As my artist's statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance. -- Calvin and Hobbes

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Corinth, MS
(Photo from the Daily Corinthian)


Monday, February 14, 2011

To My Valentine

I don't know what made me trust you exactly, and I'm not sure how you learned to be so completely supportive of me.

All I know is how grateful I am (and, it totally rocks!)

I never knew I could feel so powerful and full of hope and supported as I do today.
I feel like a superhero.
I feel like Wonder Woman.
(It helps that you told me that you think of me this way, too.)

Wow, I am lucky.

Thank you Valentine, for being mine and giving me all the hope in the whole world.
Enough to believe that I can absolutely do it if I want to. Not only that, but thank you for being so convincing about your belief in me that if there was, I have never felt any glimmer of doubt from you.

Because of you, I am living my dream and I will never ever give up. Thanks Valentine, for another wonderful year.

I think I am ready for my costume now.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What do they look like when we aren't there?

On the easel this week..(lord knows why I have a compulsion to show you unfinished paintings)

Well, you know, if you find a friend to be absent from their normal course of play, they are up to no good. Such may be the case with me, but you'll never know for sure. I'm sure the truth behind my lack of blogging lies somewhere between "OMG, writing a novel in a month wore me the f*#k out" and "I looooove my new studio so much, that being there with no computer to distract me is possibly the best decision I have ever made (creatively)." Also, not to mention "the Internets was sucking me dry."

I missed you though. So, now that I got all that out of the way, and I'm actually producing again, I can say that with painting always comes blogging, cuz I gotta show you what I'm up to!

I've finally gotten started on my new large scale series inspired by Las Vegas. My observations of what the Real American Dream looks like. The gritty, the winners, the losers, the regular city that most people don't notice. Beautiful People and Shiny Objects...Can you tell I still haven't nailed the name of the show yet? Whatever. I have 15 pieces planned, hopefully more. I hope to show in the early Fall 2011.

I'm off to paint in my groovy studio so I can continue to frote WR Jones.

Things to Ponder

Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches. -Andy Warhol

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
-Walt Disney
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