Aug 20, 2014
I hang in some weird places. My M.O. is to stay invisible. This way I can draw the lunatics without them knowing it. I'm just slightly afraid I am going to be spotted one of these days. I just don't want to be pepper sprayed by one of them. It's bound to happen if they catch a glimpse of how crazy I make them look in my drawings.
Aug 18, 2014
I take drawing seriously. Like this dumb bike for instance. I don't have to draw every spoke perfectly as it appears but I do it anyway. Look at that basket, you have to be nuts to draw every wire exactly but my OCD takes over and I do it. This was part of one of my L.A. trips. My wife and I have a few cool trips coming up soon. Seattle in a week, then Florence in September and also Berlin and London. I am going to draw some really whacked out things. Stay tuned.
Aug 15, 2014
I have become like the new Audubon. With all my trips to the Museum of Natural History Lately, I am becoming a recognized icon of the institution. There is also my insights into the behavior of your school children too. I have a feeling the New York times is going to be writing about me very soon. I'm sure the museum itself is going to want to put out a series of posters of the work I've been doing. It seems just a matter of time.
Aug 13, 2014
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Aug 8, 2014
I love museums but I just don't like going inside of them. My new thing is going to museums in order to do paintings of the outside. This is The New Museum on the Bowery in Manhattan. A groovy looking building indeed. While I was doing this, the side street where I was sitting was roped off and shut down because they were filming a TV show. For some reason the police allowed me to stay and do my painting. At one point, 25 people walked by me and all of them were holding toy babies wrapped up in blankets as if they were all holding real babies. A surreal scene for sure. Then I felt someone sit down next to me. I looked up to see my friend, Steve Petronis, art director extraordinaire. He said he was going down the Bowery in a taxi, when he spotted me out the corner of his eye. He made the cab stop and ran over. It was very random and funny. He was on a conference call while I finished my painting. I invited him to a BBQ and off he went. A very New York moment. Great things happen if you don't enter the museum.
Aug 6, 2014
Recently Yun and I went to Nashville with my cousin Eileen and her husband Mike. We stayed in the biggest hotel in the world. It had like a million rooms. Crazyville. One night we went to the Grand Ole Opry which was pretty cool. The best thing in Nashville was the BBQ food. I had it morning, noon and night. One breakfast I ate about 5 pounds of pulled pork with my half dozen eggs, grits and mac & cheese. I may be a skinny little freak but sometimes I can surprise with my eating skills. I mostly behaved myself when I was there though. A little change of pace, as they say.