RU!AB

Rise Up! Action Band is a new rally band in Seattle, who’s mascot is an Action Crab and comes out to support the Marches for solidarity, the cause, and righteous vibe. Coming to May day workers rights next. Power to the People!

“We gather together to play music and perform at resistance events. We use music, chanting, dancing, and performance to amplify the uproar made by the thousands of people enduring and witnessing injustices in our communities. We do this for the oppressed and voiceless, and for the betterment of all people. We create more than music, we create solidarity. We are Rise Up! Action Band.”

 

Rise Up! Action Band playing Bill Nye the Science Guy at Seattle March for Science Saturday.

Pinch the Patriarchy!

Rise Up! Action Band. Action Crab Mascot. Rally Band for the People
Rise Up! Action Band. Action Crab Mascot. Rally Band for the People

Rally Band!

This band shows up at various marches and rallies for the power to the people movement to rock positive since we’re all in this together now!

Marches swung to New Orleans tunes at the Seattle rally in Capital Hill today.

Spread peace humans.

Surprise Band Hitting the Streets
Marches swung to New Orleans tunes at the Seattle rally in Capital Hill today

Surf Incubator

Started on an awesome environmental solutions and awareness gig at Surf Incubator in downtown Seattle, a short skate to Pioneer Square. Loving it!

Surf Incubator Lobby
Surf Incubator Lobby

Seattle is amazing! Such an excellent place to be for a young professional/musician. Played music tonight with a great friend, and omg we sounded so good together, just singing our hearts out! Talked about playing out, we’ll just have to see where it goes, but in the meantime, I am thanking Santa and the Universe for my good fortune with my latest client, and it’s for the health of our Planet Home to heck yeah. Peace.

Surf Incubator Logo
Surf Incubator Logo

Christmas Idea

Here is a sweet idea, not original, but we could level up. I’m just trying to to run with it, and hype it.

How can we give help to our fellow humans in need as a Christmas gift?

I know we want all our stuff, and um, we also have to help all these people– right? and I’m not saying just give them money. I’m saying let’s build profitable industry to help them, that will create jobs, and hype goodwill and brotherhood into our ethos. Flex it promote it, hype it get involved and take figuring out how to do it on. Be interested, make this issue part of our regular routine of priorities. We are totally all in this together.

There are so many people in need. Here in Seattle alone there are copious homeless people all over the place. Sleeping in bus stops, doorways, wrapped in blankets standing on the sidewalk. Staying warm in the library and Starbucks, etc.

Take this theme of “Helping Our Fellow Humans” get on their feet in a way that they want to, to hackathons. Make MEMEs, post them, care. I know there are tons of caring people who do a lot, let’s keep organizing and keep attracting investment around this. The more of us that commit just 3% of our attention to this industry, I’m not even calling it a cause because industry is more powerful, and profitable and in our current economic system industry is how things get done.

Thanks for reading, Merry Christmas! We’re doing great, let’s keep it up!

Artistic Christmas Tree - Open Clip Art
Artistic Christmas Tree – Open Clip Art

Anna Thoreau Art Show

Anna Thoreau’s artwork is being featured at Saint Luke’s Community Center as part of the Ballard Art Walk.

Come hang, mingle and appreciate art. This Saturday December 10th from 6-9pm.

Anna Thoreau is a muralist, fine artist, live painter & graphic designer living in Seattle and recently from Detroit where she painted some sweet murals as part of the thriving art movement.

Anna Thoreau Art at Ballard Art Walk
Anna Thoreau Art at Ballard Art Walk

Muralist, Fine Artist, Portfolio

Muralist available for hire. Fine artist who loves to paint, available for contract work on mural art, either independently or to join a team! Please email Anna Thoreau pixieskates (at) gmail.com

All this Art Work will be on display either the actual paintings or in print form at the Ballard Art Walk, with many works for sale. Art Walk Venue: Saint Luke’s Community Center Saturday Dec. 10 6-9pm

Freelancer Entry

This freelancer has been in a new bustling city for 5 months now and a healthy routine has emerged yeahyah, and that includes daily morning meditation and from there has emerged a mindfulness– that feels divine.

From being more mindful I can see habits I have that are taking away from success at least the way I want to experience it, which is being in the creative zone for one thing, or just with a good workflow on.  This feels splendid. So one of my new habits is to really hype myself to myself for all I’m accomplishing, and take my time about it, instead of riding myself so hard and just take it easy in this world (: You know?

As for now I can see that I can be even soooo much more grateful, just so grateful– AND SEE WHAT’S GOOD, for what I’ve got going on any given day and love on that. And so accepting of others and kind/patient and treat myself that same way. And be really brave but easy going about it. Always up to vibe with other humans thru the experience of anything we are trying to get done, and appreciate that too.

Our habits create our destiny and our daily joy in life and I have some awesome neccesary ones for a thriving freelancer that I have started, and I am running with them, for the next 96 days no matter what, I am committed to my killer freelancer habits. Then, after 96 days they will be my habits because that’s how it works, after 30 days something you do on a daily basis becomes your new way. One of my new habits is meditation & yoga, –SUN SALUTATIONS ROCK– it’s helping me work way more relaxed and as a creative, we really need that. Take care of yourselves everyone. We’re all in this together after all. Peace.

**And I haven’t been busking every day like I said, I was, but my routine changed, but I have been practicing guitar and singing everyday so no doubt that’s one of the habits that is feeling so damn good. And I plan to get back out there to Westlake again soon and get back on the busking train, tis the season.

Branding a Muralist

Branding. It’s not all about branding, but you gotta do it. Here in Seattle, we have “Art Walks” –heck yeah! and they’re lots of fun, also called Art Crawls. I am pumped that First Thursday in Seattle is on the 1st of December, that’s only 4 more days! It’s gonna be a blast, and THEN….

Anna Thoreau Art at Ballard Art Walk
Anna Thoreau Art at Ballard Art Walk
Branding a Muralist, Progaganda
Branding a Muralist

Anna Thoreau has her first Solo Art Show at the Ballard Art Walk. It’s exciting and excellent motivation to level up the freelancing propaganda, branding, and online portfolio. Prints will be sold, as well as, the “It’s All About Music” painting created a midst the epic creative vibing at illustrious Painting with a Twist‘s grand opening, in grandiose & rising downtown Detroit, the art capital of the sweet earth, ya.

"All About Music" Acrylic on Canvass by: Anna Thoreau
“All About Music” Acrylic on Canvass by: Anna Thoreau