Tuesday, July 5, 2011

long-timey thoughts

It sure feels good to start finding a regular home routine again. Drawing, painting, administrative stuff, biking, swimming, storyboarding, reading, writing. It takes several days to work back up into a steady work pace, but that's a whole lot faster than it used to take. It took me years of frustration and challenge to get to a point where I could work productively from a home studio.

Now that I'm back onto my own work, I feel a strong "voice" emerging from this ol' soul of mine. I suppose it's always been there, but I think it's gained focus and confidence, especially over the last couple years. My art will still be diverse (maybe even more so than before), but it is coming out with more intention and less hesitation than before. More referencing my own reality than anyone else's. More ideas and thoughts and experiences to draw from, I suppose. I suppose it's about living a rich and balanced life as much as it's about making a lot of art.

I don't mean to say I'm awesome, and I certainly don't mean to say that my art is awesome. I'm simply making an observation about my personal growth. And learning and growth is what it all comes down to for me - making art is (hopefully) a byproduct of those experiences. A recording of what's going on in life.

I think this blog has played a big part in focusing my thoughts together, defining my truths and recording my observations. On top of drawing, painting and animating, Draw or be Drawn has become another important creative outlet for me. I hope I keep writing it for a long time to come. Maybe for the rest of my life.

Thanks to everyone who reads this blog. I wouldn't be doing it if I didn't feel like people occasionally stopped in for a peek.


  1. I 'occasionally stop in for a peek' and I enjoy your blog, your thought process and your expression of it, very much!