Title – “Redbot Drawing #1”
Dimensions – 7″ x 7″
Format – drawing from one of my notebooks
Date – 2008
Some weeks pass by with very little change in my life, and every so often one comes along that rearranges the landscape of my life. This last week was one of those weeks…
I submitted this graphic to our local alternative/culture weekly – The District Weekly – to use as a header on their Calender page.
They welcome local artists, photographers and illustrators to submit work. It’s unpaid, but if they use it, 20,000 people will get to see your work for a week. And they write a little blurb about you and give your web address. Sweet deal for starving artists like me.
I got an email back in the middle of the week making sure they had all the info right for the blurb… look for Redbot in a future issue of The District Weekly!
You can read about this graphic here: Redbot Now For The Future
Redbot Loves You! got a huge embrace from the local art community this week as we celebrate National Arts Month.
You can read more about that on Redbot Loves You!
Redbot will be appearing in GLOBAL ads this month, including ads in 300 Long Beach Transit buses, staring down at over 90,000 passengers… I’m thinking about making my own bus adventures with Redbot to visit the ads and leave Redbots and buttons for my fellow passengers – I’m still making plans for this adventure…
After making 25 of the original Redbot Ownership Kits, the Ownership Guide has undergone some revisions to reflect the changes in the Redbot Loves You! project.
25 Kits containing version one.two were given out at The Danke Schoen Soiree on Thursday, October 8, 2009. Those were limited edition Kits, and the next group will all contain version two of the Owners Guide.
Congratulations to all the owners of original Redbot Loves You! collectibles… there are only 8 of the original version one Kits left, get one before they are gone for good…
All version one and version one.two Kits are unnumbered. The new Kits will be numbered and available soon.
Redbot Loves You! and GLOBAL are working on taking Redbot up to the Bixby Knolls neighborhood of Long Beach for the First Fridays art event on November 6th to create a Seek and Find Redbot Hunt for the kids.
More information on this event as it approaches, but I am really excited about this project…
Meanwhile, that little tooth in the back of my mouth where a filling came out about 6 months ago suddenly decided to become a BIG PAIN…
I saw my dentist early in the week and got the good news – root canal! I scheduled one for the following Monday and increased my dosages of Tylenol Extra-Strength pills.
By Thursday the pain was taking over my brain and I scheduled an emergency root canal for Friday morning at 8:00 am. By this time no amount of pain medication was helping – I have an incredibly high tolerance for pain meds – just my luck.
Thursday evening we HAD to attend The Danke Schoen Soiree put on by GLOBAL and the Arts Council for Long Beach – Redbots new pARTners (see above) – to represent for Redbot Loves You!
Redbot at The Danke Schoen Soiree – October 8, 2009 – all photos by Tania
Normally this would have been a pleasure, but considering the pain – I survived the event, went home, took more useless pain pills, went to bed, and didn’t sleep all night.
At 8:00 am I was at the Endodontist – ready and eager for some serious mouth-numbing drugs and oral surgery. Otherwise known as The Breakfast of Champions.
All is well now.
The pain meds (so glad to be done with those!) have all been flushed from the system, and my body is starting to feel like me again – and now I have so much mental space that’s not being occupied by overwhelming tooth pain 🙂
Over the last several weeks I’ve been feeling the need to let go of my project – The MMJ Project – for a while…
For two years I’ve been intensely focused on The MMJ Project, a documentation and participation project about the medical marijuana movement here in Southern California.
One of the main goals of my project was to participate in the creation of a true, legal, non-profit medical marijuana collective – which was accomplished late this last summer. I belong to a non-profit collective called Apothecary’s Assistants Collective (AAC), and we’ve been through a big struggle with the City of Signal Hill (read the story here in The District Weekly), but we are now relocated in Long Beach.
I have put hundreds of hours into the The MMJ Project, because I truly believe in marijuana as legitimate medicine. But I must admit I have a bit of exhaustion from the effort.
My work with Redbot came out of my desire in August to work with some other graphic than a marijuana leaf for a while… and now Redbot Loves You! has created a whole new, playful landscape for me to explore.
So, while I am still a medical marijuana patient and supporter (and volunteer at our collective) – I am retiring The MMJ Project until further notice.
You guys go on without me… I have Redbots that need my attention here… We’ll catch up with you soon.
On Saturday, Oct 3rd we were at the Soundwalk in downtown to enjoy and ponder the various works of sound that enveloped a 4 to 6 block area of Long Beach.
Much of the work was interesting but a few pieces really stood out – you can read my review on Redbot Loves You!
I’ve also made some special edition Redbot Loves Long Beach! buttons to celebrate this month… these are FREEBIES, so just ask me if you see me around – I’m carrying a supply with me at all times.
AHEAD FOR REDBOT…
Redbot’s friend, Kristina, took Redbot across the pond to the little island of England, and took a number of cool photos – a show will be posted this next week…
I’m planning a Redbot Hunt for later this month or early November – more on that as the time approaches.
The Turning is a semi-non-fictional, mythical and mystical look at the time we are living in and the future that is coming at us very fast. Postings for this story began in September 2009 and will continue until 2015…
The latest from The Turning – A Serial is the posting called Sight Seer – 9-19-9 and is from a piece of writing I did back in the mid-90’s.
The last couple of weeks have been a trip through Hades for me, and the story will be posted soon… unfortunately they don’t let you write letters or send postcards in Hades, and I’ve had to wait until I resurface to write the tale…
Currently The MMJ Project has been put on hiatus – I’ll post news when The MMJ Project starts up again.
Keep updated by becoming a fan of onehumanbeing on Facebook…
Also – Today is my first year anniversary of this blog!
Introducing Redbot… and he loves you!
Redbot Loves You! is Redbot’s message, and it’s love just because… love for no reason but to love… love for love’s sake!
Redbot is looking forward to sharing that love with you and everyone you meet when you’re wearing a Redbot Loves You! T-shirt, Sweatshirt, using the coffee mug… you get the idea.
Below you’ll find the Infant Bodysuit, Toddler T-Shirt and the Kid’s Sweatshirt… more available, including adult size stuff at the onehumanbeing shop…
More coming soon!