Wednesday, January 27, 2016

the maker

So much has been done since last week. I made a crazy amount of prints. I'm a bit conflicted about prints. On one hand they are more affordable but on the other they make my art cheaper. The idea behind selling art is to one day just make and sell my art. If everyone only buys the cheaper one I have to work three times hard to get to my goal. That and it's just not as fun making recreations. So spend so much time as a maker trying to become someone who stands out. The idea of a person who wants you to mass market yourself feels so the hand that has fallen asleep to me.

All the things are open and yet the heart is here and playing music.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

best friends painting by Jaws Blake

This is the first time I made background music for my own video using Garage Band. I like it because it adds to the art nicely.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wishing well

I remember I was a bartender back in the early 2000's and we would find out mid shift we were working until 7 AM sometimes. It was fun but super hard. For all the partying we did the drive home was so exhausting. I remember being so afraid as I tried not to fall asleep at the wheel as my ride home was 30 minutes of silence. My pickup truck I drove was  ever green and had a radio that didn't work. It was just me the wind and my tired eyes. One time I was so tired I stopped in a gas station for coffee and as I am to do in life daydreamed about painting. It was an awful but perfect job because I only worked three days a week. I went a little painter crazy all alone for 4 days in a studio. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

fearless 2 of 1s

I think I'm feeling good again. I having been feeling bad but I was making a lot more fearful of not selling and in this I'm just making. It feels fearless. I really want that to be more of my style. I know not ever one likes nudes but the human form is so interesting.

Monday, January 11, 2016


Many paths I have traversed. I am a painting but that has changed in so many ways as I have aged and now it means ink washes and water colors and sometimes on those great moments acrylics. My journey is unexpected for me each morning. I have never been much for planning but as I get older my memory has forced me to make lists. My focus is true but scattered at the same point. I know of all the things I wish to make Nevis se I now know I can make them. It feels so foreign to find confidence. It has become a worn in pair of jeans with a hole in the crotch. I love those jeans and keep adding patches to them.   I think the only thing that hasn't changed is my passion. It is strong and fluid like a wave. 
I am now looking finally into making real prints to boot. Finding people asking me for them is a happy surprise. I'm moving with the need instead of trying to make the trend and having all these things I hope people want at some point. The disappointment of that act I knew way to well years back. It stuck with me like a scar that say in a corner on my studios face. This year will be one of many of mine to come I feel. Making is my heart beat. 

Winter in Paris

I'm working on editing my prints for sale. I think this new one looks really good. I'll be doing so many more as the months go by. On a main note I really enjoyed how this one turned out. I'll still sell original paintings also. It feels amazing and strange to have requests for my paintings.  New year new  sleepless creativity. 

Monday, January 4, 2016

Ladies inkwash

This giant piece is working out better than I ever thought it would.

I am excited to see how it dries tomorrow morning. It takes a while to dry on this scale.
Also Goose and I have plans for this one after I finish the ladies.