Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Kristin and I were talking with one of our Sprout Club moms the other day, and she said "it must be fun for you guys to have babies and kids and dogs parading in and out of here all day."
It is! And as we head towards Thanksgiving, Kristin and I want to thank everyone for all of the joy you have brought us by sharing your lives and stories with us. It's a special job we have. We love it with all of our heart, and it wouldn't be possible without all of our friends, families, baby-mommies, dog lovers, and a few cat people, too.
Here's your official invitation to attend the opening of the Atlanta Artist's Workshop show at Briarcliff Frame Shop. Food, wine, and all the trimmings. Be sure to RSVP to Mary C. so they know how much baklava they need to bring. :-)
The exhibit will run through the end of the year. Both the painters and photographers produced some really terrific work, so please stop by and give it a look.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Doug and the crew over at San Francisco Coffee House (Highland Ave. at Amsterdam) are currently hosting a dual-pronged exhibit of my work: matchbooks and ephemera in one room, along with about a dozen of my dog portraits. Be sure to stop by and check it out, rave to the management, and buy everything. Come on people, I got three hungry boys to feed... :-)
Italian novelist, semotician and global polymath Umberto Eco was recently in Atlanta for a series of lectures at Emory University. After his second lecture, I made this impromptu portrait of him. Eco is one of my heroes: his novels have meant more to me than perhaps any other writer; my copy of Foucaults Pendulum -- first read in 1994, the year I met Kristin -- has seen more action than Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Now coverless, dog-eared and battered, the book brought an amused chuckle from Eco when I presented it to him the next night for signing, along with a copy of his portrait - one for me, and one for him.
Here he is, adding his autograph.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Here's the crew from my photo workshop, overlooking Poros Town, in Poros, Greece.
(L-R) Moi, Victor, Christina, Faustina, Georgea, Guy, Laura, Nancy D. and Mary C. Thanks for making the trip such a great time for everyone. Special thanks to Victor and Christina, who organized the trip, and provided us incredible insight into the history and culture of Greece.
The kind folks over at Briarcliff Frame Shop will be hosting an exhibit of photography and painting created during the workshop. That show will be in December, and we'll have another show of work at Binders in Buckhead in 2009, date TBD!