Hello again dear readers,
I hope the year is shaping up well for all of you.
It’s been a while since I published a new blog. In fact, this is my first entry of 2015. Initially, the lack of documentation was from post holiday fatigue. Distancing myself from work came to an abrupt end soon after 2015 began. Fortunately, my new year started off with the sale of quite a few original works and some pretty large limited edition print orders. Commissions from designers, political hopefuls and others started to roll in as well. It’s great when the new year kicks off with tons of elated interest in your work.
The good fortune is especially welcomed after last year. I spent most of 2014 strengthening my body, exploring consciousness expansion through natural means, and developing new techniques for art which I have committed to evolving over the next few years. I don’t think anyone would argue that the above list of activities are all good, healthy exercises for a human being to engage in. The problem is, the funds I had accumulated during the previous year were steadily disappearing.
I eventually and very briefly sought gainful employment but I quickly realized I wasn’t as crafty at conning my way into jobs as I was ten years ago and that I would rather continue making money on my own terms. A much older artist told me that he believed once a person had been a working artist for a certain length of time, they basically become unemployable in the conventional work environment. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but it doesn’t really matter. Opportunity cranked up again just when I really needed them to. Is it possible that Universe has picked up the phone and it’s time to work again? Yeah, it’s possible.
That being said, there has been renewed interest in my 2013 “Gozer” limited edition print. I’m glad I held a handful of them back. Strangely enough, the newly purchased “Gozer” editions are headed to separate art collectors in London with very similar names.
Photo of the original mixed media canvas “Re-Imaging Gozer”, 2009 -2013
The “Gozer” limited edition of 10, created by the print dynamos at Static Medium in Los Angeles.
I also, very recently, sold both my “Soft Machine” canvas’ from 2011 to separate collectors. The smaller “Soft Machine” companion piece was purchased when a long-time collector brought some friends to my studio for a visit. A polite married couple are the new owners. The larger “Soft Machine” canvas is now owned by an art lover in London. The Londoner also purchased a handful of other originals.
I love it when someone acquires multiple pieces!
“Soft Machine” mixed media canvas pieces from 2011
Photo of the “Soft Machine” companion piece requested by new owners.
In conclusion, the new year thus far, has oozed good fortune. I have much more news about sales, commissions, and also updates on my latest body of work APOKO-LIPS but I’ll save that for later and stop here. If I don’t, this blog post could quickly transform into a sociopathic bragging session and/or stretch on to an annoying length. Maybe it already has. If fact, I’m sure that it has. I think I’ll call this entry
“There & Back Again by Dildo Braggins”
If anyone else is interested in original art, commissions, or the gritty cartoonish-realism of the 18 x 24″ limited editions of “Gozer”, Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Until next time,