today @fauxsherpa and i found a really rad purple light and decided to take some photos with it,
today has been a wild ride. if someone begins doubting your artistry, vision, or project, you don’t have to really explain yourself.
your job as an artist is to passionately create regardless the circumstances. value comes from experience meeting consistency.
my advice is to be cautious of were you put your energy and who you share your moments with.
this new year will be me remaining conscious of where i place my heart, mind, and energy.
surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you and support your vision.
you’re responsible for your success at the same time, you become like those you surround yourself with.
my life is continuously evolving into a new form each day. for one, i have not been too observant of the days, two days mold into my single day now. the new business day is 48 hours. here’s to consistently pushing towards your goals. i give back to the creative community by networking friends with one another based on their craft. we host art shows together and display support through sharing works to our multiple timelines.
this mix of passion, philanthropy, and artisan curator/cult leader drive has shaped a majority of my life. since i was 18 this is pretty much all i know. the arts.
everyday i have been making conscious steps to enhancing my life for improvement. with that i have learned so many qualities of my self that have been attached to the definition of this vessel. these behaviors that define me. upon hitting a new mental understanding since “enlightenment” i have been consciously redefining how my character / person / vessel is perceived.
this was not at all the most pleasant experience. my mind is so far gone from this stream i began tapping into.
i shouldn’t feel bad for relentlessly pursuing pushing my art career to heights that merit respect. i should have been doing this at an earlier age -but i probably would have been riddled with foolishness since growing up, my angst ruled my emotions– i probably would not deserve it, but i know for a fact now the experience should be given a type of credibility if anything. most humans would have given up in this pursuit for mastery of your art. some people have expansive dreams and have yet began following them. it’s not easy- it’s not spelled out- the most you can do is learn from people who are taking the initiative to act. your mind shapes so much of your reality.
there’s so much more happening behind the scenes for me, i am evolving into something entirely new.
single days are the collection of 48 hours for me now. i have been drawing consistently while maintaining many other aspects of my career and balancing a social life. it’s basically all merged into one. everything is golden in moderation. if you aim to keep focused then you will eventually accomplish a lot.
become aware of your “time” and how you chose to spend it. that might probably be the greatest tip i would give out to anyone seeking fulfillment in a non-traditional life-style.
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.