Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hey Guys, hey guys

If you didn't enter the CMYK Top new 100 Creatives competition, do it! They extended the deadline to Jan. 24. $45 for 15 images plus a year to host a portfolio on their website. Pretty cool.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Gettin it done

I've got SO much stuff to do. I'm excited. Hopefully I'll have my website up by the end of the month.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


The epicenter of a 4.1 earthquake was about 15 mins away from my house and I didn't feel it. Damn it, I never feel them.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Peet's Coffee in downtown SJ has really awesome art on the walls

As soon as I quit my job I was rethinking my decision, but my adventures since then have redeemed that choice. It was also nice to walk in there a week after I quit and pick up a check. Two days later I finally got my deposit check. So things are good.

A couple of days ago I took my moped to the area where I work, downtown Los Gatos, and rode around in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. It was gorgeous and although I've lived here my entire life I had never been there. I cruised around the early 20th century neighborhoods and everything was pristine. I started taking this one-lane private road up into the mountains, but I was nervous about not having my cellphone and decided to head back. It's definitely a place I'll have to return to.

I've also had time to go fishing in a fishless reservoir and get really drunk with my best friend and her family. Way too much Captain, whoa. I'm in downtown San Jose right now because I had jury duty at 8:00 am. I waited for about 2 hours in the "Jury Assembly Room" for my group to be called and luckily they didn't need us so I don't have to do that for at least another year! I've just been tooling around on my bike and exploring the area that I clearly don't know very well. I'm about to meet my friend Sharon for lunch and then get some business done afterwords.

I'm almost done with my piece that I put on here last time, with some good improvements I think. Unfortunately it's kind of a piece that needs to be seen in person. When I finish that and the one that I started yesterday, I'll put them up. The next one won't be as time-consuming because it's a less-involved process. Mostly drawing and watercolor rather than a boatload of sewing, embroidery and gluing.

Also, I'm debating whether to buy a $259 (sooo cheap) ticket to JFK in the spring. I think I should wait until I have another source of income, even though the prices will most likely go up. *Tip: If you're ever going to buy plane tickets, buy them on a Tuesday afternoon. It's about $100 cheaper than any other day.*

After lunch I head to the San Fernando light rail station. While looking across at the small Victorian houses in front of me and turning left to the high-rise buildings of downtown I think San Jose's not that bad. There's a smell of cilantro that accompanies fresh Mexican food and Guadalupe Park nearby. It's not hard to imagine that this was Mexico not so long ago. It retains a lot of Mexican culture and it's a small section that hasn't been gentrified. As I'm lost in my fake San Jose wonderland some guy with a waddle like a line-backer and a voice like Keak-da-Sneak walks lazily to the station followed by his bald, gruff-looking friend. After several unsuccessful panhandling attempts homeboy starts belting a few verses of everybody's favorite Billy Idol song.
"It's a great day for a white wedding," incoherent mumbling, "START AGAAIIIN."
Thank you San Jose.