Summer 2012 is almost over. Quite an interesting past few months. Actually, quite an interesting year. Well, for me anyway.
Speaking candidly, I feel as if I’m at some sort of crossroad, or crossroads. Whatever decisions I make won’t be easy, and could possibly effect many others around me.
Although I semi-joke about being misanthropic, deep down inside I don’t wish people any ill will.
I often wonder about where I’m going with my schooling, my art, politics in general, etc. Observing other people, I start to worry. It seems for every step forward, we also take a step backward. Fear of change? Sheep mentality? Who knows? All I know is that if Mitt Romney gets elected as president, the US will be going to hell in a hand basket. Obama wasn’t my first choice either, but right now it’s definitely a battle between the lesser of the two evils.
Anyway…what I did manage is to get my work exhibited a few times. Back in June, I was invited by someone to take part in the Bushwick Open Studios weekend. However, after the first night, my instincts started to kick in. Saturday afternoon I pulled my artwork down, and it was just in the nick of time. Afterwards, I had my ink drawings and paintings shown at a local place, The Hi-5 in Ridgewood, Queens. Luckily, that was more successful.
In addition, I contributed artwork for some horror comic book anthology, which should be released this Fall. Possibly October. Soon word came down that my request regarding a professional pass for the New York Comic Con 2012 was accepted.
Mostly though, I was exhausted, taking a much needed break. Spent most nights putting about on Facebook, painting while simultaneously checking out all the cat memes on my news feed.
Some good came out of it though. Made some friendships, with one being a (hopefully) deep connecting one. This friendship is what I’m eluding to, when I speak about being on some sort of crossroads. Who knows?
Whatever the outcome, eventually I have to grow up…somewhat.
UPDATE Sept.19th, 2012: The Space Stripper painting seen in the above photo has been sold. If you’re interested in purchasing my other work, please contact me via email. Witchipoo@witchesbrewpress.net