Ok, So...Let's Give This Another Go...

To new beginnings!

POSITIVE words, vibes, intentions, etc. etc. There, now I can say I’ve not started this anew on a negative note as I go on to confess: I am wretchedly abysmal when it comes to maintaining a blog! As is evident with my last and only post dating back to June 24, 2015. Whilst I cannot claim to show immense improvement here, I CAN say that I shall do my utmost to give this more attention so that I may better keep you all in the loop. I do so love writing; however, like with any act of creation for me, it can be an immensely draining task if I am unable to ignore that persistent pull toward perfection. In such instances, time unbeknownst to me is gobbled up and gone forever.  When I get down to it, creating art must be my main priority, always. When considering that art making should be my full time gig, but as a solo artist without gallery representation I also must maintain my website, keep the shop stocked, seek out other opportunities, market on social media, package products and deliver for shipping to customers, keep track of the invoices and taxes, and all the other nuances of any small business…the blog kind of starts to slip farther away from paramount. But again, let’s not start off feeling hopeless!

Indeed, I am actually quite excited to give this new life. And I have a plan! They say that success starts with a vision and a plan.  So check, and check! It’s really all about how I move forward juggling several of those visions and plans at once. ;)

For now, as it is 6:40AM and I have wrapped up final changes to the rest of the website and launched the ONLINE SHOP (woot!), my priority is sleep. Fret not, for I shall return. With more blog posts, silly (or maybe even cool) videos, shared articles, cat memes (yes, I’m a teller of falsehoods), and other curiosities as-yet-unknown to even myself. And so, with intention this time to tell truths…

More to come. Promise.

In the Beginning...

In the beginning…

 It all started with this painting.  1999, freshman year of high school, my first “serious” art class. 

I look at this now and cringe.  I think all artists do that with their work—today you’re amazed that this creation came from you; and the next, you’re over it and seeing flaws.  That’s what spurs us on to create more.  It’s an ever-churning burning need to capture the next vision in our minds, to never long be satisfied.  Sometimes that feels like torture, but I like to view it as a gift.  For in this mercurial and insatiable nature there is constant growth—in technique and execution, ciphering ideas, and knowing oneself more deeply.  Sure, it can be an emotional, mental and even physically arduous journey, but getting there is indeed half the fun.

So with this in mind, I would like to utilize my first handful of blog entries to go back in time to the beginning.  To share with you my journey and the work along the way that has led me to where I am today.  Honor the past, respect the artwork (even that which now makes me cringe), and value the present for how it came to be.

 More to come.  Always.