i started investing heavily into myself. i even started drinking wheatgrass shots when i go to overly priced food establishments. i bought my first printer recently, which is really cool to be honest so i can start printing my own high quality illustrations/designs at home.
i have a major ton of artwork that needs to be uploaded- i am also to my neck with content so for most people i appreciate the patience you have. at least i have most of november free for my own personal creative advancement.
this is a journey of self discovery.
i owe my success to the beloved friends who come into my life to lift my spirits when everything seems…overwhelming. after moving to New Orleans my life drastically changed for the better.realistically i needed to enter a larger city for more eyes to view my art to take me further. i didn’t want to go too far from Louisiana just yet-it will always be home for me. so here i am, thankful to even having made it this far.
this is Gavin, this is before we went to this place called The Republic. i feel like i harassed the marketing guy (Chris) to check out my website- mainly because he said he would, so i was just verifying that he would by asking him twice. i just really never believe anyone who i meet in a club setting that says they will do something without even getting any contact information.
that’s like saying i will be right back to your merch table to get something,
anyway- my phone isn’t broken anymore but my service will be off tomorrow.
life is always bittersweet and for this i am grateful.
in New Orleans to be a street artist you must first be harassed and hazed by police officers who’s job it is to prevent culture- apparently. good thing for me im apart of a group who work to fight for artists to defend our art and the culture around us. if you don’t do or say anything about it, it will keep happening.
this is not okay and i am mad as hell about it,
in other news i made some very rare prints that im EXCITED about.
including some rare misprints.
the beautiful part of exploring the land of New Orleans is that so many come for arts, many come for culture, and everyone comes for a story.
what’s been happening lately is that i begin taking time asking what others find in art and what pulls them in and documenting why connection leads to purchasing.
this is Cory,
Cory was special. he made it so that our paths would cross again, he wanted to claim an original piece from me. it doesn’t happen too often i let go an original.
meet Yvonne, another philanthropist and Corys girlfriend.
together they spoiled me Monday- we shared coffee and beignets at City Park, ”twas a very marvelous meeting
we discussed our appreciation for art and the phenomenon of why we collect it. Yvonne said the joy of being able to sit back and admire the work as a time capsule is one of her reasons to collect art.
NOLA x a moment of time that danced with me, for about a year this doorway opened.
i think the cosmos are calling for me to analyze each accomplishment and the gauge how far i choose to take this, i’m grateful for the every bit of experience but i think it’s time to push this a bit further.
i am an artist of many levels, an entrepreneur at heart as well- a creative director, and leader.