It has been a very busy month, I've been working two jobs trying to catch up with some bills that have caught up with me. I'm walking around like a zombie with no days off, but it's something that has to be done. To add to my tired, out-of-it new sense of self, my messenger bag was stolen last weekend from a bar/restaurant in Chelsea. With it went my moleskine sketchbook, notebook, and calendar; two yards of Belgian linen, digital camera, credit cards and checkbook among other things. Cash is low so it seems like it might take a while before I get another camera, meaning that I can't update this blog for the next couple of weeks. I still have some images, I took and saved before this happened, from three exhibitions and will make some comments on in the mean time. What was most valuable were the sketchbook and notebook, had some drawings there I never got to scan and are now lost forever. And as if I need any more bad news, I just received a rejection letter from New American Paintings apologizing for my entry not making into the last 40 finalists. Set backs are inevitable, but it's hard to deal with them all at once. But the world doesn't stop there so back to work it is.