The habits of highly boring people

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The habits of highly boring people

TED Talk: Speaker Chris Sauve

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Thursday 31st July 2014



“Our first thought is the worse thought.” Brilliant concepts. Keep it simple. We are able to remember 5 to 9 things at a time. Ask are we doing the things we love? Or wasting the time planning on doing the things we love instead of just doing them? what do we remember? what should we remember REMEMBER USE YOUR TIME  FOR WHAT IS IMPORTANT.

The habits of highly boring people: Chris Sauve

Chris Sauve is a fourth year business student studying accounting and minoring in computer science. He has represented Carleton at case competitions. He is always looking to expedite how we do things, and make things better.

Amazing Lightness of Vision & Being: “Painted”

amazing visions


Post  by Jennifer Kiley

Post Wednesday 30th July 2014



evolving expression is essential change alters visual perceptions who you were is new again made over into someone else but still it is you inside do you recognize your self? are you the same inside? once you change the outside? painted over makes you new to the world you are the world

here, i give you “painted”

Painted Stop Motion Body Art – Schmoulianoff

Painted is an experiment in stop motion face & body painting that plays with the idea of giving paint it’s own life and personality on a living canvas. The whole project was initially inspired by MUTO – the incredible stop motion graffiti video by BLU.

Imagined, painted, modelled, photographed & edited by Elvis Schmoulianoff

Music: Flow Motion by Square One

Everything was photographed in my bedroom in late 2012/early 2013 with a point and shoot camera , natural light, a pile of paints & body paints, brushes and a mirror over a period of 10 days. The final sequence contains footage from five of those days and is comprised of 1064 individual images, the rest was mainly retakes of the first minute which all taught me valuable lessons in what not to do…

Painted was inspired by some amazing artists and the video is a little homage to their outstanding talent and a thank you for the smiles and wonder it has given me. Jean-Michel Basquiat’s fantastic body of work, Fritz Lang’s impressionist masterpiece Metropolis and the sumptuous makeup art of Alex Box all served as fantastic visual inspiration, Blu’s stop-motion graffiti inspired the concept itself and the sheer ingenuity and borderless creativity of LA based artist A Dandypunk and England’s Happy Slap Boutique gave me the push to embark on a new creative adventure on my own.


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Private Writings: Chapter #72 – “Waiting on Death”

private writings a novel of true fantasy by jennifer kiley [shawn's 2d blue name]

“Waiting on Death”
Private Writings #72
Written by Jennifer Kiley
Post Tuesday 29th July 2014

Not Suitable For Children.

Anyone Resembling Anyone Living or Dead
Is Purely Coincidental.

1 alice-down-the-rabbithole [use best one]

Crypticistic Synopsis:

private writings to dr. annie haskell psychoanalyst

I am the storyteller using imagination fantasy feelings & thoughts

to discover self soul eternal serenity & bliss

but to most importantly tell the best tale ever after upon a time.

see you down the rabbit hole.

Private Writings: Chapter #72 — “Waiting on Death”

Tuesday 20th January 2009

Dear Annie,

It has been too long a time since the accident & our daughter Alison is still in a coma. I can’t bear the thought of losing her. The doctors all say this is a good sign. She needs to be unconscious to do any of the extreme healing she needs to do in order to survive & to have a complete recovery. The doctors won’t guarantee anything. Not even that she will wake up from her coma. Her injuries were so severe.

I have tried, Annie, to keep only positive thoughts inside my mind for Alison. Letting doubt in will only lessen her chances to survive. I would like to think of her as resting. She needs time to sleep. The quiet and rest will help her to heal faster. But I need to see her all the time. And to be close to Scottie. We all need to be together now.

Scottie told me Jamie has been at the hospital since everything fell apart. Jamie is watching over us all. Her staying with Scottie and Alison before I was able to get out of Redcliff was reassuring. Jamie was kind to represent me when my girls needed help & I was out of commission. That’s okay. No jealousy when it comes to Jamie. I love Jamie. She is so good for both my girls and for me, too. Jamie is family.

Before I could get home, James’ health started declining. The hospital allowed him to stay in Alison’s room. He became depressed in my absence and went on an eating strike. The vet couldn’t find anything specifically wrong. He is my baby and was my Grandmother’s baby. He, of course, misses Gran. So, my disappearing for so long, he just couldn’t bear it.

Gran was wise in preparing for when she would be gone. She left the majority of her Estate to James & me. Some money she left to her Special Causes & Charities. It stated in Her Will that James was to be cared for by me & we were to have most of her financial estate as well as her physical property. James & I were to go on living together in her mansion “Le Chateau de Rocher” with Scottie & all the rest of our feline crew. We inherited her staff as well. They knew me & we all blend together famously. So the estate was shared by James and me with all of us living there. My grandmother loved James and she loved Scottie. She was very approving and supportive of our relationship. The rest of the ones I do not speak of were given nothing. Not even a word was mentioned of them in Her Will. They were really pissed off, so I was told was quoted in the daily gossip online.

It’s time for me to stop. I need to rest. Writing shorter letters, to me short, is all I can manage. Not much has changed. Will contact you immediately if it does.

Goodnight. Ciao Ciao!!!




© Madison Taylor 2008

“I think writing really helps you heal yourself. I think if you write long enough, you will be a healthy person. That is, if you write what you need to write, as opposed to what will make money, or what will make fame.“ — Alice Walker

Maksim – Somewhere In Time – Composer John Barry[Dedicated to Annie]

5 photo of white rose with red framed in blue

“A Dream
The beginning always starts out
With a dream.
It is all a dream
In our own nightmares”
— Madison Taylor

Le Chateau de Rocher - Home to Madison & Scottie Their Cats & daughter Alison. She has her own place on the estate

Le Chateau de Rocher – Home to Madison & Scottie
Their Cats & daughter Alison. She also has her own place on the estate

play is not just play meryl streep“Pretending is not just play.
Pretending is imagined possibility”
— Meryl Streep

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Private Moments #72 “Are There Rules?”

private moments in paintings & poetryPrivate Moments #72: “Are There Rules?”
Poem Written by Jennifer Kiley
Post 28th July 2014

Poem for Private Writings: Chapter #72 “Waiting on Death”
Tears and Raindrops by Jk McCormack

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)

tears and raindrops by jkmccormack (c) jkm 2014

“Tears and Raindrops”   jkmccormack (c) jkm 2008

hands reaching out into rain

Are There Rules?”
By Madison Taylor
20th January 2009

Are there rules for life?
Are there rules for love?

Are there rules for death?
Are there rules from above?

Are there rules for Heaven?
Are there rules for Hell?

Do we create the rules
That govern if we do well?

Rules in effect tell us
What the perfect path will be

Are they restricting
Who we might become?

What about creativity
Will Serendipity be gone?

Is the new world order
Removing one by one

The Freedoms in our life
At the end of a gun?

Directing revolutions
Their exploitations seem to thrive

Some of us will be lucky
To get out of life alive…

© madison taylor 2008

candle flame flickering gif

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini – Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim Mrvica

garden waterfall private gazebo overgrown 4pmip&p

“Doorway to a Place of Enchantment”

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— Jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

red-heart-for mj ghost 1

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“The Known and the Unknown” – #2

a writer's word polished or rawThe Known and the Unknown – #2
Excerpts from the Essay “Fail Safe”
Written by Debbie Millman
Post by Jennifer Kiley
Post Sunday 27th July 2014
The Essay titled “Fail Safe”
Taken From Anthology
Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays
on the Intersection of Life and Design

Debbie Millman is an Artist
Strategist & Interviewer

“Fail Safe” The Essay-Explores Existential Skills-Living With Uncertainty-Embracing The Unfamiliar-Allowing For Not Knowing-Cultivating What John Keats Famously Termed “Negative Capability”

psychedelic cat

The Known and the Unknown – #2

I dreamed of being
an artist and a writer,
but inasmuch as I knew
what I wanted,
I felt compelled
to consider what
was “reasonable”
in order
to safeguard
my economic future.

Even though
I wanted
what my best friend
once referred to as
“the whole wide world,”

I thought
it was prudent
to compromise.

I told myself
it was more
sensible to aspire
for success

that was


It never
once occurred
to me
that I could
have it all.



blk & wht fluid abstract painting

“The Known and the Unknown” Part 2 – Jennifer Kiley


“Do What You LOVE”

“LMG” by SIM

creative musings [dragon]


Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Saturday 26th July 2014

most can identify with the lyrics you just change up in your mind who you have in your heart who is the person you love i love my girl girl can be acceptable if understood it does not diminish who we are & it is an affectionate endearment i love my girl fits in the rhythm the rap fills the beat the pain lives withing and being made to feel insignificant can kill you
and i love my girl LMG

here, i give you “LMG”

Sims LMG

BY Rufus

I need someone a little stronger than a Suicide Girl in this do or die world
where the suicide rate has got me sitting sideways
high stakes, and two of us thinking that it’s
too much is too much
I need a girl about as bad as Badu
not just pissing off Daddy with those back tattoos
oh that’s you love? sitting at the pub
wondering when that drink is going to
swallow you up?

that’s why I love my girl
she makes me feel sexy, makes me feel warm, she makes me feel cool
that’s why I love my girl
she gives me that feeling sun up to evening, show down until high noon

run it back six months
Red Dragon, late night, full cup
girl from the corner store and I can hardly
stop the jaw from dropping
finally got my chance to see if I can make her laugh
but she pulled a couple Oxycodone out the
pockets of her cotton dress
swallowed a bottle now she hollowed a cockpit
eyes popping off like bottle rockets
pride and pills straight slipping down her hatch
damn, just when I thought I had a match, struck with another ball of wax
and I’m slipping out the back because
I can’t get down like that
rail drink chased with a rail, off the rails
alcohol hues and a mute aura
party girl you make me puke for you, who are you?
and maybe it’s the way you laying low
that ain’t no angel, she’s just playing in the snow
that’s why I love my girl
she makes me feel sexy, makes me feel warm,
she makes me feel cool
that’s why I love my girl
she gives me that feeling sun up to evening,
show down until high noon

Official music video for “LMG” by SIMS, Doomtree Records 2010
Directed and Animated by Matt Scharenbroich

The third single off of Bad Time Zoo, released earlier this year, showcases SIMS in a new way, animated. SIMS explains how the video came to be by saying, “I usually have decent ideas when it comes to conceptualizing music videos, but this one was a challenge. The song itself is borderline cheesy as is, which is why Beak and I love it. We knew the video couldn’t be too cutsie and could absolutely not take place in a bar. After those parameters, we were out of ideas so we enlisted the services of Matt Scharenbroich, a really talented visual artist and the drummer in Beak’s old band TPC.

Created in director Scharenbroich’s studio over the course of an icy winter in Minneapolis the “LMG” video is the end result of more than 1600 individual drawings, 400 cups of coffee, 60 markers and two ecstatic hands.

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“Yellow Sticky Notes” – A Short Film

i heart short films
“Yellow Sticky Notes” – A Short Film

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Friday 25 July 2014




this video on animating “yellow sticky notes” is brilliant
the creativity & art that develops is enjoyable to view

here, i give to you “yellow sticky notes”

“Yellow Sticky Notes” – Canadian Anijam

Signed Yellow Sticky Notes Collection 2007-2013 DVD only $10 available at: Includes Yellow Sticky Notes | Canadian Anijam and 35 min. of films and bonus content. All proceeds support the Yellow Sticky Note Foundation which teaches classical animation workshops to kids.

Please tip to help support the Yellow Sticky Notes Foundation, which on top of teaching animation workshops, will also support the creation of more anijams with animators from around the world. Please message me if you would like to animate in future Yellow Sticky Notes Anijams! Watch my original Yellow Sticky Notes (2007) animated film at:

Twitter: @meditatingbunny
Studio website:
Read artist statements and see photos of the anijam animators at:

An ‘Anijam’ is a collaborative animation where various artists create individual short animated segments that are linked together to make one larger film.

For the first time in Canadian history, 15 of Canada’s most acclaimed independent animators have come together to create a collaborative animated film. Yellow Sticky Notes | Canadian Anijam is an innovative and global approach to animation filmmaking and unites animators from coast to coast, from Vancouver to Halifax and all parts in between, to self reflect on one day of their lives using only 4×6 inch yellow sticky notes, a black pen and animation meditation.

Featuring animation from the original Anijam creator Marv Newland along with Oscar® winners Alison Snowden and David Fine and Academy Award® nominees Cordell Barker, Janet Perlman, Chris Hinton, and Paul Driessen. To create the film, the animators were asked to self-reflect through animation on personal and global events that impacted one day of their lives.

Each of the animators created their sequence without knowing what the other participants were creating. Starting with a ‘to do’ list written on the day of a memorable event, the animators transitioned from text to imagery by utilizing ‘animation meditation’ to create a visually animated poem representing how their lives were affected by that pivotal day. In the end, the thousands of sticky note drawings are linked together to create a dynamic and inspirational animated film that connects the human spirit while celebrating individual artistic expression with the goal of inspiring future generations of animators.