Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Sunday, March 30, 2014
The painting part is relaxing and enjoyable enough, but purchasing supplies, creating new designs, setting up and breaking down shows after using the same sales pitch gets really monotonous and boring.The same people come to see me each week and I get restless the night before a market and really tired after.Being your own boss is almost as stress induced as working for someone else.I guess it all evens out really.Today it is raining.It fits my mood perfectly.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The little brown Buddha you see below was a gift I gave my sister Tara some years ago. I had forgotten about it until she showed me that she still had it after all these years. The figurine still reminds me not to take myself so seriously. I mean, check out that cute little smile!
Now more about the weather;Although it is nice to have some moisture in the air, it is better for me to stay inside and tend to the rock business.Even when the sun is out, I tend to burn pretty easily and don't like to have my skin wrinkle any more than is necessary for old age. Yikes! did I just say old age? Disregard the rest of this post.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Today I've been watching a lot of movies online. In the past three days, I've seen "The American Hustler", "The Wolf of Wall Street","August,Osage County" "Her", "All is Lost" and "12 Years as a Slave". The first two I mentioned were intriguing but I have to take issue with the gratutious violence and sex. I didn't find that entertaining. It was at times very painful to watch.The same can be said for the last movie, "12 years a Slave". It was atrocious and painful at every turn. Even if this was an accurate depiction of slavery in the deep south, it was still a movie I would not recommend anyone see.I have seen "Philomena" and "Nebraska" in the theatre and of all of these movies, I would have to say that "Philomena" was my favorite pick for the Oscar.Judy Dench gives a stellar performance.By the way, the picture below was taken last October at Russian Gulch. I left that heart-shaped rock there at the beach.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
My sister Tara and I had a good time learning about the benefits and pitfalls of casting with resin. We tried a few experiments, some successful,some not. We watched "Foyle's War" on her computer,had great food to eat both at home and out at the local restaurants. We went to a place on the first day called, Tara's Thai, which was fantastic.All in all, it was great staying with my extended family and my mentor Tara, who has been an inspiration to my art from day one.