So, I've been at this blogging thing for a little while now. I started this off with the idea that I would blog about traveling and adventures (like going to an art festival, for example). The trouble is, I don't do as much of that as I'd like. This blog has turned into a hodge podge about my life a bit. If I cook something new, I'll post the recipe, or where I found it. I'll post about the things I go do, and I post about my art. It's a mix of stuff about me and my life.
I am an artist and photographer, living in Florida. I draw comic book stuff, I paint abstracts, I take photos of things and people. A lot of my photography falls under the "beefcake" label, and is not for everyone. I find many men interesting and sexy, and I try to convey that in my work. My models are not just muscle hunks, but men of all looks, ages, body types, etc... That said, I do not wish to offend anyone, so I try not to post about it all that much. Instead, I focus on other photography, where I've taken photos at a park, in some city somewhere, etc... I do post from time to time about new t-shirts I've created, or other products that are available. Of course, there are links you can check out. (Please do so... if you like what you see, please consider making a purchase. Us "starving" artists have to make it somehow.) I am a working artist - this is not a "hobby", but how I earn my money.
Other things about my life: I'm a bit of an introvert. I like to read - a LOT! Comics and books... I read. And I read a variety of fiction... not just the sci-fi and fantasy one expects of a comic geek. I love drag queens, and I'm totally addicted to RuPaul's Drag Race. My favourite quote comes from Ru: "What other people think of me ain't none of my business!" I like movies, and I watch a little too much tv... beyond the usual programming, I'm often watching shows off Food Network, DIY, Travel Channel, HGTV, etc... I help out my parents a good bit, doing things around the house and driving Mom around when she needs to get out. Mom has MS, and gave up driving a couple of years ago... It was getting difficult, and she gave it up before her doctors told her she would have to. My brother and nephew live in town. I often do things with my nephew... go to the movies, or go to a comic convention. My oldest brother passed away last year. I get to see my sister-in-law and niece a few times a year, as they live in NC. This past year I spent several days down in Disneyworld with them, and hope to do so again next year. We went for my niece's birthday.
My grandfather was a politician. I've been scanning a lot of old family photos in order to preserve them digitially. A lot of these photos so far deal with Papa's time in office, and I have shared a few of those.
So, today is my 46th birthday. Not too much to say about that... Did birthday cake a few days ago with the family at Sunday lunch. Sorry, I didn't take photos. The family tradition is also to go out to dinner on (or around) someone's birthday, and we're doing that tomorrow. Nothing fancy - just going for fried shrimp! Yummy!
Earlier, I posted about buying a bunch of cds for myself as my present to myself. I like to treat myself a bit around my birthday. Yesterday, I was able to do a larger treat... and I got myself a dj mixing program called Mixmeister. The program does a good bit of the work for you in creating a mix, though you still have to make sure it sounds right. Anyway, here is the first mix I did! This mix is for promotional purposes only! If you like the music, you can find a good bit of it on iTunes or at www.almightyrecords.com.
*Crazy For You (Radio) - Blonde Ambition
*Happenin’ All Over (Again) (Wayne G Heaven Anthem Mix) - Lonnie Gordon
*Planet Earth (Supernova Remix) - Massive Ego
*Club Tropicana - Jason Prince
*Beds Are Burning (Extended) - Novaspace
*Moving On (Radio) - Obsession
*Star Wars - Almighty Allstars
*Hot Beat (E39 Shake That Thang Radio) - Ernest Kohl
*Thank You For Being A Friend (12”) - Golden Girls
*Blue Monday (Head Horny’s Mix) - DJ Space’C
*Bring Me To Life (Clone Zone Mix) - Rochelle
*Colors Of The Wind (Radio) - Harajuku
*Love Is A Battlefield - Rochelle
*Spinner - Déjà Vu f/ Tasmin
*Domino Dancing - West End Girls
*Time After Time (Mike Coppock Mix) - Paul Parker
*You Raise Me Up (Definitive Radio) - Déjà Vu f/ Tasmin
That wraps things up for now. Take Care, Everyone! I'll be back soon with more stuff to talk about, share, etc...
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