May 2, 2022
The design mania continues on the Contrado site. I am having so much fun designing STUFF. Housewares and umbrellas and yoga mats and cubes (do you know what a cube is? I thought not!) using my artwork. However, at this rate I will have to go into rehab. This can’t continue. My mouse hand is actually swollen! So I’m running this binge out as far as I can tonight and tomorrow it’s back to the studio to start a new painting.
On another manic note, my Instagram page was restored this morning. My God, the hackers were busy scamming my peeps, at least 100 DMs over the weekend. I wrote back to around 40 people this morning, apologizing, and then decided everyone is safe anyway now that I’m back in charge, so that’s good enough. What a time sink this has been. I’ll do something soon to send out the smoke signals that peace is now upon the land. Oh, I know, I’ll post a new piece of art! Duh. That will be the most convincing anyway because nobody can do that except for the real me.
But for now, check out a couple of these umbrellas! They’ll be for sale eventually. Pardon the blur, I snipped these images from my Contrado design page.
The rest is from my most helpful Artful Gents:
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