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Picture of an A*#hole
Oh hahah I know the other Stephen! He was my 2nd year drawing teacher when I was going to Marylhurst University - he was a fabulous painter and I have a few of his paintings- but not of any nudes- just chairs! Love the image of the donkey- hilarious!
By: Kathe W. on July 8, 2016
You made it work in your favor! Did you ever get a chance to tell that old lady it wasn't you?
By: Alex J. Cavanaugh on July 8, 2016
Heh, heh. I wonder how many people were walking around, silently judging you, thinking they had unwanted intimate knowledge of your butthole!
By: Val on July 8, 2016
Oh My...that lady should have talked a bit more since communication is the key to everything. I'm glad you were on that committee for that long because they need someone with some art sense. I am so sick and tired of these art "experts" who think something is amazing when all it is is a paint splatter. These are the same people who usually wear black, look arrogantly nerdy while they throw their cream scarf around their neck. These are the same people who thought great art was that splatter and it turned out to be an elephant drawing. that lady never did come back to your store did she?
By: Birgit on July 8, 2016
Ha, ha. Well at least you managed to benefit from the humiliation in the end.
By: LL Cool Joe on July 8, 2016
That would be a... unique... painting. I seem to remember a painting of Norman Rockwell looking at a mirror to paint himself. Somehow, this sounds like much more than I want to think about... eep! Cat
By: Cat on July 8, 2016
The fact he not only shared your name but the charcoal drawing vaguely resembled you is eerie.
By: Daniel LaFrance on July 8, 2016
Now that is the meaning of sweet revenge. Did the other Stephen ever find out you beat him out of a job?
By: Arkansas Patti on July 8, 2016
A comedy of errors!
By: red Kline on July 8, 2016
Considering that he cost you your reputation with that customer, i think you deserved the job!
By: messymimi on July 8, 2016
It's weird enough being confronted with someone who has exactly your name...your scenario makes the entire thing even weirder!
By: Pixel Peeper on July 8, 2016
That's funny, but for 8 years you must have been good, I'm sure you were or would be a great art history teacher. Are you sure they were looking for the other Stephan Hayes?
By: cranky on July 8, 2016
A comedy of errors, but they finally got their man. And the right man, indeed.
By: Mr. Shife on July 9, 2016
What fun to have a job where you can spend 8 years impersonating an asshole!
By: Mitchell is Moving on July 9, 2016
Oh my! I would have been stunned myself! I don't know this other Stephen Hayes, but you are a fantastic artist. I'm no art critic, but spare me a shot of someone's butt...YUCK!
By: Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines on July 9, 2016
Yet another funny story from a master of the brush AND the written word. I wonder if the lady in the jewelry store ever learned of your expertise in literature.
By: Catalyst on July 9, 2016
You were hired at a prestigious art school and taught for 8 years by accident?! That's amazingly good luck - but considering the portrait of an asshole, the school committee who regarded that as the height of art got a better professor than they deserved.
By: Lexa Cain on July 9, 2016
That was a fun post, but I can tell by the tone of your post that it was not funny at the time. :-) Greetings from London.
By: A Cuban In London on July 9, 2016
If only there were someone more successful with my name people could confuse me for.
By: PT Dilloway on July 9, 2016
Talk about mistaken identity! Hilarious!
By: Tom Cochrun on July 9, 2016
Click bait. I thought I was going to see a picture of Trump.
By: email@example.com on July 9, 2016
I just saw a story that reminded me of this. Did you see the story about Pete Doig? There's a guy suing him to prove a painting is Doig's when he says it isn't. They're going to court about it. http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/artist-sued-for-5m-over-painting-he-insists-he-didnt-paint/
By: Lexa Cain on July 10, 2016
This is a funny story, but like you, I would have been miffed :) With Google, it's amazing how many people share our names. R
By: Rick Watson on July 10, 2016
You have the most interesting incidents in your life. Better still, you write so well, they come alive. I'm glad you could benefit from this bummer of a situation. I'm also glad that you were not about to show a drawing of a political candidate as your title could suggest. ;)
By: Hilary on July 11, 2016
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