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John Fekner – Some thoughts to ponder along the artistic path of life.

16. Creativity is a stream that runs alongside your life. Instinctively, there’s a time & place for the artist to jump in whether it’s calm, fluid or raging.

15. It is to an artist’s advantage to challenge oneself by taking risks – not foolish ones, to discover solutions in unique and unexpected ways.

14. Artists must learn to be fulfilled with an audience of one: to accept the silence of self. Once that stage is realized, vision is limitless.

13. When hope and expectation turn to disappointment, take a break from the actual work and simply refocus your creativity on centering oneself.

12. Good Vibrations: bells, teas, chimes, chanting, humming, spices, herbs and perhaps a pet. It’s all therapeutic for your mind, body and soul.

11. Stay home on either a Friday or a Saturday night. Have fun and make art. Be different.

10. Things that should change; don’t. Things that shouldn’t change; do. Change is inevitable, so be open and accepting, taking a balanced approach on the path of life.

9. Always have some hidden or quirky interest that you enjoy ‘alone’. Just you. Something that someone else might consider ‘odd’. There’s nothing wrong with ‘odd’. It is part of the journey of becoming an artist who is curious to discover new things in order to becoming complete with one self.

8. Read autobiographies of people from various fields. It might provide some advice and insight as to how they survived when they were younger and not yet established in their life’s work.

 7. Identify and participate within some other community completely separate from your home and work environment.

6. Beliefs are good. Believe in yourself, your artwork, your family, your friends and some mightier power of your choice.

5. Travel engenders new scenarios in which one meets new people and their cultures providing a learning environment of acceptability, understanding and embracing diversity throughout the world.

4. When a brilliant idea strikes you in the middle of the night or suddenly wakes you up – Never turn on the light. Keep a marker and white paper next to your bed. Write large in the dark and you will capture the true essence of the dream-thought. If you turn on the light, it prevents you from holding the magic; it disappears and you lose the essence of the fleeting thought and you wind up altering the initial idea.

3. Life is constantly changing- don’t be extreme or too rigid in your thinking, your technical process and creative art making. Allowing things to be open and fluid will allow for development, perspective and adaptability.

2. ‘Remembrance of Things Past’  Not to dwell or live in the past, but it is always important to remember the earlier stages of your growth and childhood. If you go back and visit your hometown during the daytime, it will mostly likely be a noisy and chaotic experience. But if you revisit at dawn, you might get a better sense of things really haven’t changed that much; the stillness and quiet in the early morning make it easy to rekindle memories and spark personal creativity.

1. Define your own alternate path of life and commit to it as an artist not as a ‘careerist’. The concept of ‘a career’ has all the social conditioning labels of being measured as a ‘success’ by society’s rules stamped all over it

(via Ryan Seslow)

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#John fekner  #quote  #advice  #wisdom  #insight  #creative  #creativity  #self-actualization  #ryan seslow  #street art  #graffiti  #artist  #inspiration  #inspo  #goals 
Rain break from throwing paint at this wall in #Brewerytown. Side note, this is my first time using spray paint (besides small tags here and there). I keep telling myself “It’s probably fine because nothing matters.”

Rain break from throwing paint at this wall in #Brewerytown. Side note, this is my first time using spray paint (besides small tags here and there). I keep telling myself “It’s probably fine because nothing matters.”

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#brewerytown  #caroline caldwell  #art  #street art  #graffiti  #graff  #mural  #artwork  #illustration  #tag  #philadelphia  #street  #work in progress 
CornBread, a living piece of graffiti history, swung by to bless the little mural I’m throwing down in Brewerytown today!

CornBread, a living piece of graffiti history, swung by to bless the little mural I’m throwing down in Brewerytown today!

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#cornbread  #cornbreadthelegend  #caroline caldwell  #graffiti  #street art  #mural  #philadelphia  #Philadelphia Street Photography  #brewerytown  #history  #legend  #art 
Paid a visit to my little mural at the local beat bakery @BrewerytownBeats record shop! Philly DJ’s, this place has your bread and butter.

Paid a visit to my little mural at the local beat bakery @BrewerytownBeats record shop! Philly DJ’s, this place has your bread and butter.

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#caroline caldwell  #art  #artwork  #graffiti  #handstyle  #hand  #tag  #throwup  #throw up  #tagging  #vandal  #vandalism  #benjamin franklin  #ben franklin  #mural  #street art  #illustration  #portrait  #money 
"Oedipus: The Original Motherfucker" (hope y’all are up on your Greek mythology! Antiquate sass) 💀 This piece will be available at #VerbalAssualt opening in Philadelphia this Friday 7/18 (2732 W Girard @ 6-10pm). Come check out the visual beatdown from Philly’s local flavor.

"Oedipus: The Original Motherfucker" (hope y’all are up on your Greek mythology! Antiquate sass) 💀
This piece will be available at #VerbalAssualt opening in Philadelphia this Friday 7/18 (2732 W Girard @ 6-10pm). Come check out the visual beatdown from Philly’s local flavor.

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#verbalassualt  #caroline caldwell  #art  #artwork  #portrait  #oedipus  #oedipus rex  #typography  #graffiti  #bubble letters  #original  #sketch 
livingwallsatl:

Next up in the #LW2014 line up is Caroline Caldwell (hugclub here on tumblr) from Philly! She creates gentle, sloping images that still speak to her graffiti roots. 


We’re excited to bring her to ATL this summer!RSVP to the conference here.



I am humbled and excited to join the Living Walls, the City Speaks team this summer to paint a wall in Atlanta! Thanks to Mónica Campana for putting faith in me and extending the opportunity to paint alongside artists with far more experience. I think Living Walls has consistently done a exemplary job at taking risks on lesser known artists (such as myself), and it’s a high honor to join artists whom I’ve admired for such a special event.

livingwallsatl:

Next up in the #LW2014 line up is Caroline Caldwell (hugclub here on tumblr) from Philly! She creates gentle, sloping images that still speak to her graffiti roots. 


We’re excited to bring her to ATL this summer!

RSVP to the conference here.

I am humbled and excited to join the Living Walls, the City Speaks team this summer to paint a wall in Atlanta! 
Thanks to Mónica Campana for putting faith in me and extending the opportunity to paint alongside artists with far more experience. I think Living Walls has consistently done a exemplary job at taking risks on lesser known artists (such as myself), and it’s a high honor to join artists whom I’ve admired for such a special event.

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#caroline caldwell  #living walls  #living walls atl  #livingwalls  #atlanta  #street art  #art  #graffiti  #mural  #murals 
Hi, my name is Caroline!

Caroline Caldwell. Hello!
I feel like I’ve posted a ton of things here on tumblr about myself and my interests …and yet somehow I feel that my voice is largely absent from these posts. I’ve avoided answering many of the questions I get on here (sorry ‘bout that). I thought perhaps the small following I’ve retained is owed one proper introduction to prove that I am indeed a human (in lieu of a captcha) and I most likely shit the same as you.
I’m not posting this outside tumblr, this is just for you. So here we go! *Plugs nose and pencil dives into deep end*
I’m a twin (fraternal) with a fact-generating-robot named Chris; my better half and my best friend. Together he and I are the youngest of 6. I’m a 21 year old vegetarian, atheist, student at Sarah Lawrence College. I’m studying human rights and environmental politics and a pinch of Chinese history. I work in my school’s events office, and next year (my last year) I will be an interviewer for prospective students. So if you’re thinking about applying to Sarah Lawrence, I may get to grill ya (sweetly)!
My academic experience largely excludes the arts, but the rest of my life is very much absorbed by it. My interest is in a small niche community of street art, graffiti and vandalism. Pranksters, subverters, hackers, conceptualists, playful sabotagers, and creative assholes are my cup of tea.
I dabble in the arts, scrabble in the writes, and bedazzle as an amature-model (I don’t have a link for this one - every shoot I’ve done has been for friends or ppl finding me on instagram).
Currently I’m reading Atlas Shrugged and living with one of my best friends (a street art/graffiti journalist) in Brooklyn, while I complete a month-long residency working with the ever-precious Jeremyville. Right now, I’ve been doing animations for him, which is opening up a whole new world for me. Working with Jeremy is a total joy, and I’m privileged to be learning as much as I am. Particularly as a college student, it’s nice to be supporting myself (in a small way) through art instead of being a slave to the coffee grind.
Meanwhile, I’m working on a book with another artist, which I am very excited to tell you about, but must wait before I can divulge more. Trust me when I say it will be close-your-agape-jaw-with-your-hand good. The rest of this summer is dedicated to working on my own art, since I’ve staved off from art making for the entire school year. I’ll have a few more super sick projects to show you in the near future, dear readers!
My boyfriend RJ is 100% the coolest human being you or I have ever met. He just finished his second book (published out of his fucking dorm room, no less) and is the editor in chief/creator of the street art blog, Vandalog. He went to high school in London, and while living there, curated one of the first ever major street art gallery shows. He has given lectures around the world on street art and his resume could put older academics to shame. He inspires me to do my best and I feel lucky every single day to know such an incredible person.
Wanderlust. Traveling has always felt like a must for me. But not in a romantic sort of tattoo-an-airplane-on-my-forearm kind of way. More like a tangible get-lost-get-dirty-get-scarred-get-scared-get-robbed-get-mad-get-made-get-strong sort of thing. I felt like I couldn’t go to school before my wanderlust was satiated. As soon as I earned enough money during high school, I caught a flight to India for a month (much to my parent’s dismay, but hey! If you can make it happen honey, you don’t need your dreams to be validated!) In my first year of college I spent a week in Shanghai with a small study group from Arcadia University, and went off with a friend and explored the city with a crew of Japanese lesbians. Last summer I spent a month in Rwanda with a group through the New School, studying how the nation rebuilt itself after the genocide - a topic which I feel deeply attached to. After that, I took a solo excursion to Cape Town, South Africa for about a week, where I got a very personal tour of the street art scene there through a man named Juma who showed me around Khayelitsha, and through a street artist named IndiGo who showed me some of the more polished places in town. Such an intense, eye-opening trip. Short, sweet, dangerous, but absolutely beautiful. I could totally see myself living in Cape Town. This past year, I spent a weekend (literally, the weekend) with my godfather in Rome just for fun. He recently took me on a trip over spring break to Bangkok, exploring Buddhism and graffiti with a street artist we met up with there. That’s kind of the cool thing about the street art community. I feel like I have friends in places I’ve never been. Anyways, I’ve spent time in a few other countries, but this is getting really ranty, so I’ll just leave it at “.etc”. 
One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned through traveling is that company plays a vital role in how you intuit an experience… so choose your companionship wisely. I’ve traveled with people who are so open to the adventure and present in the moment, that they can make the most unusual and challenging of situations feel enlightening. I’ve traveled with people who see their world through instagram filters and that shit can really call you out of the here-and-now. I’ve also traveled on my own a few times, which can be brilliant fun, but my warning is that it can be easy to get lost in an echo-chamber of your own thoughts if you don’t have anyone to bounce them off. Luckily, I’m a  bit of an outrovert so I sort of naturally sought out company wherever I went. The other major takeaway that I’ve gotten from travel is that you do not need to wait for other people to validate your dreams. If you want to go, go. If you don’t have a friend who wants to go with you, go (if you can handle it). You don’t need permission to expand yourself, and you likely won’t get it anyway. So work your bum off, make the lettuce, buy the ticket, and enjoy the ride. 
In the last two or three years, I’ve been so fortunate. I’ve gotten to meet some of my heroes, and am humbled to now call a few of them my friends! I’ve gotten to watch other people enjoy art I created (at the risk of sounding boastful, this is possibly the best feeling ever). But honestly, I attribute this stuff largely to luck. I’m lucky my parents are the amazing providers that they are. I had no say in the time or place that I was born, and i’ve gambled on a few choices that turned out really well instead of terrible. I think writing down goals is a good first step toward reaching them, so I’ve set a few  goals for myself for the nearish-future:
-Learn to tattoo
-Buy a screen printer
-Work for Faile/Shepard Fairey/myself
-Work with Broken Fingaz Crew (my art heroes)
-Kiss Swampy on the fingers
-Destroy all public advertisements - replace with art
-Do massive rollers
-Learn how to spray paint PROPERLY
-Have a room that is all one color (black, red, pink or white)
-Read every book by Henry Miller
-Make sure Know Hope knows he is the most handsome artist alive
-Go to Tokyo
-Be drunk and fabulous with John Waters
-Get my balaclava back from Beau Stanton
-Make a balaclava stitched for two
-Fire extinguisher-paint blast a wall
-Kiss Swampy on the other hand
Fears (to overcome):
-Arachnids
-Committing to one ‘style’ (it’s looks so dreadfully boring, doesn’t it?)
-Drawing on paper. Sweet mary mercy give me anything to draw on but a blank sheet of paper. 
-the inevitability of death and of awkward social interactions at art shows



My Website: DIRT-WORSHIP and Instagrzzl
Hi, my name is Caroline!

Caroline Caldwell. Hello!

I feel like I’ve posted a ton of things here on tumblr about myself and my interests …and yet somehow I feel that my voice is largely absent from these posts. I’ve avoided answering many of the questions I get on here (sorry ‘bout that). I thought perhaps the small following I’ve retained is owed one proper introduction to prove that I am indeed a human (in lieu of a captcha) and I most likely shit the same as you.

I’m not posting this outside tumblr, this is just for you. So here we go! *Plugs nose and pencil dives into deep end*

I’m a twin (fraternal) with a fact-generating-robot named Chris; my better half and my best friend. Together he and I are the youngest of 6. I’m a 21 year old vegetarian, atheist, student at Sarah Lawrence College. I’m studying human rights and environmental politics and a pinch of Chinese history. I work in my school’s events office, and next year (my last year) I will be an interviewer for prospective students. So if you’re thinking about applying to Sarah Lawrence, I may get to grill ya (sweetly)!

My academic experience largely excludes the arts, but the rest of my life is very much absorbed by it. My interest is in a small niche community of street art, graffiti and vandalism. Pranksters, subverters, hackers, conceptualists, playful sabotagers, and creative assholes are my cup of tea.

I dabble in the arts, scrabble in the writes, and bedazzle as an amature-model (I don’t have a link for this one - every shoot I’ve done has been for friends or ppl finding me on instagram).

Currently I’m reading Atlas Shrugged and living with one of my best friends (a street art/graffiti journalist) in Brooklyn, while I complete a month-long residency working with the ever-precious Jeremyville. Right now, I’ve been doing animations for him, which is opening up a whole new world for me. Working with Jeremy is a total joy, and I’m privileged to be learning as much as I am. Particularly as a college student, it’s nice to be supporting myself (in a small way) through art instead of being a slave to the coffee grind.

Meanwhile, I’m working on a book with another artist, which I am very excited to tell you about, but must wait before I can divulge more. Trust me when I say it will be close-your-agape-jaw-with-your-hand good. The rest of this summer is dedicated to working on my own art, since I’ve staved off from art making for the entire school year. I’ll have a few more super sick projects to show you in the near future, dear readers!

My boyfriend RJ is 100% the coolest human being you or I have ever met. He just finished his second book (published out of his fucking dorm room, no less) and is the editor in chief/creator of the street art blog, Vandalog. He went to high school in London, and while living there, curated one of the first ever major street art gallery shows. He has given lectures around the world on street art and his resume could put older academics to shame. He inspires me to do my best and I feel lucky every single day to know such an incredible person.

Wanderlust. Traveling has always felt like a must for me. But not in a romantic sort of tattoo-an-airplane-on-my-forearm kind of way. More like a tangible get-lost-get-dirty-get-scarred-get-scared-get-robbed-get-mad-get-made-get-strong sort of thing. I felt like I couldn’t go to school before my wanderlust was satiated. As soon as I earned enough money during high school, I caught a flight to India for a month (much to my parent’s dismay, but hey! If you can make it happen honey, you don’t need your dreams to be validated!) In my first year of college I spent a week in Shanghai with a small study group from Arcadia University, and went off with a friend and explored the city with a crew of Japanese lesbians. Last summer I spent a month in Rwanda with a group through the New School, studying how the nation rebuilt itself after the genocide - a topic which I feel deeply attached to. After that, I took a solo excursion to Cape Town, South Africa for about a week, where I got a very personal tour of the street art scene there through a man named Juma who showed me around Khayelitsha, and through a street artist named IndiGo who showed me some of the more polished places in town. Such an intense, eye-opening trip. Short, sweet, dangerous, but absolutely beautiful. I could totally see myself living in Cape Town. This past year, I spent a weekend (literally, the weekend) with my godfather in Rome just for fun. He recently took me on a trip over spring break to Bangkok, exploring Buddhism and graffiti with a street artist we met up with there. That’s kind of the cool thing about the street art community. I feel like I have friends in places I’ve never been. Anyways, I’ve spent time in a few other countries, but this is getting really ranty, so I’ll just leave it at “.etc”. 

One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned through traveling is that company plays a vital role in how you intuit an experience… so choose your companionship wisely. I’ve traveled with people who are so open to the adventure and present in the moment, that they can make the most unusual and challenging of situations feel enlightening. I’ve traveled with people who see their world through instagram filters and that shit can really call you out of the here-and-now. I’ve also traveled on my own a few times, which can be brilliant fun, but my warning is that it can be easy to get lost in an echo-chamber of your own thoughts if you don’t have anyone to bounce them off. Luckily, I’m a  bit of an outrovert so I sort of naturally sought out company wherever I went. The other major takeaway that I’ve gotten from travel is that you do not need to wait for other people to validate your dreams. If you want to go, go. If you don’t have a friend who wants to go with you, go (if you can handle it). You don’t need permission to expand yourself, and you likely won’t get it anyway. So work your bum off, make the lettuce, buy the ticket, and enjoy the ride. 

In the last two or three years, I’ve been so fortunate. I’ve gotten to meet some of my heroes, and am humbled to now call a few of them my friends! I’ve gotten to watch other people enjoy art I created (at the risk of sounding boastful, this is possibly the best feeling ever). But honestly, I attribute this stuff largely to luck. I’m lucky my parents are the amazing providers that they are. I had no say in the time or place that I was born, and i’ve gambled on a few choices that turned out really well instead of terrible. I think writing down goals is a good first step toward reaching them, so I’ve set a few  goals for myself for the nearish-future:

-Learn to tattoo

-Buy a screen printer

-Work for Faile/Shepard Fairey/myself

-Work with Broken Fingaz Crew (my art heroes)

-Kiss Swampy on the fingers

-Destroy all public advertisements - replace with art

-Do massive rollers

-Learn how to spray paint PROPERLY

-Have a room that is all one color (black, red, pink or white)

-Read every book by Henry Miller

-Make sure Know Hope knows he is the most handsome artist alive

-Go to Tokyo

-Be drunk and fabulous with John Waters

-Get my balaclava back from Beau Stanton

-Make a balaclava stitched for two

-Fire extinguisher-paint blast a wall

-Kiss Swampy on the other hand

Fears (to overcome):

-Arachnids

-Committing to one ‘style’ (it’s looks so dreadfully boring, doesn’t it?)

-Drawing on paper. Sweet mary mercy give me anything to draw on but a blank sheet of paper. 

-the inevitability of death and of awkward social interactions at art shows

My Website: DIRT-WORSHIP and Instagrzzl

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Someone told me I was in the latest issue of Juxtapoz 😃 what a fantastic surprise! Artwork by Erica Rose Levine

Someone told me I was in the latest issue of Juxtapoz 😃 what a fantastic surprise!
Artwork by Erica Rose Levine

— 1 month ago
#caroline caldwell  #erica rosey  #erica rose levine  #thinkspace  #juxtapoz  #graffiti  #street art  #obey  #shepard fairey