I had the pleasure of speaking with Sven and the team at the Daily Detroit about my presentation at TEDxDetroit on Wednesday. Click the link below to hear the entire interview..it starts around 11 min in :)
Sareytales presents The Art of Online Dating
All I can say is...WOW! Thank you EVERYONE who showed up, supported (near and far) and rooted me on not only yesterday at @tedxdetroit but throughout this entire journey, but especially to my team, you know who you are <3 I’m feeling all the love the morning after, and I couldn’t be more grateful for all of your support 🖤 Swipe to see some highlights from the event, and make sure you have 📣 THE SOUND ON📣 I don’t have any footage to share yet, but if you scroll through this post you’ll get a little taste of my presentation. The audio really made it extra special, and extra creepy 🤣 HUGE thank you to all the guys who lent me their douchiest interpretations of some of the worst messages, your voices brought this presentation to life, you are all AMAZING 🙌🏼.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Tom Gentry, creator of the “The Path to Authenticity” podcast. Tom Gentry is a state and internationally-certified addiction counselor and writer. He also operates a small private practice in West Palm Beach, Florida, helping young men navigate the transition between early stages of abstinence and long-term recovery. He facilitates groups, focusing on relationships, codependency issues, and the transition into manhood.
Click here to read the interview which links to episode VIII of his podcast “When Tinder Turns Toxic”.
So happy to share this article written by the amazingly talented, insightful and accomplished Sari Beth Rosenberg. You are incredible. Thank you for telling my story so beautifully via The Fullest.
Loved chatting with the lovely women at House of Theodora, a community that curates a collection of women-created erotic art.
It was such a blast co-hosting with the crew at The D Brief the other night! Much love to Becky, Seth and the interns! Check out the podcast episode here: https://www.thedbriefdetroit.com/detroit-artist-sarey-ruden/
I recently received my very first UDP (unsolicited dick pic) on Plenty of Fish. I know it's nothing new, people seem to get them all the time. On snapchat, kik, text messages, etc. And I know it's cliche, but until it happens to you, a truly non-consensual, unwelcome dick pic image, you just don't get how disturbing it is. Beyond the fact that most penises are NOT attractive, especially taken out of context of the body they belong to, they are sexually aggressive and completely violate your personal space. Forget boundaries. Forget DECENCY. An unwanted dick pic is too close for comfort to non-consensuality for me. The internet is real. Sending dick pics via dating apps is real. Just because you can hide behind a screen, doesn't mean that your actions, pics, words, anything don't have substance.
Through the ideation of the #UDPproject, I plan to push Sareytales's concept of turning ugly into art past even my own comfort zone. Instead of transforming these unwanted dick pics into graphic illustrations, I am going to take the actual dick pic and render it into a work of art. The veneer of subtlety that I have tried to to exercise in past designs has dropped to the floor. I hope this project will push the boundaries of my own creativity, and, perhaps will come to help define my brand of "The Art of Online Dating". I feel like this is a pivotal moment in my development as an artist, and in the journey I am taking as a person with Sareytales.
Stay tuned for future developments.
I am honored to have two pieces selected in Colors of Humanity's "Human Nature" Exhibit. There were so many talented artists who submitted their work, I am so pleased to be included with such talent.
"This show will run April 1-30, 2018. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 71 accepted entries and they came from 10 different states in the USA as well as 6 other countries: Lithuania, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, and Taiwan. A variety of styles and mediums were entered, including but not limited to acrylic, charcoal, colored pencil, digital, gouache, graphite, ink, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, tempera, and watercolor. The judging criterion was originality, interpretation, quality, demonstration of ability, and usage of medium. Other factors, such as the clarity of the images provided and their ability to be viewed online, as well as relating to the theme, also contributed to our decision. “Best of Show”, “First Place”, and “Second Place” winners received a monetary award in addition to special recognition.
We were very happy to donate 10% of all entry fees from this show to Your Safe Haven, a nonprofit agency that serves victims of all serious crimes and their families. Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, LLC is not affiliated with Your Safe Haven. It is our hope that this small act of kindness will blossom and grow to help someone else."
It's that time of year again! Tickets are on sale for Dirty Show 19 February 9th-17th. "Tear That Butt Up" will be featured, as well as various Sareytales prints and greeting cards in the erotic gift shop at The Russell Industrial Center! #sareytales #dirtydetroit #dirty19 #tearthatbuttup #detroit #uglyintoart
Tickets available at: https://dirtydetroit.com/
The Art of Online Dating
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Thanks to everyone who stopped by the DIY Street Fair this weekend, it truly meant so much to see you there despite the heat!! And while the weekend was ridiculously hot, it was an incredible experience meeting so many other local makers, artists and overall cool people :) Thanks for all the Sareytales love...now, back to work! #Sareytales #uglyintoart #onlinedating #detroit #ferndale #diy10
So excited to be speaking tomorrow morning along with other local creative talent at the Masonic Temple 10am-12pm as part of Detroit Start-Up Week's Creative Entrepreneurship: The Art of the Hustle! I'll be sharing my #Sareytales story of self-discover and empowerment, and artistic exploration. #sareytales #detsw17 #detroit #art #onlinedating #creativehustle
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I had so much fun this morning at TV20 Detroit YMYD talking about @sareytales!! Loved getting to share my story with everyone, and super excited for my Camptales greeting cards to start making the rounds for summer!!!
Last night was the opening night of The Dirty Show 18 at the Russell Street Exhibition Center, in Detroit, Michigan. It was truly surreal to see two of my #Sareytales (#AngryCock and #CumHaiku) displayed amongst so much talent.
When I first started creating these designs, someone asked me where do I see Sareytales going? It was a good question, and I admit I wasn't really sure. I didn't know if I wanted this to become a business, or more of a hobby, or just a fleeting project to have some fun with. However, there was a vision that kept popping in my head, and I didn't know how it would happen, or if it could happen, but I saw my artwork being displayed in a gallery. In an exhibition. Over-sized, beautifully framed, ugly words turned into beautiful art. So I guess you could say that my goals for Sareytales were to turn nasty into nice, ugly into pretty, crappy into creative. And somehow, that dream came true.
It was surreal to see my work being displayed amongst so much creativity and talent, and an honor to be a part of this event.
Keep the crazy coming!
I had so much fun this morning with the @fox2detroit team and @sarimcicurel! Thank you so much for the opportunity to talk about #sareytales and the#dirtyshowdetroit tonight at the#russelindustrialcenter in #detroit 💕💋
#ds18 #dirtydetroit #dirtyshow #onlinedating#disasters #uglyintoart #erotic #eroticart#wordofinspiration #artsy #etsy #detroitart
Valentine's Day Boutique Charity Shopping Event! Sunday, Feb 12th from 11-3pm at Temple Shir Shalom in West Bloomfield, Mi.
Sareytales will be featured in the Dirty Show 2017, the world's largest erotic art exhibition!
Fox 2 Detroit Interview: Sareytales Live!