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I dedicate this to my friend Josh.

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-Cara

3rd Annual NYC Fun-A-Day

I’m starting this today if anyone else wants to! It is going to be awesome like 2012. You create some form of art everyday for the month of February, drawing, diorama, collage, stuffed animal, something!

Then, at the end of the month you bring your art to the Fun-A-Day show. If you make something and can bring it to the show do it or if your art is more ideological bring some sort of documentation, pictures, spoken word, modern dance, whatever. Rumor is, “there will be space to hang you presentations and slots for your live performances”.

This is the third Fun-A-Day in New York.

Boom!

-Cara

 

I found the INSIDE OUT project through TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design). The deal is someone takes a close-up picture of you in front of a plain background, you submit the photo telling them what you stand for, care about, your story, they send you back a poster of your photo, you put it up somewhere public, take a photo of it and then upload it here. With the help of my amazing photographer, Denise Espinal, I am submitting my photo to insideoutproject.net, using art to change the world.

What is the point you may be wondering. It was JR, a graffiti/street artist from France who came up with the idea, “to use art to turn the world inside out”,  at TED2011. Check out this video, it’s bad ass. It makes you see how doing something so simple changes people’s perception with a positive outcome. One person pushing forward, I like that.

 

 

“I wish for you to stand up for what you care about by participating in a global art project, and together we’ll turn the world… INSIDE OUT.” – JR

You should do it. Let me know.

– Cara

Tell Congress not to censor the internet NOW! – fightforthefuture.org/​pipa

PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity”. The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites– they just have to convince a judge that the site is “dedicated to copyright infringement.”

The government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse to the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it, or what sites like Youtube and Twitter do, would be considered illegal behavior according to this bill.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us $47 million tax dollars a year — that’s for a fix that won’t work, disrupts the internet, stifles innovation, shuts out diverse voices, and censors the internet. This bill is bad for creativity and does not protect your rights.

Bottom line here is it is a way for corporations to annihilate smaller businesses and stop revolutionaries! Check out Fight for the Future  and AmericanCensorship.org.

Fight the power!

-Cara

Occupy Wall Street

Hello Be Nice Super Fans!!!

We at Be Nice are sending out some Holiday love and Occupy Wall Street knowledge on this beautiful fall day in New York.

We want all people of the world to know Be Nice is not a part of the 1%. o_o Don’t worry when it does happen we will bring the 99% with us! That’s guaranteed 100% freshness, something Be Nice has been giving their supporters since the start.

If you would like to get involved with Occupy Wall Street or just want some 411, here is their official website, occupywallstreet.org, their Facebook page, and their Twitter page. Knowledge is power.

Just a reminder for those that may not be in the know, each Be Nice shirt is printed with water based ink on Alternative Apparel, super soft, organic cotton shirts. All printing is done by hand in our Brooklyn studio. Each shirt is a one of a kind masterpiece.

Be original with Be Nice.

-Cara

P.S. – Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook to get awesome info faster or follow Be Nice’s super important tweets here. :]

This is an amazing video by Sophie Windsor Clive and Liberty Smith, of a murmuration on the River Shannon in Ireland.

Each fall thousands of starlings, at twilight, gather in magical shape-shifting flocks called murmurations, having migrated by the millions from Russia and Scandinavia to avoid winter’s chill. Scientists have not been able to explain this awe inspiring phenomenon, which rely on the tiny bird’s almost instantaneous reaction time of under 100 milliseconds to avoid aerial collisions and predators in a massive flock.

Despite their show of force in this dusky sky, starlings have declined significantly in the UK in recent years, perhaps because of a drop in nesting sites. Man destroying another beautiful mystery in this world for money.

-Cara

Ladies of Be Nice

Ladies of Be Nice

Hello Earthlings of Be Nice!!!

We here at Be Nice want to wish you a Happy Mid-Summer and to celebrate we are having a sweet summer sale! All shirts are now $25 from $40 just like that. Boom!

We also updated the website’s “Photos” section with new photographs from 2011. Which brings me to this, Be Nice would love for our loyal patrons to send us pictures of yourselves in Be Nice shirts, doing anything, anywhere. If you so choose to accept this challenge you may be the insanely lucky winner of a fantastical Be Nice shirt of your choosing. You will also be featured on the Be Nice homepage for the months of October and November. Not too shabby!

Here are the simple details on how to enter the Mid-Summer Photo Competition. From August 14th to September 30th, email photos@ubenice.com your full name, contact email address, photo title and attach your photo. That’s it!

Last but not least we have updated the “Wind Turbines Are Good” black and white t-shirt design. Check it out here! Super model Sabrina Whiteman making Be Nice shirts look even better once again.

Just a reminder that each Be Nice shirt is printed with water based ink on Alternative Apparel, super soft, organic cotton shirts. Thay are all done by hand in our Brooklyn, NYC studio. Each shirt is one of a kind. You know that is pretty bad ass.

Be original with Be Nice.

Sincerely yours,

Cara E. Reynolds
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‘Cause all you do is hope You’re all fucking hopeless.

-Cara

Cats in bars.

-Cara

Finally something to do with the soda can tabs I pop off all the time, the “Do It Yourself Picture Hanger“. The Make Projects site has more details on how to get the job done.

This is a simple but great idea.

-Cara

Going Home

Going Home

I am not going repeat what I already wrote here. A quick synopsis, starting August 1st, 2010 I will publish a picture I take that day everyday for a year (well to be exact I will do this everyday until July 31st, 2011). This is the 150th of those photographs. Also, there is a Flickr collection called “The Awesome Leftovers” where I put the daily shots (if any) that didn’t make the cut.

On my way home to The Big Apple.

-Cara

The House

The House

I am not going repeat what I already wrote here. A quick synopsis, starting August 1st, 2010 I will publish a picture I take that day everyday for a year (well to be exact I will do this everyday until July 31st, 2011). This is the 149th of those photographs. Also, there is a Flickr collection called “The Awesome Leftovers” where I put the daily shots (if any) that didn’t make the cut.

The front yard.

-Cara

Birds

Birds

I am not going repeat what I already wrote here. A quick synopsis, starting August 1st, 2010 I will publish a picture I take that day everyday for a year (well to be exact I will do this everyday until July 31st, 2011). This is the 148th of those photographs. Also, there is a Flickr collection called “The Awesome Leftovers” where I put the daily shots (if any) that didn’t make the cut.

I am so far behind on posting my picture of the day, it’s crazy! I need to catch up. This picture is from the day after Christmas. I’m in North Carolina at my parents house and these trees are in their backyard. I just really liked the birds, snow and trees.  It was beautiful on the river that day.

-Cara

Good Morning!!!

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-Cara

This is a picture of the art supplies I bought today.

Made in the USA Strathmore drawing paper
Made in Mexico Prismacolor Premier colored pencils
Made in Spain Factis eraser
Made in England Derwent 12 medium graphic pencils (6D 5B 4B 3B 2B B HB F H 2H 3H 4H)
Made in Germany Dux Alvin amazing, red glass pencil sharpener

None of my art supplies I bought today were made in China. See, anything is possible.

Now to get to work.

-Cara

Day 148 - Kiss

Kiss

I am not going repeat what I already wrote here. A quick synopsis, starting August 1st, 2010 I will publish a picture I take that day everyday for a year (well to be exact I will do this everyday until July 31st, 2011). This is the 147th of those photographs. Also, there is a Flickr collection called “The Awesome Leftovers” where I put the daily shots (if any) that didn’t make the cut.

A Christmas kiss.

-Cara

Day 146 - Lights

Lights

I am not going repeat what I already wrote here. A quick synopsis, starting August 1st, 2010 I will publish a picture I take that day everyday for a year (well to be exact I will do this everyday until July 31st, 2011). This is the 146th of those photographs. Also, there is a Flickr collection called “The Awesome Leftovers” where I put the daily shots (if any) that didn’t make the cut.

Lights in my parents house and the rest of Christmas Eve.

-Cara

Day 145 - Kite

Kite

I am not going repeat what I already wrote here. A quick synopsis, starting August 1st, 2010 I will publish a picture I take that day everyday for a year (well to be exact I will do this everyday until July 31st, 2011). This is the 145th of those photographs. Also, there is a Flickr collection called “The Awesome Leftovers” where I put the daily shots (if any) that didn’t make the cut.

Kite flying high in the sky. Here are the extras, Day 145 – Christmas in Wallace.

-Cara

Day 144 - In The Clouds

In The Clouds

I am not going repeat what I already wrote here. A quick synopsis, starting August 1st, 2010 I will publish a picture I take that day everyday for a year (well to be exact I will do this everyday until July 31st, 2011). This is the 144th of those photographs. Also, there is a Flickr collection called “The Awesome Leftovers” where I put the daily shots (if any) that didn’t make the cut.

On my way to Wallace, NC for Christmas.

-Cara

Day 143 - Christmas Gifts

Christmas Gifts

I am not going repeat what I already wrote here. A quick synopsis, starting August 1st, 2010 I will publish a picture I take that day everyday for a year (well to be exact I will do this everyday until July 31st, 2011). This is the 143rd of those photographs. Also, there is a Flickr collection called “The Awesome Leftovers” where I put the daily shots (if any) that didn’t make the cut.

Three gifts for three girls wrapped up in paper bags.

-Cara

Day 142- Lights

Lights

I am not going repeat what I already wrote here. A quick synopsis, starting August 1st, 2010 I will publish a picture I take that day everyday for a year (well to be exact I will do this everyday until July 31st, 2011). This is the 142nd of those photographs. Also, there is a Flickr collection called “The Awesome Leftovers” where I put the daily shots (if any) that didn’t make the cut.

Christmas lights outside at night in movement.

-Cara

Day 141 - Notebooks

Notebooks and Marine

I am not going repeat what I already wrote here. A quick synopsis, starting August 1st, 2010 I will publish a picture I take that day everyday for a year (well to be exact I will do this everyday until July 31st, 2011). This is the 141st of those photographs. Also, there is a Flickr collection called “The Awesome Leftovers” where I put the daily shots (if any) that didn’t make the cut.

The other day after brunch, Marine and I stumbled into this store called Top Hat across the street from Baby Cakes (an awesome vegan bakery). They have all sorts of cool stuff like a record that sounds like rain and never ends…snowballs…old pencils, a million different colored tapes, notebooks, string calendars… You must go check out these super fly, little, strange artifacts in this store. The owner, Nina Allen, also has a wholesale company Sweet Bella. I love the telephones! A lot of the stuff on the site is sold in the brick and mortar shop.

Here’s the rest of the shots, including some cute vegan shoes from MooShoesDay 141 – Marine and I LES.

-Cara


My friend Jeffree posted this on the Book of Face. It is a documentary film called I AM. Tom Shadyac is the director. He has also directed, Evan Almighty, Bruce Almighty, Platonically Incorrect (TV movie), Dragonfly, Patch Adams, Liar Liar, The Nutty Professor, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Frankenstein: The College Years (TV movie), among other things.

It looks amazing and is playing in NYC this month. I’m going to check it out. Here is the link to where and when it is playing for others so inclined.

Connect.

-Cara

Day 140 - A Murray Little Christmas

A Murray Little Christmas

I am not going repeat what I already wrote here. A quick synopsis, starting August 1st, 2010 I will publish a picture I take that day everyday for a year (well to be exact I will do this everyday until July 31st, 2011). This is the 140th of those photographs. Also, there is a Flickr collection called “The Awesome Leftovers” where I put the daily shots (if any) that didn’t make the cut.

Be Nice meets A Murray Little Christmas Show.

-Cara

Day 139 - Life Cafe

Life Cafe Brooklyn

I am not going repeat what I already wrote here. A quick synopsis, starting August 1st, 2010 I will publish a picture I take that day everyday for a year (well to be exact I will do this everyday until July 31st, 2011). This is the 139th of those photographs. Also, there is a Flickr collection called “The Awesome Leftovers” where I put the daily shots (if any) that didn’t make the cut.

Life Cafe in Brooklyn and some bowling in Queens.

-Cara

Love sprung.

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-Cara

Help get the word out about my favorite company Be Nice’s super fresh, eco, original, organic, sexy, soft, handmade in Manhattan t-shirts by “liking” them on Facebook.

Spread the love by being nice.

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-Cara

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-Cara

Day 138 - 2nd Ave Subway

2nd Ave Subway

I am not going repeat what I already wrote here. A quick synopsis, starting August 1st, 2010 I will publish a picture I take that day everyday for a year (well to be exact I will do this everyday until July 31st, 2011). This is the 138th of those photographs. Also, there is a Flickr collection called “The Awesome Leftovers” where I put the daily shots (if any) that didn’t make the cut.

Under construction.

-Cara

Day 137 - Self Portrait

Self Portrait

I am not going repeat what I already wrote here. A quick synopsis, starting August 1st, 2010 I will publish a picture I take that day everyday for a year (well to be exact I will do this everyday until July 31st, 2011). This is the 137th of those photographs. Also, there is a Flickr collection called “The Awesome Leftovers” where I put the daily shots (if any) that didn’t make the cut.

Look who it is.

-Cara

Day 136 - Cecilia's Birthday

Cecilia's Birthday

I am not going repeat what I already wrote here. A quick synopsis, starting August 1st, 2010 I will publish a picture I take that day everyday for a year (well to be exact I will do this everyday until July 31st, 2011). This is the 136th of those photographs. Also, there is a Flickr collection called “The Awesome Leftovers” where I put the daily shots (if any) that didn’t make the cut.

There’s always a party at the job. Junior’s for everyone!

-Cara

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-Cara

sandra cisneros

Why I Didn’t

Of course.
I was going to, you know.
Or maybe you didn’t.

Already my mouth gone soft
when you kissed me good night
and let me go.

But instead of love
there was only an old sleeping bag
you tossed at me and three
flea bites on my belly
the next morning.
You didn’t know that,
did you?

I didn’t think so.

Nor your name I stole
and took with me
all the way from San Antonio
to Puerto Escondido.

And today when I waited
for your pickup to appear,
I’ll be right back, and left me there
on your porch full of suitcases and
crates and saws and cedar,

I went into your room
and lay down on your bed
just to see if it’d suit me.
The sheets were cool
and a fine talc of dust lay everywhere
the way some men who live alone
are used to living.

Oh I’m scared all right
Haven’t you noticed, I’m
only shy when I like a man.
And to tell the truth
I’m not sure love is worth
the risk of losing friendship.

It would’ve been easy.
I could’ve claimed
I was afraid of the dark.
I am, you know. Afraid I mean.

But there was that plane
to catch the next morning.
And you had to go to work.

Besides, I was sleepy.
And love, that fish too old to get away,
will be there the next morning. And if not,
there are other mornings, other fish.

-Sandra Cisneros

Oh love you’re so crazy…

-Cara

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