Hey just to let you all know! Deep Peeps will be going up tomorrow and wednesday but the actual reception date is to be determined! I will let you know ASAP! Hopefully tomorrow, thanks!
And don’t forget to vote for my design on Threadless! You have until February 21st!
Exciting News! A spot opened up on campus for the real deal ‘Deep Peeps’ show to be exhibited! This Thursday I will be up on the 5th floor of the HFAC with some pretty cool peeps!
Come and see!
Pre-Order forms for your own Deep Peep Prints
Bring Your Own Mustache or whatever appropriate Deep Peep attire you feel is necessary!
Looking forward to seeing you and all of your friends there!
What I love about Da Vinci is that he was the true definition of a Renaissance man. He did everything. According to Wikipedia he was a, “painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer”. He was so diverse and all encompassing.
I chose Da Vinci as the finale Deep Peep for that reason. Da Vinci has mesmerized spectators of the Mona Lisa, innovated technology and refined the drawing of the human anatomy for both the art and science world. His influence has truly been felt throughout centuries and has affected who we are and our perception of the world.
Seriously, how are you going to change the world? Da Vinci shows us that pretty much anything is possible, so put your brain to work, get out of your chair (or stay in it, if that’s more relevant for your project) and get movin! You’ve got something to go accomplish! Whether your impact is great or small, its there and your contribution is important.
Thanks for thinking!
Hi friends! So I’m pretty excited for the first design that I’ve ever posted on Threadless! If you don’t know about the site, it’s a great opportunity for artist and pop-art lovers! Artists submit their designs and if they get enough votes then they’ll get printed onto t-shirts and notebooks and all kinds of cool stuff!
Each design has 1 week for people to cast their vote so check it out!
Talk about one amazing guy. Walt Disney was born with a desire to dream, innovate and work with everything he had to make his visions become reality. He collaborated with another artist to create his first company when he was 19. He worked small jobs, creating ads and postings for a local bank. His career was up and down, and he often went in and out of debt.
Even though he had several set backs, a few spells of heart ache and depression, he never allowed his trials to slow him down. His inspiration was his family. His ideas and creativity all seemed to revolve around the love and desire he had to create an uplifting environment for them, which also sparked an idea that would become Disney Land.
He was well known for his determination to cross the next creative boundary. He was the first to create animations with sound and color and he was the first to make a feature length animation film. The film industry never thought that a feature length film would be successful, but his movies captured the attention of audiences internationally.
His ideals are summed up powerfully in his statement, “Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
Do we allow ourselves to see past our trials and adversity or do we take it as a new opportunity to create something new and beautiful? Do we seek to be an influence for good in the world?
Plato was a loyal student of Socrates. He studied many diverse subjects and became a philosopher himself. He had strong views on the way that the world should be run and sought to change the systems of his day.
In the book he wrote, the Republic, Plato wrote of the ‘Allegory of the Cave’. The idea is complex, but it begins with prisoners in a cave that face a wall with projected shadows, which represents the reality that they know and understand. The shadows are produced by men standing and walking in front a fire light, however this light does not represent truth, but merely a broken form of truth. The truth lies outside of the cave, where the sun shines in the real world. The only way, he concludes, for the prisoners to break free are by those who have seen the real world to loose them from their bondage and to show them where the truth lies.
Plato’s ideas of reality and truth are relevant to our world today. We each have the ability to essentially create our own world and our own reality, but that reality is merely a fabrication without the truth. How have you built your own reality and how much truth do you incorporate or ignore? How does your perception affect the greater whole of society?
C.S. Lewis had ideas that were stable and unflinching during a time when there was great contention and confusion after World War I. Many were questioning morality and logic and trying to make sense of the world using the means of radical philosophy and extremism, however C. S. Lewis was able to draw upon traditional principles in answer to the uncertainty of the times.
In his books and novels Lewis expertly incorporated the influences principles and circumstances that were poignant in the tumultuous time that he lived in. He used the psychoanalytical philosophies of two well-known figures of that time, Freud and Jung.
He is well known for the way in which he taught morals in his vibrant and imaginative stories. In ‘Mere Christianity’ he the many sides of Christianity and relates it to those who are unfamiliar with Christian ideas and the practice of applying them.
What I think is most impressive about C.S. Lewis is how he was aware of what was going on in his environment and sought to be an influence for good in the ways that he could: through writing and story telling. His thoughts have been influential in the Christian and non-Christian worlds and have remained relevant. In what ways can you influence the world for good?
Siddhartha Gautama, more familiarly known as Buddha, began his life in India as a Hindu prince. He lived a life of luxury with multiple palaces and food and protection from the outside world. When Siddhartha became an adult, he decided to travel around the kingdom and to see the people and the land that he would one day rule as king. He came across human suffering in the form of an old man, a diseased man, a corpse and an ascetic, or someone who abstains from material abundance.
On his quest, Siddhartha became deeply concernced about human suffering and he dedicated the rest of his life to seeking for ways to relieve humanity from the pains of mortality. He took several extreme attempts, in which he became an ascetic and almost starved himself to death. He realized that the answer to suffering didn’t come from extreme abstinence. After 49 days of meditating he reached a state of clarity and enlightenment that he called nirvana, which led him to the concepts of ‘The Middle Way’. This life-style is balanced, avoiding extreme materialism and destitution.
A few things stand out to me from Siddhartha’s experience. He realized that there wasn’t a complete fulfillment in materialism, but he recognized that as an ascetic, that he wasn’t able to help others to his full capacity either. It was when he was living a balanced life that he found truth, understanding and enlightenment, which in turn created a religion and life style that still helps people today to relieve their lives and others around them of human suffering. How do you help relieve suffering in your environment?