The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming.

That quote, for those of you who don’t watch movies, is from the film The Dark Knight. Until now, I just thought it was an interesting statement, but the fact is that I’ve lived like that. Also, until now, there was really no dawn to speak of.

But, as these usually do go, a subtle light has entered my world again. It’s just a small ray of light, actually, but in the severe darkness I’ve been through it becomes a shining beacon. A ray of hope, if you will.

This week, for the first time in sixteen months, I’ll be heading off to a day job.… Read the rest

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Spectrum Art Show Recap Part 2: As an attendee and artist

I talked a little while ago (as in, 3 hours ago) about being an exhibitor at Spectrum, and this time I want to focus on the experience as an attendee. Now, since I was an exhibitor and not a full attendee, there are plenty of things I missed, so keep that in mind.

The famous artists
It was truly a wonder to be in the same room as so many incredibly brilliant artists. I’ve been a fan of many of them for a long time, and to meet them and have them be so laid back was wonderful.… Read the rest

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New Ink Art and Walkthrough: The Colossi of Memnon

For a very long time, since way back when I was a college engineering student, I’ve been fascinated with ancient architecture and stonework. Near the top of that list has always been the Egyptian statues known as the Colossi of Memnon, two massive representations of pharaoh Amenhotep III.

When I say massive, they are among the largest stone sculptures in the world. Each is 60 feet tall, on 13 foot bases. While you’re out googling them, make sure to check out all of the photos with the teeny, tiny people next to them.… Read the rest

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Once more unto the breach

So, February ends, and with it the end of my day job.

Yes, believe it or not, artists have to eat, and often have day jobs. Or their families have to eat, that sometimes happens too.

In my case, I was the Creative Technologies Director for a nonprofit organization. As happens sometimes with nonprofits, the money runs out, and they can no longer afford to have a full staff. That’s what happened to me. They ran out of money, and I ran out of employment.

Now, I’ve said for a long time that I wanted to have more free time to do art, to create fine works that everyone anyone will love.… Read the rest

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