And by numbers… I mean Pemberton & Plashkes, the creators of Art Battle. Their numbered shirts equal seventeen. Eight is my fav number, I have one tattooed on my right arm.

If you have never been to Art Battle, follow them on Twitter here and stay tuned for the next one. It’s one of the most awesome things that happens in this wonderful city. Competitive painting for the WIN.

Paint pr0n.

THIS is how you do event shirts.

These babies were all up for grabs. Painted that night, silent auction.

I really liked this one. Bid was $150, I didn’t go for it.

Jack will always be in our thoughts.

The ones without bids are DESTROYED. See video here.

Hello new friend blog fan, Twitter peep. (Please tell me your Twitter if/when you see this!)

Queen West art hipster types in full force. You can tell there are deep thoughts going on here and I like it.

Smart, arty & handsome. Winning combo ūüėČ

Painting in the final round.

Counting up the votes.

Simon & the winner of the Art Battle 17 David McKenzie.

David & his is final painting.

“Let’s destroy some paintings”

Paint on the clothes is a good style I reckon.

 

Maybe some for me next time? I like to paint too.¬†Some serious talent at these things. I know for sure you will enjoy yourself. I’ll keep you posted on the next one.

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Once I thought I lost the contents my first external hard drive. It was November 16, 2005. I was heart broken. Like no other love I’ve ever had, it was my everything.

Devastated. Distraught. Thinking about that day now, and you reading this, my heart, it still hurts, feels like like a day old punch.

I went to the bar and I got a martini. What the hell else was I supposed to do, I LOST ¬†goddamn EVERYTHING?! There was a hole in my heart. And it was bleeding. So I wrote…

#1

now i must write.
today i think i lost my work, my life my story.
my external drive showed up empty.
my brain is very full.
the words i wrote, can not be gone.
i must remember what is lost.
_______________

#2

where what now
here me loud
my story goes untold
a life worth living
a legend will unfold

_________________

#3

life lost.
a legend burried deep within the walls
four of them that hold my life
a broken link holds it togehter
a photo in my mind
it is all remembered.
__________________

Later that day, I decided to take all the cords apart (there were two to connect it to my PC, it was 2006) and put them back together.

It turned back on. I didn’t ¬†lose anything. The end.

Lessons learned:

1) Make sure you back up. 2) Drama inspires creativity. ¬†3) I might be rtrd. ūüôā

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I cruised by this the night before it opened and snapped a bunch of shots in the dark.

Yesterday I creeped into the beautiful art installation exhibit by IKEA at King & Peter. It’s in collaboration with Canadian fashion designer¬†David Dixon, fashion & design photographer¬†George Whiteside, sculptor¬†Bruno Billio¬†and¬†Thrush Holmes, popular artist, painter & owner of Thrush Holmes Empire.

I love the creativity. I could live here. Maybe one day I will.

 

 

These photos were taken the night before it opened and shot from outside.

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MEmhul on Make A Gif, Animated Gifs

With $250,000? I would like to do what I’m doing now but MORE HUGE. TV on the Internet. I would go on TV shows and talk about my new show and travel the world more and tell you all about it and it would be so fun awesomazing. A dream come true. I would have huge parties and you would all come.

It’s been a while since I did ¬†a contest and I reckon it’s time to bring it BACK.

To Enter:

Answer in the comments:

What would you do with the $250,000 if you were the Protector of the Caramilk Secret? “

Prize: Goodies from Caramilk valued at $50 (three winners). Prize will be shipped to you and contest closes August 26th. You must be in Canada.

There are still six more keys to be found across Canada. The winner could be you. For details on the big Cadbury Secret Contest see Facebook/Caramilk. If you find a key, Secret Agents come to your house and meet you and them you come to Toronto, go to the factory and see if you have the key to the real Caramilk Secret. If you have the secret, you get $250,000 and more chocolate than you could ever eat. Gah!

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I love discovering new things.

Last month Google rolled out www.wdyl.com and I just found out about it from Techcrunch. It’s hard to keep up on all the Google gossip! With all the talk about Google+ lately,¬†I see how it slipped by most peoples radar. I checked it out last night & found an interesting discovery…

Here we go:

Went to the site, searched something I love (uh, myself! You would search yourself too right?). Found a few things, including explore “casie stewart” in 3D with Google Sketchup. You can create anything 3D there, haven’t tried it yet. ¬†Youtube channel and gmail came up along with searches in blogs, photos, and books.

Books? I recognize that book. That’s my book.

I wrote when I was 14 with Holly Heiblinger, it’s called JEANS. Published Canadian Author, oh yeah. I’ve never seen it online. I mean, I never reallllllly looked but there she is right in Google Books and the library archives.

I was mega¬†involved¬†with writing and my community at that age. Our book is categorized in¬†Canadian poetry (English) 20th century,¬†Literary Collections / Canadian,¬†Children’s Literature¬†&¬†Teenagers’ writings, Canadian (English).¬†It’s no longer in print so don’t try to order one!¬†I’ve only got a couple draft copies. Reckon Mum might have some in the basement.

I used to write heaps. Well, I still write lots but more diary than poetry. One say I will escape to a far away place and get all the notes from the notebooks into digital form. Maybe with my new computer? Omg, I ‘m getting a new computer today.

Downloaded a poetry magnet app for iPad called Verses Poetry. I like to play on/with words. Need to get more words unlocked though, running slim on options.

Spent lots of time with Andy (my iPad) this weekend. Maybe deep down I know that he’s about to get less attention when the new guy comes home today. We’ll see. There’s enough room in my heart for all the gadgets ūüôā

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¬†…magically your closet is a shop of beautiful things.¬†

Made using Comic Book for iPad. New fav app. I always wanted to make a comic of my adventures. I wanna fight some bad guys and make the world a better place.

Have you ever worked your arms from driving?

Today I used Softsign to download & edit a PDF, type changes & sign all from iPad with ease. Amazing device.

I am also in LOVE with Spotify. How did I get it to work when I’m in Canada? Used my Klous Perk invite code to sign up while in the USA (Boston) and… it still works! Been loving all kinds of tunes the last week. Liking suggestions and seeing what other people have in lists. I usually work in silence but I’m enjoying more music lately.

Welcome to THE FUTURE.

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Saw this on O’Nizzle’s blog today and I dig it. Think you will too. What do you do to be creative?

I like to let my mind wander. I like long walks by myself. I like to play outside. I love my sketchbook. I like to draw with pastels. I cut up old clothes and make new ones. I call old friends. Classical music. Reminding myself I can do anything. Cleaning my closet. Coffee. Painting. Dancing with arms over head. Writing is especially fun for me. I like poetry, reading, writing mostly. Photography & close up shots on the camera. Old music & fun memories. I like watching Annie Hall or Dead Poets Society. I enjoy sitting by the lake. Running in the rain. Friends are good too. I like to let my mind wander.

I guess you could say I’m Borderline Artistic.

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Dad loves racing so to be working with a race car driver is pretty neat. Especially an epic, race winning child prodigy one.

Sky & I were twerkin’ hard in the office aka the rig. She is 11.

We were tweeting our hearts out during the bike race portion. She is a riot.  RA RA RIOT.

I was telling Kyle how he’s gonna have ladies all ova’ him. He’s so dang cute. Any of you out there 13ish? He’s single.

Gettin’ ready. Talladega styles.

Race time. Team #71.

Was a totally crazy race. Started with 25 drivers, finished with 16ish. About 20 cautions, three ambo’s. This one went straight to hospital, back injury. Hope you’re ok man.

Waiting for the track to be cleared then take a few laps to warm up the tires.

(Get’s easily distracted) HAHAHAHAHAHHA.

What a winner this stud. Kyle took 3rd. Nice one buddy!

Kyle loves Gatorade. (wink wink nudge nudge)

Sky, you are the cutest ever.

Check those tire marks from racers bumpin’ him. Bump & grind fo’ realz

His shirt was actually soaking wet. We were laughing. Dang hot drivin’ them cars. (Clearly I’ve been in the South, I’m typing with an accent.)

Impressed with how well spoken you are Kyle. Nice twerk. Good interview.

Night was fun. Brekky & travel home tomorrow. I miss my own bed. I like being away but I love coming home. Next trip is Boston in July. Next week is busy with NXNE (music & interactive), MMVAs & more. Gonna be real fun.¬†Have an awesome day ūüôā

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* worst screen grab ever. YouTube you are assholes, let me upload a photo please!

I was in Florida to meet Kyle’s race team & family to chat about his personal brand. He’s a totally awesome kid who is racing against people twice his age and winning. Started Kyle’s Twitter today, follow him. He’s gonna be a star @kylebenjamin71.

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first stop loudawgs w/ team BITE/AUX TV. bonga & jetter showed up too. love all y’all faces.

ttc across the city talking to mum on skpe in bahmas,  day 98/365, 2011.

hey cutie pies

she gotcha affan

was looking pretty cute eh

hey girls, argo cheers. lots of young people were there. how old am i again?

oh that’s right, i’m 19. just turned. galen, so good to see you after a heaps long time.

morgan and i agreed that we felt like grownups at a school dance. chaperone: any adult present in order to maintain order or propriety at an activity of young people.

i found out after that it was ALL AGES: duh. glad for brocky that it was busy. sorry i didn’t pay much attention to the band. it was about 30 min before i actually looked at the stage. nice to see lots of friends. ladies love these two, obviously:

hi kids

bROCKstars. brock can you sing? you look like you can here.

ok outta here, home time.

hey keri. you are so cute laughing.

wearing: givenchy le presme blush in 24: it-girl purple (i swear to you that is the name)

enjoy the sunshiney  day. bye for now xo

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