In theory I hate oils
for their fussiness and hassle
but in practice
they allow you to combine and manipulate
the colors and textures
in a way that is quite freeing
this week I….
sang along with dylan
showed visitors around. . . again
found awesome deals at the thrift shops
drank the perfect cup of coffee
missed a certain canadian
and. . .
I finally painted. . .
heading to Denver tomorrow! I dug up my hat and gloves, its been awhile
Beneath every painting I do, are dozens of hidden paintings.
You may remember awhile ago this post with the face of a lady friend on Stanton near UTEP. Sadly it has been covered over!!!!!! I could go on about this for awhile but I have this thing about when society covers up good graffiti, if its good it deserves to live!!!! I’ll save that rant for another day. . . anywho the reason I bring up this old post is because I was at UTEP when I spotted the same face on a large painting! My friend Jon snapped a shot and I share it with you! Our lady friend didn’t die, she’s just movin on up. . . and apparently is sharing space with a ninja.
I was browsing bloglovin and found this photo from a flickr user which made such a powerful statement that I wholeheartedly agree with! TRAVEL! One of my biggest pet-peeves about our society fear of travel. I’m not sure if its a fear of language, culture, or just the unknown. . . but now that I think about it one of the most common excuses I hear for staying in one’s hometown for years at a time is “the expense.” However! there are ways around this! In fact I have found that I can live on the road on the same buck (if not less) that I would spend sitting at home! For example, when I travel, I only eat out mayb once a day, why eat out three times a day when u can walk down the street in Paris, grab bread and cheese in the morning and be on ur way till dinner! There’s no need to spend ten euros 3 times a day! Ok so guys, help me out, what have you found helpful expense-wise when u travel?
this is actually a really old piece I did, mayb 3 or 4 years ago. . . I tweaked it a bit cuz I was bored with it, what do u think?
…slowly but surely
mum’s messes are the best 🙂