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A week in the life of... Jason Borbet aka BORBAY, Artist, New York, New York


=====Sunday=====

 

5:07AM

Coraline makes it known — it’s time to get up. Diaper, outfit, milk, play, eggs, apple slices, potty, play, read, nap.





 

1:46PM

Helping Supermom Erin — spent time painting with both Vega (16 days) and Coraline (1.5 years) in the carrier. It feels like they grow up in four purple boxes.

 

 












7:12PM

Unloading the dishwasher — Warhol Mugs in the back. The significance: my French Pressed Dunkin Dark fills a Warhol mug on work days… no such studio sessions for now, Vega is brand new.

 

 









 

=====Monday=====

 

9:49AM

Erin and Vega are off to the Acupuncturist, so Coraline and me did some drawing (she loves woof-woof’s).

 

 








 

2:31PM

Phone interview with the Smithtown News (local paper where I grew up) with Vega strapped to my chest.

 

 

7:40PM

Gym: 30 minutes bike (reading WSJ level effort), weights, pedestrian kilometer run on the treadmill. Home, scorching hot Epsom Salt bath with NY Post and a frosty Yuengling. (Picture redacted).

 

=====Tuesday=====

 

5:25 AM

Vega can’t sleep = we all can’t sleep. Monster pot of coffee (You got Litt Up mug), playing with Coraline, trip to the gym (30 minutes vigorous bike). 

 

11:47AM

Coraline up from nap, I enter studio, lock door, queue up Episode 1 Season 1 of Twin Peaks, get to work on 48”X48” canvas. 

 

 

 

2:35 PM

Art Consultant cold calls about a painting, project isn’t a fit, lovely conversation ensues.

 



11:22 PM

Since my showers are so inconsistent, I decided to shave my head to facilitate simple cleaning (read: a whores bath).

 

 

 










=====Wednesday=====

 

2:00 AM

Two under Two parenting wheels fall off the bus. None shall sleep.

 

 








 

12:25 PM

Trip to the DMV Express — surprisingly efficient; off to Gramercy Tavern to unwind with Tito’s and the WSJ.

 

 

 

=====Thursday=====

 

9:23 AM

Signed a contract with Forbes to blog about art business as a contributor. 




 

2:04 PM

Collector introduction leads to a commission, contract signed — beautiful. Managed to get in some work on the Mindscape in the studio.

 

 

 










=====Friday=====

 

8:30 AM

Art Class with Coraline — probably could have chosen a better pre-passport-photo activity.

 

 








 

2:30 PM

Arrive at post office with 3-week-old and 1.5 year old Daughters to snag passports. A family cuts us in line. 2 hours later, when we finally arrive at the window, it takes another hour to process… audible cursing all around us.

 

 

 









11:30 PM

Puck drops at Chelsea Piers for beer league hockey. 39 shots and 32 saves = we got smoked.

 

 

 

=====Monday=====

 

9:57AM

Since I spent most of the weekend parenting and writing, figured I’d skip ahead to the publication of my first Forbes piece on art collecting

 

 


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