I said yes to a set painting job At the Denver School for the Arts. It took me a few weeks to finish. I will get some fotos to show off the set. I have spent more time being a granny nanny. This is Korben. He is almost 4 months. He's pretty precious. I am helping my son who stays home in the morning with the kids. I arrive a little after noon to watch the babies while he goes to work. So from 12:30 to six pm, I take care of the kids. It is a wonderful time.
I have the morning to work on paintings. It seems I might be very busy soon. I might have said yes to painting The Stations of the Cross for my church. Yikes! That is a large undertaking. More later...
Here is one of the Denver Zoo's elephants. I love them dearly. Denver has two lady elephants. I get impatient with zoos. I think Denver tries. It is a nice zoo. I think the keepers take the fine ladies for a walk in the early morning before the zoo opens.
The You tube video is of my band a few years ago. My friend Sean(guitar player in video) and myself have since formed another band. We will be playing at Owlsey's in Denver March 23rd. We are called the Nite Lite Vandals, or NLV. We do lots of covers but we have several originals through out the sets. We have a lot of fun. Currently NLV is going to make a video. Maybe by May.
I learned to paint when I was eight. I picked up guitar when I was twelve. I was young when I had children and did not start any sort of career. I was bitten by the theatre bug in my early thirties. I've painted so many sets that it is difficult to count them all. Sets are not a permanent thing. They are much like the actors that play on them, transient in their importance. As soon as the show is over, then it is taken apart and destroyed. I had to quit my job at The Arvada Center in Colorado, when my back could not take it anymore. For the last five years I have been home mostly writing and painting paintings. It is what I dreamed about doing to make a go of it as a fine artist. There are moments when I truly feel that I am running in place.