I’ll Show You Some Funny Things About Generous People On Mother’s Day

I’ll Show You Mine if You Show Me Yours

Lets see how many hits I get with that line from Google and Yahoo.

The Contact opening in the Junction has come and gone, and it was a success!

It was admittedly a lot of work to prep for this exhibition. Not only the printing, framing and setting up, but also the food preparation and such. My wife did a fair bit of running around to get groceries for me (which I thank her for!).

I’ve never really done an opening on my own for an exhibition before, so I wasn’t really prepared for how many people were coming. I figured that I would entice my friends with the promise of my chocolate chip banana bread (which always works). As usual, they didn’t disappoint. Pretty much all of the friends I had invited arrived at some point or another during the evening.

What did surprise me was the number of people I didn’t know. These people were very kind with their compliments and time, and some even offered advice and encouragement. It was a very warming evening for me.

My warmest thanks to everyone that attended. It’s because of you that I am what I am, all of you.

Hopefully that is a good thing, otherwise the world blames you for my craziness.

People Are Generous

I’ve sold two photographs so far, which is very encouraging. Contrary to what some people believe, it’s not always about the money.

However, I think an artist is a liar if they say that they are not happy when they receive money.

Ultimately, it’s about balance. I think it’s nice to be able to break even on cost, which can be deceptive at times.

I applaud people that support artists. It is because of these folks that artistic expression will never stop. Without art, the world becomes a boring place. Imagine television with nothing but plain documentaries. They can be informative and well filmed, but I know that if I had to watch them all the time I would go nuts. Variety is the spice of life.

Funny Things People Said

Here are some things that I heard, or that people said during the show…

Excuse me, do you cater often? (Said to me, as I was setting up the food)

What kind of film did you use to take that? (Asked jokingly by a friend regarding a blockish painting on the wall opposite my photos)

I love the banana bread! Oh, and the photos are pretty good, too!

You certainly know your photos! (Said by a lady who asked what time of the year a photo was taken, and in my frazzled state I responded with the approximate date and time)

Happy Mother’s Day!

A belated Happy Mother’s Day to all of my friends and relatives that are moms. I tend not to post on the weekend, because for some reason my formatting gets all jumbled up.

Hai-Kuul – May 09, 2005

The Excitement of Almost Summer (Requested by Janelle)
Flowers are blooming
The daylight shines much longer
Pants turn into shorts

German Backpackers (Requested by St-Martini-of-the-Vodka)
Happily they stroll
Shouldering their large backpacks
And wearing huge smiles

Sexism (Requested by Princess Castle)
Gender profiling
The bane of equality

Moral Watchdogs (Requested by Princess Castle)
Bastards on their thrones
With nothing better to do
Than point their fingers

Hypocrites (Requested by Princess Castle)
Watch the false virtue
The pots call the kettles black
Sad, petty people

Chauvinists (Requested by Princess Castle)
You think that your sex
Is better than the other?
Shame on you, asshat!

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