Monday, December 1, 2008

Bear & Bird

These are two pieces for the Small Stuff 2 currently showing at Bear & Bird Gallery in Lauderhill, FL. The show runs 'til January so if you're in the area, there's a ton of art in there, please so check it out!

Bear & Bird Gallery
Small Stuff 2
November 22, 2008 - January 10, 2009

December blog

Wow, it's like I totally forgot about this blog, right? Here's a rundown of the last several months.

Since the last post I went to San Diego Comic Con, then I went to Mexico with some pals from college for two weeks. Both trips revitalized my spirits and made me feel like home even though I was far away and never sleeping in the same bed twice.

I also started and quit a summer job as a barista in the Mission neighborhood. It used to be one of my favorites. Not scene-y, just a great place to read, draw and get tea with friends. So part of me liked it, because the patrons were super and I really wanted a hospitality job that required me to talk and serve people all day. As an introvert who does art I feel I really need this to be a real human being. Unfortunately, my boss was TYRANNICAL, and I spent most of my time being yelled at and belittled for no reason. He even once told me no one would marry me if I didn't get better at making sandwiches. I was on the verge of crying almost every day out of frustration, so a week after Mexico I picked up my last paycheck and never went back. It was a difficult summer of job searching but I couldn't do it.

Eventually I got a new job at an youth hostel where I work now. I talk to travelers from all over the world and tell them about my favorite things to do and eat in San Francisco. I don't want to talk about my job much online, but it's a lot of fun. Its given me back a lot of the confidence I'd lost earlier this year.

I have a lot of paintings to post and some comic news to talk about (hopefully soon). I want to use this blog; Its the appropriate trick for my current state of mind. Part of me wants write regularly and let people know who I am, but I've also been feeling misanthropic and wanting to be left completely alone. The latter has been winning out. But instead of having a built in community like Livejournal, I'm thinker Blogger allows me the illusion of posting to an anonymous audience. We'll see how this goes.