Got a lot done today. Helped my dad clear out his garage so he can put a model A car inside. He is so happy that he is going to restore an old car. I hope that my son and I will be able to help him out some before we leave. The wife looks to be sick. It’s going to be long night.
looking forward to a morning I don’t have to get up early. I over slept this morning. I only do that when I’m sick. Every muscle in my body hurt today. That didn’t stop me from getting up. I had to get the kids ready for school. I had to make money to pay for bills. When I came home it was snowing. We slide into the driveway. Lucky no accident. When I got inside my 3 year old reminded me I promised him a hamburger if he was good. I didn’t want to go out. Yet I did. That is what love does. Now I hope they let me sleep in.
It should be you me sandwich but I like the sound of me you sandwich better. I haven’t been feeling well lately. Really tired. I was mudding a wall today and the pan felt so heavy. I don’t know if it’s a lack of sleep. The hose to our RV froze last night. I woke up to no water. It had dropped below freezing last night and our hose hook up cost 230 dollars is suppose to heat up when it gets cold. It shouldn’t freeze unless its 45 below zero. Well it can’t work if the outlet its hooked up to dies. Which is what happened. I got a new GFI outlet at work today. Will replace tomorrow. Not a big fan of the cold. I can’t wait to get back to Southern California.
Running a little late today. Last night everyone in the family was up in the middle of the night. My wife got up to the kids eating waffles. Everyone was in a good mood despite the hour. I knew though in the morning the kids would be cranky about getting up for school. They weren’t to bad. Christmas is around the corner. I have no idea how we will make it. We don’t have a tree. When you downsize your life it’s hard to fit a Christmas tree in it. We will hardly have room for the presents. At least we have a roof over our head. Things are tough but we are getting by. I have good feelings about next year. I really plan to get my book done by the end of the holidays.
I consider this piece a work in progress. I had a rough day. My stomach has been going crazy. I pray I don’t have the stomach flu. My three year old just spent two days throwing up. I am not looking forward to two days of hanging with a bucket. Need to get some sleep.
Still working on finding an audience for my art. The art may seem simple and silly. I’m trying to make a powerful message easier to swallow. I want people to think back to a time when love wasn’t complicated. When I was a kid loved seemed so simple to me. It was easy for me to communicate my thoughts. As I got older I made love more complex. I tried making it conform to a whole set of rules. I became very unhappy. When I let all that go love snuck up on me. Love needs to be talked about more. We need to spend time each day thinking how we can be more loving. My hope is my art will help start some discussions.
It’s hard to work in a trailer that is bouncing all around. The kids are going crazy. I admit this is my fault. I bought them a 100 emoji balloons. They have blown up a bunch and are chasing them up and down the trailer. I’m trying to paint small little lines. Despite the tough week I’m having my art has been focused on fun. the piece is a little on the silly side. It took me awhile to learn how to draw a horse head. I didn’t they were very good but the kids loved them. Our youngest has been going to the potty. Which is a blessing. The downside to this is all the accidents. He has pooped in his pants twice today. He’ll get the hang off it soon. Ok need to get to bed. My boss said today if I don’t finish the job I’m on in a week I’m fired.
I grew up on video games. In fact there was no video games until I was about 8 years old. Yes I am old. I loved playing video games so much that I stole money from my Dad’s wallet. I got in a lot of trouble for that. I lived and breathed video games. I would beg for change outside the arcade. It was a much simpler time. I would get a couple of bucks each day. I could makes those quarters last. I was thinking about the game Defender when I did this piece. I wanted to try not using all black background. I will have to try a piece with a black background to see which one I like better. I keep experimenting with my art. I think its the only way to find those incredible pieces. Ryan Adams was talking about writing a song on the piano today. He said he like the piece he did but the song he was looking for was 10 more deep. We have to keep experimenting. It’s never easy to bare your soul. Though if you want to make true art one must reach into the places we are scared to show.
I could see myself saying this. I think about hanging out with my wife more than anything. It was a tough day at work. I installed a set of stairs. We got it roughed in. Tomorrow we will have to finish. I wasn’t feeling well this morning. Everyone around me is getting sick. I hope that I don’t get it. If you had to chose between time travel or hanging with your true love for the rest of your life what would you do. It’s an easy one for me. I would choose my wife than tease her about time traveling the rest of our days.
Feeling silly today. The kids had a 2 hour school delay. It caused chaos across my how schedule. Was out of sync all day. I still haven’t found my coffee thermos. It’s going to be a rough day tomorrow without my coffee. I need to get my act together. Haven’t ordered any Christmas presents. Yesterday I spent most of the day designing my kids book. Working out the color scheme. It felt good. Got a little blogged down after 6 hours of drawing characters. So I went over to my Dad’s house. Watched a little of Museum mysteries. Need to buckle down and get that book done.
This was the second attempt at the theme I was going for. I’m ok with it. Below is the first attempt. I don’t like the upper part of the painting. Though when I cropped it after scanning I didn’t think it looked to bad.
I was driving home from working all day and was staring at the sunset. I thought about the skyline being a bed. Wouldn’t it be great to snuggling up there with my wife for the day. Then I thought wouldn’t it be great if we could stay there all winter. Then reality hit. We had to run a bunch of errands. Maybe next year.
Body shot. It was a long day at work. My muscles cramped up on my several times. Took some pain killers. Hopefully I will sleep through the night. I doubt I will. Most like will wake up in pain. Pushed myself to create some art tonight. When you show love the world will see it. Don’t allow other people decide your happiness.
A fun little piece tonight. Today my Winsor & Newton watercolor set came in. It was an early Christmas present for myself. 24 beautiful little packages. I will need to do more experimenting. Not use to high end paint. Most of the stuff I have is student level. Over the Thanksgiving break I want to try and knock out the art for my kids book. Need to get to bed early tonight. We are going to Washington D.C. tomorrow. The kids are going to have a blast.
This morning as I was getting the kids ready for school we were jamming out to Kelsea Ballerini’s new Album Apologetically. It’s a great album. I love the song Legend. I have done some sketches earlier for an idea I had for this song. I got to thinking on the way to work about simple shapes. I came up with another drawing idea for the song legend. While the kids did their homework I did this doodle. I hope you enjoy. I am trying to put out of my winter funk by doing some art pieces. Today was so cloudy and raining it made me think about the neon moments in my life.