Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I gave myself a Haircut.

I always cut my hair. Been doing it since 4 years ago when I found out that everything can be done by yourself.  Of course it didn't come out wonderful the first few tries but I think I perfected my own style.  And I thought about making a video about it because Britney made one and it seemed to attract lots of people.  I grab my scissors and twirl my hair and cut it (different sizes create "layering".)  Then I style it and trim it to the right size.  I also learned that bringing a white attracive plastic bag helps contain any type of mess that haircutting might bring.  And NO i never cut myself! K thanks.

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In other news, I have been reading this very interesting book called the 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris.  I know it's a business book but art is business y'all.  Reading makes things feel so much easier and simpler.
  What I like most about it is that he can make you think in ways that make prioritizing and working smaller while creating more productivity.  It also talks about outsourcing and getting Personal or Virtual Assistants.  Who knows someday I'll sell so much art that I'll need assistants to help me with things like filing artwork, buying supplies, or buying me double-no-whip-150 degrees-Mochas when critics or collectors get on my nerves.  This book feels more like a philosophy for a simple and productive life. I give it the Salazar stamp of approval!


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

American Idol + Twitter

So I really wanted to audition for American Idol this year because I love to sing. I used to be in Choir back in HS and took like 6 months of singing lessons which kinda helped me keep singing. 4 years later (2008) I still sing even though I'm not part of any choirs or anything of the kind and I thought maybe auditioning for AI would be a funny way to evaluate what I'm worth in the public media. Anyways here's what I would have auditioned with if I didn't miss the deadlines. The song is Chasing Pavements by Adele (Sung A Capulco!) :) Sorry about the metronome sound in the back it's not part of the song...


Chasing Pavements.mp3

This is the face I would have made if I won and this is the face I would have made if lost (left right respectively)

I also opened a twitter account and it's pretty cool to keep in touch with people you know or to just let people know what you are up to.  If you want to befriend me and follow me look for me by email - vix4here@yahoo.com at twitter.com.  Don't be shy new experiences are always exciting and you never know what is up next when I'm in the mix ;)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Street Inspired Art by Victor Salazar.

Check out my story on digg.com , if you "read more" it will redirect you to my blogspot but you can still support me by digging it :)

"Brazilian-born artist Victor Salazar, 22, is having a show in October which is part of First-Friday of the Oakland Art Murmur in Oakland, CA. The pieces were inspired by emotional impulses and street art references Salazar has experienced while living both in the United States and Brazil. You can find photos of the pieces and more in his blog"

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