Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Is it me? Or is it more stressful to buy wine than mutual funds? I started thinking about this when I noticed that my mouse will hover over the 'buy fund button' on my broker's web page for about 3 minutes versus the 30 minutes or so I spend in the wine aisle trying to decide what I'm going to bring to the dinner party. Choose the wrong mutual fund and you'll just have to wait a little bit until the market turns around; choose the wrong wine and you could seriously jeopardize your social standing: "Egads! Who brought this vile rot?"
To get the help I needed, I first had to stop judging self-proclaimed wine lovers as just another version of the childhood story, The Emperor's New Clothes. "Oh my...the bouquet on this Pinot is to die for!" All that used to make me sick to my stomach until one of these connoisseurs bravely invited me to join her and her friends for some wine tasting. After only 10 minutes of trying this wine and that wine, I not only learned that it's good to have friends that know something about wine, I discovered that the emperor really does look sporty in his new getup! "Wine Boggling" is part of my "A La Art Series" and promises not to pass judgment if you happen to enjoy wine from a box.
*"Wine Boggling" (24x32) is part of my A La Art Series. It's available on paper or canvas as limited edition prints (75). Licensing of this image is available as well.
To see and read more of my art work or to contact me about creating something unique for you, please visit my website at www.chucktrunks.com.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
As reported in the Simi Valley Acorn Newspaper on March 20th:
Simi Valley Town Center announces the featured artists selected for inclusion in the mall's monthly calendar. More than 20,000 Simi Valley Town Center calendars are distributed to Simi Valley and Moorpark households. They are also available on-site at the mall. The glossy, fullcolor calendar highlights all Town Center events, including a monthly fine art show and sale and a weekly farmers market. The selected artwork will be featured in the interior of the calendar, and the name of the artist will be listed on the front cover.
Ten winners were chosen from more than 400 entries from throughout Southern California, including Costa Mesa, Venice Beach, South Pasadena and Santa Barbara County. Chuck Trunks of Camarillo submitted the winning entry for June. Submissions were evaluated according to appropriateness to a public venue, artistic quality of work, reproducibility and general public appeal.
To see and read more of my art work or to contact me, please visit my website at www.chucktrunks.com.