|Just want to take this opportunity to thank
all of my friends who have
been so supportive during this very emotionally trying
time in my
personal life. I love you all. It's
interesting how when
times are so very awkward I can count on you to be there
and intelligent and compassionate advice. You know
are. I am humbled and eternally grateful.
Looks like February is going to be a really busy month. I've been asked to contribute four large pieces for the NY International Film Festival which is truly an honor. And I've also been asked to create a few pieces for a client who recently purchased a 110' yacht docked in Florida. To make matters even more interesting I recently conceptualized an idea for play and have found a truly gifted writing partner from England who is going to collaborate with me. With any luck, we will have a play finished by this time next year. Now the remaining question is, "Who will be my Valentine?" Every day brings another blessing and I am grateful.
Goodbye to Creme, my little thirteen year old blonde cocker spaniel who died this morning in my arms. He gave me so much unconditional love through all the years I was blessed to share with him. I am so happy that I could be there for him at the end and that he passed without suffering...just fell asleep, this time forever. I love you Creme, my next painting is of you and for you.
Time flies...I didn't realize that an entire month had gone by without posting anything. Finally, after four long years of battling my diseases, it seems that starting to honor my inner soul is paying off-- I'm feeling much better and many positive things are starting to happen. I promise to post more often.
To all of the negativity I've read on MonkeyFilter: I feel really sorry that you don't get it. There are sensitive souls in the world that love and are loved--and these paintings are nothing more than a tribute to that emotion. If you had ever felt it, you would never have been so blatantly rude. All I can do is thank you for inspiring me to work bigger and bolder and with greater intensity.
Happy Halloween to all of you. I hope you're going to have lot's of fun this evening, I know i will. I'm going to the annual parade in West Hollywood where there will be at least a half million people attending in the most creative costumes that you can imagine--it will be quite the spectacle. By the way, I posted yesterday's painting entitled "My Father's Son." I hope it touches you as is has touched me.
Man, was I inspired today. I finally saw the movie, "The Passion of the Christ" and was so moved I had to paint it. The result occured faster than you can imagine. I am now looking at the result of my efforts and at the face of Jesus that miraculously seemed to paint itself. When it dries, I will post on this site for all of you to view.
Well it looks like I just got another challenging commission--a father and son celebration of their love for each other. I'm really looking forward to this project.
The heavens must be crying because it has not stopped raining for many days now which is reeking havoc on my body between the fibromyalgia, osteo arthritis and chronic pain disorder. I pray they find a cure.
Today would have been my father, Richard's, birthday. I hope he is at peace and that he knows how very much I love and miss him.10.21.04 Today I fly to New Jersey to collaborate on a painting with John D'Antonio©, an artist who studied with Jackson Pollack's teacher. We're supposed to do dueling canvases of the same subject. This ought to be interesting.