Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Well, I have been kind of down in the dumps. I don't know if any of you guys ever get this way, but I regularly find that I don't really like myself. I love the people around me and the life I am blessed with, but I am tired of being the main character in my play. I feel stale and terrible; kind of like a grey, brown turd. Couple that with a crushing sense of intimidation and you have the makings of shitty soup. Pun recognized.

That is kind of it. My update in a stinky nutshell.

However, today I had a bit of wonder injected back in my day. Not only have the girls been walking in circles around the house doing their adorable fake laugh, but the post...person just dropped off something beautiful: Eric Fortune's "Undine". This piece is tranquil, beautiful and masterful. I got it for a song on ebay and I pity the need that drove them to sell it.

As some of you know, I have been selling of my vast hordes of collectibles: from Warhammer and animation cels to an extra copy of Mario Kart 64 (?). This is primarily an effort to unclutter but also a means to fund my journeys and grow my art collection. As a guy who make about $20k a year, the money has to come from somewhere, and you guys can't just be allowed to sell your masterpieces to just anyone. In many ways, when I get a piece of your artwork, as I explore every square inch, it is like I am hanging out with you guys again and I am refreshed.

I am so thankful I was able to pick this up. It has inspired me and filled me with a sense of wonder and excitement.

Thank you Eric.


  1. I think it's very "normal" to go through those downer phases, especially for artists and particularly during winter. You are in good company. I've found it almost aways precludes highly productive periods. Hopefully, you will find it to be the catalyst for some artistic energy.
    I have long admired Fortune's work. Owning one of his pieces or prints would perk me up any day. Let it inspire you, I say.

  2. I hope you are right Kim. I am actually going to take a week off from applying paint and just flesh out the next 3-4 paintings up to the prep stage. I think a few days off with some good music and my daughters should do the trick. If not, then I'll fake it till it does. Thanks for the words and the empathy.