Tuesday, November 24, 2009

but the one thing i know....






i been led downtown, and felt outta-sight..here are some process picks of my week, loving the progress i am making this upcoming show, i feel alive while working, and my direction is new and everyday is a discovery....one of my favorite places to be..kids, do you have a favorite place to be?...ahhh mr.rogers is a permanent stamp in my psyche, how beautiful..i heard an interview on him maybe it was this american life..regardless, he is a very soul full person, and had much wisdom in how simple he saw the world...he loved to always be at the piano, and said silence was to be the most respected, since it came first. was he a Taoist or what!..here's to your inner mr.rogers, wherever you are....

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

and you go home with miss sally ann....











great day, very tired, might expound on the new work tomm..all i can say is i love my daughter more each day, and she my heart, having her start to be able to work with me and create is very high on all-time satisfying activities in my life..she really digs painting and working in the clay...ahhh the rain is falling hard now..goodnight.

Monday, November 16, 2009

whew..











i am spent long day, working in multiple mediums, never a dull moment..i am much to tired to elaborate on much..arted all day, the gym, then gallery meeting...ready to hit the sack. i am currently reading China Men, by maxine hong kingston..put on a kevin costner movie,and then realized that was a bad idea..the book is much better!...the photos are snapshots of projects happening, and my lovely daughter the consummate professional photographer

Thursday, November 12, 2009

just draw my cigarette till you make my good ashes gone..





cigarette blues by bo carter...damn good song..man you gotta hear it before you die kinda song. anywys, this will be short, i am very busy, getting ready for a big weekend with the fashion biz and starting to produce work for the show in dec....i got experience my first fashion shoot yesterday. it was fun! i was the make-up guy, photographer, and bottle water(well tap water) provider for my very patient and awesome model elizabeth. i was going for a sultry look with the make-up a little over the top and her hair was the main prop, trying to catch it in action. this led to her getting frustrated(not really) but i wanted her to look a little mad, she seemed to start laughing every time i said "get angry"..so i just shut my mouth...watched too many fashion shoots on t.v. caused me to be a little pushy, when really she did best left to her own devices...it was an over-all success, and i look forward to shooting with some nice clothes from american apparel soon. i have got alot of good advice and know the direction i will take this. also the backdrop could be a little more funky..i need a red brick wall. a funny side note the blush is red-oil pastel i shaved with a razor. there you go ladies a secret fashion tip from yours truly...thanks elizabeth! and thanks crystal! for letting me borrow your awesome camera....these shirts are available in my esty shop, and i will be putting the rest up later today...

Monday, November 9, 2009

paddlin'



when they said repent, i wondered what they meant..yes it has been a leonard cohen morning. funny how he always sets me in a philosophical,contemplative mood....hmmmm....don't have a camera right now, it was possibly stolen at the gallery opening friday night, or i just set it down in a strange place when i walked in. i hope the latter, why someone would want that ragged out taped up, slightly bent lens ed camera is besides me..but it was in a nice case. this week is a strong paddle stroke in the direction of my work. it is two fold, luckily i have two paddle in my boat! first i am spring boarding back into the art on clothes business, i have the opportunity to learn the process in detail, and rent out the shop to do my work. this is perfect, i will have complete control of the design process from start to finish....i printed out two small runs last week and have the fever hot coursing through my veins now....i plan on filling my etsy shop up with clothes..that mean i get to be come a fashion photographer...fun! i have always wanted to work in fashion design industry, specifically in the skate/surf/extreme sport genre...these were the clothes that i grew up with and still turn me on. i like the urban atstectic, and feel my work will translate well in this arena. i have a ton of shirts that i got second hand to work on my style and designs..second oar with be pulling my ceramic work in a new direction for this month. something completely diff i am hoping. any ideas?i have a fuckin' show with a girl from nyc in one month! ahhhh! her work is very collage like aith a strong urban feel to it. hard to explain. she is taking old antique carousel horses and well you you will have to wait and see! dec.7th is our show date..shit better get to work see ya!...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

more evil..less perfume please..






well well, i am busy today. just finished a dark painting in acrylics for the nth show tomm. the show started off as a halloween show, and now will be res-shown for our towns art-crawl tonight. the theme was dark halloween shit, and i was told to paint something to fill in a blank space on the wall. i tried to get dark, but was feeling very un-dark yesterday...so i painted this 2x3 ft masonite, while listening to happy music and chatting with customers who came into hands gallery yesterday...really didn't know where i was going with it, has been a couple of years since i messed with acrylics, but i liked the fast pace in which i could work them. the painting went through several stages, as i try to show here.besides that today i am decaling slip-ware, casting pots, and buying t-shirts for tomm. screen-print run which i am pumped about, since james is letting me get my hands dirty with the process and screen some of my shirts...soon i hop to be completely in control of the whole process..i am buying the shirts from the thrift store since, and will use the money made to buy some nice shirts for the next run...also, it is possible to wear too much perfume ladies, i will never buy conventional spinach(sprayed) again(tasted like metal), and obama seems to be another cog in the great machine..albeit a shiny and pretty one..wassup health care-reform package? bullshit! these are my organic free-range opinion of the world for today...