Well, I’m still growing this beard, yup - it’s been about 6 months or so. I start counting from Fiesta 2013 since that was the first appearance of a full beard that became my chinstache. I have been getting pretty good at saying I’m growing it till my second book is done. Even though we haven’t gotten into full production we are still doing a little here and there on it.
Got me a new pack of Elmer's Glue Sticks for my beard. You know they need a Beard Team. Maybe they do, I don’t know, I don’t spend time looking for things like this. I was just surprised I finished a whole stick on my beard.
Artpace San Antonio’s 10th annual Chalk It Up, I have been wanting to do this one since it started 10 years ago and to be asked to be one of the featured artists was amazing.
Artpace really knows how to treat artists, what a great event for the city of San Antonio. It was nice to be back on the streets of my hometown and right on Houston Street, for those of you who don’t know I use to work on Houston Street.
We were right in front of the Hotel Valencia, which both Hannah and I worked on back when we lived and worked downtown for an architectural firm. It was kind of like a Homecoming for us.
We had an old next door neighbor chalking it up right next to us, The Great Shek, which I like to call “Shekillac” but you can’t call him that he probably hates it. He has a new gallery that I really wanted to check out but we were so tired after being down on all fours hunched over a chalk drawing.
We sold about 14 books and would have sold more had we had them, but who knew the public would want to gobble them up when shown a huge picture of Goodnight Dog, note to self: always have a huge picture of Goodnight Dog when selling the book. Never in my 11 years of showing my art has my work gotten as many photographs as it did here, I couldn't even begin to count how many times.
We had a great time and hope to be asked to come back next year. The only thing this chalk event is missing is one of them crazy 3D chalk artists, maybe we should do it.
On this blog we had a cute little piggy I painted as my sketch for today. Once again I am just stealing these images off the internet, how else am I gonna get them to stand still. I painted this piece on an old feed bag with some leftover paint. I am really loving the idea of reusing these bags to paint on, wonder what people would think if I had a booth full of these. What do you folks think?
Hannah’s dad helped us clear out a spot to put our shipping container, well he did all the work we just stood there waiting for him to tell us to move something or get something for him. So we are all ready to go but it’s been raining and the whole area is too muddy to bring it in. Then this weekend we have a big mountain bike race out here on the ranch, so we might not see it till next week. We have been eagerly awaiting its arrival, dreaming about how we can set it up, planning, thinking about composting and going solar.
Here is an update on that Goodnight Dog inspired piece that will be going into a coffee shop in San Antonio. I got in all the solid part and will soon be adding in the circles.
Then, just about the coolest barcode ever, comes off a Bohemian’s Cherny Bock making this beer my favorite of all time.