Sunday, February 24, 2008

Oh, Stop Whining...

OK, as a lot of you may know, as well as being an artist in the fine city of Buffalo, I also have Multiple Sclerosis. I don't like to whine too much, or look for sympathy. I actually don't do as much in support of the organizations who support us as I'd like.
Damn it, I am going to whine for just a few moments here. February seems to be a bad month for me over the years, but I am really sick of being so exhausted and worthless over the last few weeks. Seems everything I accomplish (for example, grocery shopping with my excellent, supportive husband) always requires at least a nap afterwards, or a lot of times, I only get to do 1 thing a day- like go to work.
Maybe I am not whining so much, as explaining why I am so inactive. OK, done complaining. I'm going to take a nap now....

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Great Video

Gee, has big ideas about blogging today. but I got sucked into reading blogs, and now the hockey game is starting, and if you know Kevin and I, you know we will be live blogging over at Bfloblog. I am going to leave you with a video from Joe McNally. In my reading today, I have read tons of good reviews about his new book, "The Moment it Clicks". It is sold out for the moment, but I checked out this video by him in the meantime...


Saturday, February 16, 2008

Interesting Article

The Buffalo News had a very good article yesterday about the Buffalo art scene. It addressed the event that many of my readers know: the Buffalo art opening. The perfect way of describing the shindig was summed up by Mike Mulley (see previous post) -
“We have free food, free booze and relatively intelligent women and men, what else do you need?”
That just brings a tear to the eye...
And it's so true. Also, it is mentioned that you are bound to know someone as well. Congrats Colin Dabkowski, and welcome to our world.


Sunday, February 10, 2008

CEPA Members Show Comments

Last night's opening at CEPA was really great. Lots of people, former students whose work I got to see, and friends to catch up with. One such friend is Mike Mulley, owner of Allentown's College Street Gallery, and his recently opened downtown Queen City Gallery. It was my first time in the Market Arcade gallery, and I have to congratulate Mike on a job well done, both with the new space, and his new book "Buffalo in Black and White". He also has a book that he is working on, collecting his music photos.
Though there was a lot of fine work showing, I can't stop thinking about one back and white print. I can't for the life of me remember the artist's name (bad blogger, BAD!), but it was a photo of falls in Yellowstone, taken with a pinhole camera, printed from a paper negative. For those of you that are not up on darkroom technique, that is a monster, and he did a beautiful job. I have NO IDEA how that didn't get a jurors award- I think it was simply the best piece in the show, both ascetically, and technically.
The evening ended up being very inspirational. Gotta get some work going. Show in the spring (more later) to think of...

Thursday, February 07, 2008

CEPA Exhibition

For the first time in too long, I renewed my membership to CEPA. With that, I entered a piece in the Member's Show. There is always great work from the members- an inspiring show. If so inclined to attend, the opening at the CEPA Gallery is on February 9, 7-10, and is located at 617 Main Street, Suite 201Buffalo, NY 14203. See you there!



Wow. A lot of personal stuff going on, to bring myself to a more public level.
The NYFA MARK program started a couple of weeks ago. Basicly, there is a lot of writing about the BIG issues- who I am as an artist; a work statement about my latest work. Stuff that makes you dig really deep, and, if you're doing it right, sometimes you don't pay attention to much else in personal life. So writing may be spotty, but I swear if I get some big breakthrough, I'll be blabbing it on the blog....