"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: Eminem, "Kamikaze"/The National, "Sleep Well Beast"

October 19, 2018

I have exciting news! When I went to PA on Tuesday to see the exhibition, I talked to the gallery owner
about my paintings. I showed her some of my marketing materials and a few paintings I had brought with
me, and she liked my work so much that I am going to have my own show at the gallery in December! And
if things work out well, I will be having a Fall-themed show in October of next year! I'm very excited. I
have a lot of work to do in the next month, because I will be filling up a pretty large space. I am confident
that I can do it.

October 12, 2018

Added item of interest to blog.

October 6, 2018

There was an article in a Lancaster newspaper about our exhibition. Since I wasn't able to make the reception, I plan
to go up in a couple of weeks to see the exhibit.

August 28, 2018

Great news!!! One of my photos was selected to be a part of a juried abandoned photography exhibition in October at
Mulberry Art Studios in Lancaster, PA!! The exhibition, called "Abandoned America: States of Disrepair", is being held
by world-renowned abandoned photographer Matthew Christopher.

It is a great honor and will be great to put on a resume. I'll be able to offer my work for sale. This is the photo that was

The photo was taken in 2015 at the W.A. Young & Sons Machine Shop in Rice's Landing, PA. The shop was in operation
in the 1800s and some of the machines are still operable today. The shop mostly manufactured supplies for the
1999 - 2013
(Write-ups, items
of interest, articles, etc.)
(Abstract Painting)