Sunday, December 17, 2006

More painting. I spent a few hours in the studio yesterday finishing up a batch of paintings. I think I'm about half way there.

On Friday night, I went with Karen and Amy to the Modern in Fort Worth. They show independent movies on Friday nights. We stopped at Mercado Juarez on the way for some yummy Mexican food. Then we saw Tideland - directed by Terry Gilliam. It was definitely typical Terry Gilliam - surreal, weird, and kind of icky. It was visually stunning with a few scenes that were really beautiful. It wasn't for everybody, but we were glad we saw it.

After the studio yesterday, I drove to Dallas for some major socializing. I dropped by Julie's for just a few minutes so I could give them their presents and see the kiddos for a while. Cole explained to me how they think a disease killed the dinosaurs. And the disease is pink. That's important. He seemed to enjoy the balloon making stuff that I gave him (when I was little it was called Super Elastic Bubble Plastic - hopefully the stuff they sell nowadays isn't as noxious...). Lily seemed to like the watercolor pencils. She's a great artist already.

Then I went to PF Chang's to meet Trayc, who I had gone to grad school with and hadn't seen in about two years. It was great to catch up and talk about art and various things.

After that I went to Jenna's to visit with her and Jack and the kitties. Casper isn't kittenish any more. Shadow was very friendly and affectionate for a change.

There's Casper, lounging around...

Jenna gave me some birthday presents (yay!) and served some yummy chocolate cheesecake.

So today I need to get off my butt and get to the studio again!

Have you had your Daily Monster today?

Here's an interesting Christmas song made up of all the Christmas songs. I love the description: "'s of a convenient 75 minute lenght, burnable onto one cd-r, and would make for a good gift to someone who takes christmas too seriously, be they too jolly or too miserable about it."

Here are some classic Christmas shows, redubbed. The Charlie Brown Christmas is my favorite.


John said...

I like that new one with the stars. That's really cool.

I posted about your Nashville show on my friend's forum. He's in the Nashville comedy scene, and all the people there live in that area. There were only positive comments. I don't think anyone went to the showing, but they looked at the website. That's something at least.

Trish said...

I love your new painting. I think its my favorite yet.

Deanna said...


The Scarlet L said...

Well, I hate to sound redundant, but I have to agree... the new painting is awesome.