It has been a while. To be honest I’ve been off from normal for a few years now, partially mental, partially medication but that’s not really a good excuse. I want to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who checks out my deadass website and looks at my old ass art. I think I’d like to take some time to update everything, nix most stuff that’s 3+ years old, especially anything I did in Norfolk and school, I’ve grown so much since then.
If you’re interested in keeping up with where I’m more active check my twitter, I’m @meisterj or my instagram @meisterjazz. My art tumblr hasn’t been update in a while but check it out if you’d like, and I’m always saying I’m going to get my store going, one of these days I will….
Speaking of SPX it was a blast, like always. Seeing Mario and Jimena was great. Spike is always a doll, same with Ron. Danielle is always a fantastic local face. Yuko and Anath are always a fun pair and it was nice seeing Blue again. I made some new buddies with Skelly and Ally and embarrassed myself at karaoke on Friday night. I just love how fluid conversation can be, how okay it is to politely join in or wander off. I kinda hate the ‘let’s chat before the show ends’ that happens because someone is on the move and how little time there is. I don’t think a 3 day show is right for SPX, it’s chill-con, but I also wish it could be longer in ways. It has taken time and I feel awkward every time I’m there still, even know the folks I’ve befriended. I had some dumb hotel shenanigans but I didn’t let it ruin my weekend, and we missed getting any of Florence until Monday, well after the show. So pretty lucky there.
I’m excited for SPX 2019 and it’s 25th Anniversary. I’ve been an attendee, volunteer and one time tabler since 2012 and I hope I don’t miss any SPX shows going forward. So many amazing hardworking people are working to continue to develop this community. The prevalence of queer and poc creators every year is encouraging. I think I found SPX at the right time for me. I hope this show finds other ways to improve the experience and I have a suggestion that I hope can be implemented by next year.
Keep on making good things, keep working hard. I hope we meet again some other show, and I’m sorry forever for forgetting you.