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    1 day ago
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    Commented in Red Heather Dragonfly by Martinus

    Thank you. And yes, I am happy with it all. Not satisfied, but happy. My goal is still far away and I wonder if I will ever reach it, because with every painting I put the bar a little higher for myself. It's a school, a process of learning, developing and growing. Sometimes it is a tough school, since I have no riches whatsoever and find it hard to work on. But the economy of making is somewhat of a obstruction for me, as in: I feel that it holds me back from within whenever money's involved. With commissions there's hardly any room for experiment, I always work within the means of gained skills, insight and self-esteem.

    What you are following is a transition from graffitiwriter to canvasartist. From big kahuna's painted in no time to small objects that come into existence over long periods of time. It's hard to go through that, but nothing good has come easy in my life, so it is not unfamiliar and feels like home to me. I like it like that, without any masochist intentions. In my surroundings people still do not understand why I am doing that and keep on bugging me with graffiti, but I ignore it and go on with my path.

    Last year was completely dedicated to upgrading my little workshop which is also my studio-apartment. I live among the paintings, materials, books, everything breathes art here. There's no escape, which is in itself an escape from the outside world. Besides painting I have a part time job as bike-repairman for two days a week, that is where I go socialize, where the interactions are. Anyway, the upgrades consisted of better materials, like a professional easel, better paint and canvasses, insulation for my windows, everything to keep painting growing in a direction I want it to grow. Bonsai. Yeah.

    This year there will be the start of a last transition, which has to do with the paint itself: from acrylics to oils, which is a huge step, both work wise and with the quality of the images produced. When that is established, which will take a few years, I can say that I have done learning the basics. Then I want to go level up producing museum-scale paintings. As in: 2 by 3 meters or so. The bang-effect with fine art is what attracts me. Coming from a really humble background, that is pretty much science fiction for the moment. But it is science fiction that can be reached and accomplished.

    The fun thing is: more and more I am finding out that this way of life is really worth living, no matter how poor I am or how slow it goes. I find consolidation in who I am and with what I create. That is actually the biggest transition you are witnessing: one of self-acceptance and of a growing strive to make a very young Martinus's dreams come true. :-)

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  • Expression
    2 days ago
    +23 23 0

    Red Heather Dragonfly by Martinus

    Acrylics on canvas - 30*40 cm - Ghent (Belgium), 2019

  • Comment
    3 days ago
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    Commented in Microsoft just booted up the first “DNA drive” for storing data

    Writing lots of data doesn't make something useful. Check Trump's Twitter, for instance.

  • Comment
    8 days ago
    +4 4 0

    Commented in American Airlines suspends flights to Venezuela over safety concerns

    Let me nuance myself a bit: The people who are very consequently meddling in other nations' politics and affairs and who are either threatening with violence or acting upon their threats by bombing the living hell out of said countries, are American and a minority group for that matter, because that's what you have with democracy. It doesn't mean that all Americans are like that. Does it mean that the majority of Americans aren't acting tough enough on that minority of "leaders" who are perpetrating those heinous acts? Maybe so, maybe not. For now the facts of past century are piling up and pointing in the direction of Washington DC as starter, enforcer or sponsor of said heinous acts.

  • Comment
    9 days ago
    +3 3 0

    Commented in American Airlines suspends flights to Venezuela over safety concerns

    Let's hope it will be the last plane from the US that flies there. Ever. American assholes.

  • Video/Audio
    13 days ago
    +8 8 0

    BEL-AIR

    Sweet re-interpretation of the Prince of Bel-Air (2019). Trailer for something bigger?

  • Video/Audio
    13 days ago
    +10 10 0

    Ode to Joy

    The elderly residents of a Houston retirement home make the best of their remaining days by playing in a kazoo band.

  • Video/Audio
    13 days ago
    +11 11 0

    Truck Painting in Karachi

    While in Pakistan The Renegade Economist investigates the intriguing world of truck painting in Karachi.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    +18 18 0

    Revealed: Facebook’s global lobbying against data privacy laws

    Social network targeted legislators around the world, promising or threatening to withhold investment

  • Comment
    1 month ago
    +6 6 0

    Commented in Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged in Florida Prostitution Sting

    There aren't what they used to be, those Kraft-singles.

  • Comment
    1 month ago
    +9 9 0

    Commented in Ubuntu 18.04.2 refreshes this long-term support Linux distro

  • Comment
    1 month ago
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    Commented in Hello there!

    Hey, there! Welcome to Snapzu! :-)
    Not really a feature, but the decency and friendliness on this website sets it far apart from a lot of others. Besides that, I am actually becoming friends with several people here, okay, online, but still. That says enough to me about the users. :-)
    A nice feature is the way you can "level up" on this site: with nice cartoon figures, a very specified way of building up your points, for instance by helping people, by sharing video's, everything is specified and rewarded as such. It can be competitive. My former girlfriend and I were in a fierce battle in the background, just for shits and giggles. It can be very entertaining (to me). :-)
    I joined up because of Reddit, like more users here and also to have a good alternative for lots of social media and news aggregators. I think the moderation on this site is done more by common sense, instead of opinion alone. Also the amount of interesting articles can be overwhelming, but that is a good thing. High quality content is favored in this household. ;-)

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  • Video/Audio
    1 month ago
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    Lucas The Spider - I'm Starving

    What's a spider gotta do to get some food around here?! Wait...what does Lucas eat??

  • Comment
    1 month ago
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    Commented in The Rise of the Robot Reporter

    What could possibly go wrong?

  • Comment
    1 month ago
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    Commented in Did Finland's free money experiment work?

    I think it is a good idea, but that amount of money doesn't bring you far. I have had just one worry about UBI, namely, it gives government a lot of control over you. It should be in the law that government just cannot stop it on a whim, for instance, when you have a certain opinion or when you're not a native and they start to dislike those facts.

  • Comment
    1 month ago
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    Commented in Ubuntu 18.04 needs patching

    Hmmm, you could try Gentoo if you're up for a challenge. A vanilla install of Arch and a Manjaro install both run fine here, Arch on a real low-spec computer and Manjaro on a more regular computer (allthough it's three years old already). Good thing is: you tried!! :-)

  • Text Post
    1 month ago
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    Who's paying for the destructions by superheroes?

    I'm (binge) watching all kinds of superhero series the past years and one question keeps coming back: who is paying for all the damage done by superheroes? I mean, all those windows, buildings, vehicles, name it, all in the name of justice and/or saving the earth/city/country. Some prime examples are the Hulk (and the Avengers in total), the Punisher (lots and lots of vehicles), hell, even Supergirl has the tendency to break through windows even though she is aware of doors. My guess is that no insurance company will ever cover all the destruction, so who will? "The taxpayers"?

  • Comment
    1 month ago
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    Commented in Ubuntu 18.04 needs patching

    Or you can use a rolling release distro and have nothing to worry about.

  • Comment
    1 month ago
    +3 3 0

    Commented in Nothing Is In Vain - MonaLisa Twins

    True story. :-)

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
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    The Rich People at Davos Are Terrified of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and They Should Be

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn't going away, and neither is surging rage at plutocrats hanging in the Swiss alps who think charity makes up for a rigged game.​​