I know I know, I have been doggin it on the blog front- but just because I have been so busy with all my other social networking/networking/shows/travels/ commissions and painting, and general life as I know it. I don't know about you, but this has been QUITE the whirlwind end 'o summer into fall-flying disgustingly fast into the HOLIDAYS ARRRRGGGGHHHHH .
The show I am in now, at Denise Bibro Fine Art in NYC is over this Sunday Nov 8th. That is and was a fun and fantastic opportunity for me to be included (thank you Almitra Stanley, curator extraordinaire )with such esteemed dog artists, including my friends Laelia Mitchell and Susan T Woolf,+ Eric Ginsberg who I've showed with before at LaMotta Fine Art in Hartford,CT. And now new friends! Thank you to those who could come out to see me and the show at the opening, it was a spectacular night for me! See some pix if ya like here and scroll down past my current 'news' of Holiday Show at Central Village Art Gallery in Westport MA.
AND, while I'm shamelessly promoting me me me and my art art art i'm quite sure I wont get around to another blog before open studios. Stop in and see me, and Gedas who is showing some cool new work. That's Fenway Open Studios,November 14th + 15th 11-5pm. Please visit and make our day! Lot's to see here. We'll ply you with liquor and make you buy things
. JUST kidding, geez, you're SO serious . No, we'll just bribe you with delicious food just to save us from the loooong days o' open studios. whatever, just come, okay????
Check out a cool blog by Jay Stebbins called Fido Loves fidoloves.com I've connected you to his entry on Boston artists where he included me (which was very nice). Its a great blog all about dogs.
So as I mentioned before, we are quickly approaching said holidays. I had the fond memory of Sarah Palin standing before the bloody massacre of the turkey,"this is neat" "need some levity" about the joys of Thanksgiving while the executioner shoves turkeys head first into convenient cones for head removal. i cant resist: So, what does a vegetarian do? Those side dishes at Thanksgiving are great, and I myself am gonna prepare a tofurky, since I'm going to be with two confirmed vegetarians and I'm a big leaner in that direction.
I was happy to hear that Al Gore (finally) made the connection of the meat industry to global warming:
“It’s absolutely correct that the growing meat intensity of diets around the world is one of the issues connected to this global crisis – not only because of the CO2 involved, but also because of the water consumed in the process.”“You could add in the health consequences as well."
While Al Gore is not a vegetarian, he has cut his eating of meat sharply and I think that is something everyone could think of doing.“I asked Al Gore about why he didn’t mention this in ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ [as animal production is responsible for more greenhouse gases than every car, bus, truck, bus, plane and boat on the planet combined]. He answered honestly, basically saying that getting people to drive a hybrid car isn’t that difficult. Getting people to give up animal products is almost impossible. I appreciated his honesty.”
I NEVER want to come off as preachy, especially since I am not pure at anything, but I like to take this opportunity to share what I learn. There has never been a better time to be a vegetarian, or at least cut back on meat and poultry with many options we use all the time. I make meatloaves w/ faux meat, use earth balance 'butter' ,veganaise, Quorn faux chicken patties, soy milk all the time. Until the factory farms are something of the past, we all should be quite aware of their dangers with ecoli, extreme pollution and use of water. Remember the roots of 'swine flu' -Smithfield Farms in Mexico- hideous pollution,
and all that without yet mentioning the cruelty that is rampant in these prisons that innocent animals are born in and die in. We have options, they do not. There is something to be thankful for.