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.