Thursday, September 27, 2012


I can't get this song out of my head. Muse, madness.

Still no art......

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

oil bars

I gave these to Jen. She loves them.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


I make excuses for everything. I really never thought about myself that way until the past few months. I am an excuse maker. I don't make it to the studio because I have to be there for my dogs. Really? I have to make dinner. Really? I have to cut the grass. Really Jim? Really?! It sounds like Seth Myers in my head. I can't get my ass to the studio. When I am not there, that is all I think about. When I am there, I think of everything else. These thoughts make me question what I am doing with myself as an artist and as a person. I am in this never ending loop of shit.

I am writing about this because it was all I could think about at work yesterday. I was thinking of quitting my full time job and getting another part time job. It would free up 20 hours a week for studio time. Then I thought "Yay, another crappy part time job." Another excuse. A few weeks ago I saw the look of disappointment on the faces of three people when the topic was myself and art. I don't know if they knew they were doing it, but I saw it in their eyes. It blows.

Last night I was reading a few blogs and two new posts by two different people summed up everything I was feeling. It was a little relieving and inspiring. I am not saying I am going to run right off to the studio, but I am saying I am done with the excuses.

I just read through this post and it does not make sense. It skips around. Whatever. Jen told me to live in the moment. It is what it is.

I brought Gino to the studio. I don't think he enjoyed it. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


I am not sure what to post. It is 9/11. I thought about it all day. It was all over Facebook. Friends posting "Never Forget" and "Remember the fallen" and police and firefighters.  Conspiracies were talked about. What a fucked up day that was. I don't know what to say, really. It is sad. Still unbelievable.

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Wood carving of a cardinal.  Hand painted.  Awesome.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


This is way overdue, but I would like to welcome JoAnn to the studio! Yay! I hope that this will be a shit ton of fun for you! Good Luck! Check out her shop!

bobble head cat in JoAnn's space, I like it

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

5 33

Jen and I went to the river last weekend to celebrate our 5th anniversary and my 33rd birthday.  It is pretty crazy how time flies.  The river is the St. Lawrence River which runs through the 1000 Islands.  Our cousins have a cottage in the town of Clayton that overlooks the water.  We celebrate there every year.  However, I do not have an image of us together from this year.  I do have some random images (all instagramed up) that remind me of the weekend.

we always fish together

out little river dog

water is very low this year, lack of rain

just like this boat, that's all

in front of the windmill, this is where no fish were caught