American Gods: The TV Show

“I miss you’, he admitted.
‘I’m here’, she said.
‘That’s when I miss you most. When you’re here. When you aren’t here, when you’re just a ghost of the past or a dream from another life, it’s easier then.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Everything you imagine is real.

No, this is not some law of attraction bullshit, the ever increasing mantra of the self-help gurus of the world. This is the basis of the universe created by Neil Gaiman.

Gods are real, because people believe in them.

Faith is the one force on Earth capable of shaping the world.

Interesting, huh?

American Gods, the TV show, uses this equation as a driving force for its narrative. One that is beginning to unravel its mysteries. Slowly. Painfully slow.

But this is, by no means, a boring show. Quite the contrary.

For a story that shows a Mexican Jesus at one point, or a genie driving a cab through New York, American Gods makes a bold statement: change is the only constant of the Universe. And gods, too, have to change.

The age old battle of good versus evil is replace by old versus new. How certain elements will always try to fight back change, fight back what most consider as evolution.

American Gods tells the story of a world that doesn’t make sense to anyone except the believer.

And it does turn you into one fairly easily.

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No time

Believe it or not, the idea for this project started in the autumn of 2012. Had this idea of an online magazine dedicated to promoting aspiring artists. Indie stuff. I had a small team, struggled to raise the funds needed, and then…

I failed.

I couldn’t find the time to write articles, I struggled to engage people like it happened on my main blog.

After a few months, I tried again. And again. And again at various points for the next few years. I changed platforms, I gave up on the idea of a digital magazine. Gave up on the idea of an app.

It is what it is. Continue reading

Art you lost?

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Feeling down? Sad? Lost? Angry? So, so tired?

Why not art?

Why not art yourself back to happiness?

“No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except literally to get out of hell.” – Antonin Artaud

All art is rather useless, don’t you think? It has no survival value. It does not feed the hungry, it does not clothe the naked, it does not keep us warm…

But it does add value to our survival? Continue reading

For the love of art

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“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.

It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.”Ray Bradbury

Artists are artists because they want to create beauty. It’s as simple as that. This creative urge, the decision to spend precious time writing, painting, dancing, singing, it is nothing more than our desire to leave something behind. A trace. Proof that, indeed, we were here. We were alive. We did not live in vain. Continue reading

Self-taught

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SELF-TAUGHThaving knowledge or skills acquired by one’s own efforts without formal instruction

Mark Twain famously remarked that he never let schooling interfere with his education. But what did he mean by that?

In my humble opinion, especially when it comes to artists, it’s more important to be a student rather than a follower. To learn to think for yourself, to separate what is useful from what is not. This, in itself, is an art. Continue reading

New project: The Path

Cristian Mihai

“In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.”Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hi guys,

I’m excited to tell you that I am working on a new book. This one’s going to be about my journey as a writer and blogger, about my struggles and all that. I am going to write it, get it published, and give it for free for you folks to read and maybe, who knows, get inspired or motivated.

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