Sunday, March 26, 2006


The show has come and gone. I took it down tonight and shut off the lights and locked the door. What a time it has been for me. Three days before having to hang the show I came down with the biggest flu I've had in years. I felt like I was going to die! The worst part was the No Energy. Friday night came and I was all ready to hang the show, But no energy. Dead to the world. With help from friends, support from my wife, and determination in my gut, I straightened painting, hung hooks and aligned lights. By 11:30 at night, Friday night, I came upon an invigoration I could only attribute to the happiness I felt seeing my show finally up and shining.
What a time it was.
It was all I needed it to be. And as I hung it I realized, this is what I had dreamed about way back in high school, while working on the mural in the cafeteria. Some day I would have my own show. Mind you it wasn't at the Taj Mahal, but it was my show, and a damn good one!

Thanks for reading, See you soon. Love to all. Peace on Earth.

- J

Thursday, March 09, 2006

The Card for the Show

Been a long time

Two Falls, 2006 (18" x 24")

As usual, I have put off coming up here for a while. I have felt overwhelmed with the preparation of the show for the past week or so, and the last thing I've wanted to do is write about it.
But here I am and the show is in two weeks. I am very excited about it, though my family and co-workers might think different. I am weighing on those around me but I do trurly feel good about the upcoming proverbial "heart on my sleeve".
My painting is coming along, and isn't that the whole point here. To add my statement to the human condition, show people what I'm thinking. I hope someone not in my immediate life will have some positive impression from the exhibition. I get good feed back from the people around me, but it feels good to get an outside response.
Two large painting will be completed for the show. One is already very enjoyable to me and I hope it turns out well. Big bold shapes and color depicting a double waterfall flowing around a rock that I'm imparting a blob like personality. Above is "Two Falls", a sneak preview for the blog folks.

Love On