Friday, March 4, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011 & What's on My Mind
I haven't written anything about the economy for some time as I have been painting and working on my Ski Cincinnati business. Politics appears to me to be still pretty crazy with so much fiction being floated as fact, and perhaps a little bit by both the left and the right. But, one thing is pretty clear to me, what America calls "the middle-class" is not and has not been doing as well as it had been doing 10, 20 or 30 years ago. Yes, many of us have laptop computers and HDTVs, but many of us took a huge pounding when the financial crisis hit, and still more families lost their homes.
Perhaps the struggle that is going on in several states will result in the middle-class coming together and understanding on what side their bread is buttered. We can only hope, but when a group of people go through tough times together they build a common bond much like a team builds a bond after going through harsh obstacles.
Besides painting and working on Ski Cincinnati t-shirts, hats and now mugs, I have added one more new project for 2011. On June 30, 2011, my father would have been 100 years old had he lived. Since his death in 1969, I have wanted to hold an exhibition of his art work. It now appears that we have a partner in this endeavor, and we will be able to celebrate his life and his art work with an art show this year. The details of which have yet to be worked out, so, there is nothing to announce as yet. However, as soon as there is a date and a time set for Si Zigler's art show, I will certainly post all of the information. In the meantime, I will be working with certain individuals to review, sort and select pieces for the show. I am looking forward to putting together this art show as I think people will enjoy seeing the many different types of art work Si Zigler created.