December 31, 2008

Day 365

Wow.

My last day of this project.

People ask, "What are you gonna do? Are you continuing? How about "Two Drawings a Day for a Year"? How about a "Painting Every Day for a Year"? Or how about "Draw Every Hour for a Year"??

And my answer is nope. Just plain ol' nope. Aside from the one drawing I have yet to do, no sir. I take my leave from this sweet and rewarding duty.

But I encourage everyone to try doing something for a year, aside from "Kill Every Day for a Year" or "Smoke Three Packs of Cigarettes Every Day for a Year" and other such dangerous ventures. But venture you must, my friends. Unless you are just too busy for such frivolity.

Thank all those of you who have offered me encouragement in this endeavor (and I am not claiming that I will name everyone on this first pass)...

FIRST OFF, CHRISTOPHER BENNETT of MechaMonkey fame! Many were the times that my energy was flagging, and Chris would swoop in and yell, "YOU CAN DO IT, ALBERT!" So yeah, Chris Bennett.

Jim Feeley, who in his attempt to dissuade me from this fool's errand, accidentally encouraged me to struggle forth. He is a friend of...

Sandra Lee, who has laid claim to all the Oliver J Pugsworth drawings that did not meet with kindness from this next person...

Keith Conroy, who refused to let me be content with my drawings, often performing verbal massacres on my attempts, as opposed to all the nice comments from...

Joseph Lee, who was always there to add a nice word about my posts. Similarly, his co-worker...

Dominic Polcino added dashes of salt and pepper and spices unknown to my blog, while...

Damon gave me plenty of "nice ones" and even did a drawing in my honor, while...

Rick Green often walked my bloggerhood, carrying his basket of humor and love, which he sprinkled as he pleased. And speaking of sprinkling as he pleases...

Rodrigo CloudCluster, who honored one of my posts by making it a wallpaper on his flashy, in-your-face iPhone...

Scungilli Dave, who offered some dark psychological insights into my work...

Oh there are more names...

Anonymous, whose passions rose infrequently, but perhaps not as infrequently as... SiliStace, Anal-lisa, Brando, Kenji Ono, Senor Ira, Pambo, Rakim, Valkyrie, Patrick K, the other Sandra, Andrea P, Gunner Mcleod, Jojo, Ration'al, Jaxon, and Huggy Boy...

Whom have I forgotten?

Have a happy new years, pals! Thank you all for checking in and encouraging me through 2008. It has been a pleasure serving you all.

Con amor,

Albert

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Al Milgrom would have done another year...

Keith Conroy said...

When you first put this outrageous blog forward I was incensed, I thought how arrogant, how foolhardy, what cojones!
I wrote some angry, vile things.
Slowly, begrudgingly I found respect,admiration and finally encouragement for your implausible endeavor.
You did something few could do and did it with determination and a passion that I only wish I could possess.
Pat yourself on the back, fondle yourself in your pants. You have done well.


Except of course with the over-abundance of pug drawings. some of which looked as if your pug had created them himself.

damon said...

DON'T STOP!!!

well if you do it has been a fun year looking at your drawings

Rick said...

You made it!! Wow! Quite an accomplishment - seriously. And then, on top of that, you gave me a mention. I am honored. - seriously again.

So, a drawing every other week? Or semi-monthly?

Thanks for the entertainment. It was fun.

Stay Tooned!! my friend.

Puga Vida said...

I just found your blog and... Amazing! Love your art, man. I have the whole studio i work in checking your blog out. Keep up the amazing work and asta luego!

Dave Fontana said...

Albert,
Congrat's n' a 'appy New Year's too.
If you don't continue yer drawing daily venture, PLEASE, put on those dusty dancin' shoes n' DO what you DO best.

Rachel said...

I'll miss your drawrings, Alby

C.Bennett said...

O my god! your year is up. Good job my man. That is one tough task you did. Your last post were looking good to. And it was an honor to be one of your shout outs...o what, i wasn't' there:( Well you can't win them all.

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed viewing your drawings. Glad you stuck with it, I wasn't sure you were going to make the whole year. Now what are you going to do with the time you used for your drawings, oh I forgot you have a job.
Cin

jojo said...

this was a huge accomplishment. congratulations!!! i am so impressed with your ability and drive. it really inspires me.

gj, albert

Joseph Lee said...

Congratulations Albert! And as Keith Conroy so eloquently put it, keep fonddlin'. Don't ever stop.

Jax Cassidy said...

Congratulations on the achievement! I'm proud of you, believe it or not! :P

Anonymous said...

You are an inspiration to artists everywhere. I was turned onto your site by Carson and have shown it to many people. Thanks for the hard work. I'm sure you are a better man because of it.

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Valerie said...

so... where's 365? I don't care if this "ended" two years ago, i feel you voided the contract, and therefore are bound to a 2010, 2011 session. It would be good for you, and fill up all that free time you have. I've heard you don't even go into work every weekend.

Blobfish said...

Wow. Just woke up from my 4 month coma, what'd i miss?

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