Woop woop! Today I am featured in the LA WEEKLY! No April foolin’ around. Maybe it’s not April Fool’s Day at all. For me, it’s Lucky Day! I mean it must be since I’m fortunate enough to be part of Shana Ny Dambrot’s “Meet the Artist” series. Someone must’ve hit me over the head with a horseshoe when I wasn’t looking. That might explain a lot of other stuff not related to luck at all.
Being in the LA WEEKLY is so rad! Can I still say that? I’m feeling…happy. I’m never happy. What an odd feeling. First off, this is great news indeed, but perhaps it’s also because everything is starting to culminate toward a shiny light at the end of this dark tunnel of constant “busy.” It’s all coming down to the wire <–another saying I’ll have to look up. I can guess what it originally meant, but I’d probably be wrong and embarrass myself.
Speaking of embarrassing myself, ya know, I’ve had the worst time showing my fat face in public. I can’t believe how much weight I’ve gained. It sucks how I feel about myself. Lots of stress eating lately, plus all the medications I take, and I quit smoking again…things have done a complete about-face from where I was when I first moved here last year. But interestingly enough, I read this article this morning. I’m not saying it made me feel a ton better, but it certainly reminded me how society plays a huge role in how us women feel about ourselves. So it’s not all because of my mother.
I’ve been ticking off the boxes on that dreaded to-do list, which still overwhelms me. It’s an ocean of responsibility—ebbing, flowing, and at times, it’s like a tidal wave. I’m able to get a few things squared away, but then new things pop up just as fast as I can get them done. The number of things I need to get done never hover below 20 things or so, yet the list of what’s been done in March alone was pretty astounding. How did I do all of that? I’m going to try my best to stay focused, look forward, and hopefully everything will get done in time. Mostly, I’ll try not to worry my ass off to the bitter end!
But Jesus, I’m still on the last oil painting! I will finish it today, but then it only has 10 days to dry. Believe it or not, that’s just not enough time. I’m thinking about locking it in my car in the sun for a couple of days to speed up the process. The watercolors for the insides of the books? Taking way longer than I thought. Everything is taking longer than I thought. Inscribing and packing up the books that people ordered? That might get done by tomorrow and then I can take them to the post office. The books are going all over the place to different countries, all at different speeds. Too many moving parts I tell you. And I’m most likely adding more blog appearances on my “tour,” depending on the cost. I’m starting to accumulate my bookings on my Tour Page.
Another bit of big news is that I’m also going to be the special guest on Michael Phillips’s THIS IS NOT A TEST podcast: Saturday, April 6th –the day Shrapnel in the San Fernando Valley goes on sale! Tune in and listen or download it for later.
Memoir opens on Saturday, April 13, 2019
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave., B2
Santa Monica, CA
What’s in the magic bag????? After THIS Saturday, the special edition will no longer be 1/3 off!