Friday, August 30, 2013

A Mystical Future - Art show

I'm very excited about my Friday the 13th Art Show, A Mystical Future, coming up in a couple of weeks! The show will feature many of my tarot paintings, as well as a few other pieces, including some new, unseen works!

 For those of you who can make it, it will be in Carrboro NC at the Beehive Salon. Artwork will be up on Sunday the 1st, but the party will be happening on Friday, September 13 starting at 6 pm. There will be snacks, drink, music and plenty of art.

I will also be raffling off one of my favorite paintings, Geezer. Raffle tickets will be available through me (in person, email or Paypal) or at the Salon. The winner will be announced on Friday September 13th at the show. If you want to buy a ticket or three and can't get to the salon, just let me know, either in the comments or through email at

Raffle tickets are $5.

18" x 24"
Oil on Canvas

I hope to see you all there! And if we haven't met face-to-face, please be sure to introduce yourself!


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Too Many Irons In the Fire

The Hanged Man
24" x 36"
Oil on Canvas

Here is the latest in the Tarot series I'm working on. I'm really enjoying this series, though I'm not working as much as I would like. Then again, is any artist? Have you ever heard someone say, "Ugghh, I'm so sick of drawing stuff! If only I could go work in a field or do some digging or something!" only to throw themselves onto the bed and stay there in a deep depression? Not likely.

I know I haven't written much since my return from Prague. Honestly, there is just so much to write that I'm a little overwhelmed with it all. Do I talk about the various leaders who's manifestos I read, including the amazing Dalai Lama and the very fucked up Valerie Solanas? Do I discuss the ways in which I want to apply social entrepreneurship to my future endeavors? Perhaps I talk about the wonderful people that I met while I was there, some of which who've already proven to be among my dearest friends. Maybe I talk about Absinthe Weekend?

"Bwahahaha! 3 parts guilt, 4 parts regret, and 12 parts YES!" We NEVER talk about Absinthe Weekend.

There is too much. And, it's not like I didn't have anything going on before I left. I'm opening two businesses. I'm working on graduating summa cum laude. I'm applying to UNC's MBA program. I'm training for the Tough Mudder. I'm writing a book.

I have a lot of irons in the fire. Too many, even for an over-achiever like myself. I could get rid of some of them. Just grab them, like Kwai Chang Caine at the beginning of Kung Fu, and discard them. The problem is: I LIKE all of the irons I have in the fire. I don't WANT to discard any of them. I enjoy them all and want to be able to succeed in all of them.

But what I want may not be what's best for me. And the truth is, short of some terrible being mauled by a honey badger...I've got a long time to hang around this giant mud ball that I like to call "The Planet Earth." So, there is no reason that I need to try doing every single little thing that I want to do within the next six months.

This realization should take some weight off of my shoulders. I should breathe a sigh of relief. I don't have to do it all!!

Nothing embarrassing about this. Nothing at all.

Instead, I wonder what I should put on hold? And I can't think of anything!!

I hate when my over-achiever and my hedonist traits collide!


Got too many irons in the fire? What are you working on that you can't or don't want to put aside??