Maybe I Overdidit Last Night..

I started lettering pictures I’m stealing from online, some mine, some me, some others, some NadaDada. I went to town and I’m sure this won’t be stopping soon.. please share, please occupy in your own way.

I Love Having Visitors

It’s only four hours from Reno, 4 from Vegas. You’d think..

I’m just kidding, this place is in BFE. I know it’s far out here, but still, I’ve had visitors most weekends since I’ve been here. Jonathan Armen filmed out here with a couple actors and Ned Peterson came last weekend (I think it was) and painted ants on a white LTD. Lauren Hufft Gifford came and broght me a big paper mache head for one of the cars. It was made by a mutual friend, Rockette Bob. Some of his car creations have been laid here to rest in Goldfield, so we thought it appropriate.

This weekend ghost hunters are coming to Goldfield and will be paying me a visit. They’re coming to investigate the Goldfield Hotel-very haunted I’m told. Wish we could do a Holloween party there.

Adrianne came to visit for the weekend and Marie stopped by Saturday, driving back to Reno from Arizona. You just might notice from these pictures, it gets a little windy here. Marie was explaining the artwork on her cleavage. I forget the culuture but it’s about negative space in the design. I’ve also included the drawing of Ad that I finished while she was here. We sat by the fireplace and drew pictures.

I love having visitors, whatever planet or dimension they might be from.

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“Working Out the Bugs” Ned Paints Ants (pt. 3) Goldfield Journal #14

Ned Peterson has a cartoon style and unabashedly plasticizes life in paint sprayed in wild colors and concepts. He came here to infest the car forest with ants and I’ll always hold that against him.

We lived thru hell, he and I, as we worked with Mark to get a compressor/generator combo that worked-and we failed. We ended up using a couple air tanks that had to be refilled every hour & a half and that worked. We gotta’ work out the bugs.

You’re seeing these ants as they develop. I have another batch of photos I can’t upload to you at the moment. I’ve run into a technical difficulty; these photos to come feature the finishing touches of Ned’s ants. I miss my macbook so much but it’s sick right now. I’m working out the bugs.

We drug a couch over, under my new shade structure. Mark had driven us out to his favorite shooting area and this shade thing was there. We brought it back to the car forest. I consumed my hours setting this thing up and working on perfecting it while Ned painted bugs.

The wind blew so it was a good test for my shade thing. It blew over the first night and I haven’t seen it, today, as I write this. I don’t mean it blew away, I just haven’t been out there. The couch is comfy. Working out the bugs.

It was nice for me to not concentrate on painting these 2 days that Ned was here. I want photos from this joint so it was good to concentrate on that. Over the 2 days, I took 500 pictures.

I got carried away with shade, photos and rocks, anyway, I was delighted. It wasn’t hell at all, it was one of those perfect day kinda’ feelings.

There’s a car that Adrianne painted here last weekend and this day I decided what I’d do to collaborate with her on it. I just didn’t feel like painting and I’d been getting into the habit of grabbing up bigger rocks. I just kept going and going. I needed the workout severely. I just kept thinking about beautiful change and imperfection.

The car is situated perfectly to accept the suns last rays each day. I’m curious to see how much the shadows will change throughout the year. There’s seating for 5. I’ve never had a sundial.

I think about Cadillac Ranch and the Easter Islands. This is a monument being created. I don’t care if anything is explained; it could go on forever.

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Ned Draws Ants on an LTD ( pt.1 of 3)

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While Ned draws, I set up a shade structure, then we dork around by the box truck. He’s an airbrush artist and the masking and drawing sets up the whole shebangs but takes a while. Now we have shade though; we even brought the couch over to lounge under it.

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Ned Peterson is This Guy!

but imagine somethin’ like this on a car!

He’s right here, in fact, beside me on the couch, drawing. makin’ plans for what he is going to paint on this car tomorrow. Stay tuned..

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