“Rebel Dandelion Casts a Long Shadow” by Richard F. Yates

“Rebel Dandelion Casts a Long Shadow” by Richard F. Yates [Photo with flower and shadow, presented with a wee bit of digital color tweaking. 2020.] #art #photography #rebellion #breakingconcrete #trashforlife #trashart #lowcostrevolution

“Writing and Oranges and Music, OH MY!” by Richard F. Yates

Today, perhaps because of some psychological holiday jet-lag, I’m feeling directionless and unmotivated. I decided to do something about it… (Can’t let myself be a victim of apathy.) It’s not an ENDING—it’s the start of the NEXT phase. I’ll read these pages a time or two and then write a response to myself, EXPAND onContinue reading ““Writing and Oranges and Music, OH MY!” by Richard F. Yates”

“Postcards from the Shelter!” by Richard F. Yates

At one time, people who found themselves with significant distances between each other had to communicate by getting these magical pieces of paper (inscribed with odd, cryptic symbols) into the hands of agile couriers, who would transport these “LETTERS,” physically, to the intended recipient (or some other lucky individual, like a historian, professor, or museumContinue reading ““Postcards from the Shelter!” by Richard F. Yates”

“Shelter at Home!” (A Show to Help You Get Through Quarantine)

Hey folks! It’s been too long since I posted, so I’m going to do some BACK TRACKING! In THIS post, I’m going to share the audio show that my wife, Mariah Yates, and I have been recording since the lockdown started. The MOTIVATION behind creating this was to give our family and friends a tasteContinue reading ““Shelter at Home!” (A Show to Help You Get Through Quarantine)”

“The ART of Dealing (With It All…)” by Richard F. Yates

In the shadows of WWI, a small group of weirdos gathered together in a little, dingy bar in Zurich, and they made an UNGODLY racket in protest of EVERYTHING. The war was senselessly killing an entire generation, the societies of “enlightened” Europe had fallen prey to the GOO-GOO MUCK of modern nonsense, and faith in human progress hadContinue reading ““The ART of Dealing (With It All…)” by Richard F. Yates”

Covid-19 Relief Auction!

Hey folks! Wondering what you can do to help out with this whole, nasty, virus situation? If so, here’s an opportunity! There is an effort, coordinated by NonFungible and MakersPlace, to raise some money for covid-19 relief efforts via a crypto-art auction! There are a number of different artists who have donated pieces for the auction,Continue reading “Covid-19 Relief Auction!”

“Hive is Alive!” by rICHARD f. yATES

Hey Folks! You know how I’ve been going on and on for the last YEAR about this cool, exciting blockchain based social platform, called STEEMIT, and how I said it was awesome, and you could make crypto currency just for posting your drawings and photos and stories and blog posts and poems and stuff there?Continue reading ““Hive is Alive!” by rICHARD f. yATES”

“Is There Any Value In ‘BAD’ Art?” by Richard F. Yates

[This piece was originally posted, 11 Mar. 2020, on the Steem Blockchain, because my BLOG there is my main gig. HOWEVER, because I’m all about SHARING, I thought I’d let you non-Steem folks have a look, too! ALSO—Steem is fracturing at the moment, and a new thing is coming this Friday; a large portion of the SteemContinue reading ““Is There Any Value In ‘BAD’ Art?” by Richard F. Yates”

“Arting with the Grandkid” by Richard F. Yates

[This piece was originally posted, 9 Mar. 2020, on the Steem Blockchain, because my BLOG there is my main gig. HOWEVER, because I’m all about SHARING, I thought I’d let you non-Steem folks have a look, too! ALSO—Steem is fracturing at the moment, and a new thing is coming this Friday; a large portion of the SteemContinue reading ““Arting with the Grandkid” by Richard F. Yates”

“Crypto Art (Because I’m a Believer)” by Richard F. Yates

[This piece was originally posted, 4 Mar. 2020, on the Steem Blockchain, because my BLOG there is my main gig. HOWEVER, because I’m all about SHARING, I thought I’d let you non-Steem folks have a look, too! ALSO—Steem is fracturing at the moment, and a new thing is coming this Friday; a large portion of the SteemContinue reading ““Crypto Art (Because I’m a Believer)” by Richard F. Yates”

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