Thursday, October 29, 2009

'Golden Girls' star Bea Arthur leaves $300,000 in will to NY group that helps gay homeless youths

Bea Arthur left $300,000 in her will to a NY organization that aids homeless gay youth.

The Ali Fornay Center provides services to more than 1,000 each year, and is planning to buy a building to house 12 young people - and name it in honor of the "Golden Girls" actress.

The head of the center said he is thrilled with the stage and television legend's generosity.

"We work with hundreds of young people who are rejected by their families because of who they are," said Executive Director Carl Siciliano.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Holiday Release: "Warmest Wishes"

Growing up in northern New York State, just a few miles from the Canadian border, the holiday season always meant cold short days, snowmen, and hot cocoa; you know the stuff sung about in carols and brought to life in many a Christmas tale. But the good cheer that’s effervescent during this season isn’t limited to the snow belt, it’s world wide. Wherever in the world you may find yourself this holiday season, enjoy these warmest wishes of peace, joy, and love.

The original “Warmest Wishes” as well as open edition portfolio prints and only 25 each limited edition studio prints and limited edition gallery prints are available at the special First Day Issue price until midnight tomorrow. Warmest Wishes” will also be offered as my annual holiday card. They should be available to purchase in a week or two. I’ll keep ya posted.

2 Nights in a Sleazy Motel

Detroit’s famous Dirty Show, is taking a road trip. They are taking over the entire east wing of the fabulous City Center Motel in downtown Los Angeles, November 13 & 14.

Each room will be luxuriously appointed with ‘skin’-tallating erotic works from over 100 artists from all over the world! I’ve been invited to showcase a few pieces and just hope I can get my works out there in time!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

My Work & Playlist Top 10 - October 24, 2009

  1. "Tricky Tricky" - Röyksopp
  2. "Ready for the Weekend" - Calvin Harris
  3. "Breathe Life" - Brian Kent
  4. "Wonderful (Radio Edit)" - Gary Go
  5. "I’m Coming Out" - Kristine W
  6. "Quicksand (Mad Decent Remix #1)" - La Roux
  7. "Straight Through My Heart" - Backstreet Boys
  8. "Be Alright (Boris Blind Faith Radio)" - Kristine W
  9. "Heartbreak (Make Me a Dancer)" - Freemasons ft. Sophie Ellis-Bextor
  10. "Change the World" - Frontier

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

on the drawing board: paradise found

Since my last posting I've spent most of my time on the tropical background. Now time to get to work on those bodies.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Blogged about at Heroes-N-Hunks

A little feature on me by Heroes-N-Hunks blog owner Fanboi. He describes it as an xxx gay geeks blog about...comic books, hot gay port, action figures, news, gossip, gay politics and more...

My Work & Playlist Top 10 - October 16, 2009

  1. "Ready for the Weekend" - Calvin Harris
  2. "Wonderful (Radio Edit)" - Gary Go
  3. "I’m Coming Out" - Kristine W
  4. "Breathe Life" - Brian Kent
  5. "Heartbreak (Make Me a Dancer)" - Freemasons ft. Sophie Ellis-Bextor
  6. "Tricky Tricky" - Röyksopp
  7. "Quicksand (Mad Decent Remix #1)" - La Roux
  8. "With Every Heartbeat" (2) - Robyn
  9. "Change the World" - Frontier
  10. "Celebration" - Madonna

Friday, October 16, 2009

Interracial couple denied marriage license in La.

HAMMOND, La. (AP) - A Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have.

Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish, says it is his experience that most interracial marriages do not last long.

Neither Bardwell nor the couple immediately returned phone calls from The Associated Press. But Bardwell told the Daily Star of Hammond that he was not a racist.

"I do ceremonies for black couples right here in my house," Bardwell said. "My main concern is for the children." ...more.

Apparently banning marriages for same sex couples is no longer enough, some are trying to revive past discrimination. This proves the point that even if something doesn't affect you personally, or even if it's not something you believe in you must respect and support the rights of others, because who is gonna be there for you when they come to take away your rights?

on the drawing board: Merry Kiss'mas

I am working on my Christmas piece for this year. It always seems too early to think about it, but after getting a few snow flurries last night and this morning, well it seems like it IS just around the corner.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

FOX "News" on GLBT issues: it's a "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy

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Perhaps FOX News is run by Iranian President Ahmadinejad, who doesn't think gay people exist in his country either. Or maybe because it wasn't one of the 'tea party' protests orchestrated by FOX News, that they had know idea how to cover a real march on Washington.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Friday, October 09, 2009

My Work & Playlist Top 10 - October 9, 2009

  1. "Heartbreak (Make Me a Dancer)" - Freemasons ft. Sophie Ellis-Bextor
  2. "Wonderful (Radio Edit)" - Gary Go
  3. "Ready for the Weekend" - Calvin Harris
  4. "With Every Heartbeat" - Robyn
  5. "I’m Coming Out" - Kristine W
  6. "Quicksand (Mad Decent Remix #1)" - La Roux
  7. "Celebration" - Madonna
  8. "Love in July" - Sally Shapiro
  9. "Change the World" - Frontier
  10. "Season of Love" - Shiny Toy Guns

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Ugly Betty's new look - new season

Awkward and fashion challenged Betty gets a slightly new look in season 4 of "Ugly Betty". It's one of my favorite shows (save me from 'reality' TV and any more crime & medical dramas...oy) and I can't wait to see what unfolds for Betty, sassy Hilda, the blossoming Justin, the bitchy twins Mark & Amanda, conniving Wilhelmina, and the Meades .

Season Premiere - "The Butterfly Effect," Friday October 16th 8/7c
Betty gets to run her own Mode photo shoot at the United Nations to promote their anti-malaria initiative, "Nothing but Nets," but her big opportunity becomes a baptism by fire when Daniel's neediness takes its toll, and Matt openly demoralizes her. Meanwhile, Amanda does some soul-searching when she bonds with Daniel's new temp, Helen (Kristen Johnston), a career receptionist as fabulous as Amanda is. Wili makes it her personal mission to protect a loved one, and Hilda reaches out to Marc to figure out how to help Justin.

New Release: "Exposure"

Make up, hair, lighting. All the focus is on the subject during a photo shoot. But as with any artistic expression, a photographic portrait not only gives exposure to the model out front but reveals much about the man behind the lens as well.

Celebrity photographer Mike Ruiz has worked with everyone from Kathy Griffin, Dolly Parton and Tyra Banks to Lindsay Lohan, The Jonas Brothers and Zac Efron, and has appeared on RuPaul's Drag Race and Canada's Next Top Model. He saw and liked my work and asked if I would be interested in doing a portrait of him, that he would use to promote himself as well as my artwork. It not only sounded like a good opportunity but fun as well!

While the original is already sold, limited edition Gallery and Studio prints are available for purchase at the Special First Day Price until Midnight ET tomorrow.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

My Work & Playlist Top 10: October 2, 2009

  1. With Every Heartbeat - Robyn
  2. Heartbreak (Make Me a Dancer) - Freemasons ft. Sophie Ellis-Bextor
  3. Celebration - Madonna
  4. Wonderful (Radio Edit) - Gary Go
  5. Love in July - Sally Shapiro
  6. I’m Coming Out - Kristine W
  7. Ready for the Weekend - Calvin Harris
  8. Quicksand (Mad Decent Remix #1) - La Roux
  9. Shining Light - Annie Lennox
  10. Season of Love - Shiny Toy Guns

Thursday, October 01, 2009