Friday, February 29, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Still Painting

I have finished 2 pieces in the last 2 weeks. They are both acrylic on stretched canvas, 14x16".

River Walk
This is River Walk

and this
Too late to wish upon a star, First False Memory.
is Too late to wish upon a star, First False Memory. The false memory piece is the beginning of a series I am working on. I've already started on the second piece, and am beginning the third tonight. I'm hoping for at least 4 in the series, but am betting on six.

I'm sorry the photos are so crappy, it's really hard to take good pictures of art work when there is NOT A BIT OF NATURAL LIGHT TO BE FOUND. Vermont is pretty, but please, God, bring me some sunlight.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

It's your birthday...

That was me, at 39. (Yesterday)

Today in history:

1925 1st issue of "New Yorker" magazine published
1958 Egypt-Syria as UAR elect Nasser president with 99.9 percent of the vote
1965 former Black Muslim leader Malcolm X was shot and killed by assassins identified as Black Muslims as he was about to address a rally in New York City; he was 39.
1968 I am born.
Jackson 5 make TV debut on American Bandstand
1986 AIDS patient Ryan White returns to classes at Western Middle School

A few folks who share my birthday:
Anais Nin, 1903, novelist
Nina Simone, 1933, singer
Alan Rickman, 1946, actor.

I’ve been trying to come up with something deep and meaningful to say about turning 40. Here is what I know.

I know that the sun will always rise in the morning, and set at night.
I know that tomorrow has potential.
I know that I am strong; emotionally, spiritually, and physically, even when I don’t feel like it.
I know that life unfolds and expands before me, and I can either move with it or fight against it, but fighting it is harder.
I know that I can make life changing decisions and live with my choice.
I know that I am a beautiful, sexual being.
I know that I am creative, and will embrace those skills for the rest of my life.
I know that I am passionate; in my beliefs, and in my loves.
I know that I will never again apologize for being me.
I know that my family and friends are the most important, most constant things in my life.
I know that fun is fun and done is done.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Poke 'em if you got 'em.

This video is appearing on 7 Days. There was also an editorial in the Burlington Free Press today about the cost of attending college in Vermont.

For Vermonters, a year at the University of Vermont costs about $22,500; and at the state colleges, just over $14,600. The in-state tuition at UVM is the most expensive in the country, according to the College Board. Unfortunately, schools like UVM and the state colleges lack the kind of endowments or other resources that allow them to subsidize in-state tuition further.

Higher Education is so important. Please consider giving a donation to your local college.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Another cheesy title

Greener Pasture

For another cheesy paiting. It's acrylic on canvas, with oil stick. 8 x 6". Greener Pastures. I mean, really.

E_to_the_M took me out Friday night for dinner, to Tilley's Cafe in downtown Burlington.

Emily_Feb08 Is the fish that fresh? Just about. The food was delish and the company could not have been better. We had a great time.
Okay, maybe being single has it's perks.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Art Overload

Two images for you.
This one, I just bought, for my new apartment.

It's title is Sushi.

This one is a detail shot of a still life I am working on:
I'm calling it Orange Still Life.

Monday, February 4, 2008



Thanks, George. Someone, tell me again, how much longer do I have to wait for a new one?

This year, the largest number of program terminations — 47 — are in education including elimination of programs to encourage arts in schools, bring low-income students on trips to Washington and provide mental health services.
Bush's budget budget proposes eliminating the $283 million federal program to help people make their homes more energy efficient and would cut energy aid to poor households by $500 million, a 22 percent drop over this year's spending.

Like I said, creep.