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10/29/2005: "It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine?"
This morning I went out for breakfast with a friend at a little diner where you write your order on a post-it note and when you're done you pay by dropping your money in a big bucket. It's the total honor system, nothing is rung up, they don't even have a cash register. I suppose the idea is refreshing...that people are for the most part honest and trustworthy.
Now I want to clean my studio and then spend the rest of the weekend painting. I'm actually feeling a little giddy at the prospect of "making stuff up" again. Plus I'm going to finally mail two smaller paintings that sold awhile ago, and update my website. I found a blog entry where someone used my site as an example of a well designed one, for a web development class they were taking. That has inspired me to try and update some of the galleries and maybe work on my shopping cart system again.
Anyway, here's a painting I did about 8 years ago, called "the Rapture"...it was a huge painting, and I wish I had taken better photos of it because the best part of it is all the texture in the stormy sky...which you can't see in this crappy photo. Still, I was reminded of it when I started (awhile ago) thinking about Armageddon as a possible theme (the dreaded t word) for a new series. I'm not religious at all btw...but I was raised around the idea that we were in the "End Times" and let's just say, that has left its mark.