Saturday, November 23, 2013

Horiren 1st 15th Anniversary World Gallery!

I was asked to be part of the "Horiren 1st 15th Anniversary World Gallery" where amazing tattooist Horiren ( sends photographs of his work to places around the world where he would like them to hang, and those participants happily oblige by putting the framed images up, photographing the results and posting them.
Hence, "World Gallery"!
Look up "Horiren 1st 15th Anniversary World Gallery" on Facebook
and check the website to see the results!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A story of caution for all Disney fans!

If you know anything about me, you know that I'm a Disney nut!
In fact, I've been involved with "Disney Nuts" an online chat group for years now! 
Anyway, last Sunday, "Doc" the moderator,
said there 
was going to be an actual get-together of the group at his house!
Boy, did that sound great!
When I arrived, I was a little perplexed

because it seemed I was the only one in attendance.
I asked Doc if there were just 2 members, and he responded,
"No's the other member!"
I don't want to say what happened next,

but I got the heck out of there!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

When Superstars Meet!

Ace Frehley-
Sold over 100 million albums!
Entertained a combined toal of one billion concert goers!

Mitch O'Connell-
Averages 24 "likes" on most Facebook postings!
Sometimes greeted by name when at the post office!

The Earth shattering event talked about around the world!!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Vintage 1980s snapshots of the seedy and sensational lost 42nd Street!

Way back in the late 80s,
right before 42nd Street was sweep clean
and purified with Disney goodness, you could still enjoy the
historic New York location in all it's noisy,
colorful, rude and vivid glory.

As an aspiring artist, starting at 17ish, I would travel to NY every once in awhile to show my illustrations. This was before websites, emails and electricity, so you had to get your work seen the old fashioned way, pestering. I'd crash at friends/relatives apartments and spend the day cold calling and pleading. If I was lucky I'd get an actual face to face with an art director at a magazine or comic publisher, but more often than not I'd have to do the portfolio drop off where I'd get it there by 10am and pick it up after lunch. I only had the one (didn't think to have multiples) so that left me plenty of free time to stroll the city, and what was more eye catching than 42nd Street? I wish I had taken 1000 more photos (and gone back at night) of the amazing buildings and people that could only be found there, but at least I got a handful of snapshots of the long gone cool decaying seediness of that bustling stretch of real estate!

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