Friday, February 27, 2015

Eyes Wide Shut

So, I closed the eyes.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Courage Unmasked

These photos show the progression of a project for "Courage Unmasked" which is an event to benefit Tunnell Cancer Society and mouth/throat/neck cancers.

The mask is a plastic mesh worn by the patient during radiation. Artists are transforming the masks and they can be seen in whole at an event/exhibition at the Rehoboth Art League in September.

I started by layering the mask with torn sheets of rice paper, adhering it to the mask with acrylic medium. Then a purple tissue paper lined the same way inside the mask to give it a vascular feeling through the white rice paper. Next came torn pages from the book "When Things Fall Apart" and more rice paper. Next the mask was bolted to a black wrapped canvas and more tissue and rice paper were added, along with the word "free" seen beneath the mask.

This has been a very organic, creative experience, something beyond painting and for a worthy cause. Keep your eye on the RAL website as well as Beebe Hospital's site for more info on the fall event.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

What a difference a day makes

It's so nice when a random 50-60 degree shows up in February. Today the sun shone bright, the wind stayed light and the temps were springlike. The trail was muddy from all the ice melting, but it sure felt good to first take off the hat, then the jacket, and to run in a t-shirt. It made 11 miles feel so much better. The day made my heart lift a little, knowing the spring is coming.

Friday, February 6, 2015

21-30 degrees

So a six mile run in the sun makes the temps hovering around 30 a little more tolerable, but HOLY CRAP IT'S COLD. I ran to Gordon's Pond, past the frozen ponds and back bays. They were beautiful, the sky was blue, there were some birds, but HOLY CRAP IT WAS COLD. And then there's some weird phenomenon that happens when you're cold after running and you take a hot shower, you body feels like it's been bitten by a thousand mosquitoes. Everything itches like crazy for a few minutes, your skin is bright red and you just scratch and scratch.

Come on summer.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Boston update

So this is week two.'s going. I've been able to get some outside runs, but more inside runs. The weather is, well, sucky. Today was literally blowing a gale, and the wind chill was bitter. The weekend weather looks pretty decent though, so I should be able to get 7 on Saturday and 12-14 on Sunday.

This is weekend 2 for Leading Ladies at Possum Point Theatre in Georgetown. I have had more fun on this show than any other. It's just hysterical. I've never seen a standing ovation (two of them to be exact) for a comedy before. It's just right for the winter soul.

Here is an update on the Downtown Milford Riverfront boat project I'm working on. Now that I have the "base" established, I will start adding the underwater elements. Next week looks wide open, hope to have a lot done!