Sunday, July 31, 2011
Saturated Cloth Studies #611, 2010
Last week when my dad went into the clinic for some tests because of the heart issues he was having, I spent the afternoon with him and his wife Norma, waiting for things to happen. I mentioned my upcoming trip that I was working toward planning next month. He was kind of shocked or surprised that I was leaving. He had no idea of what I have been working on this year. Though he only lives an hour from me, I don’t really talk a lot about things I am involved in. I have to say he is aware of these types of images I create and I assumed since he was on Facebook, and the rest of my family was aware of this project, that he also was aware of it. It feels like much of my life has been lived on a certain awareness but a lack of communication, mostly because I am not sure how to relate what it is I do to them. So a couple of days later I sent my father the link to the Kickstarter program I am currently using to raise money to move this project to the next level. I called him yesterday to check in and he was just blown away by what I am doing. He said he is going to make a pledge to help me make it happen.
The other thing I have to mention is yesterday Glenn worked like crazy all day to create a new Facebook page for THE NAKED MAN PROJECT. It is awesome!!! We have posted and linked many of the Facebook acceptable images from the blog to this page and oh my god what a journey I have been on. I completely forgot how amazing some of those old posts had been. I feel like I am so caught up in trying to make this all happen, that it’s consuming all my inner thoughts and perspectives. I promise I will get back to that once I get this Kickstarter campaign out of the way.
Today is dedicated to Bob Peterson, who keeps pushing the button each day and says I like what you are doing, and keeps encouraging me when the uncertainty begins to creep in. Thanks for believing in what I am doing. Who wrote on my Facebook the other day when I was having doubts, “No, you can't put the geni back in the bottle and keep this to yourself. It belongs to all of us now.” Bob your words of wisdom always seem to dispel the insecurities. This is what the global community it truly about.
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