Saturday, May 15, 2010

Off to the co-op


Last week Steve and I had our art shown at the Austin Artist Co-Op. We didn't have any sales, but the exposure was good. Our stuff has been hanging all week and last night I received a call from a guy who wants me to do a burning of his dog. He said it's some kind of a spaniel. I told him I would have to see the dog first, so I'm meeting him there today around 11.
It's weird to think that strangers are asking me to do burnings for them. I really don't like doing commissioned work because it adds a level of stress to the work that I usually find fun. It adds stress because I can't just screw a piece up and throw it away if that happens. I actually have to finish a piece because it's paid for. But, I guess I'll have to get used to it if I want to try and do this when we move to Santa Fe.
Anyway, not much else has been going on with me. I'm finally feeling better. Now Steve has been sick for the past few days. It's allergies with him, too, but the way it hits everyone in Austin makes us crazy. Everyone gets the sore throat and coughing and runny nose or congestion. I can't wait to move!
I drove by our old house yesterday and was shocked to find that they removed all my stepping stones and they redid the front garden. While the stones looked better being there, the garden looks nice. Except they put a bald cypress in the front and that tree is too big (or at least going to be too big) for that spot. But it's their house now and they can do whatever the fuck they want.
Okay, that's it for now.
Be nice to each other.
Later-

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Art show today


Steve and I are going to be showing our stuff for the first time publicly today at the Austin Artist Co-Op. We're pretty excited about it. We're hoping that there will be a lot of people there, but it is Mother's Day, so who knows. But that could also go in our favor with everyone spending the day with their mothers and taking them around town and shit.
We, of course are mother free. Steve's is in Amarillo and mine is in Heaven, so that frees us up.
You know, that's one thing that's always bothered me. I know it's a natural question: "What are you getting your mother for Mother's Day?" But my mother passed away when I was six, so I haven't had a Mother's Day in almost 29 years. I just have to say "Nothing, she passed away a while ago." Then there's that awkward moment of silence. Perhaps people should ask, or find another way of asking. I don't know of one, but it's just a thought.
Well, to all of those mothers out there, happy Mother's Day.
Be nice to each other.
Later-

Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday!


It's Friday and I'm feeling much better. Of course I'm feeling much better, there's only two more days before I have to go back to work. But that's fine, as long as I'm feeling better, that's what matters.
Steve and I went down to what's called First Thursday, here in Austin. It's kind of a street fair of sorts held on the first Thursday of each month. We wanted to go sell our artwork there, but it just wasn't what we thought it would be. It was kinda cheesy and kinda more like a flea market than anything.
But tomorrow there's another art show being held what a bunch of artists can bring their stuff and sell it. Hopefully that will be better so we can start selling our work and making some money off this shit!
Anyway, other than that, we don't have much planned. Steve has to work tonight and tomorrow night, so I won't be doing much. My burner had to be sent back to Canada because it went out, so I won't have that back for another three weeks. I want to start a new project and it's killing me that I can't.
I'm headed to the gym here in a little while after I shower and then I come home to sit and read. Maybe I'll go by the pool or something.
Be nice to each other.
Later-

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hump day!

It's hump day, my third day of vacation and the third day I've been feeling like crap. Actually it's the sixth day I have been feeling like crap, but the other days I wasn't on vacation, so they don't matter.
Anyway, that's how it goes, I guess.
I suppose I'll survive.
Steve has to work all day today so I'll just do things I need to do, which are none too fun. My annual checkup is coming up so I have to go do lab work, and then I have to go to the post office and mail off that wood burning and then I told my brother he could come over for a while. That may not seem like something too awful to you, but you've never met my brother. He's got issues. I haven't really seen him in almost a year, even though we live in the same city, and there's a reason for that. I pretty much prefer not to see anyone in my family. It makes my life less stressful and much happier. I can't wait for the day when we move to Santa Fe and that will be eliminated altogether. It may sound harsh, but if you knew what I had to deal with with them, then you'd understand.
Anyway, about Santa Fe, Steve and I came up with an idea yesterday; we think we're gonna look for a trailer on some land and try to buy that instead of a house. We never thought we'd live in a trailer, but it would be cheaper and plus we could own some land. Even just a couple or three acres would be nice. We really just want to be away from everyone and live our own life and be as peaceful as we possibly can. There's still four years to go, so who knows how many times we'll change our minds between now and then.
Anyway, that's it for now.
Be nice to each other.
Later-

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Gotcha sucka!

Faisal Shahad was taken into custody yesterday as he tried make his escape! He was on board an Emirates plane (whatever that is) at JFK Airport. Officials say he was headed for Islamabad, Pakistan. FUCKER! I hope they throw the book at you!
Why can't you fuckers leave us alone? Why can't you leave everyone alone. All you do is go around bombing innocent people because you think you're so righteous. Well, you're murdering people, idiots! So, now sit and rot in jail. And I hope someone makes you his bitch! That's what you deserve.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Feeling better


I woke up yesterday feeling like shit. I went to the gym and sat in the sauna for 45 minutes (on and off) and today I feel a bit better. I still have a little cough, but I'm better enough to say that I need to get out of the house.
Steve and I are gonna take Buster to the Greenbelt to go swimming. It's either that or we have to give Buster a bath because yesterday morning, we were eating French toast (Steve and I, not Buster) and I served it to Steve in bed (I know, I'm wonderful) and when we were done, Buster went to jump down and his tail brushed across the plate and his big fluffy plum of a tail got covered in syrup. It's lovely. Just one of those things. We tried to get it out with a wash cloth, but it's just way too much. So, if it's a choice between a bath and swimming, we'll go swimming.
I didn't do much yesterday on account of the way I was feeling, but I did manage to almost finish the book I am reading and that's it. Pretty boring. I really need to get back to practicing the guitar regularly. I've been pretty lax lately.
I read that there was bomb making stuff found in Times Square yesterday evening. That's fucking great. Thank God that He was watching out for us and it didn't turn out to be something devastating. I mean, who the fuck? Aren't we going through enough right now with the oil slick and the flooding and the volcanoes and the earthquakes? Come on, idiot! I feel pretty safe to say this to the person who left that stuff (since I don't think anyone reads this blog, much less a terrorist);
You're a fucking asshole! If you're from another country and came here to do something like this because you don't like us, then get the fuck out and go back to your cave! If you're an American and did this, then you're even worse. You're a traitor! Go stick a bomb up your own ass and do us all a favor!
Okay, that's it. What do you think? Think he'll read it?
Anyway- that's it for now. Be nice to each other! No bombs!!!!!!
Later-

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sick for vacation


Well, I finished the Chesapeake Bay retriever, but I haven't sent it off to the person I did it for because she went out of town, so I have no idea what she thinks of it yet. I hope she likes it. I'm pretty sure she will.

Anyway, I start my vacation today, and wouldn't you fucking know it, I got sick on Thursday! It was just allergies (I'm hoping it still is just allergies), but this morning I woke up feeling worse. My head is stuffed up, my nose is stuffed up, my throat is raw. Grrrrrrr, I'm so mad. I was going to try to spend every day at the gym while I was off. But now, I'm headed to the gym just so I can go and sit in the sauna to try and seat this shit out. That's not how my vacation was supposed to start!
What else is going on? Mmmm, oh, yeah, nothing! We were going to try and drive to Santa Fe for this week that I'm off, thank God we decided to hold off. Other than that, we have nothing going on. I wish the fucking movie would get done. I'm so sick and tired of waiting. It's been three freaking years! It's not War and Peace, for God sake.
Okay, that's it for now. Be nice to each other.
Later-