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My apologies to those who favorite me and add me and comment and whatnot.  I'll try to be better, but I seem to have lost the will to keep up.  I'll try to try, but in case I don't reciprocate - know that I still love ya :heart:
  • Listening to: Jimi Hendrix
  • Reading: sociopaths in love
  • Drinking: water
I've went and done it again.  It seems I'm gonna have another kid!!  My wife and I liked the first one so much that we couldn't resist a second.  This'll be it, though.

For the longest time I really didn't imagine myself as a father - now I'm up to my ears in it... and wouldn't have it any other way.  

Thanks for reading.
  • Listening to: Tom Waits
  • Reading: Joe Pitt Casebook series
  • Eating: nicotine gum
  • Drinking: water
I recently moved from the bush of Alaska (Koyuk) to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  My apologies if I've seemed unresponsive or ungrateful lately… I've just been on the move and making a lot of adjustments.  Thanks to everyone for the favorites and comments while I've been in flux.  I've been on the go since the beginning of June… visiting family, moving stuff from here to there and then to somewhere else.  It's nice to finally be stationary.

Anyway – I've been drawing a bit here and there (when circumstance allowed), but have been out of the (artistic) swing of things lately.  My new studio is nearly ready, so I hope to be gettin' some new shit out there.  I've got a few (almost finished) pieces that may be ready for sharing here soon.

Thanks for reading ;)
  • Listening to: the hum of the refrigerator
  • Reading: Tommyknockers
  • Eating: crackers
  • Drinking: beer
I would like to thank :iconattila-g: for suggesting Septic System as a DD.  I'd also like to thank :iconmollinda: for featuring it.

septic system by relaxeder

I put quite a bit of time, energy, and thought into this one, so receiving a DD for it means a lot.  Thanks to everyone for the favorites and kind comments... I truly appreciate it.
  • Listening to: the books
  • Reading: moby dick
  • Eating: cliff bar
  • Drinking: coffee
My print sales have been picking up and I'd like to thank all of you that have done me the honor of buying prints!!  I wish I could thank you personally, but when a print is sold (and I'm not sure why this is) there's no mention of who it is that bought one.  Anyway – I'm truly grateful.  If you want to drop me a note I'd be happy to kiss your ass a little ;) … if you'd prefer to remain anonymous then that's cool as well.
  • Listening to: the vaselines
  • Reading: the minotaur takes a cigarette break
  • Eating: crystalized ginger
  • Drinking: coffee
sometimes a man gets tired of looking at his old journal entry and has to write another... even if he's got nothing in particular to say.  

random stuff:

- sierra nevada is good beer
- i like dogs
- i haven't been swimming in a very long time
- i've never owned a cell phone
- humidity makes me irritable
- my sense of direction is bad... very bad
- when i was a kid i had bigwheel with cobra stickers on it (i loved cobras) and some neighborhood kids peed right on my beloved stickers
- i often have dreams that i'm back in high school and can't remember what classes i have or what my locker combination is
- sports bore me
- i like the smell of skunks
  • Listening to: the kills
  • Reading: the brothers karamazov
  • Eating: almonds
  • Drinking: beer
“Pretty Words” got DD’d:

Mature Content

pretty words by relaxeder



An extra special thanks to :iconartfixation:  and  :iconmadbaumer37: for suggesting it and to :iconsraffa: for featuring it!!  All wonderful artists – please go check out their work.

And “thank you” to everyone for all the favs and encouraging comments.  The sun sure does seem to be shining on my ass today!! :D
  • Listening to: woods
  • Reading: "clown girl" by: monica drake
  • Drinking: coffee
I'm all for gay rights - and I guess the gay community should have the right to openly join the military so they can travel overseas and terminate the lives of strangers on foreign soil, but… why should they want to?  So I'm having a hard time feeling bad that the "don't ask don't tell" policy wasn't repealed.  I support gay rights, but I don't support the troops (any troops anywhere) – so what am I supposed to hope for here?  I'm against discriminating against others for their sexual orientation, but I'm even more against the role that a soldier (or any other military personnel) assumes in perpetuating the war machine.  Has our (the U.S.) war friendly culture become so blind that the right to participate in state sanctioned murder seems like a worthy cause?
  • Listening to: mushman
  • Reading: all quiet on the western front
  • Drinking: coffee
ever drink so much coffee that your lips tingle?
  • Listening to: daniel johnston and jad fair
  • Reading: non-violence (the history of a dangerous idea)
  • Drinking: coffee
my daughter Isabel (Izzy) Kathleen Bailey was born on april 9th :airborne:
  • Reading: a wrinkle in time
  • Drinking: coffee
every fifteen minutes I hear this faint bell.  i can't tell if other people hear it as well – maybe they do.  each time this bell goes off, though, blueberry muffins just explode out of my right pant leg.  i am never hungry.
  • Listening to: bon iver
  • Reading: art in america - ron mcclarty
  • Drinking: tea

breeder

Thu Aug 6, 2009, 11:05 PM
it seems that i am to become a father!!

my emotions are oscillating between unbounded joy and absolute horror.

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:icondark-arts-asylum: :iconartistsagainstwar: :iconpainters: :iconprojectearth: :iconthe-surreal-arts:
  • Reading: the girl on the fridge - etgar keret
  • Watching: the world spin
  • Drinking: coffee

tongue

Tue May 12, 2009, 2:44 PM
I've developed myself a strange little compulsion.  I keep grinding the tip of my tongue against the edge of my bottom front teeth.  I find myself doing this and then have to remind myself to stop.  It tends to happen most when I'm painting, but that isn't the only time.  I've been addicted to nicotine gum for years and years now… I kinda wonder if my tongue is just saturated with nicotine or something and that this compulsion is my tongue trying to tell me "enough already".  I've seen some people that stick their tongue out when they draw… maybe it's that sort of thing (except, like I said, it doesn't just happen when doing artwork).   My tongue seems to be doing fine overall – I mean I'm not doing any kind of visible damage to it.  Anyway – anyone else ever have a similar problem?

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:icondark-arts-asylum: :iconartistsagainstwar: :iconpainters: :iconprojectearth: :iconthe-surreal-arts:
  • Listening to: andrew bird
  • Reading: civil disobedience and nonviolence - tolstoy
  • Eating: my tongue
  • Drinking: coffee

cry your pardon

Tue May 5, 2009, 2:58 PM
I've been unable to keep up with responding to comments and thanking everyone for their support.  I am, however, truly grateful for the many favs and comments I've received.  So if you're feeling ignored or overlooked by me - it's no reflection on you… I just suffer from "lazy bastard syndrome".

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:icondark-arts-asylum: :iconartistsagainstwar: :iconpainters: :iconprojectearth: :iconthe-surreal-arts:
  • Listening to: of fungi and foe - les claypool
  • Reading: civil disobedience and nonviolence - tolstoy
  • Drinking: coffee

THANK YOU

Sun Jan 25, 2009, 1:13 PM
i got a DD... sweeeet!!  relaxeder.deviantart.com/art/a…

i'd like to give a great big thank you to :iconsya:  for the recommendation and also for her gracious words :heart:

i'd also like to give another great big thank you to :iconstigmatattoo:  for giving me the DD and also for his kind and thoughtful comments  :D

and thanks to everyone for all their comments and favorites... i'll try to reply to everyone, but it might take me a good damn while ;)

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:icondark-arts-asylum: :iconartistsagainstwar: :iconpainters: :iconprojectearth: :iconthe-surreal-arts:
  • Listening to: leonard cohen
  • Reading: the great god pan

nothing to say

Mon Jan 19, 2009, 11:19 AM
nothing much




tired of old journal entry

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:icondark-arts-asylum: :iconartistsagainstwar: :iconpainters: :iconprojectearth: :iconthe-surreal-arts:
  • Listening to: leonard cohen
  • Reading: the great god pan

battered suitcase

Sat Oct 4, 2008, 1:04 PM
i'm fortunate enough to be included in the halloween issue of "battered suitcase"  from vagabondage press - have a look:  www.vagabondagepress.com/81001…

i've also got my very own website up now:  www.matthewbaileyart.com/

i still have quite a few things to upload to it - and i also need to write an artists statement (which i hate doing), but i do have myself an official website now.

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Obama 08 by dugonline McCain Eats Babies Stamp by HellsGabriel :thumb23416307:


:icondark-arts-asylum: :iconlowtech-artists: :iconartistsagainstwar: :iconno-more-ignorance: :iconpainters: :iconprojectearth: :iconthe-surreal-arts:
  • Listening to: iggy pop
  • Reading: nausea: jean-paul sartre
  • Watching: the presidential debates

creep machine

Sat Jun 14, 2008, 10:49 PM
i've recently been given the honor of being a "featured artist of the month" at creepmachine.com   www.creepmachine.com/featured-…

it's a wonderful site with much to explore...  and a lot of quality surreal/lowbrow type art - please have a peek.

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Obama 08 by dugonline McCain Eats Babies Stamp by HellsGabriel :thumb23416307:


:icondark-arts-asylum: :iconlowtech-artists: :iconartistsagainstwar: :iconno-more-ignorance: :iconpainters: :iconprojectearth: :iconthe-surreal-arts:
  • Listening to: les claypool
  • Reading: rant - chuck palahniuk

ignore this:

Sat May 31, 2008, 7:45 PM
>>>>  www.betterworldshopper.org/boo…;<<<<<











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:icondark-arts-asylum: :iconlowtech-artists: :iconartistsagainstwar: :iconno-more-ignorance: :iconpainters: :icontraditionalart: :iconprojectearth: :iconthe-surreal-arts:
  • Listening to: les claypool
  • Reading: a language older than words - derrick jensen
  • Drinking: tea

better world

Wed Mar 19, 2008, 11:08 AM
consider this: www.betterworldshopper.org/boo… ... please!!

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Obama Stamp by stampystampy :thumb23416307:


:icondark-arts-asylum: :iconlowtech-artists: :iconartistsagainstwar: :iconno-more-ignorance: :iconpainters: :icontraditionalart: :iconprojectearth: :iconthe-surreal-arts:
  • Listening to: nothing
  • Reading: lullaby
  • Drinking: water