In the Wall Street Journal this weekend: William James and his writing on natural religion & variety of the the human spiritual experience. 

Read article here:

http://online.wsj.com/articles/william-james-varieties-of-religious-experience-unique-message-1411767878

spx:

BEHOLD - THE SPX 2014 FOOD MAP!

One of the super bogus raps on the “new” SPX location - hey, we’ve been at the new place for almost ten years, guys - is that it lacks the plentiful and tasty food options of the old downtown Bethesda joint.

DON’T YOU BELIEVE IT

I’m here to put lie to those claims. And I’ve brought a visual aid. Gigantic thanks go to yaoxiaoart for creating this inaugural SPX food map.

We reached deep into the SPX social media empire to get feedback on your favorite spots in the SPX hood. You’ll find your favorites in these incredible 
illustrations.

HAVE AN APPETITE FOR MORE?

If you’re still not satisfied, the exhaustive SPX GOOD EATS Google Map curated by rmrhodes is your huckleberry, and the thing that got us rolling down this road a few years back.

So eat hearty friends and keep your strength up! 

You’re going to need it THIS WEEKEND at SPX!

Yay thank you SPX! I hope I can go to more than one…or at least one of these places!

Tags: SPX2014 SPX

The SPX Food Map is LIVE! 

This year I created a map for spx, showcasing the good eats around the conference center. Huge thanks for MDT and the SPX team who initially chatted about the idea last year and helped throughout the whole process! 

I will be tabling at SPX this weekend at table L4, with some new prints and new comics from this year! See you soon. :-) 

Daily Misfits #27: Another summer day in black
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no fuss slinky dresses!

Daily Misfits #27: Another summer day in black

no fuss slinky dresses!

Travel Comic: The Traveling Witch’s Handbook

-Things you need for a fabulous life on the road.

I never posted this comic I did for my zine collaboration with Wendy Xu (@angrygirlcomics) and Stevie Wilson (@sw_inku)—it is part of a zine we made called ‘Modern Magic,’ exploring fashion as a form of magic that transforms & empowers individuals. Modern Magic has been to MoCCa 2014 & Philly Feminist Zine Fest, and coming to Locust Moon Festival in October, aaand possibly SPX which is very soon!

Daily Misfits #21: Madmen Party
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Sketch artist outfit at this year’s Manhattan Cocktail Classic at New York Public Library. When I dress up in period costumes I still try to dress up as a weird art person of that era, or how I imagine I would be if I was there and then.

Daily Misfits #21: Madmen Party

Sketch artist outfit at this year’s Manhattan Cocktail Classic at New York Public Library. When I dress up in period costumes I still try to dress up as a weird art person of that era, or how I imagine I would be if I was there and then.

Travel comic: How to Pack Like an Artist
I don’t think I’ve ever traveled so much before this summer. Sharing my system of travel art witch pro-packing, for a portable studio on the road!
Notes:

1.     Flat delicate objects such as watercolor pads or prints should go on the very bottom of the suitcase!

2.     I pack a small flatbed scanner by Canon, for $50+/- on Amazon.  Average life of the machine is one year, but it is a very handy tool to take on the road anywhere.  It is delicate, so I pack my clothes around it. 

3.     A small compact light box fits into a regular carry-on.  I use a large light table at home, this light box I got from Amazon does the job beautifully in a hotel room.  Again, pack your favorite shirts around it. 

4.     Keep all pens & markers in a pouch/makeup bag, I use this one by swinku! Ink bottles may leak during a flight so I keep mine in a small zip-lock bag.

5.     Keep all items that you don’t want to get super-squished on the very top, like a sun hat for sketching in the day. 

6.     Laptop & tablet stay in the outer compartment of the suitcase for the TSA.  Also Wacom tablet is super delicate so I don’t ever place it under anything!

7.     A folder for loose paper, an alternative for sketchbook & doing thumbnails. 

8.     One of the best discovery ever is that my Winsor & Newton series 7 miniature brushes fit into a 7 1/2” wallet perfectly, and I don’t have to worry about the brushes shifting & messing up the bristles. The wallet I use is this super cute one by Sourpuss I found in Austin, Texas. 

9.     I also keep SD cards for cameras in my wallet compartments. 

10. If flying with carry-on, ink + contact solution+ toothpaste all in one bag!

11. A large, sturdy bag that holds a DSLR & sketchbooks is ideal.

12. Phone+sunglasses for selfies (and other things) 

13. Always check for your passport!

Travel comic: How to Pack Like an Artist

I don’t think I’ve ever traveled so much before this summer. Sharing my system of travel art witch pro-packing, for a portable studio on the road!

Notes:

1.     Flat delicate objects such as watercolor pads or prints should go on the very bottom of the suitcase!

2.     I pack a small flatbed scanner by Canon, for $50+/- on Amazon.  Average life of the machine is one year, but it is a very handy tool to take on the road anywhere.  It is delicate, so I pack my clothes around it.

3.     A small compact light box fits into a regular carry-on.  I use a large light table at home, this light box I got from Amazon does the job beautifully in a hotel room.  Again, pack your favorite shirts around it.

4.     Keep all pens & markers in a pouch/makeup bag, I use this one by swinku! Ink bottles may leak during a flight so I keep mine in a small zip-lock bag.

5.     Keep all items that you don’t want to get super-squished on the very top, like a sun hat for sketching in the day.

6.     Laptop & tablet stay in the outer compartment of the suitcase for the TSA.  Also Wacom tablet is super delicate so I don’t ever place it under anything!

7.     A folder for loose paper, an alternative for sketchbook & doing thumbnails.

8.     One of the best discovery ever is that my Winsor & Newton series 7 miniature brushes fit into a 7 1/2” wallet perfectly, and I don’t have to worry about the brushes shifting & messing up the bristles. The wallet I use is this super cute one by Sourpuss I found in Austin, Texas.

9.     I also keep SD cards for cameras in my wallet compartments.

10. If flying with carry-on, ink + contact solution+ toothpaste all in one bag!

11. A large, sturdy bag that holds a DSLR & sketchbooks is ideal.

12. Phone+sunglasses for selfies (and other things)

13. Always check for your passport!

Daily Misfits #25: a sketch dump!!

More drawings than usual, some of my favorite ‘character by outfit’s all year round.

Daily Misfits #24: Confusing Weather

Daily Misfits #24: Confusing Weather

Daily Misfits #23: Seattle Erotic Art Festival
Fun times & I sold my painting, plus got to check out strange, neat outfits at SEAF.

Daily Misfits #23: Seattle Erotic Art Festival

Fun times & I sold my painting, plus got to check out strange, neat outfits at SEAF.

Daily Misfits #22: Late Night Drawing
A reoccuring theme.

Daily Misfits #22: Late Night Drawing

A reoccuring theme.

Travel Comic: How to Keep A Sketchbook -Choose your own adventure-
Lessons learned IRL, I went from keeping a sketchbook everyday to not having a sketchbook for a really long time. It’s hard to keep up a sketchbook at times, and I think drawing on everything intuitively is a lot of fun. It is really when I want to keep track of all my drawings again I realized how sketchbooks are helpful in functionality, and I appreciate them more after going throgh these processes.
The first sketchbook I had was given to me by my English teacher in high school, to keep me from drawing on my desk after he finally had enough of patiently cleaning desks with alcohol after every class. I have always tried to keep sketchbooks ever since.

Travel Comic: How to Keep A Sketchbook -Choose your own adventure-

Lessons learned IRL, I went from keeping a sketchbook everyday to not having a sketchbook for a really long time. It’s hard to keep up a sketchbook at times, and I think drawing on everything intuitively is a lot of fun. It is really when I want to keep track of all my drawings again I realized how sketchbooks are helpful in functionality, and I appreciate them more after going throgh these processes.

The first sketchbook I had was given to me by my English teacher in high school, to keep me from drawing on my desk after he finally had enough of patiently cleaning desks with alcohol after every class. I have always tried to keep sketchbooks ever since.

pabster said: Adding to the good eats - Urban BBQ, Rolls 'n Rice is also a really good sushi joint (the best, imho) Not a lot of great bars though, for that you may want to move deeper into Bethesda or DC. There's Gordon Biersch, which has great beer, but not a great atmosphere.

spx:

Thanks so much!  Getting close to last call for our sure to be fabulous food map being created by yaoxiaoart. This analog version is in addition to the digital behemoth that is the rmrhodes maintained SPX GOOD EATS MAP.

YAY more updates from spx food map!! I have the list at hand and will be drawing cute foods soon. :P  #spx2014

Daily Misfits #21: Off to the Print Shop
Sometimes my printer ink runs out and I walk down to the print shop down the street and pay in quarters for my blue prints.

Daily Misfits #21: Off to the Print Shop

Sometimes my printer ink runs out and I walk down to the print shop down the street and pay in quarters for my blue prints.

Daily Misfits #20: Casual Ridgewood
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Stylish lady taking a garbage run

Daily Misfits #20: Casual Ridgewood

Stylish lady taking a garbage run