Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Revisited

2009 Was a rather interesting year....many ups and downs. Here's my own flashback....


January

-43F at the "Countenance" show opening that I curated.

I found out that my Trooper has a blown head gasket + a warped head. This means my car is officially a lawn ornament.
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February


I turned 37.

My best friend of 12 years passed away.

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March


My stepfather died.

My mother and father got back together after 30 years of divorce. (?!!?!)

I was accepted to grad school.

Ethan Ivey was born.
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April

Frommage moved out.

I delivered 12 paintings to the gallery for my solo show.

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May

Fromage moved back in.

We bought a new bed.

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June


I bought a 2001 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle.

Fromage and I went on a 400 mile bicycle tour for our

8th wedding anniversary.


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July

I went to Vermont for my first MFA artist residency.


I met amazing artists and made wonderful friends.

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August

I took a mushroom identification class


and did a lot of (unsuccessful) fishing with Cousin Bill.

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September

Painted my kitchen yellow...at long last!


Took three pickup truck loads of CRAP to the recycling station.


My cycling partner Shannon moved to California...

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October

Back to VT for my second residency.

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November

I made 17 artworks in three weeks.

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December

Fromage turned 44.


Silas Worley was born.

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December 31, 2009:

Everything is the same, and everything is different....again.

Happy New Year!


Health, wealth and happiness to you in 2010!

6 comments:

johnny said...

this makes me want to visit you guys so bad.....been TOO LONG....here's to a year where Unkle Johnny can travel alot more....

Eero said...

I'd love to have you visit!

Chrissy Johnson said...

What a lovely, honest re-cap of your year. Here's to another beautiful one for you.

Shannon said...

Well, you know what they say, "September is the saddest month" :)
Can't wait to be your bike partner again!

bugheart said...

what a year!

i was just
thinking
what johnny
said.
new years resolution
to be better
at writing,
commenting
and,
keeping
in touch
with you...
starting
with your
birthday!

more soon.
happy new year!
g

Leslie said...

love your photojournalistic take on the year. wooo! here's to 2010 :)