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Alcohol and Addiction

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Alcohol and Addiction   The Kelly Thomas murder case charged three officers of the Fullerton Police Department for the beating and murder of schizophrenic homeless man Kelly Thomas., He was brutally battered for roughy ten minutes leaving him unconscious and unrecognizable left to die in a hospital bed moments tater.  I became an activist, political writer and fine artist observing the case. During this time I was asked to auction off my art at a police charity event. There was much talk about Kelly Thomas in negative ways. One high ranking officer in the homeless department sat down with me at...

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Business

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Business   I studied business and finance my first three years of college. Not only was it stressful to keep up with difficult homework and tests, I found the whole thing empty and meaningless. I didn’t want to be in the business of being in business, I didn’t like making money from money alone. So my junior year I dropped out and studied art thinking I would get away from all that. But in order to paint I had to sell my paintings,. So my salesmanship skills immediately set in. Also making money that way I had to count the...

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9 Points of Interest When Viewing Emotional Art

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9 Points of Interest When Viewing Emotional Art   Does the artist technically achieve what he or she has intended to do? Even when focusing on expression, the technical aspects of fine art cannot be ignored. Poor proportion and lack of perspective stands out in all art and identifies the amateur. If this is the artist’s intention, that is ok, but much of the time it isn’t and the artist only stands out as ignorant and untrained. I find that even in Outsider Art (untrained and removed from the art world,) much of the time artists are still able to...

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  Why Purchase Emotional Art?

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  Why Purchase Emotional Art? Because emotional art is original, creative and free. Many other popular styles such as neo-impressionism or so-called classical realism are based on copying an object, usually a photograph with craft and not creativity. Emotional art basis itself on previously established and innovative styles such German expressionism (once banned by Hitler), Abstract Expressionism and even Pop art of the 60’s. This artform is a hybrid of what creative artists of the 20th century introduced and is still daring today. However, there is no artistic style quite like Emotional Art and frees the mind of stale and...

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Should Alcoholics Anonymous be held responsible for the fraudulent and illegal actions of it's members?

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Today I collected money for some artwork I did for someone I had met in AA. She proceeded to tell me she had been 13th stepped by another member who married her and ripped off her and her whole family with a life insurance scandal. The 13th stepper never sobered up and remained a revered member of the group. After losing her house to this and being left with nothing, although sober, she took her case to the AA group and the Alano club that hosted the meetings. The man remains there still running his scam and she was told,...

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