Anne Fewell, Guest Artist Extraordinaire

Accomplished sculptor, painter, illustrator and published author Anne Fewell, who is a friend of mine, was interviewed recently in a publication. Here is that interview:
When did you start painting and what kind of work did you do then?

“Actually, I started when I was 6 years old in the first grade when I drew a picture of a cow that looked like a cow with udders, spots, flat nose, etc. I surprised myself that it was so real. At that time my teacher told my mother I had talent and asked her to encourage me. I started painting in the ninth grade. I painted a back-view of an old man with a cloak and hat sitting at a rough-hewn table. Another one of note was of a little boy and girl playing dress-up in an attic, which won honorable mention in an Arkansas State competition. In the tenth grade, I painted, “Jazz Men,” which won the top award in the same competition. I loved Norman Rockwell and collected and studied his Saturday Evening Post illustrations, which inspired me to paint for a short time in his style.
When did you start doing sculptures? I minored in sculpture at the Kansas City Art Institute and started then. A long time later I was commissioned to do bronze busts of “` writers for a collector and sculpted quite a few. Sculpture is a favorite medium and found that I have the ability to inject life into my work and don’t stop until I have achieved that.”
What motivates you to create your art and what effect do you want to achieve?

“Motivation to create has been there as long as I remember. It’s part of who I am as a creative being, which I think is true for all artists. I want to make people happier with any art that I do, but moreover, my mission is to help get art into the culture and encourage other artists to do so toward creating a new renaissance. The importance of doing that cannot be over-stated as that is the one thing that adds life to the culture. I validate anyone who is doing any kind of creating in their life. The best there is in an individual is their ability to create, not only in the visual arts but in music, dance, cooking…anything. And even in life. Just creating one’s life as an art form may be one of the highest forms. I relish helping other artists to get their work into the culture for the simply fact that the planet needs their aesthetics, a carrier wave which can melt negative emotions. Imagining a world without art? Well, that would be a gray and lifeless existence, wouldn’t it.”
What successes have you had in your life in creating art?

“I’ve won several awards in state contests, have works in public and private collections, including celebrities, across the U.S., have been listed in Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in America, Artists/USA, and have had the honor of creating over 150 works (paintings, sculpture, drawings) for a California library and a number of my busts and paintings placed in a permanent exhibit in San Diego State University. In addition, I debuted my Christmas book, “Merrywinkle, the Adventures of Santa’s Big Brother,” in Sedona, Arizona with volumes of press in newspapers and magazines and was interviewed three Arizona TV stations and also interviewed on radio.”
What advice would you give other artists in order to succeed?

“Keep creating no matter what and get your work into the cultures of Earth. Ignore invalidation and have the integrity to know what you know. Be true to your goals as an artist. There are those who attack artists and have as their mission to criticize any good thing. Ignore them and get them out of your life. You are the one bringing life through your creations. Continue creating!”
What are your future plans in art, including your charming Christmas books?

“To simply continue creating my own ideas as well as commissioned work, which I love. Also, continue writing, illustrating and publishing future stories about the Claus family and friends. In addition, continue writing poetry and eventually publish my many poems.”
Anything else you would like to add?

“I have found to inject life into a work is a lesson from the Masters and after years of absorbing their work, I have concluded that the volume of life injected into a work determines its greatness. Regardless of the art form I create, I attempt to follow their lead.”

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You’ll LAUGH Your A** Off!

From a friend, Dave Worthen, about his new book:

Okay, well the big day has arrived. Or depending on when you read this email, my book goes live tomorrow, Weds, 29 March, on Amazon.com
I have had a number of people who read an advanced review copy of my book tell me that they not only thought it was funny, but it opened their eyes and helped them realize how to improve conditions in their life.
Well, I have to admit, it is funny! I didn’t hold back. But it also offers some advice from my forty + years of working with people to help them with this tricky terrain of texting, liking, and actions that derail any sense of common sense!
To write this book I surveyed hundreds of people and did personal interviews. I’ll be honest, it was a bit like falling down the rabbit hole as Alice did in Alice in Wonderland. What the Red King and Red Queen (everyday folks) are doing online was an eye-opener even for me. Truth is, I could not not write this book.
Even if you don’t frequent Facebook much or at all, you should read this book. You should be aware of what is going on. It can alert you to problems you may not even be aware of in your own life, let alone the lives of people you love.
Here is a review from a friend of mine who really was quite honest about what her experience was from reading it. Her honesty about it was not only refreshing, but really highlights the theme of my book: Being real and honest in your relationship with yourself and others.
“I am generally a bit reluctant to read and review my friends books as they say be honest but they aren’t always well written, and it’s hard to hear that from a friend and keep the friendship.
Luckily for us Dave is a fabulous writer!
I really wasn’t sure what this book was about before I started reading. It is really about the fabric of life, communication. Dave had me literally laughing out loud.
I laugh because the examples he gives are funny and because, honestly I have done many of these things, hard to admit, but I have.
This is a book that everyone that values their relationships should read! (Well, anyone that uses text messages, scrolls through Facebook, uses Twitter, Instagram and the like).
Facebreak is a very fun read but also gives some great advice on how to avoid upsets in our relationships and how to repair them when they occur.”
Thanks, Dave!
Clare LaHara

So just click on this link: Dave’s Book! and order your copy.

And if you do order it and read it and you think others can benefit from it, take a minute and leave a review.
My goal is to actually help as many individuals and couples as I can by enlightening them as to how to confront and handle situations that arise due to miscommunication on Facebook and other online platforms.
Best,

Dave

And here’s my review of it:

“Dave Worthen’s FACEBREAK The Hidden Side of How Texting, Liking and Stalking Impact our Relationships reads like an eye-wateringly funny novel, at times, but is, in fact, a delicious non-fiction work about digital-world relationships coming face-to-face with the truth… and what to do about that. Chapters Four and Five are E-ticket rides that alone are worth the price of admission to its pages.” — Ronald Joseph Kule, Author/Biographer

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WordPlay T-Shirts & Designs

Innovative Gifting

WordPlay T-shirts & DesignsWordPlay T-shirts & Designs … it appears we are doubled over with laughter yet sometimes we get only smiles. But, hey, these days a smile is golden, and laughter is priceless!

After the recent campaigning process, most of us are turning to the coming Holidays for something to brighten up our outlooks for the future. That’s where our start-up line of designs can help.

WordPlay T-shirts & Designs is the brainchild of Ronald Joseph Kule, who is not only an author of several books – fiction and non-fiction – available online, but also an imaginative creative artist working in different media. Here the idea was to take well-known phrases of the English language and connect them with visual images that would make people laugh.

The concept clicked: People who see these designs do smile, but mostly they laugh out loud and point! Wearers of the designs get to experience making people happier for having met them, which is actually the lifelong purpose of the artist.

The point is simple: LAUGHTER MAKES PEOPLE UN-SERIOUS.

And un-serious people usually have an easier time doing what they have to do for work, or whatever.

Here’s one example:

cheese-survey-mockup

“Grilled Cheese” Design

WordPlay T-shirts & Designs are on male and female apparel, including several colors to choose from, as well as different clothing such as sweats, hoodies, v-neck designs, and more, in different sizes from extra-small to extra-large.

See all of the designs and color/size choices at the web site. Order your gift shirts today. If you prefer, the designs can be ordered on coffee mugs, too, as well as canvas suitable for framing!

© 2016 by Ronald Joseph Kule. All Rights Reserved.

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Ambassador of the Year and the Goodwill SS17 Shoot

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Originally posted on 365daysofthrift:
This morning I am on my way to be awarded as Goodwill’s Ambassador of the Year- along with the beautiful and talented Betsy Appleton of Goodwill Digger.  I am beyond thrilled and really honored to receive the…

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WordPlay T-Shirts & Designs

WordPlay T-shirts & Designs: Who We Are!


INSPIRATION + IMAGINATION BECAME INNOVATION:

FLYING AT 35,000 FEET ABOVE THE NOISE AND CROWDED CITIES AND STREETS OF AMERICA ONE DAY, WE WERE INSPIRED BY A FLASH-DRIVE IDEA:  “WHAT IF WE ILLUSTRATED WACKY PHRASES ON T-SHIRTS?” WE DIDN’T KNOW IF WE WOULD BE LAUGHED OUT OF TOWN OR EMBRACED AS THE “NEXT, BEST THING?”

SO, WE HAD TO TRY IT, RIGHT?  WE SHOWED OFF OUR FIRST CREATIONS AND WE FELT THE LOVE! PEOPLE SMILED. THEY LAUGHED. THEY ASKED, “WHERE CAN WE BUY THESE SHIRTS?”

SO, TO SHARE THE LOVE WE CREATED WORDPLAY T-SHIRTS… BECAUSE THE WORLD CAN USE A FEW SMILES AND LAUGHS THESE DAYS.  WE’RE PRETTY SURE YOU AGREE, TOO.

Neal Fox, WordPlay Illustrator

NEAL FOX… AN AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER, SONGWRITER AND ILLUSTRATIVE ARTIST, WHOSE MOST RECENT PROJECT, THE CONSPIRACY PROJECT, RECENTLY WON SEVEN MAJOR RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS AT FILM FESTIVALS… WAS ALSO CO-CREATOR, ILLUSTRATOR AND COMPOSER FOR A SERIES OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS NARRATED BY ROBERT GUILLAUME. THE SERIES (THE CONFETTI COMPANY) BECAME THE INSPIRATION FOR AN HBO SERIES CALLED, FAIRY TALES FOR EVERY CHILD.

Ron Kule, WordPlay Wordsmith

 RON KULE… AN INTERNATIONALLY PUBLISHED AUTHOR/BIOGRAPHER/GHOSTWRITER… WITH A DOZEN BOOKS PUBLISHED AS “BY RONALD JOSEPH KULE,” INCLUDING: CHEF TELL THE BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA’S PIONEER TV SHOWMAN CHEF IN NON-FICTION; AND RUINED BY MURDER ADDICTED TO LOVE;  AND THUNDERCLOUD (THE ODDITIES OF A YOUNG MAN’S JOURNEY TO MANHOODIN FICTION… AMONG OTHER BOOKS.

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK:

HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/8008WORDPLAYDESIGNS/

                       EMAIL:

 NEALFOX@WORDPLAYTSHIRTS.COM

RONKULE@WORDPLAYTSHIRTS.

TWITTER:

HTTPS://TWITTER.COM/RONKULE

   HTTPS://TWITTER.COM/NEALFOX 

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WordPlay T-shirts & Designs

QUESTION:

What do you get when you mix one award-winning filmmaker, songwriter, and musician with an acclaimed, internationally published author/biographer and ghostwriter?

ANSWER:

A visual-arts medley of captured words and imaginative illustrations known as… wait for it…

WORDPLAY!

(WordPlay T-shirts & Designs)

Our goal:

The uplift, inspiration, entertainment and general making of happy moments for people. Every time you see our designs and smile or laugh, we accomplish our goal.

Our purpose:

Producing smiles, laughter and happiness through illustrated phrases we call “WordPlays.”

Our Policy:

Keep it FUNNY! Keep it CLEAN! Make it ENTERTAIN!

Our Plan: 

Make people happier by wearing our T-shirt designs all over the world.

Copyright 2016 by KuleBooks LLC. Reserved.
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SoCal Provides Prospects With New Hope

In the Coachella Valley of California lies one of the best kept secrets,The SoCal Coyotes. Like many here at Overlooked we were unaware of the franchise until they announced last month that they ha…

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