Friday, July 17, 2009


I've always been truly bad at keeping record of things.  Diaries lasted maybe a month, portfolios showed sparse at the end of a semester, and the last blog lasted a whole 15 minutes while I wrote the first (and only) entry.  It's not that I don't do anything worth keeping record of, it's just that when I'm done- I'm really done.  Then paintings and drawings go to homes without first taking a photo or end up in the back of a closet. Since I graduated last May (over a year ago!!) I've barely touched a paintbrush.  I think that I have only good intentions, but the follow through is terrible.  

My fiancee, Paul, always says: "You are what you do everyday."

Side note: This is Paul. We are getting married in August of 2010. He normally doesn't wear his facial hair like this. But I like the photo. :)

So, this blog will be a true and honest approach at keeping track of everything that I create.  I also hope that this will motivate me to keep up and create more. To play a little catch up, here are a few things I've worked on in the last year and also a few inspirations:

A few wedding portraits...

My good friend, and fellow artist, Katy and I went on a day trip to Chicago.  There is inspiration in every corner that you look.  We of course hit up a few art museums, but I think that the landscape and aquarium were just as inspiring.

Katy and myself

A few friends we met along the way.  They LOVED the camera!

This gigantic statue was just a couple blocks away from our hotel.  You can never escape the American Gothic father/daughter duo.

This beautiful landscape is what greeted us after our short train ride to Chicago.  They are trying to impress the Olympic picker-outer people.

So I know that there was not too much of my own art on this posting... but I promise that more will come.  Time to go paint!!