Always a sad thing to have Christmas come and go but such is the nature of the holidays. Hope you all had a fantastic one. We got down to making another Turkey brine and it was honestly…fucking FABULOUS! Better than the last one. I have it down to a science. It is a secret recipe in every sense of the word. Moisture locking, finger licking magic happened this year. I will literally go to the battle with anyone who says they make a more succulent turkey than we do. Fall apart the bone juiciness. I honestly think that the turkey we make is worthy of a competition. Bitches. Ya’ll going down.
On another note. changes. Everything and all things change. This is where I am at. This is what I am excited about. It’s been a tough fucking year. I honestly look back at the past few months and I can’t believe the pond scum shit dwelling madness we have been dealt due to Peter’s injuries. And he is still struggling which makes it that much harder sometimes to divine the future. He has good days and bad days. The good days feels like daylight breaking over the horizon and the bad days are a storm of dark thoughts and terrible, all consuming pain. He is blinded by it. He cannot imagine a future where he will be the person he used to be. But he will. I need to believe that he will get back to that person that existed prior to the pain. And I believe it because he tries so hard. He is not lying back and letting the pain consume him. He is not allowing the pain to destroy his mind or his body. He tries and tries again. He goes to all his appointments and gives it his all. Fuck those who doubt. Fuck those who stand in the way. So what does this mean in the context of Cimpoe Gallery? Only that I won’t allow a hiccup on our history to stop the glory that is this beast. I have been making changes to the website. I have revamped every single page because baby, this ain’t your grandmother’s art gallery. Sexy times. Sexy feels. Sexy pin up glory. It’s been a joy for Peter to find comfort among these pin ups and birds. These images have been his saving grace. This is the way I move forward with the company. He started with pin ups almost ten years ago and then he pivoted. Great things came and went. Some greater than others. And now we find ourselves here again, having come full circle. I will take what he creates and bring it over to the light. All he needs to do is paint. Paint when he feels up to it and paint when the darkness is out of reach. It will be the light. Keep up with us. Those who are with us will one day reap of the rewards and glory, like vikings returning from battle.. And those who are not with us….let’s just keep in mind how the vikings dealt with their enemies. And I’m the ultimate student of history.
Sidenote: Gone are many of the old pieces. They are gone from the shop page and if you encounter me in and about Vancouver, doing my thing, you will not find these older pieces among my inventory. We warned that there would come a time when we would exorcise from our inventory the last of the old stock. Pop Culture, I loved you so but you must be laid to rest now. Join the others in Valhalla.