I usually paint what I want to.........that's part of the freedom catch in being an artist....and....that is what separates fine art from commercial ventures where everything is dictated to you with the mass market in mind. Trust me on this. But earlier this year a call came out from Summit Artspace, our community gallery, for the "Fresh and Spooky" show juried by extremely creative and whacky teacher and artist Mark Soppeland. I love Halloween. I love spooky movies. And, I love candy corn. So I went about creating a piece specifically for this show in the hopes that my work would get in. The "Fresh & Spooky" show is on exhibit from October 3 - November 8 at Summit Artspace in Akron. I can hardly wait to attend the opening this Friday, as artists of all kinds were dragging in artwork of all kinds at the take-in. "Shocking" is my effort.