So yeah. Life sucks. I'm still getting some paintings done. I'm kind of tired all the time cause of the benadryl and the herbs I've been taking, but I pushed a small table next to my bed and when I feel like it I paint while watching something on my laptop.
I've re-watched all the Harry Potter movies, re-watch Horatio Hornblower, and re-watched all the extended LOTR DVDs with commentary. Yes, yes. I've also netflixed a lot of random American Experience DVDs: RFK, The Kennedys, The Lobotomist (which somehow tied in with the Kennedys) and I'm getting into this Nova series about the birth of our solar system.
I finished the above painting sometime last week. Been getting into fluid acrylics over using medium viscosity. It's easier to get thinner lines with them. When I was in school, I never really had that much money, but I always tried buying nice paint. I remember budgeting out a certain amount of my income to a buying a new tube each week. Now a bit older, it's kind of weird that I had to do that, cause, well, uh, acrylic paint is hella cheap. You can get a bottle of liquitex for like $3, and a tube for $4. But when I was 19 I had a eating budget of $20 a week, a part-time job that paid me $6.33, and I slept on my friend's living room floor for $300 a month and I went to a $20,000 a year art school.
I don't know. It was just weird. I was doing a crafts fair at my old school last year, just cause I remember having fun doing them. And there was this kid there, who made awesome stuff and he had prints for sale. But they were like $15, and they were just amazing prints. But yeah, we traded work. But yeah. It just reminded me when I was a kid I sold paintings for like $20-$40. Cause yeah, cause I was 19 and I can some how ate off $20 a week (If you're wondering what I ate think Ramen, Eggs, Bread, Cheez-its, Dollar Meals, and I ate once a day; also what might have made it do-able was that my friends all worked at restaurants).
By the Way, the kid's name was Sam Handleman and below are his prints.
I don't know. Sorry this is just me rambling. I tend to do this a lot when I'm by myself, and then I'm e-mailing someone and then get the brunt of all of this somehow. I was doing some business e-mails last week and a lot of it was just about cobbler and Nova. None of the above stuff was leading to anything, other than me thinking that $20 was a lot of money at one time in my life.
But yeah. I've just been painting. I'm putting all my new work online for that show out east here. I don't know if they're all going to that show, cause I'm pretty sick, so I'm probably not going to go out for it. I don't like going to openings, but I do like installing my work and seeing what I worked on for so long up on a wall. I'll probably save the smaller installation for a show later in October in LA. But yeah. All of it's still up in the air.