The weatherman said that we would have a wintry mix of precipitation today. I braved the elements to drive to the store and get some cough syrup.
I wasn’t the only one braving the storm. My neighbor dog “bucksley” was stomping around in the snow. It’s been a very mild winter so far, and a little snow was nice to look at.
It’s gotten that bad. I’m using my blog to talk about the weather! I’ll write something about art next post. Meanwhile, If you’d like to talk about your weather, or anything else…please leave a comment!
OK, maybe regular posting on my blog should have been my goal for 2007. 2006 was my busiest and most productive year EVER. You can scan the archives of this blog and get a small idea of what’s been happening.
During the turning of the year, I helped my friend at his restaurant, “The Beehive Tavern”. I’m not superstitious. However, there is a certain symbolism to “what you do during the turning of the new year is what you will do most the next year”. I enjoy helping at the restaurant on weekends. In fact, the extra money probably helps me keep the lights turned on! But, I did not want to wait tables during the turning of the new year.
At 11:55, I was still busy popping corks, and filling customer’s champagne glasses. Then I ran outside, took off my apron, and stood in front of Augusta’s ferry docked at the riverside. It was unseasonably warm, and the streetlights provided plenty of light for me to make a small sketch of the boat.
I was very happy outside while I heard the crowd count down in the tavern. For that important moment in time, I was being an artist. I finished my sketch, put my apron back on, and returned to the job of a waiter for the rest of the evening.
I know it’s a little late, but how was your new year? Do you have any creative resolutions or goals? Leave a post and share your plans!
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Ken is a self-taught artist from rural Kentucky, whose work includes painting, printmaking, animation and ipad art. He considers himself to be a 'lifetime learner' and he uses art as the vehicle to explore and learn more about the world around him. Much of his work reflect his optimistic views on rural folk culture, river life and simple pleasures.
You can visit Ken every Final Friday of the month at studio 400 at the Pendleton Art Center in downtown Cincinnati. He can also be found picnicking near his home in the Historic Village of Old Washington, KY.