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Creative Foundation & Offerings

  The mid to late 1980’s were my most formative and rebellious years.   I can remember as far back as sixth grade when we had an art assignment to design a record album cover for our favorite album. Of course, at the time my tiny record player was wearing grooves into Duran Duran’s epic album Seven and the Ragged Tiger, so I set out to design my very own cover for the album. I decided to do a split face tiger and woman with a graffiti style background. I…

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My Big (Fat Gay) Punk Rock Prom

  Let me take you on a trip back to a much simpler time, when we didn’t have to worry about adult responsibilities and the complexities that come with them. So please, if you will, enter into my pseudo-TARDIS for a fun trip back in time to…   May 1990 After a long, cold winter, it was finally springtime in Northeast Ohio; the trees and flowers were bursting forth in all of their glory and the air was warm once again. I just turned eighteen and looked forward to graduating…

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Morticia

Being a teenager who was into punk and goth in the late 1980’s wasn’t as commonplace as it is today. I was labeled a freak, and being that freak teenager under the roof of my Mom-ster was bravery at its finest. Finding my individuality and voice – and keeping it – was important to me; I did all I could to keep it and most of all, my sanity. My style, as my musical taste, was a menagerie of punk rock, post-punk, new wave, dark wave and classic alternative. I loved wearing black –…

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