I'm extremely sick. I'm lucky because we work at home, so Greg can take care of me and Azalea. I'm also lucky to have my sis making me her awesome comfort food. My buddies Tony and Lisa have been wonderful with my girl and making the best chicken soup in the world. I'm grateful to have good people around. I'm miserable, but thankful to have the most understanding customers! Greg has a necklace on the cover of Stringing (his second!) alongside my brother Andrews piece, which, as you might've guessed, makes for busy times around here.
I've been pretty set down, sleeping endlessly but trying to sketch when I'm awake. I have a few ideas for something I've long wanted to pursue, but never had the time or energy to really put forth the effort required to do a good job. I don't half ass anything, if a project is worth doing, give it all you got or don't bother (sounds strong, but is annoying, loads of things stay in my sketchbook for this stubborn behavior). So I'm putting forth my best efforts and compiling sketches, making new ones and doing research to make cast stone sculptures. I used to make the originals for a company way back when (when I was naive and silly, allowing another artist to sign my work!) and have literally made him millions. My hope is to produce work that could function as indoor/outdoor sculpture and stand the test of time. Anyway, I'll show my progress as I get better.
I was doing a little bit of research today and found an interesting bit of mythology on mermaids www.sideshowworld.com Our friend Anne Choi shared an amazing story about a girl who lived to 800 because she accidently ate mermaid meat - supposedly she is alive today, living in a temple in the mountains. The mythology comes from Japan (land of the most lovely and strange folktales ). The site is strange, but interesting. I feel like going (soon as I'm well and finished with all my work-some time 10 years from now) and meeting the nun. I hope she'll still be around.