Jordyn Fishman's 2-Dimensional ArtPrize Nine entry #665746 "Income Inequality, Imagine" 24' by 5'

ARTPRIZE Nine Artist Jordyn Fishman unpacks her ArtPrize entry #65746 “Income Inequality, Imagine”

“Income Inequality, Imagine” is one of those pieces that you stand in front of and look at for a long time. I certainly did. It’s very large at 24 feet long, also there’s a lot of shit going on—it’s a scene—three scenes really. “Triptych” is the term she uses to describe the work. A triptych is a work of art divided into three sections.   Jordyn’s art tells a story… (and a cautionary tale) #ICYMI I had the pleasure to interview Jordyn (@jordyn_fishman) about her piece “Income Inequality, Imagine” for an episode of Maxximillian Presents: THEMATIC. I hope you’ll check it out. Are you an artist whose art is telling a Continue reading

ArtPrize, the radically open international art competition and festival

What is ArtPrize? A FEW WORDS FROM ARTPRIZE.ORG   ArtPrize® is an open, independently organized international art competition which takes place for 19 days each fall in Grand Rapids, Michigan. More than five hundred thousand dollars in prizes are awarded each year, which include a $200,000 prize awarded entirely by public vote and another $200,000 prize awarded by a jury of art experts. Any artist working in any medium from anywhere in the world can participate.

Best Writing Apps in 2017

Slugline, Amazon Storywriter, Bear Writer, Evernote, and must-have Google Docs extensions for creative writing—Apps I Adore                                           Screenwriters and writers of all kinds may especially appreciate this ADPP (Audio Drama Production Podcast) episode of me and a few other writers getting nerdy about the software we use to create our creations. That’s right. We tell it all.

Actor-comedian Eric Schwartz is the guest star on this episode of Maxximillian Presents: THEMATIC—a podcast about topics interesting to creative people.


Eric: Is it the magic of the universe, or a logical explanation? Maxximillian: The magic of the universe is a logical explanation.   Eric Schwartz (@ericschwartz) is a quadruple-threat entertainer with multiple albums of original comedic anthems, dozens of videos that you’ll want to watch again and again, a one-hour special that might make you pee your pants, and a live standup show worthy of Carnegie Hall. He writes sketches. He writes comedy. He writes music. He performs live. He’s on tour constantly. But I caught up with him for an hour and we chopped it up into bite sized pieces. I met Eric for the first time 5 years ago Continue reading

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Your Key to Unlocking the Shackles of Self-Sabotage and Staying Suckah-Free

Never be late again! Jayme Beddingfield and I have great conversations, in addition to being a talented author and a brave soul, she’s my Aquarius birthday sister. We reveal our old-habits of self-sabotage and I share my tried and true method to divest ourselves of investments of self that yield negative returns. 

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The Importance of Kindness, the Magic of Dreams & Diffusing Control Issues

Details on 30 ✦ From Jayme’s Blog Maxximillian Dafoe is on the show! She is the author of Mollyville, and host of Afterlife Modern Radio Drama, and Maxximillian Presents: THEMATIC podcasts. Maxximillian and Jayme get into dealing with the general public, the importance and impact of kindness, dreams, control issues, and so much more!     Tap the image above to download/listen or …

image: art by Stenzsk—a man wearing a cynical/bitter expression with his face painted like a clown; green background

How To Deal With Negative People

Whether someone means well or not isn’t any of your concern. Concern yourself only with feeling good in every moment. If something someone does, says—or doesn’t say, displeases you, it is an unmistakable signal that you need to shift your focus away from them and pay attention to your own business, thoughts, feelings and those things which you can control.