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February Newsletter -- Edition 2.2

Sadly, February 2005 doesn't have an extra day so I feel a little cheated. But what can you do? You could just decide to have that extra day anyway but that would really throw you off for the rest of the year.

Um'that was pointless. Onto the news'.

1. Shadow Portrait in the Elements -- Needlepoint
2. Redesign Coming
3. Links Please

1. Shadow Portrait in the Elements -- Needlepoint

I promised last month that there would be a new needlepoint and here it is. Last August, I designed this while sitting on the floor of a cabin in Escanaba, Michigan while my friend Benj's grandfather told stories and drank brandy, and my friends and I laughed and listened and just enjoyed life for what it could be.

What I really like about my needlepoints is mostly the time it takes to make them. For me, looking at them for the rest of my life will always bring back the memories of where I worked on them and what I experienced during that time. This one took 5 months of my life to complete.

2. Redesign in the works!

Bluestninja.com has officially been in existence for 2 years come March. Born from a trade with artist Mari Schaal (http://www.marinaomi.com), who built the site in exchange for my taking slides of her kickass paintings, it is time for a change. I can't tell you much now because it's all top secret. But get ready. It's going to be the most amazing thing that has ever happened in anyone's life. Ever.

3. Links Please

Since there will be a new look, one piece that always was missing in the past was a place to put the sites of my friends and others that I liked. So, since you are on this mailing list, please include a link to your site so I can put that up in the redesign. And, if you want, please add mine to yours.

That's really it for now. March will see some new duct tape paintings (with words!) and I finally got over the intimidation of my Gocco machine and have begun screenprinting.

I will not be stopped. I will not. And I love my new studio space. Good things are happening there.

Here's to chaos,
Randy