Saturday, March 27, 2010

Beer and Strawberries

It was so nice out today, I took a dusk bike ride out to Albertson's to get some strawberries and beer. And what appears above was the new town neighborhood scene. Beautiful. Later it was infested with termites flying everywhere - a side effect of the sunset bike ride but totally worth it.

"Do you have some ID?" the cashier asked eyeing me up and down.

"Uh, no um, I'm 37." I stammered trying to remember my age.

This is Key West and it's a fact of life you need to carry ID if you even remotely look under 21. I have to card people too at work so I wait patiently wait prepared to leave with just strawberries. The bag boy runs off and I turned around to find out where he was going on. Three lanes down, him and manager try to gauge my age. He looked at me, mouthed something to the bag boy and then the bag boy gave a thumbs up with a smile and ran back.

The cashier continued still not believing me "What year were you born?"

"1973." I said, quickly realizing I gave her the wrong age when she first asked me how old I am. Total Score.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring has Sprung!

Had a really good day yesterday starting off on the right foot for the Spring Equinox.

Been talking about doing this forever and I finally did it. After learning a bit of photoshop, I made some of my paintings into cards. Walked down to the Garden Cottage store on Southard to show the owner and she loved them which was so great. She liked them so much she bought them all on the spot and handed me a check which I couldn't have been happier about.

I keep flashing back to my junior high art class where we got to make screen printed cards. I remember looking at one I made thinking this was really cool. Can't wait to experiment some more...

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunday is Funday - the warm weather edition

Bike. Paddle. Paint.

Biked out to Stock Island
Paddled down Cow Key channel
Painted for a few in the studio

beautiful day. life is good.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New Studio Space!

Was on the hunt for a new studio space and this week hit the motherload on Love Lane. I've never had a separate studio space and spent last weekend actively asking for it.

Usually it's been crammed into my living area somewhere on the floor, generally in a corner by my bed. This is an entire spot devoted to it and it's amazing to have it. I feel really lucky.

Finally getting to work on a project I've been talking about for two years and learnin' some Photoshop in the process.

Monday, March 1, 2010