Interesting things can develop when you accept nonsense into your heart.
About a month ago, before going to bed, I had to set my alarm to wake up at a reasonable hour the next day. I had to, because I had a big list of commissions to get through, a bunch of e-mails to return, some deliveries to make, some posters to pick up, and a show to do that night.
That was when it hit me. This was the first time that I had ever done that. This tiny action of setting my alarm and going to bed early, so that I can be well rested and refreshed for a day devoted exclusively to activities best described as ‘playtime’. I realized that the entire day ahead of me required that I maintain my wits and make my things.
I don’t know if that’s the way most people realize they have become full-time creative people, but that’s how it happened for me.
I’m broke, I’m tired, my apartment looks like hell and I’m working my ass off, but I’m also eking out a modest living doing what I love and making my whack-a-do shit the way I want to.
I must say, I’m enjoying it.
Thank you, truly, to everyone who helped me get here. I’ve been fortunate enough to have a lot of great support, and its always nice to have those happy thoughts in your head while you’re ripping up a picture of Liv Tyler at 4am on a Tuesday.
Alright, all that sappiness aside, lets get down to brass tacks. Here’s a nice smattering of what I’ve been up to the last few months. All of these were commissioned pieces, so unfortunately for you they are all sold. If you’re really cheesed about that, remember, you can always commission something fancy for yourself and avoid this kind of heartbreak in the future.
There is some exciting new stuff coming down the pipe very soon, but in the meantime, point your lookin’ balls this way…
‘Surviving’, formerly Shaun of the Dead
‘Real Change’, formerly 90 Robert Falcon Ouellette campaign posters
‘Street Walking Cheetah’, formerly Iggy and the Stooges – Raw Power cover
‘I Don’t Feel That I Need To Explain My Art To You’, formerly Empire Records
‘Things To Not Talk About’, formerly Best In Show
‘Go On Then, Paul. Don’t Be Long’, formerly Paul
SOLD (to my friend Paul. Surprisingly)
‘Tis But A Scratch’, formerly Monty Python and the Holy Grail
‘August 6, 1945, 815am’, formerly Godzilla
‘Voyeuristic Intentions’, formerly The Rocky Horror Picture Show