Art Geek Monday
I'm a bit indifferent to it all, but most of the time I enjoy the experience. The above art is by me (a photo). The theme of the show is called, Glassy and Glossy. Yes, it's vague theme as most are, but it allows one to brainstorm and fit some kind of art into that subject. It went on to say something like be as creative as you like and try to meet both criteria. That's a bit hard as in my mind they are so closely related (somewhat), but I think the above work applies. I'm still putting a few things together.
I was surprised with the last showing that I entered. I entered three pieces of art, all photos, one which had been digitally altered. They chose two of them for the show. Well, I attended the opening and looked around to see what everyone else had entered. Tyler is a fairly small-ish town, but don't undersell the artist here. There are quite a few, and most are very good. Anyway, when I went to go pick up my artwork on the day of closing, I was told one of my pieces had sold. Surprised the heck outta me. So that made my day. I asked who had bought it, and I didn't know the buyer. So that made me feel even better because the patron, being a stranger just found the art work pleasing in and of itself without having any other familiarity. So yay me.
Speaking of art and nerdy stuff, I ran into this interview with SF artist Vincent Di Fate over at the Omni magazine site. If you are into that sort of thing, you can read about it.
While on the topic of geekdom. There's a guy over at Youtube I enjoy listening too, Steve Donoghue. He's an older gentleman that I found while perusing their book Vlog videos. I'll admit I'm not a voracious reader, but I admire those who are. Plus I'm always interested to know what someone is reading at the moment and what sort of things they are interested in whether it be books, comics, music, TV shows, movies or what have you. Well Steve does just that in the below video. Like a lot of us, his favorite TV shows, comics, TV series, and so forth are informed and inspired by his childhood and early years. Those things that energized and excited us when we were younger in life (and really still do to this day). I guess that's normal. Either way, check it out.