Sometimes when you’re working you need to take a break to buy a few items.  Today I had to venture out to the art store and good ‘ol hardware store.  It’s ok, I needed a break, but I find myself wanting to devote every breathing moment into making art.  I often fantasize what it would be like to just make art all the time.  While I’m sure I’d have quite the collection, my heart and head haven’t made the leap into the art world yet.

Why?  Why not?  It’s often a question I pose to myself.  For me, I guess it’s a combination of having a job that pays the bills, commitment to working with under-served youth, time devoted to make art…and…something huge..confidence.

It’s tough.  Do I have the skills, the necessary business savvy, nay the gumption to have others see the value of the work.  On the inside, it doesn’t matter.  I make what I make.  I make it for myself.  I make it for friends.  But the real world? That’s another story.

While part of me wants to journey off into art making as a career, I’m quite happy where I am.  I just wish I had more time for it.

So while I chew on that for the rest of the summer, here are some things to look at:

I can tell you one thing, every morning will start with well made coffee..and a lot of it.
Happy hours to close out the year, is a must.
Empty hallway…saddest part of my year. No artwork can hang.
Remember the time you decided to drive to the grocery store in hail force winds and rain?
Anthro…how I love to hate you. And then love you again.. but this could be a thrift store.
Side business?
I like calling this place my hometown. It truly was where I grew up as far as I’m concerned.
nothing beats fresh
Working on a bunch of these little guys, with writing.
A Triptych. Plan on doing more of these “rivers”. This one inspired by the Rhine.
Early stages, letting the color flow where it wants….sometimes.
4th of July.
Sometimes the only trip I make these days is to the hardware store.
In progress.

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