Spread 0089 – My Kings

“My Kings” 

15 June 2012

Vintage and personal papers, acrylic paint, Sigano gel pen, gel pens, black gesso.

Growing up in a family of sports fans I never understood the joy of group sports, until this year. My partner a major Los Angeles Kings fan purchased half season tickets for us both. To me at first it seemed like a chore to go to the games. I am not the biggest fan of big crowds. Yet it was not long before coworkers started to notice I was coming to work with no voice the day after going to a game. And I can not explain the pride in I felt in MY TEAM when we won the first round of our playoffs against many odds. To witness us win the Stanley Cup on home ice here in Los Angeles, well the thought still brings tears to my eyes. We witnessed them grow as a team to champions this year. It still surprises me to learn things about myself. Here is to surprising ourselves.

2018-05-03T13:39:58+00:00June 24th, 2012|Art Journals|6 Comments


  1. Seth June 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Isn’t it amazing that no matter how old we get, there is still the possibility of that surprise?!

  2. John June 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    That is great to experience the excitement that you enjoyed and then to use the feelings in a piece of art. Enjoyment, fulfillment and success!

  3. Marit June 25, 2012 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    You keep on surprising me with your gorgeous spread and wonderful stories.. snippets of your life, your thoughts and, well… YOU! Thanks for sharing Brian!

  4. pearlandroses.wordpress.com June 26, 2012 at 12:42 am - Reply

    What a nice way to use one passion to express another 🙂

  5. Jo June 26, 2012 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    I was raised with 100 chicken every spring. We had a big chicken yard behind the house and fried chicken every Sunday, but I never named one, knowing that mother wouldn’t have mercy on anyone. And I stayed away when she did the neck-wringing bit as well as avoiding the cleaning and cutting whenever I could.
    Love this spread.

  6. Orly July 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    I love this spread, so reflective of your grand enthusiasm for the newly discovered sport. I get that. I really don’t like crowds either, but I do, totally get this!

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