Garvin Tieseler

Garvin Tieseler Art – See the artwork of Garvin Tieseler. Garvin writes, “For many years, I have had stories unfolding in my imagination that wanted a life outside myself; to exist independent of me. When the story convinces me sufficiently, I submit and act as a drawing instrument serving the will of the narrative. My aim is to get out of the way and let the story dictate how to achieve its desired path. I always begin by drawing the eyes of a character on paper with pencil. If the eyes are honest to the character, it will then reveal to me its face. The process continues until the character is born. I use pencil drawing, oil painting, photography and CAD to create their environments. I am satisfied at the end, if I am able to bring these characters out of isolation into the world.” Garvin creates characters and design element using traditional artist techniques; pencil drawing, photography and oil painting to create his provocative visions.

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AllMusic – AllMusic is a comprehensive and in-depth resource for finding out more about the albums, bands, musicians and songs you love. On AllMusic you’ll find in-depth Information about your favorite albums, musicians and songs, reviews of upcoming and classic albums including new releases, ratings and picks of the recommended albums and songs within an artist’s discography or tracks on an album, staff picks of the albums our editors are into right now, sound samples and streaming links to listen to the music, and personalized recommendations of albums that match your tastes.

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ArtStation – ArtStation is the showcase platform for games, film, media & entertainment artists. It enables artists to showcase their portfolios in a slick way, discover & stay inspired, and connect with new opportunities. ArtStation is the industry hub, where media & entertainment artists can keep up with each other and find new inspiration every day. Connect with each other and with jobs. ArtStation is where recruiters, directors, managers and others looking for talent are finding artists. Create your own portfolio website with customized themes, and be part of a global community of artists.

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Concept Art Empire

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Concept Art Empire – Tips and resources for artists. Concept art & entertainment art has been around for decades. But it’s only recently that this field of art has become widely recognized as a career path. The main goal of Concept Art Empire is to share helpful tips, quality info, and valuable resources for artists who love entertainment art. But we’re also more than that… really this is a website for all artists of all skill levels, mediums, and creative pursuits. Both aspiring artists and industry professionals will find something useful here. CAE feels more like a detailed content archive on a variety of topics like animation, concept art, 3D modeling, oil painting, traditional drawing, and so much more. Not to mention all the awesome content we publish like tips & tricks for artists, free resources, fun interviews, art galleries, and reviews of cool art stuff. We really are the #1 site on digital art & entertainment art as a hobby or a profession. But we’re also an authoritative resource for artists who do traditional work too. Basically if you’re a creative working in (or working to learn) any area of visual arts then you’ll find yourself right at home.

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Popurls – Keeping up with all the current events can be a challenging task, especially when there is so much going on in the world right now. By the time you pick up your newspaper, it’s already outdated for the most part. Thanks to the advent of online newspapers and news aggregators, keeping up with everything isn’t as difficult as it used to be. You can be in metros, office or anywhere else in the world, but if you have a laptop, mobile phone or a tablet with an internet connection, you can check current headlines trending in the world through news aggregator sites like Reddit and Popurls. They are fast, responsive and easy to use, ensuring that you are merely a click away from getting all the news on your screen. PopUrls aggregates all the top news from some of the world’s most visited social news sites, encapsulating headlines of its sources almost immediately. Launched as early as 2006, this site is a great place to find all trending news from different websites under one roof.

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Product Hunt

Product Hunt – Discover your next favorite thing. Product Hunt surfaces the best new products, every day. It’s a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.

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Franz – Franz is your messaging app for WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Slack, HipChat, Telegram and many many more. It allows you to connect to Skype, Gmail. Google Keep, Google Calendar, Trello, and other services to help you stay productive, all in one applications with tabs for each service you use.

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Valor Magazine

Valor Magazine – Valor Magazine was created in order to feature veterans who are taking great strides to succeed in the real world. Valor Magazine celebrates veterans and the positive impact they are making in their communities. We put the spotlight on one veteran each issue who is a positive member of society and who contributes exponentially to its betterment. Alongside each veteran’s story, information is provided about issues surrounding the veteran community and lifestyle. Valor Magazine is the hub of information for veterans and veterans’ families. Valor Magazine company officers are military veterans who know what it means to be warriors.

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Protect The White Deer

Protect The White Deer – We are hunters and non-hunters alike who would rather watch these rare white deer going about their daily living than see them hanging lifeless on a wall or in a full body mount at a big box sporting goods store. We feel these animals should remain alive and in their natural habitat so everyone can enjoy their beauty.

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Academy Of American Poets

Academy Of American Poets – The site was launched in 1996, becoming the original online resource for poems, poets’ biographies, essays about poetry, and resources for K-12 teachers. Founded in 1934 in New York City, the Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization advocating for American poets and poetry. Its mission is to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry. Each year, the charitable organization connects millions of readers to poets’ work with its many programs and publications, which, in addition to, include Poem-a-Day, National Poetry Month (April), American Poets biannual literary journal for members, the American Poets Prizes, Poetry & the Creative Mind, a Fall Conversation Series, and an Education Program that provides free resources, such as lesson plans and Teach This Poem, and the Dear Poet project for K-12 teachers and students. In addition, the organization coordinates the Poetry Coalition, an alliance of more than 20 poetry organizations across the United States.

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Poetry Foundation

Poetry Foundation – The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. The Poetry Foundation works to raise poetry to a more visible and influential position in our culture. The Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry.

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rssWeather – Here is a very useful website where you can obtain RSS feeds for your local area. You can subscribe to these feeds in your favorite feed reader such as feedly, or use them to syndicate content on your website. Very useful if you maintain a personal blog or website and want to include the weather for your hometown on it. We noticed that the feed information was not extremely detailed, but it will give you some insight as to what your local weather is up to at a quick glance and for more details, just check your local news or favorite weather channel, radio, website, etc.

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F.G. Soap

F.G. Soap – For dirty mouths and clean bodies. Find these soaps made by Patrick Shea at F.G. Soaps: Ginger and Lime, Spearmint and Peppermint, Lavender and Lemongrass, Unscented Oatmeal, Cinnamon and Clove, Eucalyptus, Bergamot Patchouli and Cederwood.

Patrick’s soap making story: My soap journey began lo some 20 years ago when I helped my brother and his girlfriend sell their soap at a small farmers market in Montana. Their inspiration for starting a soap company came from the movie Fight Club. My 10 year old self was not very impressed that they were using organic vegetable oils rather than human fat for their product but nonetheless it was pretty good stuff. Eventually their relationship ended and with the dissolution of their soap business I was poised to take over. All of 12 years old and running my own company. My hook was a sheet of snarky FAQs hanging on the front of my table at the market. If memory serves me correctly it went something like:

Yes I made the soap by myself.

No, my mom doesn’t help me.

Yes, it’s really, actually soap.


It worked too. People were drawn in by the wit of this pudgy entrepreneurial youngster and maybe their first purchase was one of pity. But customers kept coming back because the product I was making was that of actual quality. A good lesson to learn at that early stage. Business was going well…for awhile. Until one fateful day in 8th grade science. My science project to share with the class was, of course, soap and the saponification process. There was a girl in my class, let’s call her Murphy Ramirez. She was a real alpha and mean in only the way 8th grade girls can be mean. When I was done with my presentation, she leaned over to me and said “Hi, my name is Patrick Shea and I’m a fag because I make soap.” Completely devastated but not to be outdone, I snapped back “Hi, I’m Murphy Ramirez and I’ll be pregnant at 16.” Thus my soap making days came to an end. If it was soap that gave me away that easily, soap had to go… We were both wrong by the way. She would get pregnant much sooner than 16 and I’m not a fag because I make soap, I’m a fag because I like dudes. I’ve found nothing in the soap making process to be inherently homosexual…yet.

Fast forward nearly 2 decades. 6ft tall, devastatingly handsome, and no longer concerned if making soap is gay, I got the itch to start again. I had to start completely from scratch. I could barely remember anything about my original recipe other than the combination of oils. After several humorously failed attempts (lopsided, too short, abstract sculpture art?) I finally arrived at a decent bar and began giving it away to friends. My original intention was just to give myself a fun hobby and have built-in Christmas presents for my family. However, I started to get a common feedback: “You should sell this, it’s really good.” So, here we are. Like a phoenix from the ashes my soap empire rises again. Eat shit Murphy Ramirez 🙂

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The Graphics Fairy

The Graphics Fairy – The Graphics Fairy is a resource for Home Decorators and Crafters. Find over 5,000 FREE Vintage Stock images, Illustrations, Old Pictures, Antique Graphics, Vintage Printables, to MAKE craft projects, collage, DIY, scrapbooking, etc! DIY and Craft Tutorials, and Home Decorating Ideas are offered as well. Daily vintage image downloads since 2007. Most are Jpegs, or PDFs, but there are some Vectors as well. As far as I know these are all Royalty Free Images that are in the Public Domain. However I cannot guarantee that. Please see my Faq page to find info on copyright laws in your country.

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Bloginity – We are fashion and culture professionals enthusiastically discovering and sharing unique content that covers quality talent, from photography to music to fashion and beauty. Bloginity celebrates recently discovered artists and established names equally. We care about the fashion, not who’s wearing it. We share great, yet to be discovered artists and respected geniuses alike. Bloginity is a representation of our culture, and we celebrate the artists creating the culture that is shaping our generation’s footprints on fashion and history, whether those voices be leading brand names or independent influences.

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Blogging Is Overrated

Blogging Is Overrated – This is the personal blog of Bobby Caputo, traveling photographer from Queens, NY. Music Lover, Coffee Drinker, Beer Nerd, News Junkie. I post what interests and inspires me, and I hope to inspire you in the process. You can’t create a great moment, they just happen. You need to capture it before it’s gone.

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Ranker – Ranker is a leading digital media company for opinion-based, crowdsourced rankings on just about everything. We put the power in the hands of our audience to answer debates on topics including pop culture, sports, politics, brands and lifestyle. Using Ranker’s unique technology, those lists become definitive rankings based on the “wisdom of the crowd.” Based in Los Angeles, Ranker attracts more than 50 million monthly unique visitors and over 80 million monthly visits worldwide, and is a top ranked publisher in the US. Ranker’s lists and opinion data are regularly cited in the media, including The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, The Hollywood Reporter, and USA Today, among many others. The company is venture backed by Draper Associates, Rincon Ventures, Wavemaker Ventures, Lowercase Capital, Bullpen Capital and various angels.

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CG Sign Lab

CG Sign Lab – Looking for quality signs for your business. Take a look at CG Sign Lab. Products include yard signs, vinyl banners, retractable banners, canvas wraps, sidewalk signs, brushed aluminum, mesh banners, acrylic signs, outdoor floor graphics, perforated window decals, window clings, floor contour graphics, wall contour graphics, leather wraps, and saftey signs. All of these great products at prices affordable to any budget. Our personal favorite here at Junkyard Blogs Directory is the retractable banners. CG Sign Labs even has their very own sign builder on their website if you need help designing an amazing sign for your business. If you need signs of any type then here’s a great place to start.

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