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Is Writing an Art?

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Writing as Art. Is it a thing? I had to google it.

I enjoyed creative writing in high school, and throughout high school I kept a hand written diary which I made entries in quite religiously.

Recently I rummaged through a plastic tub full of high school love letters and diaries (a memory container!). In it I found A4 sheets stapled and taped together, when un-ravelled and laid out on the floor it went from my lounge room to the hallway in length! I instantly remembered what this was. It was a thing we used to do at Edwina’s place. Punch a cone, go to the A4 sheet on the wall and write.

It was your choice whether to continue on, or debate, or contribute or completely ignore the previous entry, whatever the case, you just had to write your bit. I started reading some of it; “Fluorescence! We are fluorescence!”, it’s all pretty whack, but quite beautiful and mind altering. All of this is the very definition of creative writing to me.

I wrote a lot throughout university but I no longer hand wrote. I used a typewriter for a year but finally caved in and started using the computer to write.

Initially I was writing everything in Outlook Express, an email app. Outlook would underline spelling errors in red and sentences that were too long in red too. I got better at writing by using Outlook. I started to spell better and I also started to learn how to order a sentence better by cutting and pasting words from back to front and vice versa. This cutting and pasting was something I couldn’t do on the typewriter so I never went back.

Eventually I got sick of Outlook as it didn’t accept my writing style. I try to write how I speak. I ramble a lot and thus I use a lot of dots… every time I’d use these pauses I’d get red lines and having red lines all over the place whilst I was writing was really starting to piss me off.

I’ve heard of multi-platform add-ons I can use to check my spelling and grammar but I’m not too interested to be honest. I’m not getting too many red underlines right now, looks like either I’ve finally conformed to how my computer wants me to write, or AI has honed in, recognised and accepted the way I write?! Creepy… right?!

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Kustom King George Barris

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Tribute to Kustom King George Barris (Nov 20, 1925 – Nov 5, 2015) Designer of the 1966 Batmobile (which I watched on TV as a kid!). #respectyourelders

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Blank Canvas

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Dianne bought me this blank canvas. Isn’t it amazing?! It’s the best gift I’ve received in a long time. I have it set up in the lounge room, and I just take glances at it throughout the day. It’s super inspiring. Not sure what I’m going to paint, but that’s part of the fun!

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White Wall at Carriageworks

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I saw someone post this blank white wall at Carriageworks on Instagram and couldn’t resist getting down there to have some fun with it (with Cayla!).

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Nanami Cowdroy Mural at MullenLowe Profero Sydney

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Nanami invited me to see her put the finishing touches on her first mural at MullenLowe Profero Sydney. Be sure to visit Nanami’s site for more of her amazing art: https://nanamicowdroy.com

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Star & I get Tattoos by Macy at Tora Sumi

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Macy was AMAAAAAZING!!!!!!!!!!!
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Cayla Body Paint

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When models bring nothing but body paint… #todaysgoingtobeagoodday

Shot with my BB Girl Cayla last Thursday. We always push it further, this time Cayla bought some body paint and sent me a few artistic/erotic body paint photos for reference, but in the end we went somewhere totally different (as always, plans always don’t go to plan!). More photos soon!

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MCA with Japaneasies Nanami & Atsuko

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Nanami painting live at Wintergarden

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Spent the day supporting Nana, who was live painting at Wintergarden in the CBD (for aMBUSH Gallery). She’d never done live work before, and she killed it! Check out more of her work on her new site: https://nanamicowdroy.com/

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