“The Dilemma of Strings” , just finished about 15 minutes ago.
Specifically, the tattoo gallery; there are now two sub-albums now: designs for myself and designs for other people. Also the designs are in order now, from newest to oldest.
I’ve now got 4 designs completed for other folks. Two of them are recent; I did one for my friend Bronwyn when she decided she wanted to hang out with me, in Portland, when I was getting my new one done on my recent trip. I also did another one for my friend Nancy, who was one of my hosts on the trip. I like doing these for people who want them. Most of the time I won’t charge, if we are friends (you can insist on paying me if you want and I’ll graciously accept it, but I am not looking to make any part of a living with this), and contrary to all the rumours, I will work in color for other people (it’ll still be abstract, but hey, color). So, if you really want a tattoo design from me, and you really will get it applied, feel free to get in contact with me about this.
If, by some chance, I have offended you/pissed you off/made you uncomfortable at some point, it would be best to actually tell me so, in a timely fashion. I am not perfect, I make mistakes, but I sure as hell do not want to hear about them a year later, sans details, from a third party. It tends to piss me off rather a lot, and I’m far less likely to listen to the complaint.
It’s unprecedented, for me. This will be the first solo show I’ve ever done.
I’m very excited. My history with the retail art world has not been good. In fact, I’d pretty much given up hope that I’d ever be able to show my stuff on anything bigger scale than my house and this rather unknown website.
- I will be showing my work at Borderlands Books Cafe, in the Mission district of San Francisco, right next to Borderlands Books. The Cafe’s address is 870 Valencia st. (between 19th and 20th streets) San Francisco CA 94110, and their phone number is 415 970-6998; the bookstore is at 866 Valencia, and their phone number is 415 824-8203.
- The show will be hung in the early morning of October 28, and will run until January 5; It’ll come down early morning January 6. There will be a reception, on Friday, November 7 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. If you see this, consider yourself invited.
…and sent out in fine style.
I had a wonderful time last night. I have the most awesome partners and friends that anyone could ask for, truly.
I am, however, stupidly tired today. I will attempt to finally upload the pictures from my summer trip to the Midwest tonight…
Jay Lake died today.
He was a good friend. I knew him fairly well, but nowhere near as well as I would have liked. He was one of the most fun people I’ve ever known, he was sharp, funny and a fantastic writer. I didn’t get to spend anywhere near enough time with him – no one really did, I think.
As hard as I try, I can’t really say things the way I want.
He is missed. By me, by all his friends who knew him, by his family and sweeties, by his peers and co-workers. He wasn’t here long enough, dammit.
Because the two blog subscribers want to know this stuff (and some of the folk on Twitter and Facebook, too)…
- May 9-11: Going nowhere, I’m on-call for work.
- May 15-18: Will be helping to run SFWA‘s annual Nebula Awards weekend, and spending some time attending the Big Wow comicfest in San Jose.
- May 24-26: In Seattle, going to Folklife and visiting friends with my wife for our 19th anniversary.
- June 27-July 6: Indiana trip (with a side trip to Louisville, KY).
Going to be a fun summer.