Tube of henna + crazy artist = AW+SUM doodles
What do you guys think? What do you want to see more of? You can see more of my henna art here
All images and under artist copy right Garret Maytum (C)
Somethings in this world are just AW+SUM….Like a math problem. Hahahahaa
Please do NOT copy images they are under artist Copy Right (C) Garret B. Maytum.
What would happen if you only had one eye? Would you only see half of the world around you? Or would your imagination grow to compensate for your lose and fill in the blanks with fire-breathing dragons, lil blue people and furry three-toed gnomes? Just a thought! What do you think?
When music takes hold of your mind and brings forth images and emotions that make you ponder and wonder, it’s a rare think. It is an even greater thing when you can capture them and share them with the world around you.
How does music inspire you? How does it change you?
Time flies by and tumbles around, causing us to stop and stare. Wonder what way is up and what way is around and wondering… always wondering…why is there a bear?
- Why Bears have Short Tails! (deepaklodhia.wordpress.com)
The “White Canvas” is staring me done challenging me to a paint battle… Cue spaghetti western show down music.. gather James Bond, Jason Bourne, and Steam-Punk Ninja to add me in this epic dual….White Canvas we fight to the death.
- The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (harleyandmakara.com)
Started working on a new art piece, I just jumped into it without any idea on how it is going to turn out……Oh how fun it is to create on the fly, running into some unexpected surprises. Painting from this song.09RUuTAM2H0?hd=1
This is really cool, kind of contributes to my last post I wrote Hearing Color
Neil Harbisson is completely colour-blind. Here, he explains how a camera attached to his head allows him to hear colour.
Until I was 11, I didn’t know I could only see in shades of grey. I thought I could see colours but that I was confusing them.
When I was diagnosed with achromatopsia [a rare vision disorder], it was a bit of a shock but at least we knew what was wrong. Doctors said it was impossible to cure.
When I was 16, I decided to study art. I told my tutor I could only see in black and white, and his first reaction was, “What the hell are you doing here then?” I told him I really wanted to understand what colour was.
I was allowed to do the entire art course in greyscale – only using black and white. I did very figurative art, trying to reproduce what I could see so that people could compare how my vision was to what they saw. I also learnt that through history, there have been many people who have related colour to sound.
At university I went to a cybernetics lecture by Adam Montandon, a student from Plymouth University, and asked if we could create something so I could see colour. He came up with a simple device, made up of a webcam, a computer and a pair of headphones and created software that would translate any colour in front of me into a sound.
If we were all to hear the frequency of red, for example, we would hear a note that is in between F and F sharp. Red is the lowest frequency colour and the highest is violet.
I started using it 24 hours a day, carrying it around in a backpack and feeling that the cybernetic device, the eyeborg, and my organism were completely connected. I haven’t taken it off my head since 2004, except to change the equipment when it breaks.
Shades of grey
- Colour blindness is the reduced ability to distinguish between certain colours
- Most common form is red/green colour blindness, where red and green are confused
- Usually inherited and affects about one in 20 men and one in 200 women
- Achromatopsia is a rare vision disorder which includes colour blindness
It looks like an antenna that comes out from my head and goes up to the front of my face. At the back of my head there’s a chip which transforms the light waves into sound, and I hear the colours, not through my ears but through my bone.
At the beginning I had some strong headaches because of the constant input of sound, but after five weeks my brain adapted to it, and I started to relate music and real sound to colour.
I also started dreaming in colour.
It has changed the way I perceive art. Now I have created a completely new world where colour and sound are exactly the same thing. I like doing sound portraits – I get close to someone’s face, I take down the sound of the hair, the sounds of the skin, eyes and lips, and then I create a specific chord that relates to the face.
I’m starting a sound portrait gallery of famous faces which began with Prince Charles, who came to Dartington College of Art, where I was studying in 2005.
He asked me, “What’s this that you’re wearing?”, so I asked him if I could listen to his face, and he sounded very harmonic.
Some people might be very beautiful but they might not sound very harmonic, although harmony is subjective.
How the eyeborg came about
“The first prototype was made in just two weeks. It was held together with tape and cost less than £50.
“The entire idea was dreamt up and planned during a 20-minute train ride. I never expected it to change Neil’s life. The first version could only see about 16 different colours – now it can see the whole spectrum.
“In the future, I believe that many people will use cyborg technology, not just those with a disability.
“A similar technology could allow people to see in the dark or experience infrared and ultraviolet light. Just because something is invisible no longer means we can’t see it.”
When people see someone with something electronic sticking out of their head, they automatically laugh or they ask you what you are doing. Sometimes they don’t allow me in to places because they think I’m doing something strange.
Last year I was attacked by three policemen at a demonstration who thought I was filming them. I told them I was listening to colours, but they thought I was mocking them and tried to pull the camera off my head.
There is no end to the evolution of this electronic eye.
At the moment, I can see 360 colours and I have extended this to infrared so I can hear colours that human eyes cannot see. I’m currently working on seeing ultraviolet, which is very important because it can damage our skin
A late Valentines Day video with a lot of Truth in it.
Scribblings Release Date! Hey guys here is my friends book that I am in the process of developing illustrations for. You should go check it out and share it, tell your friends, get the word out and help support a new writer and see my first published illustrations.
Hi there I haven’t posted in a while I just wanted to let you guys know what is going on .
College is going great at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (long name I know) I just registered for my second quarter of classes in the Multi-Media Design and Production program and I feel a little spread thin not knowing were to balance art and homework but excited at the same time because of the new things I am learning. I am currently in the process of illustrating a friend’s book that is going to be published on March 15 thought Lulu, the book is called Scribbling it’s a collection of short stories and poems. My room is starting to look more like an art studio now that I have big old filing cabinet , I am going to re-paint it and try some ambushing on it I will post pictures when I get around to it, and I finally hung some pictures to cover an empty wall. My mind is swimming with ideas that are just screaming to get on to paper, but it seem like time is the bane of the artist. I am going to start posting things from my sketch book so you can see what I am learning and see if I am getting any better :). Sorry I have not posted any videos in a while, I miss making them, but I am have some program trouble, nothing I can’t fix just haven’t gotten around to it. This was going to be a longer post about my sketch book updates, but it’s a sunny day out side and I am going to do some concrete surfing on my long board. Just have to put a plug-in for the best long board company ever. BC Long boards is small company that does custom graphics and is all around a great company. I bought a board from them last year and was able to design my own graphic
. Work Hard. Be Smooth. Live Free…Ride BC. While that’s all!
time to go carve some concrete. Stand Strong my friends.
- Concrete Surfer: Sam Eitel ’10 (umbcalumni.wordpress.com)
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,000 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 50 trips to carry that many people.
Please take moment to listen to the lyrics of this song, it speaks to what are culture is becoming. The “American Dream” is not what it seems, do not get comfortable for this is not were we will reside we are called for a higher purpose. Stand Strong
First off my “Manly Apple Fritters” were amazingly yummy. They turned out perfect on my first try, paired with a strong cup of english breakfast tea they made a yummy, mood lifting mid-day snack….. yummy is such a weird word
Second, I updated and renamed a gallery, “A Year of Sunday Sermons” has a ton more pictures, you should take a moment and let me know what you think, these sketches are slowing making their way to my drawing board and becoming finished pieces, so please comment and tell me what ones you would like to see first.
Third, I am sick, so the video post I planed for this week has been postponed do to the fact that I sound like a dying hippo. Please do check back the video and the art work deal with a subject that has been bugging me for some time know the title is “The Cross Roads of Life” you don’t want to miss it. Stand Strong my fiends in Christ
A worrier of the Living God.
- Manly Apple Fritters (garretmaytum.wordpress.com)
Recently one of my friends posted on her blog a list of ten things that made her happy, then she ask us to comment with a list of are own. Number three on my list was making homemade donuts, and it being a rainy, wet, dreary day outside I am going to make some Apple Fritter to cheer things up a bit . I will post pictures of the finished creation so you can see how they turn out.
P.S I just had to add the manly part in the title because it is a pioneer women recipe.
- Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman,’ Talks to HuffPost About Her New TV Show (huffingtonpost.com)
Wow, last post was March 9th, I think I have ignored my blog for far to long, it is time to get back in to the beat of blogging. Sorry about that! I could tell you that life got out of control but that would be an excuse. Things have just been the same old same old ,a little dog training, a lot of eating, an average amount of school and an awesome relationship with my God. Oh I also turned eighteen and my big brother got married those events were pretty awesome. Well all this was taking place I also realized I really like finger painting (defiantly going to be a future post) and got elven other paintings done, (also going to be another past), For my brothers wedding I was honored to be both a grooms men and to make a slide show that tells the story of two people truly in love, this story I would like to share with you. Enjoy and tell me what you think!
Just wanted to share a song that has been inspiring my life and art this past week. I pray that you let His light shine no matter what comes.
Well just like the title says I’m on vacation in California, love it here. I have been going to the beach, spending a whole five days at Disneyland, eating good food, sleeping, reading, eating great food, working on illustrations, and eating AWSOME food.
That has been my week so far I’m going to the Sawdust art festival tomorrow hopefully I will come back with lots of inspiration for my own art that I can stick my own little twist on. Well that just a little update for this week hopefully I will have some art posted by the end of next week tell then keep Standing Strong in Christ.
A warrior of the Living Christ.
A song that God really used to speak to me last week well I was at World Changers. I pray that you will take the time to slow down and listen to what the words have to say, and praise God that He is are Warrior.