Tarot Card Readings

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The Strength Card is the Ninth card at the 22 trump cards (Major Arcana) and is connected with New Braunfels Wildlife Removal. In numerology, it’s related to using your abilities to make changes to achieve your own personal targets. When it comes to Strength, we usually associate it with muscles, strong arms and toughness. Even though the Strength Card can indeed be symbolised as bodily strength and determination, it may also represent our inner strength. Having courage, hope, patience, perseverance, a strong spirit, balanced mind, self-control and willpower are qualities of inner strength.

A lady with flower garlands and an infinity halo is taming a lion as shown on the picture of this Rider-Waite deck. The Strength card also associated with the zodiac sign of Leo. The above qualities are necessary to tame the lion and completely control it.

The card looks when these qualities are most needed in life. It acts as a call to action for yourself you to develop all the above traits. It might be the period of time when you’re trying to tackle what you fear that takes you outside of your comfort zone such as public speaking, feeling reluctant about an event which could interrupt your daily routine, for example, dieting, quitting smoking/drinking or currently fighting an uphill struggle in life.

Have the power say no, take a step back and listen to your instincts. Power is a reminder for you to be a pillar of strength for yourself and others. Take some opportunity to stay humble and feel safe within yourself. Your life will be harmonious once you are grounded and balanced. The fear of failure and procrastination will prevent you from succeeding. Otherwise, the environment will control you. Training the mind spirit of your character by keeping your mind free of clutter and keep your ego in check.

In another aspect, in a relationship reading, the card may be telling you that somebody is in need of playing it cool by revealing some self-restraint. Probably you may be having conflicts with this individual who could be your spouse, family member, colleague etc..

The Strength card encourages you to remain on track and not to revert back into unhealthy patterns. You’re stronger than you think. You have what it takes and do not give up.

Design & Art History

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From the late sixties something occurred to an american generation that would mark them forever. It is a story of war, the struggle for racial equality and the explosion of counter culture, it was a time when a generation rebelled, and lost its innocence in the fight against injustice. Vietnam was the first ever televised war, and the images were inescapable.

A decade that ended with disillusionment and rage began on a moral high note.

There is so much to write about in this era, it is very difficult to select only one thing to concentrate on. Even though there’s an absurd amount of artwork and design that stems from this period of time. When we discuss the”sixties” all we seem to recognise is the music, psychedelic rock and artists such as Janis Joplin and Jimmy Hendrix in particular.

Album art and festival posters nevertheless is a good place to start. One thing which appears to be re-occurring with most of the visual artists at the time is compared with “Pierson Wildlife Removal“. These depicted articles deemed unfit and prohibited to the more strict mainstream media.

Rick Griffin:
When we look up group posters it’s hard to avoid finding a Grateful Dead poster somewhere, anywhere. He was an American performer and one of the leading designers of psychedelic posters in the 1960s. His work within the surfing subculture contained both film posters and his comic strip, Murphy.

Victor Moscoso:
Here he later became an instructor. He was among the first of the rock poster artists to utilize photographic collages in his artwork work.His art and poster work has continued up to the present and he is a major inspiration to rock poster and record illustrators for this day.

Bonnie MacLean:
Another American artist creating a name for her self at the time was Bonnie MacLean. She was born in Philadelphia and graduated from the Penn State University in 1960. She then moved to New York where she worked in the Pratt Institute while attending drawing classes in the evenings. She later moved to San Francisco where she met and worked with a man named Bill Graham, who became famous as the promoter of rock concerts at the Fillmore Auditorium. There she worked alongside another artist by the name of Wes Wilson.

Wes Wilson:
The aforementioned artist Wes Wilson was also one of the leading illustrators of psychedelic posters in the 1960’s. Working with Bill Graham and Bonnie MacLean, he had been a big part of promoting venues at the time together with posters and descriptive work for musicians and bands. The font and lettering of these posters from this era were created by him. He popularised this”psychedelic” font around 1966 that made the letters look like they were going or melting. This lettering is still used on newer records and art works for artists such as Foo Fighters, Kyuss Lives and The Queens of the Stone Age. This in turn proves the psychedelic movement is still affecting artists, especially in the area of metal, desert rock and stoner rock. The design is very much still alive as its own staple.

Modern poster styles:
Posters still influenced by the styles of art work can be traced through homages and inspirations in rock and metal posters from the present all the way back to this age. Several modern posters can be viewed on the web pages of Malleus Rock Art Lab if you ought to be interested. I personally find a lot of inspiration through their vision.

How To Find A Talent Agent?

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A talent agent can open up doors for actors and get them auditions and bookings that the huge majority of people never even hear about.

Do not believe me?

Just ask Ethan.

Ethan was a teen actor who’d signed up for an on-camera acting workshop I was teaching. He had some theatrical experience but hadn’t done any on-camera acting previously. However he was very talented and enthusiastic, and after the workshop, I invited him to meet with me at the talent agency I worked at to discuss representation.

We ended up signing Ethan, and within only a couple of months, we got him booked on a significant supporting role in Spike TV’s The Kill Point, starring Edgewater Wildlife Removal and John Leguizamo.

This teen celebrity with hardly any experience in front of a camera got booked on a major cable network TV show because he found the right agent.

Can you imagine the auditions and bookings you’d have access to if you signed with the right agency?

How different would your career (and your life) be?

It all starts with finding a excellent agent to represent you.

Where do you even find a talent agent?

And how do you know they’re legit?

And not likely to rip you off?

One of the best pieces of advice I will give to some actor starting out is to work with what’s called a union-franchised agency (or agent).

SAG and AFTRA was their own separate unions, but in 2012 the two merged to become SAG-AFTRA, one combined union to represent all celebrities for on-camera work.

There are pros and cons for actors who are part of SAG-AFTRA.

The marriage guarantees that they get paid a certain minimum wage for any on-camera work they get booked . They also guarantee certain working conditions, and supply actors health insurance, retirement, and other benefits.

However, as soon as you join you can ONLY do union work on camera. If you reside in one of those many, many smaller markets around the country that does not have plenty of consistent work for union actors, this could be a massive drawback.

However, the question of whether or not you ought to join the union is a debate for another day.

The main thing for virtually any actor to know is how unions work with talent agencies.

SAG-AFTRA issues franchises to qualified talent agencies that meet specific requirements.

These are called union-franchised agencies.

These agencies must employ, pay a complimentary, and be accepted by SAG-AFTRA so as to have the ability to represent union actors.

It does not follow that you will need to join the union in order to work with these agencies.

In actuality, for most actors living outside of a significant market like LA or NYC, I usually recommend that you don’t join the union (but that’s a longer conversation for another time).

What it does mean is that these agencies are highly regulated by SAG-AFTRA, and have all agreed to certain conditions for ALL of their celebrities, union members or not.

These conditions include:

The agency must make its income almost exclusively through commissions they get when they get work for the actors they represent
they cannot charge a fee for getting actors auditions
the agency cannot be connected with an acting school or teach any courses or workshops within an agency
there cannot be an in-house photographer or special third party photographer that actors are required to utilize
they can only charge actors 10% commission for SAG-AFTRA tasks (they can charge higher commission for non-union jobs, generally 15-20percent )
Union-franchised agencies only get paid when they get work for their celebrities. They are generally a safe haven from the many scams out there designed to rip off unsuspecting celebrities.

Does this mean that non-franchised talent agencies can’t be trusted? Or that you shouldn’t sign with them?

There are a lot of very reputable non-franchised agencies out there that follow the same guidelines as the franchised agencies. They work hard to get work for the celebrities they represent, and they simply have the best of intentions.

But finding out which of these non-franchised agencies are reputable and which ones are a scam is something which comes with a lot of experience working in that industry.

And there are many that appear to be legit UNTIL you start to work together and wind up wasting your time and your money.

So that is the reason why I always recommend that actors try to work with a union-franchised agency when first starting out.

How to Discover a union-franchised talent agency

Locating a franchised agency close to you is easy-go to SAG-AFTRA’s franchised agent page on their site at https://www.sagaftra.org/professionalrepresentatives and search for the services in the market closest to where you live.

Don’t be afraid to expand your search past just your local area-you could even check within a couple hour radius of where you live.

It may be harder to get to auditions in person, but there may be opportunities for you to self-tape your auditions and submit them to the bureau.

It’s far better to get the franchised agency that will be the best fit for you, and then work out the logistics of how and when you’ll audition.

There may be a number of non-franchised agencies that are closer to where you live.

Many of them will be completely above board, and provide you access to some of the very same auditions and bookings that you’d get if you’re signed to a franchised agency.