Thursday, December 27, 2012

2012 Year in Review

It's been a crazy year! Thanks for reading my little ol' blog and following what I do, it means a lot! Here's a photo collage of some highlights from shows and new pieces I made this year. 

Here's to a great 2013, Cheers!

Strawdog Theater
Pick Me Up Cafe
Logan Bar & Grill
Koehnline Museum of Art

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Yet Another Studio Reorganization

Before and after shots. Sorry for the camera pictures lately, I finally (after 6 years) ordered a new digital camera and should be getting it in a week or so.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Old Stuff

I feel like I'm always organizing my studio, but I decided to do a massive purge this week and started tonight. I took a painting from 2006 and took it off the stretcher bars to roll up and store away and snapped a few pictures first and thought I would share.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone has a great holiday! I'll be staying in Chicago and enjoying some much needed relaxation after working two weeks with no days off. I might even get the studio organized!

Photo below is outside the Comfort Station in Logan Square

Friday, December 7, 2012

Kate or Die

I dearly love Kate's comics and this one seems especially appropriate right now. While I have been somewhat of a hermit this week, starting tomorrow I have 10 straight days of plans/things to do/maybe a date (in there somewhere). So I'm trying to get out there and do my thing, and I think Kate says it best.

Click here for the original posting of the comic on her site

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Here and There

Hello! It's been awhile since I blogged again...whoops. It's been a weird few months to say the least. Let's start with the good; I went to Vegas for Thanksgiving to visit my Dad and his girlfriend and like always I had a really good time, I even won some money! 

Here's some photo highlights from my trip

So the not so fun stuff...I've been having a hard time lately with my depression. I don't think I've talked about it on here before, but I've been struggling. It's very hard to get motivation for anything, hence why I haven't been in my studio at all. I just want to sleep and sometimes I go to bed around 10pm or earlier, which is ridiculous for me. It's so bad right now that my usual go to's for making myself feel better aren't helping (taking a bath, reading, seeing friends, recognizing the positives in my day to day life). I just want to stay under the covers and be a hermit for a little while. I'm having a really, really hard time breaking out of this funk right now and I'm hoping soon I can post something more positive and I can share how I got out of this rut.