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It's been a few months since I joined the fedi, but I've never made an post. Given current events, this seems like a fine time. Basics on my profile. Connecticut Yankee in the home of Purdue University. Have also lived in New Orleans, St Louis, and Philly. Old punk and ska kid who got hooked on playing 20 years ago. Parent of two enby teenagers. Recently discovered that I'm . Also enjoy designing and building things for fun.

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More work still on this track. I've re-recorded all the parts. I'll still have to do the vocals one more time. I didn't realize how tired my voice was until I listed back to this while mixing.

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I did more work on this one. Added and intro and outro, and recorded an octave mandolin part. I'm looking forward to have a friend record a bodhrán (type of frame drum) part soon.

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Had to redraft. Screwed up the link:
Work on the album continues. I started recording another song. This one is fun. I learned it years ago. The melody interesting. The rhythm is weird. And lyrics are endearingly ridiculous.

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#Intro 1/4

hellooo! I'm Evel, an #autistic and disabled #Indigenous Person of Color, and everything I do is through that lens. Been on this planet-ride round the sun for near 40 years. also i'm #dyslexic so typos incoming!

i'm a graphic designer who used to think they were an artist. i do most things in #inkscape and insist on calling gnu image manipulation program GNU Imp! all my arty work is done on linux.

sometimes i post #publicDomain things here ->

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choice quote about eye contact 

"An adult client of mine had trouble maintaining eye contact. She did not look at a person’s face while they were speaking, but she was able to repeat every word he or she said. I still remember her response: “So doc, you are telling me that even though I can repeat every word they said, people won’t think I’m really listening because I am not looking at a special place on their face? So who has the problem?”"

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They are now all awake and back to playing Team Sonic Racing.

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I have a house full of teenage lumps. There were more. One slept in their own bed, and one got picked up by their parents at 4am because they were allergic to something in our house. It appears that fun was had by all.

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Copic Multiliners on Fabriano Artistico Rough 200gsm paper. The mandala is 24.5cm diameter :)

#MastoArt #Mandala

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IIt's important to note that Masto (and the fediverse) is not an 'alternative Twitter'. It's an entirely different platform that has its own unique culture. We don't chase likes or follows or popularity, we don't present as brands or 'personalities'. We care about each others' personal lives and wholesome engagement on a more individual level.

If you're going to use a Masto to Twitter crossposter, please keep this in mind, and ideally, cross post from here to there, and not there to here.

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Since there many new people on here, that I'm sure also make music, or like music, I'd love to get a link to your latest or favorite, or just your page on Bandcamp for today's #BandcampFriday! But old and new people can reply!

I'll boost what I can through the day. 🙏

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Do you remember how long it took you to learn to write when you were in school, and what that involved? Copying letters over and over and over while your hand and fingers strengthened and got used to the movements?

Drawing/painting/other-forms-of-crafting are no different. You're learning a new skill; give yourself space to grow and be patient while you learn. You might be bad at first but that's fine, you're allowed to be. Keep going. Practice is part of the process. 💪


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Ahhh I made a super silly thing! (As if I make any other kind of thing ever)

It's a paperdoll owl cut-out sheet! Print at home, colour, cut out, and have fun dressing your owl :D

High res print-ready PDF here for freeeeee:

You must show me what you make if you use this please please <3 :artcataww:


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Dang nabbit, one day I'll get this toot right.

Drew another wee skullsnail. Marked sensitive for catoon skull, snail, tiny creepy crawly #MastoArt

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