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Artwork by Chad Schimke in homage to The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

Friday, May 31, 2013

ARTOPIA These pics represent some of the art and event happenings from SomArts in February 2013. Enjoy!





#ChadSchimke  #SanFrancisco  #ArtGallery #SFMoma  #VisualAid  #Picasso  #Haring  #Koons  #Warhol  #Calder  #Lichtenstein  #ReclaimedRoom  #Gallery1044  #LowerPolkArtWalk  #BayBridge #CityArtGallery #Bansky #SirronNorris #Solis

ARTOPIA These pics represent some of the art and event happenings from SomArts in February 2013. Enjoy!




#ChadSchimke  #SanFrancisco  #ArtGallery #SFMoma  #VisualAid  #Picasso  #Haring  #Koons  #Warhol  #Calder  #Lichtenstein  #ReclaimedRoom  #Gallery1044  #LowerPolkArtWalk  #BayBridge #CityArtGallery #Bansky #SirronNorris #Solis

ARTOPIA These pics represent some of the art and event happenings from SomArts in February 2013. Enjoy!




#ChadSchimke  #SanFrancisco  #ArtGallery #SFMoma  #VisualAid  #Picasso  #Haring  #Koons  #Warhol  #Calder  #Lichtenstein  #ReclaimedRoom  #Gallery1044  #LowerPolkArtWalk  #BayBridge #CityArtGallery #Bansky #SirronNorris #Solis

Saturday, May 25, 2013

REVIEW OF PICKER BY DAVID RAMSEY


REVIEW OF PICKER BY DAVID RAMSEY - "I have been to New Mexico when I was younger and one thing I loved about this book was how descriptive it was. I felt like I was there seeing the colors and landscape. Chad Schimke did an awesome job of combining a story of crime with southwestern culture. Fernando is the main man in this nail biting story that takes you to the edge of your seat and back! ! Fernando's deceased father, Juan Carlos built a family career in crime ! From drugs to their brothel the "Casa Blanca". After Fernando's father died he took over as the new family crime boss. We read about his brother, uncle, mother and cousin who all play important roles in keeping the family business going. The story picks up with a longtime rival of Juan's, Chango who is looking to shut Fernando and the family business down. Chango is seeking revenge on the Carlos family and does not care who he takes down with him! The story jumps back and forth from past to present which is great in explaining situations. It was a great read and I will be looking for more this author!"




Thursday, May 16, 2013

WRITING REFERENCE #5


WRITING REFERENCE #5 - This post is part of a series devoted to writing reference. For what it’s worth, this article poses ‘questions’ about short stories then provides ‘answers’. For many, entering a short story contest or seeking publication in an online magazine, are great ways to gain exposure. Don’t have the time to write a novel? Write a short story instead and use that as a publication credit! Even if you decide to self-publish (as opposed to going the mag or contest route) start somewhere, there’s no excuse to not get your name out there, if you call yourself a writer.  As a reminder, I have listed all of the posts in this category, see below.
1.            Beginning Writers Answer Book
2.            Selling Your Work Online
3.            70 Solutions to Common Writing Mistakes
4.            Fiction Genre Descriptions
5.            How Do I Write & Sell Short Fiction
6.            Query Letter Clinic
7.            Online Tools for Marketing and Promotion

WRITING REFERENCE #5 Short Stories


How Do I Write & Sell Short Fiction.pdf

Monday, May 13, 2013

SIRRON NORRIS ART - These pics represent some works of art by Sirron Norris displayed in public spaces in San Francisco. Enjoy!






#ChadSchimke  #SanFrancisco  #ArtGallery #SFMoma  #VisualAid  #Picasso  #Haring  #Koons  #Warhol  #Calder  #Lichtenstein  #ReclaimedRoom  #Gallery1044  #LowerPolkArtWalk  #BayBridge #CityArtGallery #Bansky #SirronNorris #Solis

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

REVIEW OF PICKER BY LIZ WILKINS


REVIEW OF PICKER BY LIZ WILKINS - "This is not a book I would normally pick up, but having seen some bits and pieces about it on Twitter I decided to take the leap and give it a go. I was not disappointed. The author's descriptive talents carried me along with the story. His sense of place is terrific - you can certainly "see" your surroundings while you are reading. There are plenty of twists and turns and I liked how the story was drawn out over past and present. If you like your crime gritty and intriguing then this is for you. I will certainly read some more from this author."



Saturday, May 4, 2013

BAY BRIDGE LIGHT SHOW

BAY BRIDGE LIGHT SHOW – To many, the Bay Bridge is the lesser known and less glamorous sibling, of the Golden Gate Bridge. Watch today’s post, which includes a vid clip of a LED light show, marking the bridge’s 75th anniversary. The light display amplifies the upcoming America's Cup as well as the opening of the new Eastern span. 


BAY BRIDGE LIGHT SHOW vid clip

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

SHORT STORY REVIEW THE EVOLUTION OF KNOWLEDGE SHORT STORY REVIEW

SHORT STORY REVIEW THE EVOLUTION OF KNOWLEDGE SHORT STORY REVIEW - In New York, two foreign men (Italian and German) share either side of a wall, living in an apartment building, with their families. On weekend mornings, the children run and bounce balls, which disturb the neighbor, setting in motion a series of interactions. There are negotiations, compromises, agreements and violations which are discussed--in public and private--amongst each other, as well as with their friends. In the big-picture, The Evolution of Knowledge by Niccolo Tucci is a statement on Fascism, changing morays, discipline of children and post-World War II renewal. In the small-picture, the short story is framed within the context of an ordinary dispute between neighbors that is told with charm and simplicity. In either sense, it draws upon the fact that good fences make good neighbors. In that light, I am reminded of Frost’s poem: ‘Mending Wall’. 

THE EVOLUTION OF KNOWLEDGE