Sunday, January 20, 2008

ooh ooh ooh i did a thing i did a thing!

well, those of you who know me know that every now and then i will make some crazy decision and just run with it. like, say, going back to school or quitting my job or moving to new york. well, i hadn't done anything to really upheave my life in oh just ages so i figured it was damn well time. so i rented a studio. ha! i have to do something with all that overtime money from the trial right? and of course we're starting another trial in march, so there will be more from where that came from...

but anyway, yeah, i now have a studio. it's in a refurbished warehouse in long island city, not far from PS1. it has a wall of radiator and glass brick. right now it is just an empty shell, and fairly filthy too. but i'm working on that. friday i painted it - the walls were flat white, and i can't stand flat paint. i need, yes need, semi-gloss. yesterday was the one-fell-swoop ikea trip to establish my infrastructure, followed by the hardware store this-place-only-has-one-plug and I'm-gonna-need-some-tools-here trip. a twelve hour day involving a bus ride to new jersey - exhausting. but all worthwhile. and at the end of it we visited the "diner", an old fashioned 50's style diner that is now an amazing indian restaurant with a huge banquet hall attached. last night there was a wedding there, and man were they dancing! and in the diner they were playing indian pop videos. basically, best thing ever. between the painting and the carrying of stuff to and from subways i'm crazy sore, but i don't care. i'm serving a larger purpose here.

anyway, i'll post some pictures once it's something to look at. and then hopefully i'll post some pictures of all the paintings i'm cranking out now that i have a dedicated space in which to create...

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