oh yeah, Joe? you had a few predictions and resolutions, did you? well i had a few myself, and they are these:
to continue to try and to manage more and more responsibilities at work and at home. this includes the art thing. balance is key and something i’m trying to achieve without it overwhelming/frustrating me. what can i say? i can be lazy.
to be a better counselor at the group home that i work for.
to not worry so much and to enjoy things more.
and finally, to create more live paintings this year than i ever have prior. so, with that in mind, Friday night was a nice little kick off to the year at Frankfest. check out my blog for specifics if you’re interested…here’s the painting in the meantime, lovelies.
there you have it folks. progenitor and author of the sipder flies himself, mr. crazyredbeard, will be painting for the Everyone Orchestra at the 10,000 Lakes Festival this summer. i post this not to toot my own horn mind ye. i’m a humble man.
i post this to FREAK THE EFF OUT! i’m honored that EO would even think to have me back. i was lucky enough to paint for them for three nights this past Fall, 10/06-10/08/06 and was able to sell two out of the three paintings i created. the music was amazing, the musicians top notch and the experience one to remember. i’m certainly pleased to say the least that they think enough of my work to want to have me back. 🙂 God is good.
here are the three that came about from the run this Fall…
Recher Theatre, 10/06/06 Towson, MD
The State Theater, 10/07/06 Falls Church, VA
House of Blues, 10/08/06 Atlantic City, NJ
word!! this is definitely the biggest event i’ve ever painted and i’m so thankful for the opportunity…hope to see you all at the Lakes!!
Fishman signing the back of my painting @ The State Theater, Falls Church, VA
The State Theater 10/07/06
Word of the Day for Thursday, June 01, 2006
junta HUN-tuh, JUHN-tuh, noun:
1. A governmental council or committee, especially one that rules after a revolution.
2. A closely knit group united for a common purpose and usually meeting secretly; also called a junto.
His greatest fear, said Wole Soyinka, the Nigerian Nobel laureate and ardent foe of military rule, is that with the death of one tyrant, the world will not press for the entire junta to step aside.
— “Nobel Winner Calls for Nigerian Ruler to Release Political Prisoners”, New York Times, June 12, 1998
The Greek junta that seized power during 1967 mobilized the courts against its foes.
— Charles S. Maier, Dissolution
Two days after the coup, the junta announced that General Videla had been designated President of the Nation.
— Marguerite Feitlowitz, A Lexicon of Terror
Still, the resemblance to political revolution is, in important ways, only metaphorical. Computer nerds aside, there is no junta driving this process of change.
— Andrew L. Shapiro, The Control Revolution
Junta comes from the Spanish word for “joined” (hence, a group of persons joined for a common purpose), from Latin junctus, past participle of jungere, “to join.”