Expression

I’ve been playing out on my own with my guitar. It’s been magical…..

magical
magical

Halloween Set
Halloween Set

It’s fun what two brains do when they are really just wanting to collaborate….
What is revealed to them and the dopamine flows….

“I’m free now
free to look out the window
free to live my story
free to sing along”

Morphine – I’m Free Now

happy doin my thing
happy doin my thing

Cascadia Hustle

The art show was dope. Abstract Expressionist creating live paintings amidst wildfires in our atmosphere.

Kayla, Eva, Anna
Burning Down the House Artist Reception

It’s been a month full of creative expression. Lots of new work, and new people. And songs.

Late Night Paintings for the New Show
Late Night Paintings for the New Show

Basphite is playing Art Attack in Georgetown, and Seattle Center tomorrow. We’re adding so many new songs! Like this fresh angry punk ass track by Actionesse:

#Goals

Aesdiopod Designs has transplanted operations to Cascadia, a marvelous and delightful place.

Now that things have settled down a bit, this zineBlog is launching a new blogging schedule. Every Other Friday. That way, progress on #Goals and projects can be tracked.

This week, in addition to busking it with Basphite, featured in the #Goals debut episode of Creativity in Cascadia, [above] this freelancer had lunch with the one and only badass Success Bully. That was a good Tuesday, busy in this fair and fragmented fantastic city.

The busking band that formed at the end of last year during the Seattle holiday season finally has a name– Basphite which has been playing Westlake and Cap Hill Stations all the year long.

— I’m the drummer, and Joel plays both siick melody and groovy bassline on his bariSax. We playing at the September Art Attack in Georgetown on September 9th. Try to make our set, it’s gonna be righteous.

Brasspunk gypsy rock duo
We’re Basphite.

Creativity in Cascadia

How does Creativity work?

Creativity loves friends. My creativity is often heightened when I am with other creatives who I enjoy and vice-versa. And our talks and walks.

Creativity is simultaneously a relaxed & stimulated state, it’s energizing, it’s very in the moment. It gets stronger with practice & love. And it can either strike, often when out and about in Nature or just out or in or on the road, but it also can be summoned when desired for a work.

New Band: Pixie Dust playing the Street & Open Mic Circuit to Start

Busking Band
We out here! This Band Busks Cascadia

Creativity loves freshness & inspiration and meeting new people, spontaneous talks, design challenges. It likes the water, the shore, swimming, or out floating on the water.

My creativity likes it when I am up in trees looking out at the view, or upside down purposely like in a handstand– not from emotional overwhelm, although that can work. It likes heights, and new fresh concept & ideas, and beautiful works. Creativity needs expression, and it needs to grow.

Creativity also can be a double edged sword, and can turn on one and manifest in dark false imaginings, and I don’t have an answer about that, but just to be aware that there is a facet that can be destructive and awareness and solid belief in oneself is a counter that can be played & it might just be as simple as that awareness to stay on the good foot.

Creativity is good for the world, and everyone’s creativity is as unique as they are, and when it comes together it’s hell yeah!

Aesdiopod Designs is starting a new YouTube Channel about: This Freelance Creative’s journey to thrive in Cascadia, and about: A New Band “Pixie Dust” and their band adventure within a backdrop of Street Music, Activism/ Resistance and the Planet Health Movement.

Oh boyy, how exciting!

Inspiration Creativity
I found this on Tumblr

Public Life Philosophy

How much of your life do you want to share with virtually strangers “friends of friends”?

And another philosophical concept I will present here is “Retaliation”

That energy goes into the Universe. I mean, it can’t be that strong, but it’s just interesting…….

It’s been four hours since I posted this “poetry” a stretch I am sure into the network to relieve my soul…..

war or jealously (neither i want in me)

………………………………………………………………………………………………………maybe this is cheap but it brings laughter or release & sweet relief thru art my go to savior where I choose to direct this piss energy

Writing words, sharing them it’s dope. And noodling on the piano. Peace.

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

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