You wrote a book. A complete 350 page manuscript. In your mind, it’s the cat’s pajamas. You show your immediate friends and family and they pat you on the back and say “Good job, tiger! That’s quite an achievement!”
You send it off to a publisher and…
So far, I have talked about the sexiest things in the world: hard work, discipline, and daily practice.
But why bother with all of the hassle and headache? Why light the candle in the first place, much less risk burning out?
There is only one answer:
One of the things that used to annoy me a great deal is when I would find a talented person whose personality I liked and I’d invite him/her to work on an interesting project with me
– and s/he flakes out.
The flake-out takes many forms. Here are three of my favorites: Continue reading
Due to a series of significant developments, I am, in a sense, re-launching my life (including my web presence). Stay tuned.
I am participating in this show and would really like to see you attend:
I am showing three 36″x36″ pieces which are very new and, I think, resonate with the charity the event supports http://www.freedomladder.org and their goal of putting an end to the exploitation and trafficking of children. It is an issue that has been dear to my heart for some time and I am glad to have been asked to be part of this kind of show.
Friday, June 17
6pm – 8:30pm
Holy Apostles Gallery, 296 9th Ave Manhattan
The PLG Arts Council has invited me to show some of my work at our neighborhood’s staple: Tugboat Tea Company (546 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225) on Friday, March 18. I would like to focus on presenting watercolor and getting to know the people who are following my journey. The venue is intimate and the atmosphere is classic New York. Please feel free to join me for an evening of magic. My pieces will be priced to sell, so you can come away with more than warm, fuzzy feelings!
Facebook event page:
New Artist’s Statement:
“My goal is to excite the imagination and to unlock the viewer’s childlike sense of wonder. I think trying to ‘say something’ about the times is lazy. I want to provoke the times to be better by inspiring them and invoking the magic that’s lying dormant. Life is commonly presented as this dreary, sleepy nightmare. But it can be colorful and exciting if you want it to be. Don’t ask yourself what I’m trying to show you or tell you. Ask yourself what you need to see and what you wish to say to you — and then see it and say it.”
-Robert Nathan Davis
On Nov. 18th, I am going to talk about how I cured my (life-long, chronic, debilitating) depression and the series of synchronicities — and the tools — that helped me find my voice as an artist and helped me to “flip the switch” on my life and follow my dreams. A handful of other characters will be speaking on a variety of subjects. The event will run from 8 to 10pm. I’m speaking first, so please come early!
82 4th Ave
Brooklyn, New York
My friend Yoko took a whole lot of photos of the Rabbithole show on Oct 28th (click the pic to see more):
It was a wonderful time and it got pretty crowded before the end. I am honored to have so many lovely people viewing my work and spending time with me. The future is bright and will be brighter with you in it!