Monday, September 7, 2015

Setting up for the long haul

It has truly been an interesting summer, it has been very freeing to throw myself back into my work on my schedule. I am being productive in different ways than I imagined I would be. My sleep schedule has turned into a really nocturnal kind of setup. I'm most productive when it gets dark, while during the day I do work but it's more spread out.

A recent post on Muddy Colors have answered some nagging thoughts that have kept me wondering for a while. About the nature of working persistently and when to expect results from your efforts. This blog started back in 2007 I, around the time I started attending a visual art program at IRSC in Fort Pierce. Lucky enough to get a scholarship (dues an awesome mentor and friend) despite not having my papers due to a screwed up and botched application. Go forward to 2011 I was graduating from RCAD with a BFA in illustration. In that period of five years I learned more and worked harder than I could have imagined, dealt with a lot of difficulties as well. I took the leap and I was very fortunate to meet people who gave me a shot, they said they saw my drive and desire.

I've been broke, ignored, grieved( I lost my mother to cancer halfway of my last year at Ringling) and out right betrayed during and since graduating. Yet I have kept drawing and though often cursing it and seeming lack of progress(especially professionally) I still love art and the things I learn from it, how I can speak with it. Doubt has rattled me especially this last year as I have been working hard at jobs just to get by and felt myself drifting as far as my chances and potential professionally. Then I read that post and things clicked, I am in this for the long haul. It's true nothing happens overnight, got some art to make.

In any case scans of some recent work.

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