10/07/2005: "We all fall short..."
I got an email last night, it wasn't mean spirited or anything but it did say at one point "for an artist blog, you sure don't talk about art very much"...
I didn't know how to take that. In my defense, this is an *artist* blog, not an *art* blog so my focus is not about art criticism but about ME ME ME, the artist. And as any artist can tell you, there are times when the mind is alive with a thousand ideas and it's all you can think (and write) about night and day...and then there are times when the mind is as blank as the white canvas staring you down over your morning Cheerios.
Then said artist is forced to write about bullshit like fortune cookie logic, bear break-ins, and political shenanigans. But one of these days I'll be back, talking about paint fumes, the importance of good lighting, and how sometimes you need to set an egg timer to remind yourself to take a pee break when you're *really* into a painting...which will bore an entirely new set of readers.
Oh, and as far as talking more about other people's art is concerned, the *one and only* time I've ever said anything negative about another artist (Rah Crawford) he responded...made me feel bad...and I realized that I probably don't know what I'm talking about so in many cases I should just keep my big mouth shut!