Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am an artist
both for fun and professionally, but I don't really fit into any of
the standard "artist" stereotypes. That is to say I'm not hip
; not even close to
I also spend quite a bit of time doing my "day" job which is
extremely far removed from my art career. I'll give someone a
cookie if they can guess what it is (hint: its sciency and I had to
get all kinds of gov't clearances in order to do it.)
I also recently went into a venture with a friend of mine and now
am a co-owner of an art gallery.
I started playing the banjo
a few years ago and I'm terrible at
it. Why the banjo? Not enough people play the banjo, and they
should. That and I have this dream of starting a bluegrass gangster
All the coolest things about me are inside, where you can't see
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work a crazy job where I travel a lot and work 7 days a week 12
hours a day for about 1/2 the year and I'm off the rest of the
year. My job is awesome and it affords me a lot of time to focus on
my art but all the travel and the insane hours do make it difficult
to develop and maintain relationships.
I spend a lot of the remaining time doing artwork.
During the periods that I'm not making art or working I can be
found doing any number of things including, but not limited to,
playing trivia, catching local bands, going to museums, reading,
going to art openings, attending and/or watching Blackhawks games
or working on stuff with the gallery.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I don't (read: do) want to brag but I'm pretty damn good at art
stuff and I have a few "best in show" awards and such to back up
the veracity of that statement along with "high profile" art sales
to professional athletes, Pulitzer nominated authors, politicians
and big-time Hollywood celebrities.
I am, perhaps, the most terrible banjo player in the history of
music. So much so that I really shouldn't mention that I play it at
all. I mainly tell people about it because I think it makes me
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
If I were to venture a guess, (which I suppose is what I'm supposed
to do here) I would say it's probably the smudge of charcoal or the
bit o' paint that I somehow managed to
get on my face.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I read a lot so I'm just going to list some of my favorite books
that I find myself reading over and over again:
by Candace Millard
in the White City
by Erik Larson
-Life of Pi
by Harpo Marx
Fishing the 41st
by James Prosek
-Wold War Z
-obscene amounts of revolution era and early industrial age U.S.
history. Particular favorite subjects are vice, crime, social
changes and almost anything about Theodore Roosevelt.
I am obsessed with film, both good movies and bad. I fancied myself
a film maker for a while, I was in a few festivals and had a
nomination for an animation I did in 04 (with a voice over by TJ
Miller; who has gone on to some pretty awesome things, you should
IMDB him and then be impressed that I know that guy).
All that bragging crap aside, I find myself watching comedies more
My all time favorite band would have to be The Siderunners, but I'm
pretty open when it comes to music. From around the age of 13 till
I was 24, I didn't really listen to anything except punk rock. Now
that I'm older there's not really any genre of music where I
haven't been able to find someone that I liked... Possible
exceptions would be death metal or modern country (every single
song in these genres sounds exactly like every other song in these
Game of Thrones
Masters of Sex
I'm not picky and I like to try new things. I am not, however, very
good with spicy. I can handle "mild" but the farther from that you
get the less likely I'll be to do more than a taste.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Art Supplies (I'm counting them all as one)
Family and Friends
A way to get from A to B.
Inspiration and creativity (they go hand in hand)
A computer with internet access. (I suppose I could probably live
without this, but I don't think I'd want to.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Proportion. Texture. Lighting. Color balance. Saturation.
I have also been known to spend far too much time wondering if I've
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
My Fridays may/may not involve one or more of the below:
Drawing or painting
Reading a book
unrealistic heists in incredible detail
Going to a play, comedy club, burlesque show or concert.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I was diagnosed with type one juvenile diabetes when I was eleven
You should message me if
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If you would like to be my accomplice in any of the aforementioned
You would like to actually meet up in the near future as I'm not a
huge fan of passive communication methods, like email, for getting
to know people.
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