Or rather, my last. Have you ever been? God I hope not. I only spent roughly 24 hours there and in many of the outer suburbs and I can honestly say I have no desire to go back. My husband entered the Youngstown Peace Race, a race that has been nationally known for decades. I… Continue reading My First Trip to Youngstown
This month marks 7 years since I decided I couldn't handle L.A. anymore and moved to Cleveland. It was a mildly impulsive choice, but everything fell into place at the right time for it to happen. I never thought I would end up living in Ohio! People always seem to think I was from here… Continue reading Seven Years in Cleveland
Well, moving with the trend of more art galleries closing, two that have represented me have already closed this year. A third one is shutting the doors, and although they didn't rep. me, I was a fan of their exhibitions and surprised about the news. It is sad when people can no longer see work… Continue reading Gallery Closings
Lately I've been wondering "what's the point?" because I'm definitely not one of the lucky few who actually make a living at art -- I break even. If I am in the black, it is enough to get the ever slightly better frames sometimes. Everything goes back into the art; supplies, shipping costs, promo materials,… Continue reading The Fabulous Life of an Artist
Yesterday I was at the outdoor mall that pretends to be a city (Cracker ass Cracker Park), and there I was: Prada purse, Prada shoes, Starbucks in hand, and Sephora bag slung over my shoulder. What happened to me!? My 15 year old self would be wailing on my ass right about now. I think… Continue reading Spike the gallery cat
Sometimes I see parts of Cleveland that I wonder, "why don't they bomb it and start over?" Endearing? Not really. An assault on the senses? Yes maybe just a tad. These are always the parts that good ole MapQuest will send you through in any city, really.
I buy weird stupid "luxury" items I don't need. I just do. Okay maybe not the wasteful kind of stupid, like an expensive car or hair extensions. But you know what I mean. I never really did before, but because I live in a cheap city I figure get the things I want now while… Continue reading The High and the Low