Friday, January 27, 2006

I left the stove on.

Really. I didn't think people actually did that sort of thing, but I just walked by the stove, felt a wave of heat, and saw a pan had been over a low flame for what was around ten hours.

So an emailed picture in the form of a mock personals ad informed me that Amy had the kid. A month early, I believe. The pictures are great, though some people I've shown them to are a little put off by seeing a newborn. Wish I was there.

I got to see my first C. Gibbs show in close to a year, and he and his lady let me buy the latest CD, Parade of Small Horses. If I wasn't so tired, I'd post a link, but you can, and should, find it on Amazon. Just beautiful.

I found someone who has the same birthday as me. Juline and I are going to try and celebrate in tandem this year. I'll probably end up working.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Art Show. Wednesday.

I have some lith prints, and newer color pictures in a group show.
Details are below.
There are some paintings I really like in the show, so if people come and buy some of my pictures, I'll be able to afford to buy some paintings.
Come early before they run out of free wine.

Exhibit Opening & Artist’s Reception On
Through Friday, February 3rd
CB’s 313 Gallery
313 Bowery
NYC (212) 677-0455


Angie Mason
Patrick Williams
Jason Oaks
Robert Craig
Alice Tippit
Chris Ryniak
Heiko Mueller
Kiersten Essenpreis
Edwin Eushiro
Joe Heaps Nelson
Winston Smith
Rajive Anand
Josh Wertheimer
Hailey Wallis
Jenny Doussan
Megan Day
Jackie Rivera

Friday, January 06, 2006

Should've said no.

I'm having problems printing for this show. Nothing is ever simple for me when it comes to making finished pictures that you can hold in your hand, or hang on your wall. I resolve to find a better way this year. There, I just came up with a new year's resolution. Oh yeah, and get a driver's license.
While 2005 ended with some interesting events in its final few weeks (firing, freakout, strike, etc.), the rest of the year wasn't as bad as I thought once I looked back and took attendance. I actually got on a few airplanes after unintentionally avoiding them for five years. I saw some grand tourist attractions in various parts of the country. More important was seeing some grand people in various parts of the country. In random order; Amy, Paul, George, Jennifer, Jaime, Lidiaemily, Famous, Juliana, and Diego. That's really what it's all about, right? What I didn't do was see enough of the right people here in NYC. Saw K, A, Tom, Jim, and Sam on the first, so I consider that visit starting the year off right. I haven't seen Kelli in five years, and I miss her, though I hope to see Jed and maybe some of his clan in a few months. (That's right Jed. Busy in April?)
The years leading up to 2005 were full of health problems, heartbreak, and four more years of the education president. 2005 sorta broke that streak, but it could have been better, and it could have been just a change in me. Breaking points are good for change, and breaking points were reached. Oh that reminds me, I quit one of my jobs in 2005. It's made me poorer, but hopefully easier to be around.
An obviously missing quality that I look for in a 2005 is that I didn't find the girl. I should probably resolve to actually look for her this year. Maybe she's resolving to look for me.
But while it's fun to think of inane crap like complaining about your life, or patting yourself on the back, let's always look at the bigger picture. That mess we made out of Iraq isn't getting any better, a major US city was just about washed off the map, and people that survived the earthquake in Pakistan and India are probably still freezing to death. It's easy to forget about that stuff for a minute with all the I'm-gonna-lose-weight-and-quit-smoking dreams, but you'll remember.
Over a hundred killed by bombs in Iraq today.