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December 21, 2010

BIG NEWS!

Woohoo woohoo!!!! Or would that be, Yee-haw Yee-haw?

I just got word I was selected for the artist-in-residence program here in town: free studio space for one year!!!!!!! I'm so happy I can hardly contain myself. I still have to meet with the top brass and get the details, but it's really the best Xmas present and great news for the year end. I'm still holding back on revealing some of the coolest parts. More after the first of the year. Oh, the suspense. Ratings sweep this week. I am awesome today.

And totally unrelated- I'll take a few days of freezing cold over flooding and torrential rains in L.A. anytime. Been there, done that. Seriously, when you think of L.A. in the rain, I want you to picture the 405 and every other major artery at a standstill. Then summon up that feeling of trying to evacuate a major city and being stuck on the freeway with no exits. Then think about gray concrete against a gray sky against gray buildings with exhaust fumes, day in and day out, with nothing but rain tying it all together. Next time I whine about the cold, someone remind me I said this.

8 comments :

Elaine Mari said...

Yaay!! Congratulations and Merry Christmas. That is FABulous.

Carla said...

Excellent!! It really is getting lighter every day now. What a great practical thing, and also so good to ease into the art community.

Great comparison to help reposition my winter tolerance. I hate sitting in traffic, even Indpls traffic. My feller worked in LA quite a bit in 2008-9, and the freeways do sound tedious.

Then there is the whole "having warm shelter, food, and extras" bit.

Carla said...

(life is good)

M.A.H. said...

"Then there is the whole "having warm shelter, food, and extras" bit." guffaw.

Thanks y'all. Life IS good, but I'm ashamed I need external validation to remind me of this. There are still a couple of other hurdle$ in life to jump, but yes, this was splendid news. I can't wait to show pics...

M.A.H. said...

PS. It's NOT a huge loft space so don't be gettin' all jealous.

Steven LaRose said...

Congrats!
(I hope the space doesn't have wallpaper).

M.A.H. said...

wallpaper. I think my eye is twitching.

Nomi Lubin said...

I just saw this now. Very very yay.

And I do not think it is shameful to need external validation. If it were not a normal human need, we would each be alone on individual tiny planets.