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Fate Loves the Fearless

11.08.2013

There have been a few moments in the last month, where I think I’ve experienced a magnetism pulling me in a new direction, some sort of “sign”. Or maybe it’s not a “sign”, maybe it’s a higher perception that we synchronize with for a moment and feel a new kind of clarity. Whatever it is, I felt it. And this time I decided to act on it without fear of change holding me back.

I’ll be turning thirty-four in 3 weeks (on the island of Anguilla no less!) and I see this as a turning point in my life and in my career. Time to make moves and shake things up. The Flaming Lips sung a song that struck a chord with me a few weeks ago when they sung, “All we have is now…” One of the most beautiful and exhilarating live performances I’ve seen in awhile.

Over the last few years I’ve really honed in on some skills that I’m passionate about and have wanted to focus my life on entirely. Video editing, after effects animation, motion graphics, live performance art and video installations. I love being around crazy vibrant people who live and breathe creativity daily. I love traveling around the world and exposing myself to this beautiful place we live in while creating art inspired by those experiences. I know all of these things brings out the best in me, and I want to invite more of that into my life on a daily basis in the coming year.

A whole new life is cultivating here and it all starts now!  Wish me luck as I charge forward with a headful of new ideas for my future. The future is now!

 

To Portland and Beyond

04.09.2013

One of my life long mantras is to travel as much as possible.

I think of traveling as my “ikigai”. The Japanese concept that describes your reason for being. In other words, “the reason you get up in the morning”, the kind of passion that drives you day in and day out.

Whenever I get on the road I feel that same light inside of me spark into a million fireworks of inspiration. This was no different for my recent trip back to Portland, Oregon. A place I fell in love with over 10 years ago. How could I not? There is a very tangible electricity in there air out there.

Portland is the one seemingly magical place I’ve visited in all my years of traveling that encompasses everything that I’ve ever wanted all in one city.

If you’re the type of person who needs to be by the water, you can visit Portland’s beautiful coastline. If you crave snowy mountain ranges, you could venture beside the volcanic mountain range of Mt. Hood. Then there is also stretches of lakes, forrest, desert and even a wide cityscape.

While my most recent trip was just shy of a weeks time, I fell in love with the city all over again.

During my stay, I made my home at the Ace Hotel downtown in the Pearl District. I had never stayed at an Ace before (they have other locations in New York, Seattle, Los Angeles and Palm Springs) so I had no idea how awesome this was or how perfect this place would be for me. It was definitely an artist’s home away from home. The lobby was complete with a lounge area and black and white vintage photo booth sandwiched between Portland’s famous Stumptown coffee bar, and european style tavern Clyde Commons. Needless to say, I spent a lot of time going back and forth to these places.

The Ace’s event space called, The Cleaners, which was destination to the Blogcademy workshop that I attended on March 30-31st. The Blogcademy is a two-day workshop for bloggers who want to push their online presence to the next level, and is hosted by stylish super-bloggers, Gala Darling, Nubby Twiglet and Kat Williams. I joined a group of 30 women who all came together to discuss presence and voice in the blogosphere and all things related to writing, design, photography, promotion and strategy. In other words, it was a workshop full of cute nerdy girl stuff! I loved it. The class was a breath of fresh air. It was the first creative event that I’ve attended that provided an intimate workshop experience which made it was very easy to meet and talk to everyone who attended.

Leading up to this event I knew I wanted to make some changes on my website and now after attending I have a bit more of a concrete plan of attack for this year. As a spontaneous sagittarian, I’m not much of a planner, but it is so important to set goals and think about where you want to see yourself in a months time, 3 months time, 6 months time, next year, etc. If you can envision it, you are one step closer to getting there.

One of the biggest takeaways I got from the weekend was to treat my blog as more of a magazine. As someone who began blog writing in 2001 on Livejournal, I’ve always written for pleasure and mostly as a document of my life to remind myself of where I’ve come from and where I’m going. Twelve years later, I realize that while writing to document your life is a bonus, this space can be used for so much more.

While documenting my life and events, I realize I haven’t contributed here in a way that helps YOU, my readers, to join me in the exciting paths of art, design and adventure.  So from here on out my plan is to make a transformation here and feature regularly scheduled weekly columns about graphic design, VJing, travel adventures, finding inspiration and balancing creative wellness in our crazy busy lives. Keep an eye out for the next few posts – I’m brewing with ideas and can’t wait to share them with you!

What types of features might you be interested in seeing on this blog?  I’d love to hear from YOU!

Thanks for being here and inspiring me!

All the love,

Holly Danger

Soul Seasons Closing Party – Tuesday, August 7th

08.06.2012

 

Pictured above: Aaron Garovoy, Holly Danger, Veronica Vixen

Thanks so much for everyone who came out to see Soul Seasons!! This piece means a lot to me for many reasons and I am very happy to have been able to share it with so many people.

The good news is, if you missed the launch, you can still catch the video. I’m planning on having a closing party for anyone who wants to come out and join me on the last night of it’s installation. A few folks asked me if I would VJ so I have decided to add that into the festivities.

Please join us Tuesday August 7th from 9-11pm at 1330 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT.

 

Signal to Noise #3

10.03.2011

Hey guys! This Saturday, October 8, from 8PM-2AM, will be the third Signal to Noise event at the Museum of the Moving Image.

I’m super excited to be invited back and Jeff and I will be once again outfitting the place with 6-7 projectors filling their performance space. I’ve been busy in my studio creating new materials, testing new equipment and getting ready for this epic set-up. Hope to see some of you there. We’ll be working with a number of other visualists that evening and will be VJing for MiniBoone.

Here is some additional info from the museum’s event page:

Signal to Noise once again takes over the entire Museum of the Moving Image with interactive spectacles and visual delights, including electro-jams, post-rave vibes, circuit-bent video, shadow game tournaments, battling guitar video game contests, and much more as the galleries stay open late and the party goes later.

Tickets: $15 (advance) public / $20 (at the door) public / $10 Museum members / Free for Silver Screen members. Members may reserve tickets in advance by calling 718 777 6800. Advance sales will be available until noon on the day of the event. Following this, tickets will be available at the door.

Advance tickets can be purchased by clicking here

RSVP over at the Facebook Event Page