Mending Ideas Together

I’ve been ruminating on the concept for my solo show that’s not taking place until about a year from now. It will be exhibited at Compound Yucca Valley here in the high desert. It takes me a good long time to come up with my ideas for shows, so I’m glad I have this time.

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And So

I guess I should be promoting the upcoming Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours. It starts the first weekend in October, and I’m participating with artists Teresa Watson and Lili Todd. We are sharing Teresa’s studio near “downtown” Joshua Tree and will be there all three weekends: October 7th and 8th, 14th and 15th, and 21st and 22nd from 10 am to 5 pm.

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Lips Are Sealed

It’s been a bit since I’ve posted. There’s a reason for it. It’s not because I’ve been all that busy, really. It’s because I’ve been feeling tight-lipped. A little squelched, if you will.

Not too long ago, I had a long-time friend disconnect from me. I’m not positive if it’s because I said something about him on my blog, but I’m pretty sure it is. I didn’t say anything terribly negative about him, but maybe it wasn’t exactly in the most fantastic light, either. I’ve since taken it down. However, I still don’t know what got under his skin. He won’t say.

In any case, it’s made me feel like I need to watch what I say. I probably shouldn’t share so much about my feelings here. Maybe I’m too complainy or negative sometimes when I tell my stories, or I shouldn’t name names, ever. I should probably not even mention what artists I think are great. I don’t want to only be sunshine and flowers. That would not motivate me to blog anymore.

So, I’m rethinking if I want to do this.

The last time I quit blogging, it was for the same reason. I stopped for about six years or so. I got a huge complaint from the director of a museum because I mentioned I didn’t like ONE aspect of how they ran their fundraiser. Never mind all the things I said about how great I thought it was. I was no longer invited to participate in the fundraiser or even allowed in the museum.

What I said wasn’t even so bad. It was just about a long wait in line, which many people complained about that night. So, I thought I was actually helping by mentioning it. Honesty is not the best policy.

All that being said, it sounds like I’m complaining all over again. But maybe I just can’t help myself.

Part of me wants to start a different blog, one about justice, exposing predators, cult abuses, and the ways that society brainwashes people into being complacent about all the injustices of the day. Talk about being “negative,” then I can let loose all my true angry rage. Ha ha ha.

On that note, today Danny Masterson is being sentenced. Sorry to “name names,” but he’s both a predator and a Scientologist. He deserves zero protection.