The Misfit Quarterly

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November 28th, 2012

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This is not a review and I am not a critic. I also don’t use this blog to sell anything and I’m not interested in making money here. But I support the mission of AJ Leon and his crew of Misfits. They have recently released their first Misfit Quarterly, a free art magazine/ journal which far exceeded my expectations. I’ve never made a ‘zine, or art journal or anything of the sort, so I can’t begin to imagine the small details that become persistent headaches with a project like this. But if you are an artist, or you enjoy art, or maybe you just need an intro to the world of creation- check out Misfits, Inc.

 

I won’t get long winded on this, but there is a lot of crap art out there. But more importantly, there is a lot of potential art that doesn’t have the chance to be incredible or crap. Because it’s not being made. I don’t doubt that you have some ideas that aren’t being created due to clever excuses.

 

Check out the quarterly and more importantly, go make something too.

 

 

 

*We have been working our way east, ever so slowly. Currently in Thailand, heading into the northern jungle and eventually over into Laos for the next few weeks. My apologies for the slow posting and overall web absence, but this selfish chapter is a good one for me.

 

 

5 Responses

  1. This sounds really cool. I will have to take a look at it when you are done. I am always rooting for new artists, hey maybe my little bro can submit something. I will have to send the link to him, inspire and motivate all the way!

    • Yeah, Cooper should definitely submit some stuff on the next one. I’ll let you know when I see them getting it going!

  2. Wow, thanks so much for the inspiration.

    MarieG LifeSimplyBalanced.com

    • Marie, stay tuned with this crew. They are some good folks to be plugged in with!

  3. What you said right here

    “But more importantly, there is a lot of potential art that doesn’t have the chance to be incredible or crap. Because it’s not being made. I don’t doubt that you have some ideas that aren’t being created due to clever excuses.”

    Thank you. That gives me courage! Which is about the only thing I need at this point to put my stuff out there.

    And what you expressed reminds me of a quote by the late dancer/choreographer Martha Graham:

    “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. … No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”

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