Archive for July, 2008

slow down…

This is my last post for a while… I’m going to Amsterdam…
still…you can track my traces here if you feel like it!


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Defining Religion

 “ Religion is (1) a system of symbols which acts to (2) establish powerful, pervasive, and long-lasting moods and motivations in men by (3) formulating conceptions of a general order of existence and (4) clothing these conceptions with such an aura of factuality that (5) the moods and motivations seem uniquely realistic.”

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Why are we happy? / Synthetic happiness (MUST SEE)

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My year of living biblically

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My book of the month


Best seller in 13 languages

Highly unrecommend for creationists / inteligent design advocates.

Puts things into perspective in a logical, argumented scientific way.

Anyone who wants to burrow a copy I’ll be more then glad to.

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My first love dollar (must read)

Steve Pavlina (who is the man) wrote an article called “How To Earn Your First Love Dollar“.  In it, he poses the question,

“If you really commit yourself to the idea, can you earn $1 from doing something you love?”

He then goes on to say,

“Very often people who are stuck in the pattern of doing work they dislike will shun simple opportunities to earn small amounts of money doing something they love.”


Hm.  Stuck in a pattern of doing work I dislike?  Check.  Shun simple opportunities to earn small amounts of money doing something I love?  Well…I don’t know about shun, but – no – I haven’t actually presented the opportunity.  Um.  Check, I guess.

I give myself plenty of opportunities to get paid for work I am pretty good at, but don’t care about.  And because I don’t care, I never push for more.  I don’t care if I do it again or not, and I simply move on to the next ‘opportunity’.

What do I love?  What do I care about?  I love writing; I love helping people; I love this blog

Steve Pavlina, you have thrown down the gauntlet, and I will meet your challenge, sir!  The goal?  Make a dollar doing something I love.  This is where you come in.  If you enjoy the awesomeness that is My Visual Arts Studio, please donate a lil’ somethin’ somethin’.

If 100 people would donate a penny, or 10 people donate a dime, if 4 people donate a quarter, or if 1 person donates a dollar – I will have met my goal…making a dollar doing something I love.


(if you’re really commit to the ideea, click “DONATE” on the next page)

WORDPRESS does not want you to donate, but BLOGSPOT sure DOES !!!


And since I would never  leave my beloved readers high and dry, after I make my love dollar I will post a video of me dancing.  That’s right.  Me.  Dancing.  This way I get paid a dollar for doing two  things I love!  Because efficiency is awesome.

Even if you don’t donate, I think this would be amazing  to try in your own life.  A dollar.  For doing something you love.  Can’t be that hard…right?  I would lovelovelove to know how you earned your ‘love dollar’.  Please come back and share what is sure to be a pretty interesting story!

Still if you don’t want to donate (cheap bastard) for all the effort spent to CREATE this INCREDIBLE visual blog, feel free to explore every part of it!!

© PERSISTENT ILLUSION   (but I liked it so much)

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100 celebrities in 1 PICTURE (must see)



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