August 28, 2009

Bad News Bunny

The Tacoma News Tribune didn't seem to care for my piece, The Nervous Rabbit. I can't say I blame them though. At a time, I too looked down upon craft or seemingly less sophisticated pieces. This was a tremendous error in judgment on my part. That much I can admit.

It seems to me that people often fail to appreciate the simple things. We need to make it complicated or super conceptual for it to have any value - monetary or otherwise. This kind of thinking and view can lead to a very unsatisfied life, doomed with self-loathing and judgement. Basically it is unhealthy.

What the Tacoma News Tribune failed to see, in the "predictable, boring, sentimental ceramics" was this deeper truth. My guess is that they missed viewing it (in a sense). They probably saw my honesty, but failed to see the joke. Much like they and many others fail to see life's beautiful and humorous design.

I will say that they did give the show a fair chance and an overall favorable review. And it is very hard to see or to really look at the vast amount of work. Let alone understand it. The problem lies in their judgement of "craft" and/or "folk" or simple art. They haven't understood the beauty in the everyday. I pray that everyone, myself included, can learn to see this beauty and truth.

August 26, 2009

No Pics again...

Sorry about not having any more eye-candy this time. I will in the future (I promise). Anyway, I've been busy living life, so thinking about blogs and pictures has definately taken the backseat. But that's how things should be. Appreciate the fact that you're not spending your day on Facebook, or looking or updating blogs, or whatever. Let me get to the point:

Enjoy the last weeks of this beautiful summer. Cause if you're like me up here in the Northwest, you know that rain is coming. Just be aware of time and know that you only have so much. Sunny days and otherwise...

August 18, 2009

No picture. But that is good.

Today I made two drawings. But both seem relatively insignificant in light of my walk this evening (and I think they're pretty cool drawings). So as I stepped outside this evening around 8:45 PM, I had no intentions on going for a walk. But I had to. My plans and priorities changed then and there. The moment was calling me, and I just listened. It was beautiful. I have no picture, and if I had a camera, taking a picture or otherwise documenting the walk would have spoiled it. Even now, writing this blog, seems to lessen it. Or maybe not, but that is not the point. The point is:

We need to listen to these and all moments. It became clear to me that we need to focus our attention to the present and live in it.

August 15, 2009

A friend for a Sock Monkey

Days ago I found a sock monkey that was made for me when I was a child. I drew a picture of it (it in The General Dance section of my website) title FREE SO FREE. So yesterday I was thinking that he needed a friend, so I made him one. Here's a picture of the Sock Monkey I made. Oh, and wait for the painting of the sock monkeys. It will be titled Everyone Needs A Friend.

August 13, 2009


I dropped off my rabbit (art) off at Two Vaults Gallery in Tacoma today. I met the gallery owner. She seems pretty cool. I mean, she did curate a show about rabbits, so I'm not too surprised. If you're in the area, you should go see her gallery. It's not white walled, in case you were concerned.

So the show that I will be in is called Rabbitual. The show opens a week from today. Oh and there is going to be two GIANT rabbits there!

August 12, 2009

Today's Work

Today I created a new piece titled Can I Return. I was photographing it to put on my website and I accidently snapped this photograph. Enjoy.

August 11, 2009

Cameron & the Mustang

Today I hung out with my friend Cameron Hatch. I brought over the Mustang to show off its new paint job. Not quite the musician and guitarist as Cameron, I let him brake it in. So I drew this little sketch, while he played.

August 10, 2009

My Mustang

Today I finished painting my 1966 Fender Mustang. I had been wanting to paint it since I bought it a few years ago. Well I just decided to get some enamel paints and dove right in. I'm not a huge Mustang fan, (I much prefer my Toronado and Cyclone) but I enjoyed adding a little extra character to this fun little guy.


Hello Readers, Viewers and Friends,

I am starting this blog over! I had not been keeping up with the posts because I frankly was not interested in maintaining another site about my art. And you guys probably (if there were/are any of "you guys") weren't very much interested either. So here goes... Round 2.

This blog is not really about art. It is about life (for those who like those distinctions). It's about me, an artist among many other things, and how I'm living my life.