The Adventures and Misadventures of a Neer Do Well Artist Living in Baltimore.

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I am a visual artist and writer living in Baltimore. I don't have any artist friends. Frankly, artists scare me, there so darn flaky. The above picture is either of me or proof that I'm a pretty decent artist. My goal is to be a self sufficient artist, whereas I wouldn't have to do something else in the day in order to eke out an existence. I also like to attend various cultural events around town. I go to plays, the symphony, etc. Also, I have Asperger's Syndrome. I found this out recently and it has explained a heck of a lot as to why I am as I am.

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Monday, June 07, 2004

Friday, June, 4, 2004

I finally got my check for the sale of my artwork at Maryland Art Place! I was laughing my head off when I received it. I got a total of about $7.50 for my artwork. The other half went to the art gallery. It was a charity auction after all. I was lucky they at least gave me half.

Usually, for charity auctions you get nothing monetarily back from the artwork you donate. So I feel fortunate that MAP at least gave me half. THANK YOU MARYLAND ART PLACE!

This all makes me kind of wonder if the artwork I have at the Creative Alliance sold for anything. Also I’m still looking around to see when I have to pick it up. They usually phone you when the artwork has to be picked up. I haven’t heard a peep from them. I also wonder if my poster from Sowebo will sell for anything at the charity auction. Maybe for the hell of it I’ll show up at the auction to see what it’s like, then I’ll walk out when they start auctioning off my poster. I wonder if they’ll have free food and drink there. If so then what the hell. It’s free food and drink.

I also wonder if the paintings I donated for the art show at the Carriage House will sell for anything. I think I priced them both at $40.00. I’m not sure if 40.00 is too steep or too cheap. However, it would be nice if they sold.....

So far this year I’ve made $7.50 from the sale of my artwork. I really should try to get one of my cartoons into the City Paper again. As I recall City Paper pays $10.00 for the Your Art Here feature. I hope they are still running that. That way I would have made $17.50 this year from my artwork. I want to make more this year than I did last. All I know is that it would be nice to finally make money from my artwork even if it is minuscule.

I’m still working on my pottery so far I’ve painted the top and bottom half of the goblet/chalice bright blue to match the wooden box. I also made a saucer bowl like thing. My pottery making ability isn’t that good. These are the very first functional pieces I’ve made. The last polymer clay piece was a figure of a woman. Hopefully this all will be completely finished by Sunday.

I think it’s healthy to switch mediums every now and then so that you do not feel stuck. It’s a good thing to stretch your creative horizons every now and then.

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