May 2008

…all wrapped up in one delicious four day weekend.

The good times start tomorrow night at the Grind Gallery in Venice/Los Angeles at 7PM. Group show, I’ll be there and so will eight brand new pieces of art of mine. Come see the goodness! Then off to our exotic hotel for a few nights of relaxation, and weather permitting, hanging out at the beach. If the weather sucks, no problem, there’s a sushi restaurant, pool, spa and fantastic room all waiting for us to relax and watch movies.

My wonderful wife Ginger has been amazing over the past two years of our marriage. I look forward to many many more, hopefully (but not realistically) with less art stress. I love you, baby! For the record, we’ve been together for eight years, but only two of them are marriage. I always feel like I have to qualify that, so people realize we’re hardcore.

Here’s the next few days’ worth of Daily Drawings (plus one from yesterday) as we will be out of town and not caring about email. Yes, I know it’s sacriledge that the drawings have been done in advance, but I draw quickly.

*voice of doom*

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Finally starting to recover…

by ncwinters on May 20, 2008

…ever so slowly.

So I’m getting back into the swing of things after the mad dash to the end of prep for the Grind show, you know: this coming Friday, May 23 from 7 to 11PM at the Grind Gallery in the Santa Monica/Venice area. Finally got back into the gym, and realized how much THAT area has suffrered. Did some decent workout-ness, watched a few meatheads and prancing girls. Okay, for the record, all you muscle-heads out there- there is absolutely no need to drop whatever weights you were lifting from their highest point on your last rep. Usually this douchebag maneuver is done with a huge last gaspy grunt to let the whole gym know just how hard it was for you. The rep counts as a full lift/pull up and then a full lift/pull DOWN. Dropping it to make the loudest noise you can so everyone instinctively pays attention to you is not only juvenile, it most likely indicates that you have a very small penis. I didn’t make these rules up, it’s just science look it up on this website I found here. Don’t be a jackhole and we can all enjoy the gym together. I can bring my headphones to tune out most noises, save for the thunderous boom of your ego.

*voice of doom*

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Wow, so we’re back…

by ncwinters on May 19, 2008

 …only been gone for about a week and a half.

Sorry for the absence. Been in a bit of last minute prep hell for the past well, okay week and a half. Many would argue that I’ve been working at the buzzer, last minute for the past ten years. They wouldn’t be wrong, but they would be jerks. Grind Gallery group showcase of new talent opens this Friday, May 23 from 7-11PM. Not a lot of notice, I know I know. If you’re in the West Hollywood/Santa Monica/West LA area (never sure what to call it, I’m sure Kat will set me straight) this Friday, don’t miss it. Almost all new works, save for a few stragglers that have only been showed in a short runs. Not sure how many they’re going to end up letting me put up, but I submitted eight pieces. Should be a decent turnout, and many more shows booked for the rest of the year. Trying to take all of June and July off to take care of all the backed up projects and really get a lot of painting done for the feature wall at The Hive, this coming September. Should be great. More soon, and here’s a few backed up Daily Drawings, comics and a preview of one of the new pieces for the show. Also, I send out an email blast before every show. If you haven’t been getting them and would like to, drop me an email at ncwinters@hotmail.com. I’ll put you on my list, and will only sell your name to the highest bidding porn spammers. Just kidding, your email stays private with me. You won’t even see it when you get the blast, unlike the way your grandmother sends email where you have every person she knows right there in your inbox.

Happy May.

*voice of doom*

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