|THE BIG 'C'
||[13 Apr 2004|03:23am]
well, i haven't made a public announcement about this, so here is a first.
i have been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and am currently hospitalized in tampa, florida. my prognosis has been quite grim, 3-6 months if i refused treatment, but i have been fighting the illness with chemo and hope to push the cancer into remission. the treatment has been very difficult as it is painful and does not exactly make my body feel better, but worse. i had been hoping i would be out of the hospital and able to attend a few functions, but at this point is impossible. if this has caused you any inconvenience, please forgive me. i will do whatever i can to make it up to you, just tell me what you need/want.
this has been a very difficult time for me and my family and friends, but i am fortunate to be surrounded with some wonderful people and am keeping a positive attitude.
||[23 Jan 2004|08:41pm]
RIP Helmut Newton and Captain Kangaroo
|i LOVE the power of the internet (gay marriage)
||[22 Jan 2004|10:49pm]
When the American Family Association posted an online poll last month asking its constituents their position on gay marriage, it thought it was engaging in a straightforward exercise.
The conservative organization supports a constitutional amendment defining marriage as strictly between a man and a woman, and it planned to forward to Congress the results of the poll, which it expected would support its position, as evidence of Americans' opposition to gay marriage.
But the AFA never counted on the power of the Internet. And once the URL to the poll escaped its intended audience, everything went haywire. As of Jan. 19, 60 percent of respondents -- more than 508,000 voters -- said, "I favor legalization of homosexual marriage." With an additional 7.89 percent -- or 66,732 voters -- replying, "I favor a 'civil union' with the full benefits of marriage except for the name," the AFA's chosen position, "I oppose legalization of homosexual marriage and 'civil unions,'" was being defeated by a 2-1 ratio.
"We're very concerned that the traditional state of marriage is under threat in our country by homosexual activists," said AFA representative Buddy Smith. "It just so happens that homosexual activist groups around the country got a hold of the poll -- it was forwarded to them -- and they decided to have a little fun, and turn their organizations around the country (onto) the poll to try to cause it to represent something other than what we wanted it to. And so far, they succeeded with that."
Of course, no such poll can be said to represent an accurate picture of popular opinion. But, clearly, the AFA had hoped Congress would take the numbers it planned to produce as exactly that kind of evidence.
Now, Smith says, his organization has had to abandon its goal of taking the poll to Capitol Hill.
"We made the decision early on not to do that," Smith admitted, "because of how, as I say, the homosexual activists around the country have done their number on it."
So what happened?
Against the wishes of the AFA and its members, the poll leaked to the outside. And soon, people like Gabe Anderson began posting it to blogs, social-networking sites such as Friendster and sundry e-mail lists. When Anderson posted it to his blog on Dec. 18, 2003, the anti-gay-marriage position was leading, with 51.45 percent of respondents opposing gay marriage or civil unions.
But with his posting, in which he alerted his readers to the poll, Anderson -- and many like him -- began to unleash the democratic power that the Internet promises, and which organizations like the AFA must have forgotten: the ability to bring people together to fight for, or against, a cause.
"I definitely think that if an organization like the AFA wants to conduct a poll like this, they open up themselves to more than they expected," said Anderson. "I think it's a great example that the Internet can effect change and have an influence if there is a cause."
Surely, by now, with the rise of organizations like MoveOn.org and Internet-fueled political campaigns like Howard Dean's, such results should surprise no one.
But the AFA seems to have been caught by surprise, and is now trying to gain new currency from the outcome.
"Hopefully the results of the poll will be a wake-up call," said Smith, "to realize the need for us to get more focused and organized and to do what we need to do."
But in the meantime, the AFA and organizations like it will have to get used to the idea that if they want to use the Internet as a tool, they had better understand how it works.
"I think it's pretty cool," said Anderson. "It's empowering that the Internet can have this kind of effect. As an individual, your first reaction is, 'I don't know if I can make a difference.' This is a good example of helping people who are historically apathetic (to say), 'Maybe my vote will matter, too.'"
article here --- this is from wired magazine.
|Cyberotika2004 - CALL FOR DIGITAL ARTISTS
||[22 Jan 2004|04:37pm]
Cyberotika2004 - CALL FOR DIGITAL ARTISTS
Cyberotika2004 - CALL FOR DIGITAL ARTISTS
INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR DIGITAL ARTISTS
:: Cyberotika2004 ::
april 17, 2004 :: atlanta, georgia
:: Cyberotika2004 :: is now accepting submissions for its premier 2004
exhibit on APRIL 17, 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia. Digitally-created artwork,
film, animation, photography from Artists of all levels who use digital
media to create FILM, ANIMATION, ART, or PHOTOGRAPHY are encouraged to
We are honored to invite you to participate in this Event that will
unite the work of digital artists from around the world. The exhibition is an open
forum for digital artists to show their latest techniques, concepts,
perceptions, and interpretations using digital media, to be viewed by
digital art lovers and representatives from numerous art publications, on
this one very special night and beyond.
What is it?
:: Cyberotika2004 :: is the 4th evolution of the
technologically-inspired digital art collective known as subMediaTV. For the 2004 Exhibit, curators Franklin Lopez and Bill Reichardt are combining some of the most evokative visual stimuli from leading digital artists around the world
(film-animation-lineart-photoart) in a diverse array of on-screen displays
throughout 'the space', a creative gallery in Atlanta, Georgia.
Adding to the intense visual and multimedia experience of the night,
emerging and provokative fashion designers from the UK, US, and Japan will
debut a stunning array of futuristic clothing, modeled to an equally
evokative stream of progressive sounds from music futurists.
The Exhibit will host a network of gallery owners, art media, and
digital connoisseurs in the early evening, followed by a multimedia event that has
been created to promote unique, progressive, and thematic artistic advances
and artistic expressions in digital film - art - photography - fashion -
music - and oration. This is an Exhibit designed to motivate, stimulate, and
provoke ... to stimulate the senses (erotika) and motivate the artist
within all of us in an age of heightened, yet accessible, technology
To launch the final phase of the Exhibit, a live digital simulcast with
a companion event in Tokyo, Japan will take place at 1:00 a.m. EST 18 April
When is it?
Saturday, April 17, 2004
8:00pm-9:30pm :: Special Media & Gallery Preview
9:30pm-3:00am :: General Public
Admission :: $10
@ the space, Atlanta, Georgia USA ... an emerging alternative artists'
alternative space located in downtown Atlanta.
Who should enter?
Anyone with a passion and talent for using digital media to produce
HOW TO ENTER ... CALL FOR DIGITAL ARTISTS
Cyberotika2004 is seeking new work from digital artists for a daring and
inspiring digital art exhibit that takes place on April 17, 2004, from
8:00p.m. to 3:00a.m.
Digital artists-photographers-animators-filmmakers are invited to submit
digital works by contacting the following email address:
*Send an email with your images attached to the email ... or send an email
with your website address.
* DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS *FEBRUARY 15, 2004*. Works will be included in
a Website, DVD, and Magazine being created for the Exhibit.
* PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD AND FORWARD THIS TO ANY DIGITAL
ARTISTS-PHOTOGRAPHERS-ANIMATORS-FILMMAKERS YOU MAY KNOW ~ THANKS.
* SPONSORS & ADVERTISERS -- FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEND EMAIL TO:
|mtv europe logo
||[22 Jan 2004|12:49pm]
yay for shelly - she's the logo on MTV Europe tomorrow....
oh, and if you want to see the mtve archives, you can check it out here.
|e x h a u s t e d
||[08 Jan 2004|09:58pm]
i am spent. but i'm totally done processing film and scanning what needed to be scanned. client is happy. i am happy too.
we had to start making puck wear a muzzle at certain times --- and we had to get one that was NOT open in front of his mouth. needless to say, he's a trouble maker. and it had to be custom made because he's so big. it's pretty funny on him. when he gets excited and starts running around he looks like a football player. but most of the time he looks like hannibal lechter --- check it out :::giggles:::
so, i scanned a bunch of prints i never got around to and will be a posting fool. i suppose i could start now.
hhhmmmmmmmmmm... i wonder who i should post first.... decisions decisions decisions...
|F I N A L L Y
||[29 Dec 2003|11:06am]
i'm going to be doing another fine art shoot in the tampa/clearwater area -- probably in early february.
i'm looking for models. must be 18+ w/ a valid ID. i'll be sending out a "wish list" of what i'm looking for once i get a few responses.
this one will be rather large (hopefully). i need a couple extra makeup artists and assistants. anyone want to donate some time and get a bit of experience? i'll probably be having three sets to manage and get the models ready for - i have to go pick out stuff @ the warehouse and decide.
if so, email me.
||[17 Dec 2003|06:09pm]
it's really cold. well, kinda cold.
i'm wearing this hat right now:
it's SO soft and warm i just love it! any excuse to wear it -- i've got all the windows and the doors to the back porch open so it is kinda nippy in here.
it was made by lorigami :)
her website is http://www.lorigami.com
|a long but worthy read
||[15 Dec 2003|02:09pm]
stolen from shaden who took it from lonecellotheory
This is long, but WELL worth the read:
Q: Daddy, why did we have to attack Iraq?
A: Because they had weapons of mass destruction honey.
Q: But the inspectors didn't find any weapons of mass destruction.
A: That's because the Iraqis were hiding them.
Q: And that's why we invaded Iraq?
A: Yep. Invasions always work better than inspections.
Q: But after we invaded them, we STILL didn't find any weapons of mass
destruction, did we?
A: That's because the weapons are so well hidden. Don't worry, we'll find something, probably right before the 2004 election.
Q: Why did Iraq want all those weapons of mass destruction?
A: To use them in a war, silly.
Q: I'm confused. If they had all those weapons that they planned to use in a war, then why didn't they use any of those weapons when we went to war with them?
A: Well, obviously they didn't want anyone to know they had those weapons so they chose to die by the thousands rather than defend themselves.
Q: That doesn't make sense Daddy. Why would they choose to die if they had all those big weapons to fight us back with?
A: It's a different culture. It's not supposed to make sense.
Q: I don't know about you, but I don't think they had any of those weapons our government said they did.
A: Well, you know, it doesn't matter whether or not they had those weapons. We had another good reason to invade them anyway.
Q: And what was that?
A: Even if Iraq didn't have weapons of mass destruction, Saddam Hussein was cruel dictator, which is another good reason to invade another country.
Q: Why? What does a cruel dictator do that makes it OK to invade his country?
A: Well!, for one thing, he tortured his own people.
Q: Kind of like what they do in China?
A: Don't go comparing China to Iraq. China is a good economic competitor, where millions of people work for slave wages in sweatshops to make U.S. corporations richer.
Q: So if a country lets its people be exploited for American corporate gain it's a good country,even if that country tortures people?
Q: Why were people in Iraq being tortured?
A: For political crimes, mostly, like criticizing the government. People who criticized the government in Iraq were sent to prison and tortured.
Q: Isn't that exactly what happens in China?
A: I told you, China is different.
Q: What's the difference between China and Iraq?
A: Well, for one thing, Iraq was ruled by the Ba'ath party, while China is Communist!
Q: Didn't you once tell me Communists were bad?
A: No, just Cuban Communists are bad.
Q: How are the Cuban Communists bad?
A: Well, for one thing, people who criticize the government in Cuba are sent to prison and tortured.
Q: Like in Iraq?
Q: And like in China, too?
A: I told you, China's a good economic competitor. Cuba, on the other hand,
Q: How come Cuba isn't a good economic competitor?
A: Well, you see, back in the early 1960s, our government passed some laws that made it illegal for Americans to trade or do any business with Cuba until they stopped being Communists and started being capitalists like us.
Q: But if we got rid of those laws, opened up trade with Cuba, and started doing business with them, wouldn't that help the Cubans become capitalists?
A: Don't be a smart-ass.
Q: I didn't think I was being one.
A: Well, anyway, they also don't have freedom of religion in Cuba.
Q: Kind of like China and the Falun Gong movement?
A: I told you, stop saying bad things about China. Anyway, Saddam Hussein came to power through a military coup, so he's not really a legitimate leader anyway.
Q: What's a military coup?
A: That's when a military general takes over the government of a country by force, instead of holding free elections like we do in the United States.
Q: Didn't the ruler of Pakistan come to power by a military coup?
A: You mean General Pervez Musharraf? Uh, yeah, he did, but Pakistan is our friend.
Q: Why is Pakistan our friend if their leader is illegitimate?
A: I never said Pervez Musharraf was illegitimate .
Q: Didn't you just say a military general who comes to power by forcibly overthrowing the legitimate government of a nation is an illegitimate leader?
A: Only Saddam Hussein. Pervez Musharraf is our friend, because he helped us invade Afghanistan.
Q: Why did we invade Afghanistan?
A: Because of what they did to us on September 11th.
Q: What did Afghanistan do to us on September 11th?
A: Well, on September 11th, nineteen men, fifteen of them Saudi Arabians, hijacked four airplanes and flew three of them into buildings, killing over 3,000 Americans.
Q: So how did Afghanistan figure into all that?
A: Afghanistan was where those bad men trained, under the oppressive rule of the Taliban.
Q: Aren't the Taliban those bad radical Islamics who chopped off people's heads and hands?!
A: Yes, that's exactly who they were. Not only did they chop off people's heads and hands, but they oppressed women, too.
Q: Didn't the Bush administration give the Taliban 43 million dollars back
in May of 2001?
A: Yes, but that money was a reward because they did such a good job fighting drugs.
Q: Fighting drugs?
A: Yes, the Taliban were very helpful in stopping people from growing opium poppies.
Q: How did they do such a good job?
A: Simple. If people were caught growing opium poppies, the Taliban would have their hands and heads cut off.
Q: So, when the Taliban cut off people's heads and hands for growing flowers, that was OK, but not if they cut people's heads and hands off for other reasons?
A: Yes. It's OK with us if radical Islamic fundamentalists cut off people's hands for growing flowers, but it's cruel if they cut off people's hands for stealing bread.
Q: Don't they also cut off people's hands and heads in Saudi Arabia?
A: That's different. Afghanistan was ruled by a tyrannical patriarchy that oppressed women and forced them to wear burqas whenever they were in public, with death by stoning as the penalty for women who did not comply.
Q: Don't Saudi women have to wear burqas in public, too?
A: No, Saudi women merely wear a traditional Islamic body covering.
Q: What's the difference?
A: The traditional Islamic covering worn by Saudi women is a modest yet fashionable garment that covers all of a woman's body except for her eyes and fingers. The burqa, on the other hand, is an evil tool of patriarchal oppression that covers all of a woman's body except for her eyes and fingers.
Q: It sounds like the same thing with a different name.
A: Now, don't go comparing Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. The Saudis are our friends.
Q: But I thought you said 15 of the 19 hijackers on September 11th were from Saudi Arabia.
A: Yes, but they trained in Afghanistan.
Q: Who trained them?
A: A very bad man named Osama bin Laden.
Q: Was he from Afghanistan?
A: Uh, no, he was from Saudi Arabia too. But he was a bad man, a very bad man.
Q: I seem to recall he was our friend once.
A: Only when we helped him and the mujahadeen repel the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan back in the 1980s.
Q: Who are the Soviets? Was that the Evil Communist Empire Ronald Reagan talked about?
A: There are no more Soviets. The Soviet Union broke up in 1990 or thereabouts!, and now they have elections and capitalism like us. We call them Russians now.
Q: So the Soviets ? I mean, the Russians ? are now our friends?
A: Well, not really. You see, they were our friends for many years after they stopped being Soviets, but then they decided not to support our invasion of Iraq, so we're mad at them now. We're also mad at the French and the Germans because they didn't help us invade Iraq either.
Q: So the French and Germans are evil, too?
A: Not exactly evil, but just bad enough that we had to rename French fries and French toast to Freedom Fries and Freedom Toast.
Q: Do we always rename foods whenever another country doesn't do what we want them to do?
A: No, we just do that to our friends. Our enemies, we invade.
Q: But wasn't Iraq one of our friends back in the 1980s! ?
A: Well, yeah. For a while.
Q: Was Saddam Hussein ruler of Iraq back then?
A: Yes, but at the time he was fighting against Iran, which made him our friend, temporarily.
Q: Why did that make him our friend?
A: Because at that time, Iran was our enemy.
Q: Isn't that when he gassed the Kurds?
A: Yeah, but since he was fighting against Iran at the time, we looked the other way, to show him we were his friend.
Q: So anyone who fights against one of our enemies automatically becomes our friend?
A: Most of the time, yes.
Q: And anyone who fights against one of our friends is automatically an enemy?
A: Sometimes that's true, too. However, if American corporations can profit by selling weapons to both sides at the same time, all the better.
A: Because war is good for the economy, which means war is good for America Also, since God is on America's side, anyone who opposes war is a godless un-American Communist. Do you understand now why we attacked Iraq?
Q: I think so. We attacked them because God wanted us to, right?
Q: But how did we know God wanted us to attack Iraq?
A: Well, you see, God personally speaks to George W. Bush and tells him what to do.
Q: So basically, what you're saying is that we attacked Iraq because George W. Bush hears voices in his head?
A. Yes! You finally understand how the world works. Now close your eyes, make yourself comfortable, and go to sleep.. Good night.
||[09 Dec 2003|09:46pm]
Louisiana is your state, or should be anyway. If
you don't like it, too bad because that just
means you put the wrong answers! Other than
the humidity it's OK. Just as long as you live
in an somewhat urban area away from hicks.
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|soup for the hungry
||[08 Dec 2003|07:14pm]
Here is an easy way to make a difference this holiday season.
Campbell's is donating a can of soup to the needy for every person
that goes to their site and votes for their favorite NFL team. Go
to the site and it is right there, very easy to do. It will only
take a few seconds of your time to fill some empty tummies with
warm soup this winter.
||[05 Dec 2003|11:38am]
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHYLA!!!!!
I LOVE YOU, YA TROUBLEMAKER!!!!
|gallery preview of everything for sale!
||[29 Nov 2003|05:34am]
I put up all the pix of my earrings that were made from my photography...
you can check out the earrings.... if it asks for a password, it is: thanks
fyi, these are inexpensive and super cool presents for all your pretty gurlie friends for xmas. i've priced them super cheap $4.75 a pair because i need to get some of the $$ invested in them back.
AND - if anyone wants to take advantage of the "get it while you can" sale, feel free. i'm cleaning out my office and getting rid of all RC prints i have. SUPER CHEAP. you can check out the current pix available here.... if it asks for a password, it is: thanks
and the link to all my ebay auctions is: http://members.aol.com/kattaryna/auctionsales.html
|well alrighty then
||[24 Nov 2003|11:46pm]
now is purge time. if you want to un-friend me, go ahead. no questions asked.
i think it might be time to clean up the fiends list a bit anyway....
|i'm home again
||[23 Oct 2003|08:11pm]
at least until wednesday :) i'm so tired but got lots of sleep on the plane. i can't wait to see my man!
and i forgot to post this a while ago. it's another mtve logo. this one is of a polaroid transfer of wendi...
here you go:
oh, and if you want to see the mtve archives, you can check it out here.
|a quick reminder
||[17 Oct 2003|08:20pm]
everything closes in less than 24 hours!
$5 prints! LOTS of different models! all images are 8x10 b&w, signed by me.
$5 pix for sale
||[11 Oct 2003|04:31pm]
$5 prints! LOTS of different models! all images are 8x10 b&w, signed by me.
$5 pix for sale
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