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Art and Everything After
Creative Life Narration
Interests: Art, Design, Other Artists, Other Art, Good Beer, Good Tobacco, Straight Talk, Good Ideas, Love, Laughter, and the anything my son wants to do or talk about.
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this weekend I'll be getting my Baltimore house ready for sale. renting a van, going to the dump, moving stuff to storage, meeting with painters and repairmen cleaning - mopping, polishing, painting organizing my life is still going through a debridement - slowly I'm cutting away the dead tissue so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at Art and Everything After
so I'm good friends with a crew of guys. we've been hanging around since high school and the way I feel about them is the way I imagine brothers feel about each other. we realize that it is pretty special to carry our friendship through close to 30 years, at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at Art and Everything After
hello. me again. 2 years after my last post. 7 years after I moved out of our house and my marriage. 2 years after my divorce was final. 12.5 years after my son was born. 47 years that I've been alive. 1 month after breaking up with my girlfriend of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at Art and Everything After
Made some progress in the last few studio sessions - the new letter stencils are working great, worth every penny of the $300.00 it cost to have them made haha! Ran into a bit of a snag using spray paint on the untreated canvas - the canvas soaked up the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Art and Everything After
thanks Lillian!
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Yeah, pretty hectic and stressful Monday today, what else is new right? Thing is, I engineered it to be this way. Had a choice, I could do some work over the weekend to prep for my Monday deadlines, or I could just shove it all aside and give my boy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Art and Everything After
Funny thing: my fitness is linked to my work as an artist. If I'm fit and healthy, my artwork is better and I'm able to do more of it. Apart from the having straight up more energy to devote to everything, including art, being fit also requires that I strengthen... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Art and Everything After
The new studio has WIFI - which means I can review design mocks from my weekend freelance team for a client AND get Pandora - double win! Honestly this has to be the most "luxurious" studio I've ever had - so many amenities lol! Today's project is cutting out the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at Art and Everything After
Found a studio 13 minutes from my apartment at an organization called the Washington Art Works. I was excited just to have studio space at an affordable rate. I'm REALLY excited that the place also comes with a bunch of friendly, talented artists, a newsletter, a break room (break room?... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Art and Everything After
I've managed to keep a studio of some kind since I graduated college. Having a dedicated space to make art is pretty important - namely because making time for just doing the work is tough enough, if you also have to spend time setting up and cleaning up, you just... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at Art and Everything After
So whenever I tell people what I do, I get a blank stare - most people don't know what a Creative Director is, and most don't care. I don't blame them. The job "Creative Director" has appeared in the news of late though, with a bunch of celebrity Creative Directors... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2013 at Art and Everything After
hey true believers I've decided to make an editorial change to this blog. Big news right? (I'm kidding) I'm going to open up the subjects to include what I do at work as a designer and creative director. To be honest I'm not sure why I haven't done this before,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at Art and Everything After
I'm blessed to have some life-long friends, affectionately known as "the Tank", that I met in high school. Most live up in New England, but one of them lives right here in DC Metro, his name is Ray. Recently Ray moved into his new place on U Street and he... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at Art and Everything After
Casey - you. rock.
Thanks great Mark, so glad you supported Matt and the arts!
Agreed. His apology for destroying evidence provided some new info on the creation of this piece, and Shep as a person for me - so I've changed my stance on this one...
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Casey and Curro sorry I'm just getting to these now (Christ), thanks for the comments and solidarity
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Aug 3, 2013
Get your creative community on to be a better artist. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2013 at Art and Everything After
You heard me. It's art! Schoolhouse Rock was a series of animated shorts produced from 1972 to 1985. They ran on Saturday mornings on ABC, and they taught us grammar, arithmetic, science, politics, history and what really awesome creative can do. Gen X in part will forever be defined by... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2012 at Art and Everything After
I came across this post by Glen Coco. It's actually pretty funny. In the post Glen is looking at art, he doesn't "get it", he gets angry. It's ok to get angry at art. In some ways that might mean it's doing it's job. And yes, some art sucks. These... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2012 at Art and Everything After
I'm a geek. I admit it. It's like I'm at the podium at some 12 step program right? "Hello, my name is Jeff" "HIIII JEFF!" "And I've been a geek now for 600 years." My teen years were filled with all the geek staples - Star Trek, Star Wars, Dungeons... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2012 at Art and Everything After
Remember I mentioned building a creative life? Here's another sign it's working. In my house the main floor is my studio, and there is artwork is all over the walls. This is the first time in my life that my studio has been up front and center in my house.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at Art and Everything After
Thomas Kinkade passed away. Who is Thomas Kinkade? Same question I asked, I hadn't heard of him - but after reading about this artist and his popularity, it's probable I've seen his work. Estimates are his paintings exist in some form in 1 out of every 20 american homes. And... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at Art and Everything After