff that this magical landscape is made of.
Finding inspiration and happiness within isn’t something with correct answers, set rules or reproducible steps.
There is no cookie cutter concept or approach. Come as you are, without expectations or assumptions, and allow yourself to be curious, silly, vulnerable.
The purpose is not the physical result, the process is the purpose. Where the purpose is art, the process is purpose. Process must allow for play and experimentation.
As a collaborator and artist, my presence serves as a constant actuation for spontaneous thought, inciting and challenging new perspectives, and creative companionship. This whimsy craze of ‘airy derring-do’ allows for individual discovery, insight into what works for them and better ability to expand upon their artistic process in their own time.
Remember that you are setting the atmosphere without setting limits.
Often we need to get out of our own heads in order to truly get into our heads, access a vivid inner dialogue, and become better aware of the process.
Through collaborative interactions we can literally gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, growing as artists both collectively and individually.