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For once, a project that is hard for me to promote, but, not hard to ask for help with... There isnt much to sell, for supporters Amy Bugbee plans on filming this and I'll present it all online just for supporters... This is a lot of work and is using the last of the funds I have... Anything you can do to further this free event would be appreciated.

https://www.gofundme.com/fromtherecliner
Shane is taking a month away from trying to earn a living as an artist to express himself as an artist by orchestrating an art installation at a small local gallery. Neither Shane nor the gallery have the money to afford to pay for this, but he is compelled to share this very personal exhibit. T...
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NEW ART W/ VIDEO! 13 ouija boards of the black magic, deep sexual healing kind… http://www.shanebugbee.com/?p=3441
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mandatory read for artists, creatives and humans who haven't built a wall around their political fetishes... http://creativeclasstrumpsrulingclass.com/?p=1246 #art #artsaveslives  #creativeclass   #creativeclasstrumpsrulingclass  
To the Next Generation of Artists,. We find ourselves in turbulent and unpredictable times. From the horror at the Bataclan, to the upheaval in Syria and the senseless bloodshed in San Bernardino, we live in a time of great confusion and pain. As an artist, creator and dreamer of this world, ...
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I'm trying snapchat... Today. I wonder how long this will last.
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Politics, passion, sharing, caring and vanilla


Amy started her vanilla company while on unemployment, as a way to save money so she might make baked good to sell. At the time, we lived in a beach shack paying less then $300 per month in rent. Our earnings, between us, were less than $10,000 per year.

The circumstances leading up to our beach shack moment were hard... But we, as we do, overcome adversities thru creative projects.

Amy's vanilla experiments became one of those creative projects she used to fill her time... With no TV and no real work, it's what we have always done.

Amy's interest in vanilla started long before us ending up on a beach with nothing but our will and attitude... Amy has always loved to bake, it's an extension of her personality, her want to smile and see smiles, to share, and explore what others might have to share.

Amy also has a need to do her best, to bring out the best in others and, to strive for excellence. 

In Amy's pursuit of excellence she researched every ingredient she was using to find little tricks to make those ingredients better than what she could buy, she started to grind grains in a thrift store coffee grinder to make flour. Then, she decided to buy a pound of vanilla beans in an effort to make a better vanilla extract... One pound turned into two and then into three and four pounds of beans... And the very small shack we lived in was taken over by vanilla beans from all over the world, in jars of various liquors and scientific notes attached to those jars... 

Some 6 months later Amy had far too much extract for any one person to use, especially a person living in a beach shack with a mini stove that could barely fit a loaf pan... An idea to sell the extract like a farmer might sell their bumper crop... Amy again stashed and saved the pittance of earnings she made cleaning vacation rentals, to buy bottles and labels.

As Amy's vanilla hobby grew in demand and became a legitimate business, so did the responsibilities and bills... I can still remember our small co-op organic grocer telling Amy they'd stock her vanilla if she has some sort of special insurance... Again, Amy dug deep and scrimped and saved, while again on unemployment (the beach economy isn't kind), and spent over a thousand dollars on that insurance, that was 10% of our income at the time, only to have the local co-op never stock Amy's vanilla. Why? Only the fella running the show knows.


As Amy played with more and more vanilla, as she researched the history of the vanilla bean, she fell in love and became consumed by that love, she was obsessed and I can recall having to fight off the jealousy of her new found love of vanilla... And she wanted to tell the world just how easy it was and, when she found out about beaver by products being used as a replacement for actual vanilla, she NEEDED to tell the world.

I can remember the first conversations with Amy about starting a vanilla business. Those conversations were rooted in "girl power" and helping young gals from zipcodes like the one she grew up to learn how to brew their own vanilla and that effort and accomplishment might add something to be proud of when overworked and under paid... those first head scratching ideas of making a vanilla business had talk of educating the public on the nefarious nature of "natural products" and the dream of slowing down the harvesting of vanilla for global warming sake, she dreamed of becoming successful and producing vanilla, ethically, for the restaurants of the pacific north west and down to San Francisco while teaching the world how to make their own vanilla and bake their own baked goods. (check ninedaysofpie.com another of Amy's creative projects, and a holiday in my honor, boosting hundreds of pie recipes and how to's) 

In those first conversations of starting this business, her intent and motive were clear to me... It was political and business was there to support her political outreach, to further educate, to help others feel the pride she felt when creating, to help others strive for excellence, if only for a moment.

Her original intent was and is always to make the world a beautiful place.

Fast forward to today and the only thing different from Amy's original intent and goals is she wants to use her vanilla's reputation as the world's greatest vanilla, her over a decade of vanilla research, education and networking and the growing demand for her vanilla and vanilla laced products to create a few jobs in the small town we currently reside.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1434331827/smoked-vanilla-triple-xxx-vanilla-the-big-launch
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look what I made.... TRUMP VOODOO DOLLS... for sale now, here: https://www.artworkofprophecy.com/products/trump-clinton-voodoo-dolls-push-pin-politician-pals
voodoo dolls - push pin politician pals ARTIST: Shane Bugbee and Grimore co-lab TALISMAN: stuffed voodoo doll DESCRIPTION: 1% push pin policitician pals Otherwise known as a black magic voodoo doll VOODOO DOLLS. Make those politicians feel YOUR pain. These dolls are made with the intent of passing along the pain… from your home to theirs. a doll of lesson and education. an effort to awake the mind of the out of touch candidate. issue ...
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Solid.
I am writing as one who has lived among you in America only a little more than ten years. And I am writing seriously and warningly. Many readers may ask: "What right has he to speak about things which concern us alone, and which no newcomer should touch?"
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new post with old, but never posted art... bong art. I forgot the bong art... hehehe, get it?
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It's been 8 years since we ran from ignorance, the press called us new media pioneers and we traveled america, for over a year, filming and documenting it all... here's an update as to where we are at and what we are up to now... amy has produced a fine read... take a look.
“The book is a vivid reflection of the U.S.A. in our time, and Amy is a top notch cookie baker. May you both live long and prosper.” ~ R. Crumb. Eight years ago, it was another tumultuous election year. War was raging overseas and in the bank accounts of Americans. The media was barely beginning ...
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I've posted a new blog, please, take two and give it a read... http://www.shanebugbee.com/?p=3091
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over 20 years of refusing the invites of the educated, celebrity and ruling classes, preferring instead the excitement of upper low class, poverty, petty crime and violence.

It's not the wine and cheese I hate, it's the boring, void of anything lives the rich and privileged scurry thru like the walking dead on meth - most of the rich think their cultured simply by consuming - culture can't be bought, it must be lived.

I was truly meant to live on the side of a hill, growing my own tomatoes, basil and garlic in peace with my soul mate and dog.
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