yep. here’s the tea. 🍵
for a year and some change i was in communication with a store owner over collaborations that involved my artwork. they wanted me to draw up designs for their multiple clothing brands to be paid in exchange. i thought since being in Los Angeles i was closer to Vegas so why not check in and gain some cash for my work. an artist dream right? upon arrival i sensed that this wasn’t going to end well.
to make a long story very short, this person lured me to Vegas under false pretenses and left me to figure out where to go while knowing little to no one in this city. they psychologically manipulated me with compliments and empty promises all while perpetually lying about their success. it seemed as so they carried no honest desire to work. i watched this person take clients while knowing little to nothing about design and web building. their nature was manipulating and i unfortunately fell into this.
luckily after contacting my family and taking to the internet to share my situation some friends came to my rescue.
things are still a mess, but it’s okay, i am alive and still able to create.
i would not be able to do any of this without the massive network of supporters and followers of my story, projects, and artwork. i note that also without the help of the internet this would be a lot more complicated.
this journey has shaped me into a new person. not counting from my departure to Los Angeles, but counting from my start down the path of making a living from selling art. this journey has shaped me into a more intensely aware human. for over a decade i’ve been invested into the arts and learning from every single chapter.
i am completely thankful for the experiences. these things happen they say, and it’s up to us to learn from the mistakes.
my unending passion for the arts fuels my steps. i plan to continue supporting artists and creatives with my ideas, network, and projects.
if you’re following me, you might have read that i am building a new site to operate full-time called TEAMKILLEVERYONE.
this site goes online on 11.22.18, 11:11 am pacific time at www.teamkilleveryone.com
despite all the troubles i am still working with my partners to publish this site. i couldn’t be more thankful for having such a powerful team of friends to create with. through this we will make the life we desire to live.
(also wow this all is just a weird rabbit hole of a story, you might should peep all my previous posts if you have the time)