The creation of Hanksy's very cool Surplus Candy show was documented by Ovation TV and now the episodes are live! Check out my episode here. I discuss one of the pieces I made for the show (the one seen here) and I highly recommend you watch the whole series to hear insights from the other artist featured. Great work was done by the Ovation TV team capturing this special event and at least a few of the artists that contributed their talent to it.
I'm super excited to announce a brand new project! It's a podcast- but maybe not the podcast you might expect from me. It's called Paper Crown and it's a series of short (10-15 minute) radio-style scenes that I wrote and directed. Every episode will be a new story and feature different actors performing them. Some of the scenes are meant to be funny, some heart warming, some sad, some absurd- but the hope is to show little glimpses of humanity- warts and all.
Subscribing to the podcast on iTunes is totally free so please tell your friends! I uploaded the first four episodes and I'm super proud of each of them. New episodes will be uploaded every couple weeks.
On either side of a construction awning I pasted these long thin messages. One which says "I really really really... mean it" and another that says "I really really really... hope you feel the same." These are the two thoughts I've had before and after telling someone I love them for the first time. I like to think that in the span of time between someone walking under that awning they could say "I love you" to someone and those book ends would be perfectly placed.
It always seems to cure what ails me.
Last month, Sound Nightclub displayed two billboards. They were 12 feet high and ten feet wide and looked glorious... but maybe that's because I'm not sure I could ever actually get into a nightclub like that as just a guy waiting in line, so having billboards is even better.
As a kid the notion of protection seemed so easily attainable. The idea of "home base" and "force fields" and "being rubber to someone's glue." As an adult I've come to realize that if you find the right person- together, protection can be just as attainable as it ever was.
Take this moment for all that it's worth.
I've been a bit preoccupied with the subject of time lately and the scattered collage of moments that make up a memory. That highlight reel that runs through your mind when you think about a certain person, place or thing. The most precious of which I tend to clutch tightly- because I know that as time passes, like a dream upon waking, things can fade or be stolen by distraction. I wish I could lock all my memories up in a treasure chest and leave them to my family in a will. I wish I could give the people I love my favorite memories of with them as a gift and conversely, jettison the moments I regret more easily. But perhaps the fact that our memories are things that we alone can appreciate is what makes them so valuable.
I wish I was as good at dreaming as when I was kid. The way the future looked when I had no aspirations for financial stability were always so much more exciting. I'm gonna work on getting back there mentally. Then I can finally get that house that has wall to wall trampoline for flooring.
This is a bit old- but I had a lot of fun at this event and the photo is nice too, so I figured I'd post it.
I know that my longer pieces are usually skimmed past but I enjoy writing pieces that are a bit longer and require a bit more lingering- whether on the street or while perusing social media. We live in such a fast paced world that it's nice to every now and then have a reason to perhaps just stop and read and think and feel and be.
Every day I feel a little bit older- but sometimes I feel exponentially older. Like when I tried hip hop dance classes at the 24 Hour Fitness. Ten seconds in I wondered how I could have suddenly become so elderly.
Some of my art was featured on an episode of Shameless on Showtime. I've always admired William H. Macy and his wonderful acting makes anything he's in so much better- so that poster seems appropriate for one of his shows.
BIG NEWS! I am trying a little experiment. It's a gallery show called MARK MY WORDS but it's actually an online gallery experience where you can "walk" through and see the pieces and click on audio commentary- where I talk about each piece as though I was right there with you (but not in a creepy way). It's a silent bidding set up where you bid what you think it's worth and on the 15th of April, if you're the highest bidder you will be contacted. I don't list what the current highest bid is because I would rather have people bid only what they want to pay and see how it goes- rather then get in a bidding war and pay more than they really wanted to. I hope you like the site and find the experiment to be at least a little fun.
Visit: MarkMyWordsGallery.com to check it out!
This is for the moment when things become clear- when it hits you what you need to do. I can only hope that we are given a few of these in our lives.
Via Wikipedia: "In Greek mythology, the Sirens were dangerous yet beautiful creatures, who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island." I may not be a sailor- but I've met more than a few Sirens in my life.