6.25.2008

Art Star

It's official . . .

All the 'home correction' invested in Shawna is finally paying dividends. She got me an interview with Paula Santilli with La Semana, the Spanish language weekly in Houston (too bad my Spanish is pequeño to nada). Still we all have to start somewhere.

In any case, I spent the morning primping and pampering to make sure I was at my best (you didn't think this just happened did you?) I arrived at DW just before 2 when the interview was to be held, and what do I find, but Paula is already interviewing Maria. (there she goes riding my coat tails again) No matter, while I pulled myself together and waited, I kept repeating to myself the words of my hero and mentor Stuart Smalley:
"I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!" She was saving the best for last, right?

Finally it was my turn. Things started on a good note when Paula referred to me as 'Master' upon our introduction (Shawna, Gina, et al take note, this how I will be addressed from now on) As we took our seats in my half painted studio, (see images below) she began by asking me if it would be alright if the interview was conducted in Spanish. I asserted that her english is better than my spanish, she attempted to repudiate that, to which I responded that unless she was looking for an interview of expletives (which I am well versed in) we should probably continue in English. Finally acquiescing, the interview proper began.

Showtime! The interview itself went rather well. I was charming and affable (as usual), no really tough questions. It was more of a chat with friend (a friend with a tape recorder) By the end of it I could tell I had won her over, she seemed ready, willing, and able to join my legion of fans.

The attention and adulation were all too fleeting and before i new it, it was time to go back to work. Here's my space half painted.





I finished painting that 'lit' wall black, despite the taunts I received from the staff (Patricia) for wearing a respirator. Asthma is one of the more hilarious aspects about my life. Despite my lack of painting fashion, I finished the bulk of the painting, leaving only the corner and some touching up to finish.

2 comments:

JAXJ said...

LOL. Halarious.

Virginia said...

Well written article.