New Painting: Snow Dove

A little 5×7″ painting I did using the left over globs of paint from a larger commission I’ve been working on. I’ve had a bad habit since an instructor at Art Center College of Design told me to always squeeze out more than I need. Well, that gets expensive with oil paint, and wasteful in my case, since I always have tons leftover no matter the situation. It seemed silly to waste anymore.

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“Snow Dove” oil on panel. $350.00

While You Were At Art Basel Miami

Things I did while you were at Art Basel Miami…

Tuesday

  • Drank Gato Negro purchased from the gas station.
  • Gave my cats a manicure.
  • Ate salad for dinner and wanted to shoot myself.

Wednesday

  • It was crazy-warm, so I made Lime Rickey drinks with Rum and listened to The The “Soul Mining”. Because Rum.
  • Got accepted into another juried show.
  • Finished 2 commissions.

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(Winter Women, 24×30″ oil on linen)

Thursday

  • Injured my leg (again) from just getting up from a desk. I dulled the pain with a shot of Jameson at Moriarty’s Bar while laughing at the desolation that is downtown Cleveland.
  • Got my hair done. Because if you think a leg mishap is stopping me from getting my hair done you are wrong!
  • Blasted Hawkwind while making cookies.
  • Went to Target and wanted to remove myself from civilization.
  • Did I mention it is winter in Cleveland?

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Friday

  • Went to the Cleveland Museum of Art happy hour and paid $5 for domestic beer because it is “craft beer” after all. Got a bottle of wine from a cafeteria-style restaurant. Because I’m classy! Saw a wonderful exhibit of miniatures, and Dr. Sketchy’s do their thing.

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Saturday

  • Went to a book signing with a cat.
  • Dared to contradict the crazy person at the bookstore — who kept circling around yet would never purchase a book — about C.S. Lewis and his friendship with Tolkein. This person also pontificated for 10 minutes about how Milwaukee is the Venice of the United States.
  • Went to a diner and was cold.
  • Went to a cookie party and drank bourbon and then Xmas Ale. Also assisted in the making of an enchanted wiener meat forest (my 2nd time!).
  • Discussed further details about the June cat wedding that is being planned.

Sunday

  • Realized today is the anniversary of me being in Cleveland for a decade.

 

Smarch and Sketching

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This lousy Smarch weather is really getting to me, even though by all accounts this was kind of a sissy winter for us here in Cleveland. Not to mention I’m never really outside for more than 10 seconds! Despite what my cats do to them, I decided to get back to having some flowers around the apartment — spring decor and all.

Other things? A tiny sketch that is now becoming a painting…

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My new mini business cards. It had been ages since I had gotten any re-printed, so I made some newer images along with the old. I like them….

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