Those of you who follow me on Facebook may be interested to know that I’ve created a new page for my caricature and illustration work. If the above link doesn’t work, just type in Mike “The Art Guy” Leuszler in the FB search jigger and that should bring the page right up.
It appears that my old group is there, too, but you can ignore that.
I hope to see you all “liking” my page.
The first episode of That Stupid Podcast is up and ready to download at http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/92326 . It’s 20 minutes and it’s funny, but thoughtful.
I’m the host, so expect to see the occasional news bit about it here on MikeTheArtGuy.com. It sets the ground rules of the show and defines stupidity, for the benefit of listeners, contributors, and other innocent bystanders. Give it a chance and see if you like it. You can send any thoughts or criticisms to ThatStupidPodcast@gmail.com.
Also, if you’re on Facebook, you can visit the That Stupid Podcast Page, which is at http://www.facebook.com/pages/That-Stupid-Podcast/188666824479897?v=wall. I will put up discussion threads, news about upcoming topics, and other goodies. Please join up.
The next episode is being recorded Tuesday morning and will be uploaded to the Talkshoe site for listening Wednesday at noon, Eastern.
Here’s what I have going this week, event wise. This does not include commission work, administrative stuff, and all of that boring behind-the-scenes nonsense.
Tonight, Tuesday July 14th, I will be presenting a FREE program at the Amherst Public Library at 7 pm about what I do as a caricaturist.
Thursday, July 16, I will be somewhere in downtown Vermilion, OH, doing caricatures during Third Thursday. TT is a monthly event held every, yes, third Thursday during the summer months with free music and performers performing. It runs from 6 p.m. until dark. Don’t miss it.
Friday, after being at Roxy’s Reads (where the oh-so-swell Mike Leuszler Gallery is) all day, I will be attending the Amherst Marion L. Steele class of 1959 50th class reunion. Coincidentally, that’s my dad’s graduating class. But there’s no nepotism in my getting this gig. I got it because I did a similar service for the class of ’57 (thanks to class member Neal Jenne) a couple years back and Ken Rosenbusch was there with his wife and he remembered me for his big party. Yay!
Saturday, I will be at French Creek Reservation Metropark in Avon at a private event from 2 to 4 pm. It’s a company picnic, which is always a blast. I get to hear good stories at most company picnics. That alone makes it worth the trek.
Sunday, I will be in Mayfield Heights at a graduation party. This was one of the donations I made to WVIZ and WCPN’s annual auction event. Should be fun. And no, I shall not be consuming anything alcohol-based. I have no desire to see how many speed traps exist between there and here.
If you haven’t had the chance yet, feel free to cruise over to Facebook and friend me. Then check out my group, Mike The Art Guy: The Art and Such of Mike Leuszler. Write something on my wall!
Since I had some fun with yesterday’s poll, I decided to post a new one on my Facebook and Twitter.
Two Party Politics vs. The Constitution.
Now, when I do these polls, I offer no explanation, no extra colorful text, no opinions, nothing. Just the two topics.
I allow the participants to shape the discussion and present the “facts” as they see them. It makes the whole conversation more interesting to me.
So what do you think? Feel free to post your ideas here in the comments section, to my Twitter account, or on my Facebook page. If this all works out, I may expand it and include illustrations and such. It could be fun.
I did an informal Twitter post last night, just for fun. “Facebook vs. Twitter. Discuss.”. To me, they are two Internet age apps and that’s the only reason they’re similar. Like I told my old pal Gary yesterday, comparing Twitter and Facebook is like comparing a hammer and a screwdriver. Both of them are tools, too, but you can’t be a builder, carpenter, or general repair person without both. They serve two completely different functions. Granted, my Twitter posts appear on my Facebook page (thanks to my FriendFeed account), but that doesn’t really open up the two for comparison.
Anyway, Facebook won, 8 to 1. I was the 1.
I’ll post the next topic for discussion here shortly. Please feel free to continue discussing this topic in the comments section.