May 26, 2011

art guitar!

Last year Local 845 put on it's first Beacon Riverfest. This year to help raise money for this free outdoor concert, they cut 50 plywood guitar and gave them to local artist to be painted, decorated, whatever. The guitars will be auctioned off on June 18th. I was really excited about it at first and then I hit a wall. I was really confused by the shape. It was hard for me to break out of the four corners idea. There was also some crazy family stuff going on so I was having a hard time staying focused. Finally I just let go and and this is what I came up. It's funny how letting go really just let's you be you. I'm going to try to remember that for next time so I can avoid all the drama!

May 23, 2011

been too long!

I've found myself on jobs that take place up high in office buildings. I love seeing New York from different angles. There's always something new to discover. Like this painted road. And the Mary Poppins banner.

 Then of course, there's the other New York. The one found in prospect park. With Llamas! I've always loved these guys because one showered me with kisses when I was very small. We had a really nice day with Aunt Y.

 On the drive back upstate, big J noticed this sign.
 On the way to work I noticed this shrine. A man walking by told me the story. The man in the photo had killed himself a few weeks earlier. He loved dogs and had recently saved the one featured in the shrine from an oncoming truck. The next day he jumped off a building but not before he made sure that the dog had a new home. Rest in peace, sir. I'm sorry you're life was too painful.

May 9, 2011

Here I am

A friend posted this on facebook. I love these talks from TED. Each one is more inspiring than the next. This one really says it all for me.  This is why I make art. This is why I have a blog. Thank you all for connecting us.