Hi all. It’s time to make a post, even if there is no art in it. I feel the need to share with my friends what is happening in case you are one of those people waiting in line for a response to an email or message. This wave of interest in my work, and paper mache generally, has not waned at all. In fact, I feel hopelessly buried. I am now convinced of the power of social media! I understand why it can bring down a government! It’s brought me down (a thriving enterprise of one!). I’m convinced that it’s because of a few of you that this all happened. It’s because you shared a video or two of mine that at least one of them has gone viral on Facebook. So thanks; it’s because of you I don’t have enough time to shower! 🙂 There doesn’t seem to be place where it started, like some theoretical point in the universe where the big bang started. By looking at the “activity” log on Facebook, it seems to be just people sharing with friends, sharing with family, sharing with the nutjob who lives in the basement apartment that everyone is afraid of. Yes, he sent me some angry emails. The first started, “Hey dude, how do I get one of those?” The second and third (which I read first because of how they show up) went something like, “I’ve waited days for you to get back to me! You obviously don’t want my business!” To which I kindly responded, “True.” I hope he doesn’t know where I live….but I do have that dragon in the tree… I’m off topic. The point is that this “thing” spread geometrically. According to Facebook, more than 23 million people saw my posts last week, and 29 million so far this week. I’m not sure which post they are talking about. But the numbers are staggering. And I swear half of them have written to me. I spent a few days frantically working as hard as I could to respond to the messages on Facebook, but the number of messages kept growing faster then I could respond. Hopeless. It’s been a little better on my website email. I might be able to almost catch up today with those. And luckily, I can still respond to comments made here regularly. There are only 8 right now. Phew! So this is the place to contact me if you need me in the near future. I’m sorry I haven’t been able to post more work on Drogon, or anything else. I know this will die down. It always does. It better. Then I’ll get unburied and get back to art. Either that or I’m gonna have to hire a company in India to handle my emails (and a couple of elves)(or maybe a few of those guys who stand outside of Home Depot. I could train them to make dragons, then sell them as my own….kind of like Dale Chihuly).
The only important part of this post is the part about getting a hold of me here. Thank you all for your patience, and your friendship!
A sad PS. My adorable little cat Riley, my friend for 19 years passed away two days ago. You may have seen her in my cat enclosure video. I’m so happy that she was able to spend the summer outside, in the fresh air. Eddie hasn’t noticed, but Max looks for her. He always thought Riley was his mother.