I am having my first LA show at the Hangar Gallery at the Santa Monica Art Studios during the Santa Monica Airport Art Walk. The opening reception is March 20 1-6pm and the show is up till April 17. I have a 25’ wall and am going to show 4 of my glitter paintings. They are expecting about 2000 people to attend.
My painting is about ghosts, well a ghost, more like The Ghost. It’s about failed relationships and lost loves. It’s about burying dead birds next to Chicago streets and midnight visits from a fox on Baltimore hills and trips to NYC and tattoos of memories that will never go away.
So my arthritis flared up this week so my Dr told me to come in today. She said that my arthritis swells up so badly that it almost looks like rheumatoid arthritis. She’s putting me on a new medicine called Methotrexate which I have taken before. Last time it made me really nauseous so I had to take another medicine to control that so hopefully that won’t happen again. I take Methotrexate 4 pills one day a week and then a prescription strength folic acid pill everyday because Metho can make your hair thin, which mine already is thin enough. Metho takes a month or so to get in your system and start working so she’s giving me prednisone (steroids) for the next 6 days to get my hand under control quickly. Prednisone makes me crazy so she said if my hand is better after a couple of days I can get off of it which is good. Because I am starting a new med I am going to participate in a research study my Dr is doing which is a study of cholesterol in individuals with lupus starting new therapys. I’ll be doing a series of blood tests for her throughout my time on this med. Today they drew 11 tubes of blood and I peed in a cup. Most of the tubes were for this study but a few were to check my liver levels to make sure they are good enough to start the Metho which can cause you to have liver problems so your liver functions have to be watched closely. Which means even more blood tests more often. Because of the risk of liver problems with the meds I am not supposed to drink, she said I can have 1 drink a week but I have to be careful cause it can make me sick. YEAH LUPUS!
Yeah it is! We were some of the last people to shred our ex’s and before we left I asked the manager if I could have all of the shredded ex’s from the night. I told him I was an artist and that I’d really love to use them in a piece. So he bagged them up for me!
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”—
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PLEASE HELP MY BEST FRIEND ANDREA AND HER BOYFRIEND WIN A TRIP TO ROME! They are in 2nd place, let's get them to #1! Please repost!
Hello to our family and friends~ Kevin and I just heard the news we have been selected as a semi-finalist for a trip for two to Rome with the Robbins Brothers “When in Rome” sweepstakes! We have until Feb. 21st to garner as many online votes as we can from family and friends and we kindly ask you to help us out! Please also enlist the help of any close family, friends, or co-workers you know who might be willing to help out the friend of a friend.
Or just copy and paste the link into your web browser’s address bar and hit “enter.” Once you’re on the page, click on the “top ten semifinalists,” scroll down to find us, click “select,” and then “submit.” The current results will show up instantly. If you have any trouble, please let either Kevin or me know.
Thank you so much for all of your help with helping us win our dream vacation in this sweepstakes! Your support means so much to us!