Once again, it’s been a while since I wrote anything here.

First, Valentine’s Day happened. I made Katie pretty much the most epic present imaginable, which took up a lot of my time. I bought a clay-board box kit from work. I painted the sides with tempera, lined the inside with felt, and on the top painted an icon of a T-rex. The hinge setup that came with the box was basically retarded. They didn’t cut any sort of recessed groove or anything, so when you screwed the hinges onto the box, it didn’t close all the way. Not only that, but two of the screw heads broke off when I was screwing them in. So I decided to just give up on the idea of screws, bought some leather, and stapled strips of it for hinges. I made a clasp for the other side of the box using a strip of leather with a slit cut in it and one of those tiny eyelet screws. It turned out pretty amazing, and if I hadn’t gotten so caught up in other things I probably would have posted a picture here earlier. But oh well. It’s never too late for an awesome pic, right? Without further ado…..


Of course she absolutely loved it, so yay. Her present to me wasn’t nearly as involved, but equally heartfelt. I’m always giving her crap about never dressing up, so she dressed up. She shaved her legs and put on makeup and wore a very cute mini-dress. As if that wasn’t enough, she also got me a big heart-shaped box of chocolates.  We spent the evening bundled up on the couch watching King Of The Nerds. I really couldn’t have asked for a better Valentine’s Day.

Since then not a lot eventful has happened. I’ve hung out a few times with Katie, but no big dates or anything. We got rid of another person at work, so things have been a little stressful this past week. Other than that I’ve just been working on art and lounging around the house.

However, I did make a new website… Frustrated with my Fine Art America page and the complete lack of interest it has generated, I’ve been looking into other shops. I decided to set up a shop at Zibbet, which is basically an Etsy clone, except with more of a focus on fine art. I’m still in the process of adding things there, and I’ve been working a lot on having product to sell. Nice fancy paintings are great, but in this economy not many people are buying. If I’m going to make any money from art, it will most likely come from things like prints, greeting cards, magnets, etc. Which reminds me, I need to photograph my magnets and upload  them.

But yeah, that’s about it. Go buy my stuff!