Thank you all. Without you, I would not be able to continue on in any way at all. You are that powerful and important to me. Thank you, every one of you. Especially Kevin Vigor, because you, you man, you are an outstandingly loyal, generous and kind man. Thank you.
While Sharon is down, due to major abdominal surgery (3 week recovery), the tiny house has been back burnered. I’ve been working at keeping the household running and nursing my wonderful wife. And although I wish this were not necessary, god, I am so happy to be able to return the favor, for jesus fuck, she’s been looking after me for more than 2 years. Tomorrow we drive to acupuncture, our first outing since return from hospital 6 days ago. Sharon is cleared by doc to ride in car but not drive, so I drive. I am pleased to serve her.
Between nursing tasks, of which there are very few since Sharon is massively independent and autonomous and allows only those things outlawed by doc such as lifting 15 pound sack of groceries, anyhow, between these few things to do for wife, I have been catching up on around the house works that have been shoved aside to make room, mental and physical, for the tiny house. It’s good to work on something FRESH!
Here’s a painting that I think is finally finished. I have no idea how many layers it has. I used every watercolor technique I know, plus some graphite, ash, mojo and intuition. Love this M Graham brand paint. Super pigments suspended in gum arabic and honey, these act a bit different that just the normal wash type effects that come with dry solid blocks of watercolors. I dig the fresh paint and anyways here’s
Self Portrait with Murderer, Moleskine Japanese screen book, watercolors, fountain pen & ink, graphite & ash, 18X14 cm, August 2015, Sal Laughter.
Inspired by pal, Simone, I’ve been making shadow boxes again. Here’s one in a jar. I really dig this piece. So much time there in a jar:
17 Years, Mason Jar with dried orchids, locust shell, gemstones, marijuana & mugwort, feather and NO2, 1 Pint, August 2015, Sal Laughter.
I thought, hum, may as well go for three pieces today.
And finally therefore, I also created a track:
“003_1,” A taste of the DF9G1N’s upcoming album, Music for One Guitar.
Working on a few little things besides the tiny house has been gratifying, especially since I’ve really been feeling the urge to sit again,quietly and put a book up in my mind and then copy it down for you. I can feel that urge starting to swell and it feels kind of good.