My plan is for this blog to let you the readers experience my life as it really is. I will admit I am living my dream but it is not always fun and games like some of my friends think it is. It is actually hard work being a fine artist, I paint everyday which means I have to come up with an idea to paint each day. Not as easy as it may sound. Art shows are fun but setting up in the heat, rain, and wind is not my idea of a good time. Sometimes the stars are aligned just right and I make some good money but that is certainly not the norm.
I do love this life and I would never trade it in to be in marketing and advertising ever again or any part of Corporate America for that matter. I like swimming and I love water but I do not like swimming with sharks and that is my opinion of Corporate America. I am an artist and I fit in much better with a group of artist then I do with a bunch of people who use others as ladder rungs as they try and climb to the top of the corporate world.
With that said please join me as I blog about my life as an artist, somedays will seem like I am living on a cloud other days I will tell the hard truth and dispel the myth that my live is just a fantasy as some of my friends think it is.
| 02 November, 2011 14:52
14" x 18" Stevie Ray Vaughn Mixed Media Oil On Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Sorry Blog fans I have been busy working on Double Trouble my rental house down in the Grip. So I have not been able to keep all of you up to date with the daily life of this fine artist. Let's see what has happened since the last time I blogged? Not much other than working on the money pit in the Grip. I have new tenants and hopefully they will actually pay the rent on time.
I had to add a screen door to the front of the house and one on the side. Both of which I bought used off Craig's list one for $15.00 & one for $30. As luck would have it the one I paid $30.00 for was only worth about $15.00 and the $15.00 one was worth about $100.00
As usual I take one heavy tool bag with me with what I think will be every hand tool I should need. Of course I have no electricity and I am hanging doors so I had a cordless drill. Well I took my cordless saw to use to cut the trim down to make the door fit. Got about 8" into the cut then battery died. Turns out the battery is gone will not hold a charge. So guess what the stupid replacement battery cost more than a brand new saw.
I don’t use that saw much anyways never did I got it at a garage sale for cheap. When I have electricity I had rather use my corded saw anyways. Well no saw means I have to go old school on the trim. Only problem is I have a small dry wall saw not good for cutting 4 feet of trim the long way. So what should have been a 1 min cut turned into a 45min hand saw process.
So I went to see if I could charge the stupid battery next door at Hell Hole the other house I built. Renter is a redneck white guy living there with a Pit Bull chained on the front porch. Fortunately for me I acted like I was not scared of the dog, which worked also a treat helped. The neighbor is probably the only white person within a 7-mile radius of my rental house. So I imagine the Pit bull likes white people or at least that is what I told my self as I was approaching the gnarling mutt.
Long blog short I hung both doors hired the new tenants son to patch and paint the interior and I shelled out more hard earned money to dump into Double Trouble once again. I have a new deal if a tenant ever trashes the walls like that again I am going to make them patch and paint. Although I have seen worse Pier Point had the wrath of an angry young punk once. Chris my son and I had to tear out the dry wall and hang new in one room thanks to that stupid brat.
So at least I have everything worked out there for now I think. Three months of mortgage payments 2 screen doors, 4 gallons of paint, and one stupid squirrel making a nest in the attic can be very expensive.