Further art discussions and notifications for the artwork of Sam Thorp

Thursday, March 13, 2008


So I have this birthday coming up....

and this year I want to try to do something nice....for someone else.
My landlords are doing construction around here so the annual-birthday-bonfire is not going to happen. So I decided to do something different this year.

Yes, yes I know you were all looking forward to lavishing me with exotic and expensive tokens of affections. Stop, really. Its so embarrassing.

Below are 3 charities I try to support when I can.
So… whether you were planning on saying "happy birthday" or not.. whether you like me or not., consider sending a few bucks to any or all of these charities.
Each charity is legitimate, the money goes to the cause, and no I don’t get a kickback…. (You were thinking it.)
Let me know when you donate, so I can say thank you. I’ll send you some artwork (as an extra incentive).

Native American Rights Fund (NARF),
founded in 1970, the is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide.

American Humane Association
The mission of the American Humane Association, as a network of individuals and organizations, is to prevent cruelty, abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children and animals and to assure that their interests and well-being are fully, effectively, and humanely guaranteed by an aware and caring society.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation
The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Please donate what you can. Any amount would help. Thanks for caring
(and yes, I am cross-posting the hell out this)

Sunday, March 02, 2008


Notes on brain booster- by Robert w. Finkel

Study no more than 15 minutes at a time


Telescope- simple outlines layered to more details. Thought map helps
Symbols, sub conscious imagery, keywords. Picture clearly in head
Meme, create a story

Writing outline points.
Points logically connected or order of importance
Less wording. Get to the point

Animated #’s
0 egg
1 tree
2 swan
3 butterfly
4 girl with hand on hips
5 snake
6 man with swollen foot
7 cane or walking stick
8 fat person
9 elephant

Decision making- Set goal. Establish criteria. List consequences. Good things/ bad things

Problem Solving- SOS
Symbolize- Symbol for quantities of problem
Organize- Diagrams list
Simplify- reduce to simpler problems

Teaching- Respect, encouragement, enthusiasm. Reduce to simple statements. Keep approachable attitude. Don’t criticize. Humor improves learning.
Teach telescopically- general to specific


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