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#Art #Business, #Modeling and More Explained by me!

Art has been with me for a long time. I have used art to vent out my frustrations in life. Throughout the years, I have been rejected from my state’s arts commission from doing any project in regards to art business. There are a series of different things that I can do in order to showcase my artwork. My belief is that I am not getting accepted based on not having a college degree or a proven art based business. This seems faulty at best but that is the only conclusion that I can fathom my situation towards.

My 2016 has been filled with issues, dilemmas and situations that I never thought about handling until it was in my face. Throughout the summer season, I gained a good bit of weight that I have not done since I was a kid. It took me looking at a beach photo taken of myself to realize the issue of my weight getting out of hand. I started to figure out a better exercise plan and managed to lose the excess weight. I was determine to have my body in better shape. This decision led itself to me wanting to get into modeling.

I have been told that I should have started modeling out of high school but it was not on my mind at all. I just thought about modeling being for people who are super skinny or super muscular and I never wanted to be that person. I was a bit of a slacker and a loner in many regards. This is typically seen in the gothic, stoner or grunge culture (which I am still apart of). Yes, I am the straightedge punk guy that never tried to fit in but managed to not be anti-social somehow. I think that can be explained due to my love of pro wrestling and The Rock’s promo skills of the early 2000s!

So, I decided to do some test photos of me modeling for social media. I took a few selfies of myself on today for that same reason. My goal in regards to modeling is to model clothes for print via magazines, newspaper and the like. I believe that being creative and inspiring others have morph into me wanting to do other things outside of art itself. Now, I received an e-mail detailing that I need to apply to the South Carolina Arts Commission’s grant that would me to bring an art based business to this state. I plan on doing so because my passion to be in business as well as art is too strong to pass up any opportunity. This is one step that I will take that will lead to other steps in my career. I am growing into being more of an business person daily. Thank you for reading this, I am on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/andreedwardlevine, my Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/andreedwardlevine and my Twitter is http://www.twitter.com/andrelevine! Enjoy your day and everyday! God bless and take care! Below are two of the recent selfies but more are at my social media pages:

 

 

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The Sum of Things: Life, Social Media, Art and Fitness

I probably should have posted a lot time ago. Due to my fitness training, I have not. About a month ago, I posted a video on my YouTube channel about my thoughts on many different subjects. I got many responses to what I posted so at least someone is looking at my videos. In a world of being creative, I must find creative ways to check the viewers attention. Being stationary or moving in a video really does not matter. Going onto Instagram and seeking an big response or following is a waste of time. There many people who follow me on Facebook but more on Twitter, less on my Facebook “like” page, less on my subscriber count on Youtube and I get viewed the most on Google Plus or my about.me page as it depends on what is going on in the viewer’s mind on that day.

There are many social experiments that I embark on. One experiment is logging on Instagram while posting photos or video to see an response. Never Direct Message me on Instagram because you will not get an answer. Those are the facts. Moving on, I post random photos of food or myself mostly with the tags of vegetarian, narcisstic or model. There are other hashtags that I use but those are the most common. Out of all of those hashtags, I am not and will never be narcisstic. I care about others more than I care about myself most times. I am the sum of actions, thoughts and dreams. I am a dreamer that creates on a regular basis. There are two posts that I posted on Instagram that got the most likes. Both of the posts were photos. One photo was of my ever growing beard with my hair growth that will not stop growing while the other photo was of my abstract painting that I did of a ghost of female.

The one common thing that I notice with social media is that people are quick to comment, like or hate based on their first thoughts. That is fine but the real interaction of social media going forward should mean more than a like, comment or hate. Positivity is a lack in this current mental state of the world. If you are nice, you are looked over. If you are mean, you are called out of your name. If you are in between nice and mean, you are a jerk. That is the logic of the world.

This experiment has lead me to wonder why does the most meaningless photo or pointless selling product get the most reaction from the audience or viewers of the world. Imagine if a book costed $2 and everyone that was a “real” follower purchased that book. That would be a tremendous progress of what social media can do without the whole “get rich if you buy my book” situation happening. Being narcisstic means that you love yourself more than others do. That solve absolutely nothing. Buying a book or painting done by a local artistan would last longer and would promote more hope for the creative minds on social media. There are a lot of introverted creative minded people on this Earth. Let us reverse the negative logic of thinking that people that have real views of the world are weird. Ease that “hate” and embrace the creativity of reality.

For those of you that are waiting to see my next piece of artwork, I am sorry. Fitness training has been pressed a lot lately for me personally. I plan on modeling in the future. Not underwear modeling or nude modeling because I need to leave something to the imagination of any female that I may marry in the future. I just want to model clothes for a clothing company or the like. My skin, my face and my body have been taken to the extreme lately. It seems like I am craving a lot detoxing here and ther. I am changing the make up of my body daily. It is a process that will lead into progress. On my Facebook “like” page, I have posted several poems out of my head and they are quite long as my poems tell a story each time I write one. My beard is growing along with my hair which has me look like a “wildman” if I do not have my hair braided or tied back most days.

I am going to write a small book about positivity, health and fitness which may lead into me developing an mobile app in the future so that I can help others in their lives as well as making a profitable business out of it. This blog has been a long time coming but I wrote it and I may do another video blog in the coming months. I will probably be sporting a new hairdo as that is the metrosexual in me talking. Take care, be mindful and creative everyone! Goodbye!


Art and Beyond Early 2015

Limits. Limited. Unlimited. Advanced. Certified. Divine. These are all words that we hear over and over for one reason or another. We are creative and art inspired since birth. Retaining creativity is hard as an adult because of the factors of life lead us to not even think about what we want to create. Some of us are crippled by not knowing where to start when it comes to doing artwork in general. One of the reasons that I know that everyone is creative is because of all of our dreams that happen at night. Your dream state and series of dreams allow you to explore ideals that we do not commonly partake in real life.

A constant dream that happens to me is that I keep thinking that I am flying above ground with another spirit that happens to be female. There are also very violent dreams of me either helping someone get away with murder or being killed off myself by some killer or horror movie inspired aspect. It is brilliant creativity both good and bad that drives us in the direction of our daily lives. We are driven and our desires of our personal dreams may lead to creativity in real life in various forms. My focus as of late has been grant funding from a business prospective yet my focus from a physical prospective has been to be deep into fitness.

Fitness for me has been both good and bad. The bad aspect of fitness is common knowledge as it has mostly to do with muscle soreness. The good aspect of fitness is the progress of being more active as well as losing body fat. Various fitness routines that I have done lately have to do with body weight exercises. Yoga has been done in the past but not being able to do a handstand out of Yogi’s pose got to me. So, I learned different way to do a handstand. One way is by falling down into a push-up and standing on my hands while I also started at a sitting position into a cartwheel lately.

I say all of this because creativity has empowered my life to become better than yesterday and to progress daily. There are so many people that look at visual artisans as if they are musicians. One painting is loved for a moment and the next painting is treated as if it is not better than the last. Musicians paint a picture in vocals on their album and hope that it is loved while everyone loves the album while awaiting the next album. It is the same amount of pressure between both artists. This is the reason for most productive artists to constantly develop and produce new displays of creativity with each piece of artwork.

My artwork
I have done a lot of artwork over the past six months. It may be the best artwork of my whole art career so far. The pictures are posted on my various websites and in video form on my YouTube account. The following are various pieces of the artwork that I have done:

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I will try to post on this art blog every few months to keep this up to date with the latest in my art career. I hope all of this that I posted has been a pleasure to read. Thanks and take care of yourself!