Monday, February 23, 2009

We know who we are, so we don't need names...

Firstly, let me direct your attention to my FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages. please click and add me. thank you. now for the news...

...i shall have this. i shall create with this. it will be my new tool, my new eye, my long-awaited replacement and upgrade. in other words, i'm ordering this thing in like 2 days. it's gonna be such a relief to be holding a camera again. i've been without my own camera for almost 2 months now, which breaks my heart. i did so much work with borrowed equipment but it's totally different to be working with gear you know and love and are entirely familiar with. speaking of which, thank you SOOO much to everyone who helped me out by lending anything and everything to get me through the slump. i know some awesome folks.

in other news, the lovely miss sara and i saw coraline on saturday. it was so good, we're gonna go again with some free tickets i won and we're gonna enjoy it all over. this time, in magical 3D as well!

it should be noted, this is NOT a children's movie. as cute and charming as it looks on the surface, there are scenes in this movie that will haunt you. that being said, it IS cute and charming, but with a bleak and spooky interior. i highly recommend going to see it while there's still a chance to catch it in 3D. the movie looks absolutely breathtaking on the big screen and is WELL worth your hard-earned recession dollars.

finally, i found out today that i sold another piece in my show! HOORAY! kinda came out of the blue too... but i'm always happy to give my work a permanent home and i'm truly humbled when someone wants to invest in my creations. like any artist, my work means alot to me and to know others appreciate it really makes me feel all warm and mushy inside. seriously. everyone who's got some of my work hanging on their wall or saved as their desktop or whatever, thank you. thank you thank you. you're all awesome.

more work on the way. trying to plan new shows for the spring.
also, making up new promo materials. stay tuned! there's so much more to come!

be well~


Saturday, February 14, 2009

To whom it may concern...

My friday the 13th show was, by all accounts, a huge success. I can't express my gratitude enough. To all who made it out, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You're all amazing. I had the greatest time and I truly hope you all did too. It was so nice to see so many happy faces in the same room. At one point, and i'm not kidding, i got a little overwhelmed and had to step aside and take it all in and talk myself out of shedding a few tears of joy. I really can't tell you all how much I appreciate it. Just know it's not at all taken for granted and I'll remember this forever.

Today, the lovely miss Sara and I went out for dinner at a beautiful asian-fusion restaurant and celebrated ... well... everything. It's been a great few days. (Have I mentioned she's an angel? It's true.) Happy Valentine's Day to all and I really honestly hope everyone is reading this and feeling a bit of the love in the air. I know I am.

Be well~


Saturday, February 7, 2009


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Thursday, February 5, 2009

A gentle reminder...

on the corner of 9th and Christian Streets, Philadelphia

opening reception 7-9 pm

Festivities continue throughout the evening.
Free food, cheap drinks, and my first solo exhibition.

Come one, come all! This upcoming Friday the 13th, I'll be debuting a collection of new and less-new work at our beloved 12 Steps Down in the heart of the Italian Market. It's going to be quite a time and it's FREE. As in, it doesn't cost a dime. There will be plenty of free food, good company, and a bunch of my work for sale at incredibly modest prices. Come get your buzz on and give some artwork a happy home. And bring your friends!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Zeitgeist...

Well, it's been quite a week. I had the great misfortune of walking into work on friday to see countless people I know and care about standing silently in the lobby holding boxes full of their belongings. The silence was louder than anything I've ever heard before. It's such a haunting scene... not a word was spoken. And for the first hour I was there, I didn't know who was next. It could have been any of us. Nobody was safe. The economic turmoil had at long last hit home.

That being said, my deepest sympathies go out to everyone affected. Nobody feels good about what happened. Those of us that made it through don't feel much better. We're left with survivor's guilt and the terrible memory of the friends who sat beside us every day who are no longer there.

I can't even begin to describe how awful it is to see this happening to our country. Everyone knows at least a few people who have been hit like this. You see it every day on the news. CNN is keeping a running tally of layoffs nationwide. The numbers are terrible. Those of us who are employed, be thankful and do everything you can to make yourself valuable. Those who are in more dire circumstances, keep your heads up and know that someday (hopefully soon) things will improve.

God help us all.