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Maxwell Talks!
Pittsburgh, PA
Lover of Art, Theater and Yorks
Interests: Art, Illustration, Theater, Design
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The oft idolized... as well as sometimes villianized for being the face of a corporation; Mickey Mouse was 86 years old yesterday. Say what you will about Disney, or how you feel about thier cartoons; the Mouse has done okay for himself. I still have my musical Mickey Mouse watch,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Maxwell TALKS!
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I am at the age when the things that are familiar to me; the people, places and events - that have always been with me - are now in flux and change. Those same people, places and events have been in change; but the movement was slow, for so many... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Maxwell TALKS!
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H. R. Giger, the man who designed The Alein of the movie Aliens, passed away yesterday at the age of 74. His Alien design scared the bejeezus out of me the first time I saw that movie - which was enhanced by seeing it at the old Warner Theater, with... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at Maxwell TALKS!
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... May the 4th be with you! There I said it... I had to - no really I did! With the exception of some of the art from magazines in my morgue file; my one and only piece of Star Wars paraphenalia. Of course it's Yoda. I most likely had... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2014 at Maxwell TALKS!
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For months now, in my upstairs studio, I have been hearing this sound. Not all the time, just now and then. The sound is kind of like someone using an old rasp on a piece of wood, or like a really dull hand saw on a really old hunk of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at Maxwell TALKS!
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Note: I posted this a couple of days ago... it never showed up on Facebook... let's try this again Defrosted yet? Me neither. I can barely contain myself, when it comes to thoughts of Spring. Working and living in the same building sounds like a good thing? - right? In... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at Maxwell TALKS!
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So, this is it, the last day of 2013. In reflection, for me at least, it was one very bumpy ride. I'll be glad to get off of this bus. No matter how, shall we say, 'uneven' the ride is, there are always smooth parts of the road, that make... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at Maxwell TALKS!
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Happy Holidays to All of you! I do hope that your Christmas was a great one. I apologize for not sending out my "hand made" e-cards this year; there were a couple of family-related and work issues that required my/our attention - it's a wonder that Frank and I had... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2013 at Maxwell TALKS!
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Thanksgiving is over, and I'm sure many of you that still have the energy, after 24 hours of shopping, are 'out on the town', on a Saturday night. I, myself did no Pre or Post Black Friday shopping, as I had to do some work. Yeah, I know, the 'rush... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2013 at Maxwell TALKS!
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Every now and then, something a little weird happens that could have many explanations. Global Warming... a perfect set of circumstances... or just a little plant confusion, due to unusual weather. Now, this, is most strange piece of plant confusion, that I think I've seen in a long time. Last... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2013 at Maxwell TALKS!
By the way, I almost forgot... there IS A HOLIDAY coming up soon... Have Great HALLOWEEN!
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2013 on Don't Let That Smile Fool You at Maxwell TALKS!
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The Cookie Consumerist Conspiracy Theory… sure they are sweet, spicy, and they smile, but what do they really want? The other day, when I picked up the mail the Postal person had dropped thru my mail slot (we're talkin' "snail mail", for those of you who have forgotten or see... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2013 at Maxwell TALKS!
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Well, somewhat recent ... last June I added the "Sketchbook" page to LMI. I'd originally thought that I'd leave it out, when I had to re-do the web site, to streamline it. But, I always wonder what media artists use; or if they have any 'tips' about how they get... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at Maxwell TALKS!
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Aug 14, 2013
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Here in the Northeastern part of the country, it's a cool day; considering it's the time of year that is normally called: The Dog Days of Summer. Most of my windows; which are normally wide open in this month; are cracked open - there's still a slight breeze coming through.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2013 at Maxwell TALKS!
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No, no, no ... I don't handle guns, I draw them ... I'm talking about the web site. After more than a month, since my hard drive debacle, I have finally 'loaded' my web site. Which I lost the latest file folder for ... so I had to re-create it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2013 at Maxwell TALKS!
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So, I'm reading the e-mail and visiting a couple of my favorite blogs, this morning, when I see that I can't seem to access one of my very favs, DRAWN! Soooo, later in the day, I try again, as this blog usually has interesting art from everywhere and informative articles.... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2013 at Maxwell TALKS!
One correction - I wrote "Even if you have marked it with YOUR copyright." - that isn't correct. Entirely, that is. Your creation can be swiped if the 'swiper' searched for the owner of a piece; and didn't find the owner. Which can easily happen. Until the real owner finds out and takes legal steps. I understand that if a 'swiper' really wants a piece, that protections like metatags and watermarks can be removed. Soooo... I don't think that I am off base, when I say that your stuff is now up for grabs. We need to make sure the US doesn't fall into this mindset. Just read the Register article and, the others online, you'll get the picture... if someone else doesn't have it first!
Toggle Commented May 1, 2013 on When is a Copyright, not a Right at Maxwell TALKS!
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I was reading the blog "Once Upon a Sketch" - today's topic: U.K. passes 'Orphan Act' bill. Now, for those of you who create, and happen to post your creations on the 'Net - especially artists and photographers - the Orphan Act allows anyone who wants to, to swipe your... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at Maxwell TALKS!
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Maxwell hasn't talked in a while. "Where have you been?"; you ask. I've been around. I didn't know what to say. I had many out-of-the-ordinary tasks to attend to; some, out of the realm what I normally talk about on this blog. If you know me, you know I don't... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2013 at Maxwell TALKS!
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Yeeeesh! Send shivers down the spine! I'm taking a break from making sure I have all my receipts and that all the receipts match all the books, to say "Hello" - and to direct you to a couple of animations going around the web. You'll find them both on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at Maxwell TALKS!
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When 16 degrees feels like 3 degrees; it is cold. Now, there's a rhetorical statement. So is talking about the weather, as the kids say: "duuuuh!". Lately, though, the word 'chill', 'cold' or "cool" have been oft-used descriptives from me. Cool receptions, from people; chill, vague replies on inquiries; and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2013 at Maxwell TALKS!
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Some of the best illustrative eye candy comes from the blog Lines and Colors. Here's thier link, with the paintings and illustrations du jour,(check out Jessie Wilcox Smith's illustrations) and... A Merry Christmas to All! http://www.linesandcolors.com/ Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2012 at Maxwell TALKS!
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... about the past year. Though it's not over yet, I have to say, 2012 has been a tough one, on many levels - personally and professionally. Sad news in the world: guns aimed at children; violence and crime; war, and more potential for war; Mayan calender believers; destructive weather;... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2012 at Maxwell TALKS!
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I found this image from a Thanksgiving card, that I did for client, many, many moons ago. You can tell by the suit - eeeesh! A little make-over and he'll fit right in with 'the boys downtown'. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. This guy's headed for Paris, just a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2012 at Maxwell TALKS!