Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Application for Trademark published

Now down to (hopefully) the final phase of the process...

Notification from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office:
The mark identified above has been published in the Trademark Official Gazette (OG) on Nov 24, 2009. Any party who believes it will be damaged by the registration of the mark may file a notice of opposition (or extension of time therefor) with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. If no party files an opposition or extension request within thirty (30) days after the publication date, then within twelve (12) weeks of the publication date a notice of allowance (NOA) should issue.

Monday, November 23, 2009


Cheryl gave me this little armadillo years ago... I take him with me wherever I go. He has seen better days, on his trip to Nova Scotia he lost an ear. Here he watches over my progress on the square at Via Colori this past weekend.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Via Colori is next weekend!

This is a nice photo that Jamie took while I was finishing up my 10'x10' square last November. I love doing this event and being around all the artists, you can almost feel the creative energy buzzing all around while you work.

The Center for Hearing and Speech hosts Via Colori every year. As far as I know, it is their primary fundraiser. One of the few fundraisers I know of that is truly for a good cause - to help deaf (or near-deaf) children get what ever hearing devices they need, and help them learn to interact with their worlds. The children come from families who would otherwise not be able to afford such help. The Center always welcomes visits and I have wanted to go there since learning about the place, but I am sorry to say ANOTHER year has gone flying by and I have still not gone.

This year The Center actually considered me as one of their sponsored artists! I kinda talked them out of it, as I don't have the professional art background and appeal that they need to help draw people to the event. The Center did however make me one of their "Select" artists, which is VERY flattering.

If you want to learn more about the Center for Hearing and Speech in Houston, here's a link to their website.

Next weekend, if all goes well, I'm going to try my hand at "honoring" one of my favorite Degas paintings "Cafe Concert Singer."

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Hair cut!

Went out today and got myself a haircut. It's the first time I've had anyone cut my hair since WAY back when I whacked it all off real short.

The Morning After Jerkiness

It has been that slow creep from silent defense shields in place to tiny snippets of less awkward conversation sometimes accompanied by an o...