May 24, 2011

Howdy E’erybody,

By the time you read this I’ll be away in Canada at Vipassana (www.dhamma.org). I will not have access to phone or internet at all until after June 6th. You will hopefully be enjoying the start of an incredible summer.

Just wanted to take a moment to let y’all know that the Gentleman Practice T-shirts and tour posters/pens are now posted to the merchandise page of www.buddywakefield.com. I will mail all shipments out personally as soon as possible upon return (allow until June 15th). It will be the last time – after 13 years – that I’ll be consistently sending out personalized/autographed merchandise myself. That job is being handed off to a willing friend.

I’ll also in large part be stepping away from Facebook, Twitter, journaling, and the general lure of this glow box. So, there’s also a good chance that by the time you read this, even the aforementioned incredible summer has passed and already come again….

It’s been and continues to be a blessed and wild ride. I look forward to crossing paths once more somewhere down the line. For now it’s time to focus on life at home and the exciting new chapter and new projects to which I’ll be giving my energy.

I’ll always be accessible through the booking page on www.buddywakefield.com, but will no longer be aggressively pursuing life on the road, or the general distractions and vulnerable detail work it took to make a living as an artist.

Chin up, best foot forward, stick your landings.

With Care,
Buddy