The Big Smack Himself.

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Peoria, IL, United States
I created this blog to help my students find new inspirational artists and works, all while strengthening their interest and pride in their work and themselves as artists. :D i'm also an aspiring artist myself.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Copper River Adventure...

I'm sitting in Copper River Cafe. The smells of brewed coffee and the low hum of overlapping conversations swirl around me. It's quite pleasant...I don't get this feeling walking into a Starbucks (though I like their chai). There is something about the atmosphere this place exudes that makes me feel relaxed.

I should venture here more often...if not to get a drink, but maybe just to leave my apartment and remind myself there are some bright spots of interest here in Peoria.

*break* talking to the owner, Scott, about possible exhibiting of work here at Copper River.

*return* Scott likes my work and is interested in showing the work. They are currently booked for the summer, but definitely a good chance of securing the back room.

It's a start to a small exhibiting life as a post-grad artist. I gotta do what I gotta do, right? Right.

It's been awhile since I have posted something substantial here, and I apologize to those following this blog...(all six of you, much appreciation). Anyway, a lot has happened. I was considered for employment as an adjunct professor in Nashville, Tn. The didn't work out. I graduated and I think I pulled a thesis paper and exhibition together. I folded hundreds of paper boats. I've traveled to San Diego to meet family from my father's side for the first time in my 27 years of living. I drove a friend, he infant daughter, and her mother to Roseville, Minnesota for her friend's sister's wedding. I watched the US Soccer team lose to Ghana in the world cup while being surrounded by a dozen young and excited Ghanians and others from various African countries. It was Awkward, but nothing bad.

Oh right! I really got into the World Cup South Africa. The Netherlands are going to take it all Saturday!


anyway, I've been hanging out with friends that are still in town, and eating free tacos, cheap chicken wings. I've been catching up on sleep and gouaching it up like crazy. Life is good, despite the serious lack of funds in my bank account.

Yesterday I applied to work at Target, and Toys-R-Us and tomorrow i plan on driving around and applying at K-Mart, Macy's, and TJ Maxx.


Hopefully something will come around. It has to right?


I found an Illustrator on Deviantart I would like to feature on the Smack of Jerryfish...I'll contact her tonight and see if she's interested.