succumbing and OPG 2014


     The fever of Summer is breaking and so is my resistance to the abuse I suffered at the hands of my half-sister, mother and father.  I’m succumbing to it all but fear not, for I am seeking help.  I have made an appointment with my doctor and I plan to ask for advice, medication and a referral to a good counselor.  It’s the waiting that’s killing me right now.  The disease howls and I am coming perilously close to doing irrevocable damage to my marriage.  I just hope the help doesn’t come too late and I hope my wife can, in time, forgive me somehow.  I really should’ve headed down this current path a good year or more earlier.

     The good news is October is so very close now and I burned a bunch of vacation to ensure that I have every single damned weekend off!  I need my rest, especially right now.  As for OPG 2014, I plan on mostly posting on the weekends with sporadic postings during the week if I have time.  I’m not going to push myself.  I can get myself into serious trouble by thinking that I’m stronger than I am.  Nonetheless, staying at least a little busy with the OPG will be good, I can use the distraction while I bide my time.

     That’s it for now.  If things come together I’ll post the first of the month, definitely by the weekend of all else fails.  See you then oxoxoxo

fuzzy tears and various hiccups


     Here’s my latest greatest painting project.  I call it a project because I’m not sure it’s done.  I may go back and add some more to this.  Maybe some thin-lined fiddly bits of some kind.

     Sorry for my absence of late.  Been having some personal (as well as blog) hiccups that have been disrupting me and and slowing me down in general.  I finally had a bit of an epiphany over the weekend that cleared a few things up for me and I think I’m on the mend.  Thanks for sticking with me.

bacterial infections and timid brothers


     I love the super thick dark paint I used on this.  I think it was my good ol’ Crayola slurry with a little back drawing ink mixed in.  Just so happens this is the flip side of this.  They’re sort of a couple of timid inhibited brothers of sorts.

     In other news, I got my fool ass to the doctor yesterday and acquired some drugs for what turned out to be a bacterial infection.  Yay, me!  Hopefully, I will be in good health and spirits for the remainder of the OPG.  Woo!

a pox upon me


     This looks like I should’ve painted it on someone’s front door as a curse or some shit.  Kinda has a cult magic or vodoun component to it.  Not that I’m all that knowledgeable on these subjects, it’s just more of a first impression.

     Sorry for the late entry today.  Between last night and today I ended up sleeping like 14 hours.  I think I’m definitely fighting something and Stacia seems to have come down with a virus or something very similar.  I guess if you HAVE to catch something Friday is a good day to do it.  ‘Least you’ll have the weekend to help nip it in the bud.

     Heh, maybe I should check my front door!

illness and poetry

     I’m not much of a poet but today I felt the need to express myself with pretty pretty words.  So, without further ado, I present my first online poem:

ODE TO A VIRUS

You suck you suck you suck you suck you suck you suck
I hate you I hate you I hate you I hate you I hate you I hate you I hate you
Fuck off fuck off fuck off fuck off fuck off fuck off

Thank you.

stomach flu


     No this isn’t my latest style, it’s what I’ve been going through in the past 48 hours.  Just when I thought I was going to make it through all of the holidays without catching something, I end up with the worst stomach flu I’ve had in years.  I’ll spare you the details by just saying that I’m surprised I still have any internal organs left.

     The above image was actually drawn years ago during (you guessed it) the Sharpie craze.  If there’s one thing that continues to surface throughout the craze, it’s good ol’ fashioned vomiting.  Except, in my case, there were no midgets pointing at me.  Well, I better get some rest and you all be careful, this shit is apparently contagious for a full 2 weeks after you’ve recovered.

sickness


     Ack!  I’m sick.  I must’ve caught the cold my wife had all last week.  Here’s an image appropriate to my current state of health.

     Originally drawn in pencil in my teens and digitally fiddled with in my 30’s, this is one of a small group of images that represents my first attempts at computer editing/modification.  At the time I first attempted this project my patience ran out, as it was taking more time than I wanted to put into it.  I was going for quantity not quality.  Now that I’m revisiting my past works I may end up doing more of these.  I like the vivid effects you can get by messing with the number of colors and editing the image palette.  I’m no expert at it but I do love fiddling with images on the computer.