July 6th, 2010

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I can't really pinpoint what's bothering me, but I've been really down for the past couple days. Maybe I'm getting sick or something, who knows, but I haven't really been myself. I went to a 4th of July roof-top party to watch the fireworks last night, and the view was amazing. I felt alienated, though, like I just wanted to leave. I went down to Augusta and Leavitt to say hi to W and some friends and watch some of the neighborhood fireworks there, but when I got there, all I wanted to do was go back to the rooftop party (which I eventually did). I just couldn't figure out what I wanted, and nothing felt right.

I went over to W's today and worked on building some more canvases. It was cool. He's becoming more comfortable with the idea of me building canvases for him now because I've been learning well. And I'm happy to build them for him because I'm picking up a valuable skill that I want to be able to know so well that I could do it in my sleep.

I got Rommel a perch so he can sit in the window and watch what's going on outside. He seems to really love it, and it's fun for me to hear people outside reacting to him. "....blah blah blah..???OH MY GOD THERE'S A BIRD IN THE WINDOW!...Hello birdie!" It's pretty funny.

This perch can also fasten to the wall in the shower. The whole bird-in-the-shower thing hasn't been very successful, though.
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David Reed

I find David Reed's work fascinating because no one can really figure out how he creates his paintings. They look photographic, but they're not. And the surfaces are significantly sanded down, but that's about all anyone can gather. Looking at his work and trying to imagine his process is what lead me (in part) to experiment and develop the techniques I use in my own paintings.

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My beloved leather jacket is pretty much shot. The leather has worn through around the wrists and the collar, and the finish has been completely rubbed off in large patches. The jacket still has a certain Mad Max appeal, but it's use as an everyday go-to jacket are over. So it's time to replace it with a new one, and because I love it so much I'm going to go with the same style and brand. The price tag is pretty steep, but I'm willing to spend the extra bucks on something I know I'll love and get many years of use out of.

I got an email from a placement agency based in Berlin that wants to schedule an interview with me via Skype. I have Skype on my computer and have used it a couple times, but that was almost two years ago so I'll have to download the latest version and play around with it.