Well time for a long over due decent up date to this blog. Since my last proper update quite bit has happened. First of almost exactly a month ago we got flooded, about three inches or so of water got into the apartment. Not much but it was enough to ruin the carpet and a few things (laptop chargers, scanner, documents, art work & supplies, clothes etc..) anything that happened to be on the floor which was apparently a lot. I was lucky enough to grab a few things before it got bad, thank fully the water went back down fairly quickly.
The fun began during the clean up and repair, my brother and I were put up in hotel some 15 minutes away (where I met some interesting and cool people) and I was given the chance to earn some extra hours by helping with the clean up. It's been tough and at times nasty work, a few bumps scrapes and cuts, the kind of work that knocks you out at night and has you cursing like a dock worker during the day. It's been a blast in other ways I'm getting along with some people I'm working with....others I curse the ground they walk on (I'm joking of course).
During this time I've had plans concerning getting a job, and quite a few attempts and applications put out. I've gone to one interview/test which did not go so well but led to a lead to a limo company looking for drivers so I applied. I have not heard anything and I don't blame them. I'm not a limo driver (though it would be an interesting experience), I am freaking artist, when you're carrying a toilet down three flights of stairs and wondering where did my life go wrong but more importantly you are thinking of how to draw a comic (that would hopefully be funny). I would consider that either madness or dedication ( I hope).
In any case I'm still putting in some hours cleaning and doing heavy lifting, coming home and doodling until I pass out (still need to draw that toilet comic besides finish a few things). If anything comes my way I'd be grateful if not damn it I'm still going to try. As a friend of mine told me recently after hearing about my plans and other troubles in life, man makes plans and God laughs. So friggin true.
Lastly fare well to my Auntie Jennie who passed this last Monday, I wish things would went better for you these last few years. You will be deeply missed.
On to some phone cam snaps of my sketches.