Saturday, January 26, 2013

New Years Resolutions

So it's the last Saturday in January and I decided that I would just come to you guys with a small post. I realized that I didn't do any new years resolutions yet and I know that I wanted to. So I figured I'd share them with you guys, my faithful without further ado...

  1. Create more art.
  2. Finish things that I set out to do.
  3. Keep pushing towards my goal of getting healthier (maybe switch to a vegan lifestyle...maybe...BIG maybe...)
  4. Achieve goals that I have set aside for myself this year.
  5. Focus more on my art.
I think those are the few main ones that I have. Everything else are just subsets of the main ones. Some are more personal. But like I said, I wanted to share some with you guys this weekend. That's all I have for today. Until next time...




Saturday, January 19, 2013

Reflecting or the Art of Reflection...

I have a Note to my 28yr old self post coming soon. I just started a new painting today and unfortunately I can't post any pic of it. Its a gift and I don't want to spoil it:-). Let's see...last week this time I was celebrating my glorious birthday. Its amazing how time flies when you are enjoying the moment though right? In some ways I wish I could freeze time and just live in the moment. There are a lot of of instances where I would do things differently and some where I would hold on to certain things.

Don't get me wrong, its nice to move on but sometimes its always fun to bask in all the glorious gloritude of the thrill of things. All too frequently we get caught up in the zen of life (which is not a bad thing) but sometimes its OK to hold on to fleeting moments. Sometimes it's better to savor and enjoy the moment. There have been plenty of times where I dwelled on a moment. Now when I say dwell, I don't mean over think...I mean spend some time to reflect. Reflection is a powerful thing.

That's all I have for you guys today but like I said earlier, I have a Note to my 28yr old self post coming soon. I just have to decide how I'm going to do. Until then...


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Holy Grail of Days...

Hello faithful few,  how is everyone doing...Today I consider it to be one of...if not the greatest day of the year.  It's my birthday. The day of all days.  Its probably been one of the best birthdays I have had in awhile.  I got to do everything I wanted to do. I had a great time in Charlotte the last few days. The last few birthdays I have made plans and have had to alter them for one reason or another but this birthday went off with out a hitch.  I really enjoyed. Now tomorrow I start my track back to my other reality.  But lo and behold my faithful few a change will come;)  That's all I wanted to share with you guys this week...oh yeah I also wanted to show you something that was/is cool but also kind of creepy.  I open up my computer and went to Google and I was presented with a google doodle.  The google doodle was made of birthday cake.  And a quick hover over the birthday cake revealed a "Happy Birthday Arthur" message.  I was like AWESOME!!! but then I was like HEY!!! You snooping snoopy lol.  Anyway I enclosed a pic so you guys can see what I saw.  Until next week and from my home base of Baltimore...


Saturday, January 5, 2013

First post of the New Year or Exactly one week before my birthday...

You ever have one of those moments when your entire week as an artist is noncreative? Where it seemed like you wasn't doing anything worthwhile but just trying to make the week go by faster... That was the gist of my week this past week. I didn't really feel creative, I just felt like blah! Everything just seems to be coming at once. It gets to be overwhelming sometimes when you are going through this juggling act with life. At times I feel as though I am in a great place artistically and then other times I feel like I'm in some weird holding pattern.
My problem is getting the thought out of my head and on to the drawing board. I have so many things going on concurrently and none of them are coming to full fruition. I think my brain needs a rest. I mean I've had a vacation and I'm about to go away next week on a little mini vacation for my birthday (Oh yeah! I am about to get a little bit older...) but I think lately or I should say for awhile I have asked a lot of my brain. I need to be in a place where I can just let my brain spend time with itself collecting and releasing its inner thoughts.
I mean every week I am here taking with you guys, my faith few and I let the thoughts flow from my mind but during the week save from tweeting now and then (shameless plug inserted here... Find me @artstarv9), I don't spend a lot of time de-junkifying and purging my think parts of information and ideas. So what happens sometimes is I'll get this great idea one moment and the next moment it becomes the fleeting idea that I wasn't as excited about as I thought.
I need to find the middle ground, that sweet spot, where I am able to have my thoughts and then put them to good use creatively. I know what your thinking, that's what sketchbooks are for (Man, I've used a lot of commas and parentheses in this post) It seems like an simple easy fix but in someways its not. You have to have your mind free and focused on using your sketchbook as a means of release and not just sketches. Your sketchbook then not only becomes an extension of your work but also a sort of idea book. A book where you can not down your craziest thoughts or your darkest thoughts. Which in retrospect make that sketchbook quite personal and I someways not fit for public consumption. There are people who teach and people who believe in keeping sketchbooks like that. Books where you don't share with anyone. I personally find it hard to keep sketchbooks like that because I'd get to a place where is just have to show somebody what I sketched out or have to show my close personal friends or loved ones what I just did. Who knows though, I might give it a go just to see if I can do it.
Well, I feel like I am about to start rambling so I'm going to end this post here. Next week, I'll either blog earlier in the week or come to you guys while I am a way. Until then...