January 11th, 2014
A very talented artist friend said that I was successful because “I was cute and a man”
Baloney, I am successful because I work at it. Didn’t help that I heard this when I was in the middle of loading my truck to set up a 4 hour show in a nice restaurant. This is after hours of promotion. Naturally I had to remove it last night it is still waiting to be moved into my studio. Did I mention that I tore my shoulder out on a photo shoot and I am awaiting surgery?
Last year I worked the Capital City Market 34 out of 35 Saturdays(missed one for my brothers wedding), rain shine, snow, whatever. I also did something like 15 other shows and events.
I am not alone, most of the artists I know that are ’successful” work damn hard. Anyone who saw Anna Webb, and Reham Arti create the wonderful traffic circle, or have been to a rehearsal of the Red Light Theatre know what I mean.
Is my work rewarding, hell yes. It was wonderful last night to sell me “mistakes” It is WORK thought. I do get to take pictures for a living, but sometimes I am standing someplace freezing ass cold waiting for the light to be just right, or up to my ass in a river working an angle.
Haven’t even mentioned what it takes to be a successful commercial photographer.
So the next time you see a nice piece of art and think, “Hey I could do that-Think Again!
October 7th, 2009
Been wondering if I need to keep posting on Boisee.com. Seems like most of my commenters, and likely readers have gone to Facebook. Don’t mind doing both, if anyone out there is reading this thing. Just thinking out loud. Maybe I should turn this into a more photo oriented site.
September 29th, 2008
May have noticed that I haven’t been posting this week. Had a bit of a problem. Looks like it is fixed. However, like the government. Bad behavior has lead to more rules.
From now on you will have to have your 1st comment approved. Once your approved your in for good. Sorry for the hassle, but I gotta do it.
February 20th, 2007
Of late, several readers of this blog have expressed dissatisfaction with the way it is presented. In light of this somewhat legitimate criticism it seems as if it is time to clear the air a bit.
Until further notice www.BoiSee.com will:
Be poorly edited, no that is a lie, it will not be edited in any fashion. Therefore expect syntax, grammar, logic and especially spelling errors.
It will be based on the random bits of the authors weird life. Donâ€™t expect much cohesiveness. Do expect notes on people you donâ€™t know, bars you donâ€™t drink in, places, events and tidbits from wherever and whatever the author happens to find worth writing about. But wait-there’s more! Included at no extra charge will be assorted other things that make sense only to the author.
Oh, and photos that will range from beautiful to downright strange.
Boisee will continue to present unproved, biased-yet often true rumors, innuendo, personal opinions and loose facts.
If we are lucky the content will amuse, inform, amaze and be of interest. If not, www.BitneyGoesComando.org is only a click away.
BTW Jose, you have obviously never seen my ass!