How Do You Handle Immense Amounts of Stress?

So, I’m really interested in how you deal. Really. I’m experimenting and learning new things about myself daily with this new venture that I’m up to my eyeballs in – the All The Pardons app.

When you get deep into it…how do you maintain a sane level of anxiety? Or do you? . . . → Read More: How Do You Handle Immense Amounts of Stress?

Have You Ever Made A Video?

Hey all!

So, video making is easy these days. Seriously, when I was in film school it was a huge freakin’ deal to put a film, or even a video, together. If you made a film it was really expensive, you had to make well sure you got every clip you needed the first time, . . . → Read More: Have You Ever Made A Video?

Are You As Excited As I Am?

All The Pardons logo

Hello y’all.

Though at the brink of exhaustion, I am making good headway on the All The Pardons App. Oh so close to having the website up and running, the video is 75%-80% done and the Kickstarter is being formed (ok, mostly in my head, but that is where it . . . → Read More: Are You As Excited As I Am?

Have You Ever Taken On Something You Know Nothing About?

Hello y’all!

I am here today to talk to you about the imposter syndrome. Are you familiar with it? Well, on Wikipedia it’s known henceforth –

Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome) is a concept describing high-achieving individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent . . . → Read More: Have You Ever Taken On Something You Know Nothing About?

Have You Heard of the New Intimists?

So, a new movement has been stirring in the painting world. I guess you could call it a mini-movement but a movement none-the-less.

Nwantinti, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, 2012

This movement is being called the new Intimists, coming after the older Intimist movement consisting of a group of late 19th and early 20th century artists . . . → Read More: Have You Heard of the New Intimists?

Bye 2016… Will You Miss It?

Bye Bye 2016

The end of 2016 is nigh and I have yet to talk to anyone who will miss it.

All the Bandages Installation allthebandages.com

As some of you know, I’ve had a particularly hard year (two years really), with scammers plaguing my family, sickness and care taking of my parents consuming . . . → Read More: Bye 2016… Will You Miss It?

Want to Add Your Bandages to My Bandages?

Hello lovely readers!

All the Bandages

I am excited to announce the official launch, well, technically last week, but who’s counting…of my All the Bandages online installation website!

All the Bandages is the first project under my Social Acupuncture/Social Meditation heading. I’ve installed the piece several times so far, to great response, but this . . . → Read More: Want to Add Your Bandages to My Bandages?

Join Me as I Move into the Public Realm? – Part 2

Okay, so where was I? Oh yes, so we had decided on prejudice as a public art topic.

Word Association

Our next step was to decide on some of the details. We had originally decided to have people actively participate and so we just had to figure out how they would do that and . . . → Read More: Join Me as I Move into the Public Realm? – Part 2

Join Me As I Move Into the Public Realm?

So, been meaning to post about this for some time but life has been so busy…. blah, blah, blah…you’ve heard it all, right? No excuses.

If you follow me on Twitter, @alysmyers, or Facebook, you may have seen posts on my new endeavor into teaching public art skills to eighth grade middle school girls. Now, . . . → Read More: Join Me As I Move Into the Public Realm?

Fort Point Open Studios This Weekend. Will I See You?

So, two local things to pass along this week….

Fields Corner T Station

As a 10 year resident of Dorchester (and did I mention that I love it?) I had to brag on this article declaring Fields Corner (where I live) as being voted one of the nation’s greatest neighborhoods (or just “hood”, as . . . → Read More: Fort Point Open Studios This Weekend. Will I See You?