I’ve written about Jackalope Coffee here before. It’s just down the street from where I live these days and I spend quite a bit of time there. I’ve done a bunch of painting and drawing there and here’s the latest. This past Saturday they celebrated their third anniversary with a daylong party outside their doors. There was art, food, music, booze, and a screening of Pee Wee’s Big Adventure right out there on the street. I feel lucky to have a place like this so close by and look forward to being a regular for years to come.
A couple years ago I was in an art show in Pilsen. I put up some ink paintings which were part of the work I was doing with Clinard Dance (which, incidentally, still could use your help in mounting the piece I worked on in China next year…) A woman came up and said she wanted to write something about my painting for her website. She emailed me some questions which I promptly answered, then I didn’t hear from her for awhile. This isn’t unusual. People get sidetracked, lose interest, forget, any number of things. You learn very quickly that no one will ever be nearly as interested in what you’re doing as you are yourself. So you have to sometimes be a pain in the ass and bother people who promise things. You tug at their sleeves and make a pest of yourself because for most of us there’s no one else to do the dirty work of self-promotion. In any case, from time to time I’d write this woman an email to ask how her big feature on me was coming along. Occasionally she’d answer, explaining all the reasons why the piece had been delayed, assuring me it was just about to be published…well, it took two years of nagging but it’s finally here!