Saturday, November 27, 2010

Gobble Gobble...

Hello faithful few. I take it everyone had a great thanksgiving...Mines was OK. It was my first thanksgiving as a vegetarian, so it was also slightly challenging.

Before I even got to thanksgiving I had people saying "what are you going to eat?" or "how are you going to have thanksgiving dinner if you don't eat meat?" Really??? I mentioned earlier in the week on my Vegetarian Blog that I would not become that person. I would not let or allow myself to get caught up in the whole "vegetarian vs meatatarian discourse." Our mindset has gotten so far into what symbolizes what for "X" holiday or "X" statement that we don't realize that we actually equate certain things with certain events. Alot of people equate Thanksgiving with Turkey, televised football game at Texas Stadium(The Cowboys, Ughhh) and Black Friday. So the idea of not eating Turkey on thanksgiving becomes almost unpatriotic or UN-American, so to speak. But you not only hear it from the left but also from the right. The right would have you defend the reasoning behind why you aren't eating the meat. About what happens to Turkeys or how they are bred for holidays like this.

I feel that in the modern age, Thanksgiving is about giving thanks and being thankful. Not about how much Turkey or what the final score of the game is or even if you are going to go stand in line at midnight for 4 or 5 am sale and almost get trampled to death to save $50 for a TV. That's just my opinion and I stand behind it. I enjoyed my Thanksgiving as I have enjoyed all my Thanksgivings; being thankful.


PS...I had honey barbecued tofu that I made myself;)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Gin and Juice

Hello faithful few, as I sit here typing this to you guys I am hyper-multi-tasking. Let it sinking in:)

I am watching Edge of Darkness, on my computer, texting this blog on my awesome smartphone(Samsung Vibrant running Bionix Fusion 1.2) & partaking in a glass of Seagrams Gin and Everfresh OJ. Good stuff.

Today I went to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. It was pretty good to see the book portrayed on the big screen. It was a lot more darker than the previous 6 movies WB has presented to us. I mean in my opinion book 7 is the darkest so its only fitting the cinema portrays it as such. I highly recommend that you guys go check it out for yourselves.

I have been drawing a little more so I am feeling pretty good about the direction I am heading in when it comes to my art. Now if I can only get the job thing going:)


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Always looking forward.

Every weekend no matter how bad a week I have had, I always look forward to talking to you guys on Saturday. Whether it be, just to let you guys know what I am working on or just to show you what I am working on. I always get excited about presenting you guys with a weekly recap of a day in the life of an artist or should I say a week in the life of an artist. :)

I am still waiting to here back from this place I sent my portfolio to last month and i am also in the middle of working on a couple of projects. One of my pieces that I am almost finished with just got a title! Its going to be called, Put The Guns Down. I looked at it another way and started to really thing about it. Then today I flashed back to the image of it and the title just popped into my head. So hopefully I finish it in the coming weeks and when I do I be sure to post a pic of it for you guys.


Saturday, November 6, 2010

I'm a Scavenger...

So on yesterday I received my sketchbook from Art House Co-Op in Brooklyn, NY. I am taking part in the Sketchbook Project. I did it a couple of years ago but I didn't last year. I wanted to make sure that I got a chance to do it this year.

So the premise of the Sketchbook Project is that they send you out a sketchbook that you in turn have to fill up with glorious works of art based on certain themes. They have a list of themes like; Nightmares, (Your name here), This is not a sketchbook and so on. I let them send me a book with a random theme and my book came back with the theme "I'm a scavenger." They couldn't have sent me a better theme. I totally plan on running away with this theme. I can't wait to deconstruct and reconstruct this books insides.

Back to the project, once you finish the book you send it back to them. The book then goes on a tour around the country. Making stops in at The Brooklyn Art Library started in February of 2011(where the books at the end of the tour will enter the permanent library) with stops in Portland, Maine, Chicago, San Francisco, Florida, Atlanta, Austin, DC and finally ending up back at The Brooklyn Art Library. I am going to def go check out the books when they hit DC if I am still in the area;) Or the Atlanta showing. One way or the other I will check them out. I might even do the Chicago showing. (Man, I love Chicago!!!)

I look forward to sharing excerpts with you guys over the next couple of months.