Saturday, January 26, 2008

Good News

I was just contacted today to be the t-shirt artist for the Arts for all festival in Lawton, OK.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Artist funk

It's been a week since my last post. I've actually done a panting since then but it's hard to explain. Sometimes I just don't feel like writing. Personal issues have consumed my mind. It is hard to concentrate. When you can't concentrate you can't paint. Well I can't. I was at peace long enough to paint a larger version of "Twinkle twinkle".(18"x24") Hopefully I will shake this funk soon. Until then I will press on.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


It's been an emotional roller coaster the last few days. I have been dealing with a lot of personal things. I am still working on the grid #18. It has proven to be a worthy advisory. Battling this piece has been exhausting artistically. I feel my self becoming stronger as an artist because of it though.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

getting lost in my work

I did make it to the studio today. I am well on my way though #18. I made some good progress to day too. I don't think I will show the progression though just in case the people that commissioned it are watching. I think it will look nice but the end product is what I want them to see. I hope you understand.
I also did a small 8"x8" of a peach. It was fast but looks nice, I think.
A lot of deadlines for shows are coming up and I really need to keep my head about me to make sure I don't miss any. It seems harder this year than any other for some reason. I'm feeling the pressure and it's hard not to let it feed into my work. Some times I get lost for days in my work and that's something I can't afford to do right now.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

An Allusion of Control

Well I actually got back into my studio the over the weekend and finished "Tropical Refuge". Yesterday I had an annual event that I do at Northern hills elementary. For the last 3 years I have worked with the "Meet the masters" program in their school. I come in and do a demonstration for the 3rd graders and it as always was a huge rewarding experience.
Now for today. I have began work on the #18 grid work piece. I still don't have all the research in place but decided to at least get to work on it. Things seem to be picking up for me and soon they will be spinning out of control. This life seems to a form of controlled chaos. Well I'm not sure how controlled it is. May be it's just an allusion of control.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Tropical Refuge

Well today I finely got into the studio. I was able to get a little done too. Amazing... I was able to do a little 8" x8" and start on a 30" x40". I was going to work on a new grid piece, (and did draw out most of it) but after finding out there would be a delay on one elements for the reference, decided to go ahead and begin a new piece. I felt I was in need of a tropical interior, with the cold all around me, I really needed a refuge like this. I have this feeling in my gut that many things are about to change. I'm not sure how that makes me feel either. election years always give me this feeling, but this is more than that. I'm not sure if I should be afraid or excited. I have a lot things to digest and me world is spinning. At times like these we all need that little refuge.