Tuesday, December 19, 2006
I'm cancelling my cell phone, but you can contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Things are progressing slowly but steadily toward an early 2007 opening of TIMOUTH GALLERY. The new location will be directly behind (to the north of) the former Great Northern Gallery. Parking will be the same as before, but expanded with the absence of the caboose. Stay tuned here for updated information.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
I was inspired by Tom Christiansen's "Cosmic Fish" chandelier, and did this painting today. It was actually an unfinished painting that has been hidden in my closet for 5 years or more.
I think it was about 20 years ago that my brother was talking about my mother dancing naked on the back of a turtle that was swimming through the universe. Something like that. I love listening to my brother talk, even though half the time I don't know what he's saying.
Monday, December 11, 2006
A year ago, Madeline and I were acting in The Grand Marais Playhouse's production of "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe," one of my favorite books. I played Father Christmas, and Madeline played my elf. Yesterday we attended a matinee of the current GMP show, "Seussical." It was an amazing production! Anyway, I thought this would be a good time to dig out a picture from last year, and wish you all a very happy holiday season.
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
I've done some other new paintings that I can't show you here yet because they are commission pieces that will be Christmas presents.
Life has been so busy for me lately, and yet as is often the case, the busier my life becomes, the more I paint, too. Granted, I've been spending a lot of time waiting for people... the DirecTV installer, the real estate appraiser... But mostly, I've been very inspired lately.
I took this photo on the last day Harley Tofte came in for the season across Grand Marais harbor. One of my photos from that morning is on the front page of the Cook County News Herald this week.
My friend Tom and I were talking... At this time of year everything is all about what people want for Christmas. So Tom said "I Want Less." That comment hit me over the head. It is so counter-culture. So un-american in a way. I've definitely been in a downsizing mode lately. Through this whole process of emptying the house, my two mantras were "Everything must go" and "surround yourself only with things that you truly love." I think they are good lessons. Mutually exclusive? Maybe. It was ironic that after he said that, my response was to give Tom something... the painting.
Yesterday I was at the local coffee shop talking with friends, I innocently asked the question in the title of this post. I wasn't trying to be funny. I did used to have a space ship. Anyway, Terry thought it was really funny, and he said I should make t-shirts of it. I came home and did this painting. If you look closely enough, you'll find the words "do you remember my spaceship?" in the image.
Saturday, December 02, 2006
It's been five or six years since I've owned a Plymouth, but this week I bought another one! This is my new 1994 Plymouth Acclaim. It only has 61,000 miles on it (less than my 2002 PT Cruiser).
Before too long, I hope to have new news for you regarding my gallery! Lots going on here even though my blog activity has been minimal. So stay tuned!
Have a very Happy Holiday Season!