i’m floating among cosmic pipe dreams of success. i’m able to live and share my artwork in a city where it’s being taken seriously. i have to say that it’s a blessing to have come this far.
to my readers who are keeping track of this, you make this story interesting. i’m constantly aiming to accomplish some outlandish task every month.
yesterday was POBOY FEST and it was a really wonderful time. i got to enjoy my day just wandering through Oak Street. it was great seeing a new version of this street. totally amazed at how festivals come together here.
i’m also amazed at my friends in Goofy Froot, who reached their mark for their Kick Starter the very same day. props to them. i’m watching their story grow and unfold and that really makes me happy. success is all around us.
success is eating a “Hot Shrimp” PoBoy from Mellow Mushroom and engaging in the crowd of festival goers
success is working your hardest to get what exists in your mind into the physical world we live and tread in
success is taking your craft seriously and allowing for those who are able to help you to help you go further than you imagine
on top of some twitter interactions and an occasional facebook post from my art page. i think the signs in my life now are pointing to more focus on my art career, and that requires real time catering (i can’t scroll through my news feed for too long). well outside of the internet-in a way it kind of feels like i have been living on a cloud- floating in a void and looking at my environment as a seamless play. all the worlds a stage right?
i have been neglecting a few of my earthly responsibilities. i need to clean some laundry, probably pick back up on my healthy diet, maybe even shower more. being a human sometimes can be so high maintenance.
mainly my attention has been on mastering my art. i want to be considered a pen master. one of the greatest illustrators of the 21st century. i’m finally glad that there is love being shown to my instagram page. Thanks Ugly God.
my life has been on a huge cycle for six months in New Orleans. it consisted of: networking daily, make art daily, survive, meet people, build relationships, make art. from this i have acquired a ton of new friends and family. it’s been a beautiful experience. i wouldn’t trade it for anything.
having pals to ride bikes with, go to dope pizza places, laugh together, event promotions, and DIY art fairs- to having family who create constantly in pockets of culture, making music and mining their name into gold. it’s very dream like and inspirational to continue being surrounded by creatives who have similar goals.
i have been working on myself. it’s been a once in a life time learning experience honestly, truly. september started and i tried to push cvlt aesthetics more, but i was hit with the burden of phone malfunctions, health, some dismantling relationships, and prior event arrangements. that kept me very busy. now that October is almost half way done, i’ll blink and be in 2017 before too long. i’ll be 26, i’ll blink and it’ll be October again, then again it’ll be 2018.
ha, spinning on this rock gets kind of weird sometimes. im in america and theres a growing society that is being tricked into not liking one another. i can’t do much about that. i’m lucky to have what i have now and to have been surrounded by some amazing people and also not so amazing people.
i just want to see the world and have my artwork shared with everyone in my path.
journal entry – hey, i’m probably going to do this whole only contact through email thing for a while, it’s really fun actually: email@example.com
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September was not the best month for me this year and that is okay. What i have gathered from this is the appreciation of life, the appreciation of friends and those who want to see you succeed. i have been working relentlessly on my artwork recently. i’ve learned a lot over my experiences recently. i have really gained through this. today, October 3rd i’m realizing how connected i really am into this puzzle of life and moments like that remind me to value this existence. instead of being down about certain aspects of life, i need to be reminded and thankful of it.
one thing i enjoy about New Orleans is the access to foods you might have never had the chance to eat before. since i moved here in late March it’s just been a mouthful of new experiences.. it’s a rush meeting so many people will all similar ideas. it’s really great. it’s familiar.
i recently began adding my illustrations to seasonal artist shirts, i made a collection called Armageddon recently and it’s been really successful. i am way thankful for the support.
i will have a ton of dates for the market setups where you can grab my art coming up soon if you are a collector or just someone interested in my work and seeing it in real life.
last night my friend Pat and his girlfriend surprised me with tickets to see Deft-Ones. they are a Deftones tribute band from Houston Tx. i had a really great time, head banging all night to songs i never thought i would see performed. soon i will see Deftones. one day.
i want to make it a point to do awesome things everyday as soon as i get my bike fixed and document everything.
“create and be the beacon of love and light”
about five weeks have passed. im getting a grip on a few things, pretty sure I will be getting a room with a few friends. my main goals are though to save as much money as possible and build a network of art collectors.
everyday feels like a song by Washed Out.
everyday i see palm trees and im instantly at peace.
everyday i grow a little more.
i think that i want to be the silent artist. i am not trying to “be cool” for being really gifted at art; i am just sharing my ever changing story with you and we are talking because we both relate.
i really don’t care what people think of me and i am not trying to spend time thinking if it’s right or wrong.. i am just trying to enjoy myself, if our paths cross then sweet, i am more than happy to share a part of me with you..
so that’s not meant to be teen angst or anything. im just comfortable not being tied to this physical realm.
i have so much happening in my life and it’s going to get worse if im spending everyday thinking i need to impress anyone.
these are free form thoughts from a mad artist climbing the ladder of artistic success on their own, i am new to all of this