Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bye Bye 09

Twenty10, please.

2009 was an interesting year for me. I managed to keep up without having a relapsing episode, which is groovy. Although, I did not escape a few rough nights of massive muscle spasms and pain, one being last night. I had some other set backs...mostly because of stress-related-excessive-consuming: ie food, libations, and buying too much shit. But you know, that is what 2010 will be about: self control and documentation.

On the art front, it was an awesome year.
Details to follow know...documentation.

Also have really gotten into the belly dancing again this year. I see that as a life-time thing and is worth every moment and resource I put into it. One of my goals looking forward to 2011 is to perhaps perform. Why not??

Alright, in the spirit of 2009 and the "excessive-consuming" theme, I am off to the mallz in my neat new yellow hoodie.

Photo 1: One of my favorite, most successful paintings from 2009 - Jupiter Surfaces.
Photo 2: Me + Yellow Hoodie

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Have you ever heard a death rattle before?

Do think it will live up to its name, or will it just be a death hairball?? Cough.

That is one of my favorite lines from my favorite movie...well, second fav movie. Actually, it may be my favorite movie now.

Photo: These are two paintings that may not be for sale. One is a gift for someone, and one is for me to keep. Or they are for a show next year...not sure yet.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Today was my favorite time of this day was when I was on my way to dinner.

I have been married 21 years.
The rules of Blackjack cannot apply here.
If they did my choices would be as follows:
1. Stand
2. Hit Me
3. ...Double Down is not an option here.

What does all this mean? I have no idea.

Monday, December 21, 2009


Things I felt like taking pictures of in the vintage shop...I need to go back there soon. I really do want that lamp.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

oooops...forgot to post stuff

I may come back and fill in some blanks and make up some stuff. Maybe.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Finished Works - Stained Glass 1 & 2

I promise that next time I work bigger, that I will make one composition out it, instead of dividing it into smaller ones.

I can do it.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Don't Call Him Tiger, Let's Call Him Cheetah!

It's just funny.

Photo: This is from somewhere on the net. The meaning is that there are two sides to everything...two sides to every coin. If you remove good and evil from the equation, there are only choices...heads or tails. The rabbit or the duck.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Getting Sick of Fortunes

I am off sick today...and not in the awesome way that kids use the term today. Just staring at the ceiling.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Current WIPs

Working on two 3' x 3' canvases as Christmas gifts for a couple of friends...

I covered with a base color, taped down and then applied white paint and texture in some of the squares. I have removed the tape now and will begin painting the white squares...more to come.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

In The Toilet - New Moon

Um, I literally dropped the New Moon novel in the toilet this morning. And honestly, when I was fishing it out of the bowl, it seemed like it was actually meant to be. I mean, it is kind of a piece of shit. Yet, I am compelled to read it. I may borrow another copy now in order to continue reading it.

I have been keeping my reading of the Twilight Saga hush-hush for a couple of reasons. First, it is kind of lame. Second, I am only reading it cause I want to bitch a blue streak about it once I finish it.

So, Reason 1: Lame. Yeah, this is written for teens. Reason 2: This is for teens and I hate, hate, hate the message it sends to young, teenage women. To become so fucking dependent on a man who treats you so badly. I mean, seriously. To ache for and pine away after Edward Cullen...come on. But, I keep reading it to add the fuel to bitch even more about it, cause I heard it gets worse and worse...he becomes abusive. But hey, she sticks it out, right...true love and devotion and all that.

We shall see...but, now my secret is out...Twilight is a toilet reader.

PS. I am not even going to mention the sparkling part of it...

Update: You know, maybe it landing in the toilet is a sign...maybe I should quit wasting my time and brain on it.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

I Am Beginning To...

...question your commitment to Sparkle Motion.

Photo: Taken with my digital 35mm Canon a few weeks of my fav things to do is blur..such skill, I know.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Freshly Baked Peg

I was the envy of the glass lady today, as mine was the only table that caught the brunt of the sunlight from the giant windows. The metallic flecks in my paint caught the sunlight, though. Ewwwww, shiny...

This is an excellent opportunity to tell you, DO NOT HANG ART IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT. Why would you do that??? There is not enough UVLS varnish I can put on the painting to help you. Just don't. Even if it catches the sparkle in the metallic paints and is shiny and pretty. It will not get leathery and wrinkled up like you or me, but it will fade over time into blah.

Also, even the UV lights in your corporate office can have an adverse effect on art. Make sure the art is under glass with UV protection, or painted with a varnish that offers UVLS protection.

Sold today:
Painting 1: Composition 4: The Dancers
Painting 2: Composition 3: Waterfall

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tuesday to Thursday

So Tuesday I felt like I could tear the world up...I get to Thursday and wonder where in the hell that Tuesday girl went off to...she was neato.

Getting my passport soon...feel like leaving the country in 2010.

Photo: Watermelon Bubblegum by Tuesday Peggy.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Interview With Me by Drew Bilofsky

The following interview was conducted by Andrew Bilofsky earlier this year. He asked has asked me several questions about marketing myself as an independent artist. Visit Drew's site when you get a chance.

1. What did you do early in your career that lead to your success today?

Actually, I feel like I am still in the early part in my career. If I take a moment and look at where I am now as compared to say, 2006, I am on the road to succeeding. I have been painting for about fifteen years, I have been more focused on it for the past five years. I think what has helped me develop my career so far is having a dedication to try new mediums and approaches, and having a desire to keep on learning. It is so important not to get in a rut, not to get too comfortable with what you do. Be self aware. Tenacity helps, too. Maybe when I reach the point of being successful, this is what I would tell you. I know all these things are what is keeping me motivated to be on that road.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

WOA...whoa, we did it for 2 years!

I participated in World of Art, which was a monthly feature on deviantArt organized by Emeraldsugar, for 2 years! It is hard to believe we had such a long run for the feature article. I think I only missed one issue the entire time...and the time just seemed to fly by.
Check out the last article here. There are links to the other articles in there.

The art above was one of my features in Traditional Collage, Sanguine by Sick-SnowAngel.

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Landfill Art Project

Currently working on this hibcab for the Landfill Art Project - an artist reclamation project.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

SPMTSAT - WIP and Final

One of the bunches of tiny canvases I have been working on lately...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday Night At 8pm

And I think I want to just go to bed and sleep off the month.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Everything looks better as a Polaroid. Just an opinion, but it is true. My subjective preference is that, and I am not changing least for today. I bought an application for my phone called "Shake It" a while ago and have made like 100 pseudo-Polaroids out of my run-of-the-mill pictures.

Here are a few of them...

By the way, this can be done in Photoshop, too, but this makes it easy.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Kramer Knives vs. Dragon Sword

I have never been one to get all fan-girl over knives (unless you count my recent acquisition of Dragon Sword), but I would love to own a big Kramer butcher knife. I am not even sure if I would use it. I mean, I may just admire the way the man forges multiple layers of metal, which in turn, creates delicate patterns in the metal blade, that makes the knives strong from the process. He also chooses beautiful would grains for the handles of his knives. So, a Kramer knife represents beauty, chaos and strength.

Now this does not mean I am not gaga over "Dragon Sword". This sword appeared in my home one day, as if by magic. Well, not really. I walked in my house after a long day at Financial Institution X, and there it was in my entry way, like a mirage. I could hardly believe it was real. It now resides on one of my tall bookshelves in my home office. I mean, it is far more delicate than a Kramer knife. And if I had to choose one or the other in zombie outbreak, I have to go with the Kramer, hands down. I mean, you can't get stabby with a decorative sword and win the battle. I would go into detail here as to why...most is based on my extensive reading and viewing of CSI shows.

Behold...Dragon Sword...

Monday, November 23, 2009

My Google Is Strong

2009 is not a banner blogging year for me. Evidently I had a lot more to say in 2008. I believe this will be even more true in 2010. I won't be able to shut the hell up. I'll be like all blah, blah, blah and shit.

Part of my decrease activity in 2009 is that I dumbly hooked my blogger up to my facebook. Now, Facebook is a strange beast, though not as strange as Twitter. Twitter is Facebook's stupid, but good-looking, cousin. You don't want to not invite her along, because she may be useful. But Facebook is like the evil cousin that you do not want to turn your back on. You have to use it wisely though. Know its purpose, and do not consume beyond it, lest it grab you and pull you into its hell (which translates into wasting hours of your precious life). But, alas the reason I severed the FB/Blogspot connection was because I wanted more privacy for my public, online diary. Yep...I think you understand. No?? That's okay.

So, by now you may be asking, what makes me think my Google is strong? Well, because when I list a business/person on my website in text format, then "google" the said business/person, my site comes up...often within the first three. If you are listed on my website, and my site does not appear in your vanity search, then your google is strong, as well.

Photo: Courtesy of my iPhone...I filled in with My Little Ponies, because it completed my hallucination at the time. When is the last time you had a pony party, or even a zebra-painted donkey party? You had better start livin', my friend.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

VPL Be Damned

Ruffled panties are the bomb. Best panties ever.

By the way, VPL = Visible Pantie Lines.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I'm Not So Much Pissed As...

I will never forget this. Ever.

So, it was either 1999 or 2000. Those years were pretty much a blur to me. But, one thing I remember is the time I went to the Red Hot Chili Peppers show. I think it was their Californication tour. They were touring with the Foo Fighters and, at the time, a little known band called Muse. I was as excited to see the FF.

And then, first thing in the AM, day of the concent, we hear one of the guys in FF is sick...bad flu. Probably not so much the H5N1, or even the H1N1, or even the H1G1 (this is a made up flu that the guys from work and I created...Giraffe flu...more throat to get sore). Just your garden variety flu.

It turned out to be a great show, even without them. Even if I was dizzy the whole time...up in the nosebleed section.

Years later, I meet my friend Jess. Jess is pretty well known on the local music scene. We use to work together and would run into one another in the smoking area by the road. We hit it off, I designed her band's website a couple times. We were chatting one day about concerts and what-not and I told her I was bummed to have missed out on the Foo Fighters. She chuckled and said she had something to tell me...

Evidently they were in Dayton, or Toledo, or some such city, the night before the Columbus show. Jess and her buds got wind of it and they took off to hang out with them at a pub they were hanging out at. So, there is Jess, partying with the Foo Fighters...there they are getting completley smashed. There was no flu...just a ginormous hang over.

I thought it was hilarious more than anything else that she did this. Ah, Jess. She's a fun girl.

Photo: That's me up there, lookin' all rough and in need of a colorist.

Such a geek

I totally LOVED the new Star Trek movie. I wish I would have bought the HD version...duh.

I am such a geek like that.

I think what I dig about it is that it brought back that 60s vibe, man.

Oh, and there will always be only one James Tiberius Kirk for me.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Studio Shot

I need to get my ass back in the studio and create something soon.
By the way...just updated my website:

Driving Down Walhalla

A drive down Walhalla Street makes any day more fun. We had just finished having mimosas at Mozart's (well, I was having mimosas at Mozart's), and was about to go to an artist friend's studio to buy a piece. I talked my friend into taking a drive down a little road between High and Indianola. It is one of those places in Columbus that I like to check out every once in a while. It is like you are in the backwoods right in the middle of town. They say it is haunted. I did not really know that until I Googled it to get the correct spelling of the road for this blog. Evidently one of the house along the drive is haunted. You can read about it here.

After the trip down Walhalla, we went to Michael Lukacsko's studio to check out his work. He was very cool and helpful...talked about building a smooth canvas...I am anxious to try that out for the Ab-Ex piece(s) I create. I bought one of his is a very colorful mandala, but here it is in gray...

By the way, the photo above is not Walhalla. I did not think to take a picture of it while time. The photo above (The Road Less Traveled) is by Perception-Obscure on Deviant Art.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Me, A Pretty Vampire

Those teeth are a bitch to keep in, by the way. This is me all dressed up and ready to go to a Halloween party this year. It was fun. It seems like a life time ago because a lifetime of stuff has happened since then. I think the time will be moving slower now.

I dressed up as Erzebet Bathory (or Elizabeth Bathory). Senecal argued with me for a day or two that I was saying it wrong. him: "What did you say??" me: "Bathory." him: "It is BathaROY." me: "Um, no it is not." him: "Well, we will have to look it up." Me: "Fine." Later on I flashed the wiki on my iPhone in his face. him: "humph." That's what I thought.

Bathory, a countess, killed as many as 650 young women in her lands. She had a thirst for their blood and their flesh. She thought their blood contained magical properties that would help her maintain her youth. So, she would torture them and then drain them of their blood and bathe in it.

I started to read one book based on the facts of her family and found it to be so disturbing that I just stopped. She is the closest living thing to an undead vampire.

I imagine I will get back at it eventually.

Can U Draw Lame Monsters?

I know I can. Guess who is sticking to abstract art? lol

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Current Happenings

I like the picture above. Digging ruffles and Victorian shit lately. Wasabi Fashion Cult posted it to their FB page.

Looking forward to 2010. Tossed a lot of balls in the air this week to start the year.

I am excited to be part of C-Bus Ab-Ex, a group of local artists who want to show non-representational work. The first show will include larger abstract works, starting at 4' x 4'.

Also, although I have not officially published the 2009 WCE book, I plan to get busy producing my next one: Twenty10: Documentation for my Unauthorized Autobiography. I think that is hilarious.

Other stuff is in the works, but keeping all that on the down-low right now.