It’s 2:43 in the morning and my day is coming to an end. The ending of today consists of eating a bagel with cream cheese and a pile of ham thrown on top. Still hungry and needing more I have a couple small bowls of cereal. Plain old regular Cheerios masterfully mixed with Cocoa Pebbles. You could easily mess up the ratio of O’s to Pebbles, but after doing this for years I’ve got it down to a science. For real’s, people. Don’t mess with my cereal mixing mastery. You’ll be dragged off the playground in tears. During bagel consumption I turn on Superbad. There is so much cussing I find myself getting a little uncomfortable. And I’m not a prude. No, no, no, not by any means. I mean, check this out: shit, bitch, fuck, ass, cunt, ho. I’ll run the gamut, bro, but wow… that Superbad puts my shit to shame, yo. Of course, I find myself laughing out loud, pieces of ham falling from my mouth as I watch and attempt to eat in a somewhat civil manner. If a movie or book can get you to laugh out loud when you’re all by your lonely little lonesome self then it’s really something worthwhile. The creator has accomplished a great feat. After the bagel I want something else to keep me company while I spoon mouthfuls of cereal into my mouth. I attempt watching You And Me And Everyone We Know, but it just isn’t working for me. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s a great movie, but there is a time and a place. I flip through my dvd collection, which is a bit on the meager side, and land on an artist documentary called Dithers. I watched the Andy Howell and Dave Kinsey sections and decide to call it a night. When I go upstairs to my loft bedroom I read for a bit. I wake up when the book drops from my hands and lands on my belly, at which point I turn off my lamp and curl up with my goosedown pillow.
It’s now 3:04am and I’m going to call it a wrap. This took me 21 minutes to write and will probably be read in about 2-3 minutes. That doesn’t strike me as a particularly good trade off, however, if you enjoyed just one sentence (or word, for that matter) then it’s worth it to me. Afterall, I did toss the word “cunt” in there, which should put a smile (or a grimace) on somebody’s face.
Having an extra day in February every four years is nice. However, even with twenty-nine days we’re still a day short of February being normal. My biggest beef with the second month of the year is the fact that rent is still the same amount as all the other months. At least with leap year rent is put off for one day. And we’ll take that day, thank you very much. Moving right along…
I finally have prints of “Compliments Don’t Pay The Bills” available in the shop.
5″ x 5.5″ print on wood with epoxy resin coating
I’d say this was one of my top three favorite pieces I did for the last show I put on. The original is still available, but it’s always nice to have the option of getting a print. It’s a little easier on the ole’ wallet.
I just got the flyer for an upcoming show I’m in. I think it came out quite nice and Johnny, from Box Gallery, picked one of my favorite paintings for the flyer. As you can see from the announcement this is a three person show, which will offer a nice mix of artwork to stimulate your cornea’s.
I’ll have some new work on display for this show…in fact, I still have some works in progress that should be done just in time for the opening. I will also have a lot of prints on display, which should suit any pocketbook just fine. If you’re in the Orange County area I hope you can swing by the show and say hi. And if you can’t make it I will try my best to put my camera to use so you can check out some photos from the opening.
Sometimes you just have to say “fuck it”. You know what I mean? It’s nice to say from time to time. Go ahead, give it a shot. No one will judge you for saying the “F” word. Say it loud and say it clear. With conviction! See, it offers a bit of relief during times of tension. Naturally, the tension is most likely self-induced. Seriously people, should I really be working myself so hard to customize the layout of this page? Was it necessary to stay up until 3am yesterday trying to teach myself CSS? Is having a three column layout something I need to survive. Is the layout of a website really that important in the grand scheme of things? The simple answer. No. We won’t get into the “not so simple” answer at the present moment. Well, let’s just be honest with ourselves here…we probably won’t ever get to the not so simple answer. I mean, why would we? The important thing is to acknowledge that there is nothing wrong with saying “fuck it” when you need to. Anyway…
I’ve put off starting this thing long enough. As with the majority of creative endeavours this is a work in progress. I’ll get my silly three column layout sometime in the future.
Now I would like to share something with you. One of my most favorite videos.
I don’t speak French, but I could listen to Edith Piaf’s voice on repeat for hours.