Tuesday, June 29, 2010

We Go Tonight

I am so glad that today afforded me the time to finish a painting that I've been planning for months. After getting used to the 9-5, it's really nice to have a whole day to myself to run errands, be annoyed by snuggle with the kitties, and paint to the sounds of The Breakfast Club.

Put Them To Sleep

This one's titled Put Them To Sleep- it's posted along with some more information on ye olde etsy site. This is a really big, vibrant piece...I am so happy with it that it is currently hanging in our front hall. :)

We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all.

**ADDITIONAL NOTE: At The Seams was recently featured in this treasury on etsy. Being chosen for a treasury is always an exciting honor...go check it out!

Losing You

And now for a general update on the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson:

Vegas was amaaaaazing.


That place is worth it for people watching alone, not to mention sights, shows, food, and gambling. I went in with a complete disdain for gambling and came out with a slight craps addiction. Pics can be found here on my flickr.

Although we are glad to be back home, we can't wait for our next trip. We are planning to go to Houston in August to visit some of Corban's extended family, who I have never met. I hope they like me. Then, a tentative vacation in October for our 2-year anniversary! We just got our passports in the mail and are itching to use them...perhaps a trip to Mexico is in order?



Also in August, I am taking my first painting class since grade school! I signed up for a fall term Painting 1 night class at Brookhaven College, and cannot wait to start learning the basics. I feel that I have lately plateaued in my artistic progress, especially skill-wise, and am very excited to get a fresh perspective, learn from my peers, and work on building a strong technical foundation. It is scary, though, knowing that my work will be critiqued in a very open way, something that I have always done whatever I could to avoid; hopefully this experience will toughen and motivate me to really start getting my work out there for all to see and fail to understand. :)

Oh, and I finally got the new Sleeperstar album and the new Octopus Pie book in the mail! Please go check both of these artists out...the first are fun rock/pop/indie Dallas musicians, the second a fabulous web cartoonist. All of these people are inspiring in their talent and dedication.

Time to bust out some paints before I have to return to the daily grind tomorrow. Love...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sick Cycle Carousel

Well, the car is once more tippity-top, and at no small expense to my pocket book. I am most definitely ready for Vegas, which is happening in less than TWO DAYS.

Things I am STOKED about this summer:

James Thurman paintings for the hiz-ouse (already received and hanging in the home.)

The much-anticipated Sleeperstar record, Just Another Ghost.

Last but not least, the Octopus Pie boooooook.

I just may run away to be a hippy/gypsy/surfer soon. I'll let you know.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Furious Angel

Picking my car up from the shop for the second ridiculously expensive repair in six days. Handy development right before Vegas vacation, huh? Details to follow.

Monday, June 7, 2010

I Wish

Just got At the Seams posted, you can check it out here.

Checking out Gordon Biersch tonight with Ashley and Michael. SUPER EXCITED.


Also, C and I watched the Rangers kick the piss out of Tampa Bay on Friday.

Ranger FTW

He surprised me with my very own Rangers gear! Love my man and my new hat. :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

So What

In the spirit of being back into The Game, I finally finished a piece that was promised to a good friend freaking forever ago. It is titled Stink Butt, and I'm pretty pleased with it, if I do say so myself. :)

Stink Butt

I'm also finally getting around to posting this piece that I completed late last year.

At The Seams
At The Seams

It's not up on etsy yet, but I will let you know when it is. The thing is huge, so I'm not sure how shipping would work. Life does have its little trials, doesn't it?

Anticipation is mounting as we look forward to a Rangers game, Bulgogi, Wicked, Vegas, and the new Sleeperstar album this month! Now time to go catch a happy hour.