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Thank you for visiting the webpage for Portland, Oregon artist Kurt Merrifield Dahlke. Have a look around and don’t hesitate to contact the artist with any questions.

 

Donation

Finally picked out the piece I’m going to throw to the jury for the Cascade Aids Project auction. It was a tough choice, somewhat reluctant to let the very best go, but it’s never a bad idea to put your best foot forward! I think I picked a good one that shows where my work is going.

Say We'll Meet Again

Say We’ll Meet Again

It has changed a bit since this photo was taken. Yeah, I never stop working on a painting. Sometimes even after its gone to a new home. :)

Adult language and cynicism ahead

Well, it is almost St. Suckenstein’s Day, or what I call The Big Lie. Meh, whatever, I love myself, a little bit. And I still have getting my laundry out of the dryer to look forward to! But seriously, this was the week to make a schedule and do a bit of everything every day. Haven’t quite got the art-making folded into things yet … but I am blogging, and that is what I am doing.

why

didn’t make it down to the studio yesterday, so the laundry is still there. Joys of being a bachelor I guess.

Question for the day: Why after over 20 years, do I still feel obliged to keep Columbia House in business?

todayeee

Today I have a very important test to take, and lots of studying to do. I’m getting ready to host my daughter for close to a week! (Divorce with kids is a big suck-fest, take it from me.) I am about to throw something in the crock-pot for dinner, and then I will head to the grocery store. I have laundry still in the dryer, so I will go down into ‘No! Great Shakes!’ Studios to get that, and look at my art, perhaps to make a few marks, because we have to make a few marks. And on and on it goes.

As Brian Phelps used to say, “Be good humans.”

ramble on

Yes, I love Led Zeppelin. But that’s not the reason for this post. The reason is to post something every day from now until my art career is over, which will be when I die at the age of 102. That’s 57 more years times 365 days per year. Not a problem.

That’s about all I have to say for now, except to add that such an endeavor takes discipline, as does being an artist, and I’ve been slacking off. Working, writing, being a father, all of these things take time, but there is time enough every day to do a little bit of everything you want to do.

Talk to you tomorrow!

Meh?

Felt tentative last night. Been a little too long since I was able to crawl back down into the studio. Wanted to go crazy with color, but all I could manage was light blue.

Live to fight another day!

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