Tuesday, October 28, 2008

eventually I will get it

Just figured out where the comments are. yeah....

Pumpkin carving 2

And here they are, the finished pumpkins of 2008. It was harder then we thought but we did our best. Jen is on the right and I am on the left. It was frustrating but fun. I may have gotten a little to competitive because I was being real pissy when Jen asked for help. anyway......I just realized that I have comments and I don't know how to get back to them to check them again. If any of you feel ignored it is because I had no idea you left a comment. I don't even know how to write back or comment or whatever it is called on here. Sorry. But thanks for the support. And yes Second Storie is a great way to finish the week even though I did it on Monday.

Can't wait. Uno

Monday, October 27, 2008

pumpkin carving

Just finished up carving pumpkins with Jen. We did self portraits this year and I will post some images tomorrow when they are finished. 3 hours was enough tonight. Part time starts next week and I can't wait. Goodnight.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

the usual rochester day

I woke up to another wonderful day of gray today. I will follow that up with getting breakfast with Jen at Jim's Restaurant and then off to work at 3. yay. Sunday should be a little better and perfect for football and possibly some last minute yard work to end the season. Pretty boring yeah I know but thats what I have for now.

Monday, October 20, 2008


haha I have no followers.

raking leaves

I came home from work today knowing that I had to rake the leaves in the yard. Although the yard is small I still hate raking leaves. It had to be done though so I could cut the grass. My neighbor told me to just mulch the leaves with the lawnmower. Last time I did that the snow melted in the spring and there was chopped leaves everywhere and grass didn't grow in certain areas. So I will rake them up. Leaf pick up for my area is not until Nov. 23, what's up with that?! The alumni show opens tomorrow at 4 at SUNY Brockport. I may go to the studio afterwards. Perhaps dinner at my parents?? hmmm Maybe a beer at C n S Saloon. We shall see. One.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I finished the painting I have been working on 2 nights ago. I was extremely frustrated with it and followed some good advice to just leave the studio and come back to it another time. I went home and ate dinner with Jen and she volunteered to take a look at the painting after dinner. We went to the studio around 9 ("another time" to me meant about 45mins). She said the area of problem was better but she was still not convinced. In a split second I realized instead of reworking with a new image over the area, bring out what was already there. I painted a white m and t, that was all it needed. I delivered my work today and feel relieved to have it done. The SUNY Brockport alumni show opens on the 21st from 4 to 6pm. The exhibition runs through Dec. 7. I was seriously obsessed with this painting. I may have to hang it this weekend. My brother went to Granada today to look at school and find apartment. I will pick him up Sunday at the airport. That's all folks.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


I am addicted to energy drinks and double quater pounders. It's gross. I think I am also addicted to Regina Spektor. That is all today. Going to work. Later.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

just another day

I skipped the studio last night because of car trouble. I went for about 2 hours today though. Progress is being made on my latest painting but I feel a snowball effect is happening. I keep adding to it and feel that more can be done. The play list tonight was Linkin Park to Coldplay to Jay-Z. I like to mix it up to keep the energy going. Here is a camera phone sneak peak of a section of the piece. Fridays schedule is insane...730-1 work and 3-2am work. No time for studio.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Day 2

I went to the studio again ( that's 2 days in a row) and added another house to a painting I am trying to finish in what is now 6 days. It is almost there. I just watched the presidential debate and I believe Barack Obama is our next President of the United States. Would anyone out there ever paint over someones artwork to create their own? It is wierd.

Monday, October 6, 2008

3 hours in the studio

I made it to the studio tonight. I was there for 3 hours. Cleaned brushes, shoved the mess aside and began to paint. I could have continued painting but I chose to call it a night. I reached a point where I had to many ideas running through my head. I thought if I keep going I may screw up. It is so close to being finished that I didn't want to take that chance. I wanted to add graffiti, but that my have been to much, unnecessary. I will go back tomorrow and see if I really like the changes. goodnight.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Eight Days

Anyone ever have a show coming up and think you don't have enough work to fit the space? I hate that. Eight days to finish painting.

Studio time

I really want to get into the studio today but I just don't feel motivated. I have been thinking about this for weeks which has actually turned into a month and a half now. There is a lot to do up there but I don't feel right to get myself in there. I get this feeling when I know I can go up there and work for hours and I can't get that right now. I can't get that "feeling" or whatever it is. I suppose I can use this blog as an excuse or maybe motivation. It's getting cold out. I had to work until about 2am last night. Monday I will go. Even if I just sit there I will just go.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Been a few days...

Well it's been a few days since I last posted something. I am waiting to here back from New American Paintings to see if I will be in the northeast exhibition book. I really would be excited about that. I was denied last time I tried. The SUNY Brockport alumni show is coming up at the end of the month (October 28th) at the Tower Fine Arts building on campus. It will be pretty cool. I have to drop work off on the 10th or 14th. I wish I had a new body to show but I always wish that. I hate my work about 2 months after I finish it. I don't know why. The Office is on soon. Maybe more later. Go Biden! It is also thirsty thursday and Jen, Mikey and I are drinking Samuel Adams Octoberfest because its October.