"Every calling is great when greatly pursued." (Favorite quote)
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I am an artist. I am here to live out loud." - Émile Zola, French author

"An unexamined life is not worth living." - Socrates

“A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books,
traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.”
- Wilfred Peterson (1900-1995), American author

TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald, Timothy L. O'Brien/The Philosophy Book, Gregory Bassham

Watching: College Football (go Bama!)/NFL Football (go Texans!)/various true crime on Netflix

Listening to: Blue October, "I Hope You're Happy"/The National, "Sleep Well Beast"/"Evanescence"/Evanescence, "Synthesis"

November 24, 2018

I've been furiously painting away preparing for the upcoming exhibition. I will be delivering my artwork next Saturday. I am
going to take all of my inventory so that I have a lot of options. The gallery owner has already told me that I will have other
areas in the gallery to put my work outside of the room where my exhibition will be located. For the next week I need to work on
some smaller paintings. I want to have some at many different price points. The smaller ones are actually more challenging
because there is less canvas to work with and make something happen. I am very excited about this opportunity and am enjoying
the process, as stressful as it can be at times (good stress). It's a lot of work. But Jennie has been wonderful, putting hangers on
my paintings, painting the sides, and wrapping them for delivery. Her invaluable assistance enables me to focus on creating the
art. I'd be overwhelmed without her. She's the best!

November 13, 2018

An article was written in the Lancaster County Magazine about my upcoming exhibition.

1999 - 2013
(Write-ups, items
of interest, articles, etc.)
(Abstract Painting)