Soooo… Happy New Year to all!!! This year I was able to “tie” the number of art and design stuff that I posted in 2012…  At least the bleeding stopped (or is it the downward spiral to nothing) … On a good note I was more active, and I got back to creating more work at the end of the year… I actually made a lot more than the 42, I just ran out of time to post them (the last snowstorm ate my little point n shoot – I must have dropped it along with stored data on photographed work, some were commissioned pieces which of course I don’t have) – but it’s still better than less than 42… 2014 is a new year and I just finished a new piece (and start of a new series). I also found my old point and shoot, a little bit beat up but it will do.

A short recap – pulled son out of daycare, did speech therapy, feeding therapy, allergy tests, GI doctors, oral surgeons, ER in two different states, hospitalized in NJ – that about covers my son. My wife and I? We faced a $1000/mo in prescription milk for our li’l one with food aversion/ feeding resistance, so we drove all over NY, CT and South Jersey to meet up with people willing to sell Neocate and Neocate JR for less and in cash. We even had friends in other states help us out. We met a lot of terrific parents who went through what we’re going through, and most of the time, even worse than what we are going through, and their encouragement and advice we cherish to the full. Thank You.

My art production didn’t pick up until the 2nd half of the year. I went back to making pixel popper gelatin capsule art. I created a bunch for the SEABA art hop, I started a new series called Fast Food Poppers, and created a few custom ones for clients. I also showed at the Philippine Center in NYC, the Annual Postcards from the Edge show, and got in to City Without Walls – Metro 30 Show.

2014 should be fun and more productive for me. I found out that my two year old enjoy creating art, SO we are collaborating. We just painted two birdhouses together, as part of our “paint and breakfast” sessions, and we have bigger plans… stay tuned. This year I’ll continue to work on the pixel popper stuff, and I already have a few portraits in mind. I’ll continue with the food and video game pieces, as well as start a new popper series.  And that’s just for starters.

Let’s make 2014 a great year! Cheers!

Alan

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