Thursday, September 25, 2014

Think Out Loud #112: What's Underneath?

Hello all!
Welcome to Think Out Loud!
A fun time to do anything you want!!
Here we go!

To be totally honest, I have never heard of Meredith Graves.
She is evidently the lead singer of a punk band, with a name
I just can't bring myself to put into print on my blog. LOL
However, this video shows a very vulnerable side of her,
and it is absolutely beautiful. You should check it out.

The What's Underneath Project: Meredith Graves

I originally found this HERE.
The following is the exact text that accompanied this video.

~"I have no idea where this guy got off thinking it was acceptable devoting one paragraph to my politics and three to my appearance."

This video is just a hit parade of quotable sound bites. Her stories of growing up as "the smart one" (3:00), telling off a music critic, struggling with major body image issues (5:15), and learning to take up space as a tall, emotional, complex woman are so, so great. Beauty, honesty, and wisdom abound — just press play!

So why is a woman in her underwear to talk about the difficulty of being judged on her appearance? The makers of this video are interested in exploring how style really comes from within. And I think it's an act of bravery and vulnerability to bare and share her body in the process of discussing how much shame and doubt she's suffered in relationship to her physical self. What do you think? How do we build a world more comfortable with bodies — by showing more or showing less?~

HERE is more from the What's Underneath Project by StyleLikeU.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Think Out Loud #111: Sandwich Thief

Hello all!!
Welcome to my meme, Think Out Loud!
Glad you could stop by and hope you enjoy!

I found this on Facebook and thought it was hilarious!!
Check out these pics...

Oh wow! I laughed so hard at that!
Hope everyone is doing well!!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Think Out Loud #110: Akira Nagaya

Hello all!
Welcome to my meme,
Think Out Loud!
The perfect time for you to express yourself!

I found this story at ViralNova.
HERE is the link!
Here is the info copied from that site!

Akira Nagaya, a self-taught Japenese Kirie (literally "cut paper" in Japanese) artist has spent the past 30 years of his life learning one of the most ancient and beautiful arts in the world. 

It requires patience, and brilliance, but most importantly... a willingness to endure years of paper cuts!

But what he creates though is nothing short of the brilliance you'd expect from a true master. 

When Akira first started as a sushi chef over 30 years ago, he first learned the art of delicate paper cutting through food preparation.

He would continue the art of using paper and a utility knife as he enjoyed the work.

Eventually increasing his skill to sheer mastery level.

Later, this 47 year old would eventually open his own restaurant and even decorate the walls with his creations.

It didn't take long for others in the community to discover his work and spread it to the world.

Amazingly enough, TV crews eventually showed up to learn about this amazing art and Akira's work spread even further than he could ever imagine.  “That was the first time I even considered what I had been doing as art,” recalls Nagaya.

If you'd like to see more of Akira's beautiful work, head over to his Facebook page.

Here are examples of Nagaya's art!!

And favorite!

This is all so amazing and beautiful!!
What talent and skill!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Cover Reveal! Brew by David Estes

Salem’s Revenge strikes without warning or mercy, ravaging the powerless human race under the forces of united gangs of witches, wizards, and warlocks. During the slaughter, Rhett Carter's foster parents and sister are killed, and his best friend and girlfriend are abducted by a gang of witches calling themselves the Necromancers, who deal in the dark magic of raising the dead. Rhett’s sword-wielding neighbor with a mysterious past saves Rhett from becoming another casualty of the massacre and teaches him the skills he needs to survive in this new world.

Rhett is broken, his normal high school life of book blogging and football playing shoved in a witch-apocalyptic blender. The only thing he has left is his burning desire for revenge. Armed with his new witch hunting skills and a loyal, magic powered dog named Hex, he sets out into the unknown with one mission: hunt and destroy those who took away everyone he ever loved.

But Rhett isn’t just a witch hunter; he has secrets of his own that he has yet to discover, secrets that his enemies will stop at nothing to keep him from.

And discovering the truth about himself is the human race’s only hope.

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David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. David grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually he moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. They now live together in their dream location, Hawaii. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children's and YA markets in 2010, and started writing full time in June 2012. Now he travels the world writing with his wife, Adele. David's a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table.

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