Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Todays Notes....

School is done.
No more for awhile....
Today- Studio time.
Need to lock myself in the studio. Need to finish some pieces.
Work on some jewelry. New beeswax colors- yes colors.
Going for a fresh summer look. I''l show you later tonight.
Working on a few class samples. Need to replenish the Etsy store.
So I will talk more later tonight. Will also post a very cool resin video tutorial.
One that I received from the good people of Amate Studios. Very cool.
Also will be posting about a big party and event that
will be taking place this weekend.
Talk soon.
Hope y'all have a great day.
Turn up the tunes and away into the studio I go...

One more thing- just remembered.
I have received several emails from folks.......
about a post I did last Wednesday.
I made mention of:
"bloodsucker types"... people that drain the life out of you.

Some of the emails I received:

Asked about my current state of mental health- burnt out etc.

Some people took offense- thought I was talking about them.

Others just became confused-thought that I was being
mean to people who can't afford good clothes.
Just want to touch base with you all.

I'm fine and healthy in the mental department... or so I think.

If you took offense and thought I was talking
about you... rest assured you are most likely not a bloodsucker.

People with bad clothes- just a bad joke....

Blood sucker types. Let me define.
Then people can do a self assessment. Clear up some confusion.

blood·suck·er (bldskr)
1. An animal, such as a leech, that sucks blood.
2. An extortionist or a blackmailer.
3. A person who is intrusively or overly dependent upon another; a parasite.

So here we go...
Number 1-This does not work for most of you due to dietary needs.
I think you are all OK.
Except for a few new Facebookers I know.
I'll see you in "Vampire Wars" tonight.

Number 2-I really don't gamble much anymore...
I don't really spend time at the tracks.
I only have one student who is currently holding some explicit pictures of
me in exchange for a beeswax canvas. So most of you are good.

Number 3- Ah yes. The parasite person.
The one who takes, takes, and takes, but never gives back.
That's the kind of person I was talking about.
I don't know many- because I do not encourage such relationships.
I try not to foster such relations.
So if you read my blog- chances are- you are not a blood sucker.
If you have an email correspondence
with me
... you are not a bloodsucker.
If I have coffee with you.. you are not a blood sucker.

But if you frequent scrapbook stores, and art stores,
and copy other ideas from people. ( Like hardcore faith)
Never putting your own personal twist and spin on something.
If you never voice your own opinions.
If you constantly ask others to do something for you.
If you never give out a kind word, a gift, a thank you.
If you always complain about how bad your life is
-and then do nothing about it.
If you talk about yourself all the time.
If you never encourage others.
If you are always taking but never giving!
If you wear a black cape and have plastic teeth.
If little children run away from you
Then "yes" you are a blood sucker.

Then change your ways.

Side note- I'm not mad or upset with anyone... I just received a lot of feedback on that.
When I decide to raise a "ruckus" about something--- you'll me.

Take care everyone.
Talk to you soon.


Chia said...

Is it wrong that this post made me laugh?

tanya watts said...

no it isn't hihi! it made me laugh too!
just brilliantly put into words mike!

hop over to my blog for an awxard i passed on to you

keep up ur attitude!
xox t

Roberta said...

It made me chuckle as well...because it reminded me of my family...wonderful post for the 13th day...yeah! Love your art...dark and mysterious.

kim hesson said...

i need to be locked in my studio to! lots floating around in my head and nothing done with it yet! can't wait to see what your up to and the new colors of beeswax.
definately had a good laugh with your post! :)

JWood said...

mike ~ you ARE a rock star! deep and dark, but a rock star nonetheless... thanks for sharing your opinions, ALL of them!

Wendy said...

There must be something cosmically aligning or something... I was writing about energy vampires on Wednesday too. Having grown up with one (no one you know!) I sure can vouch for your definition.

Vampire Wars? Hmmm... maybe something to do while my Mafia Wars energy replenishes itself!

Jennifer and Kim said...

I read this post out loud to Jennifer and she wasn't chuckling...she was laughing her a$$ off

Judy said...


Jack and Cat Curio said...

Thanks! Good to hear from you all!

AimeeInOhio said...

get 'em Mike.


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