We were magic… in a grey crowd we were Neon words Kelsea Ballerini song, Legends
A little like last nights piece. I had so much fun I decided to do another. This is my second attempt at a art piece inspired by the song Legends by Kelsea Ballerini. One day I will do it justice. Tonight’s is more of a sketch then a finished piece. I have a webinar that I want to partake in so I need to get my work done early. Have a good night. keep loving.
Why can’t I except your love. Second version of piece
Been experimenting with my style. i don’t like the first version as much. I think it’s to busy. The wife liked it. The second version seems to be were I’m drifting these days. I call it comic doodles. I like the fun colors. The simple story telling the piece has yet if you dig into the piece it has a few layers to it. Had a much better day to day than yesterday. Not looking forward to going back to work. I will have to make it through each day by taking little baby steps. I have to keep reaching for my goals.
Thanksgiving day parade and a Christmas parade crashed in my head. These parades were made mostly of marching bands. I’ve taken so much medicine that I’m dehydrated. I get sick often. When you are a person who gets sick often you can feel like a burden to your loved ones. It’s even tougher when you add four little kids to that mix. The wife though always the trooper. She gets my medicine. Keeps the kids quiet. Makes sure I’m getting enough fluids. It’s hard for me to just lie there. I want to get up and do work. I have so much work that needs to be done each day. Today I had no choice I couldn’t work my brain was on fire. As the day went on I thought about how I’ve been married 23 years. Why have we stayed together? We weren’t the most romantic couple. Still aren’t. We are two very different people. We aren’t best friends finishing each others sentences. The one thing we have is passion. We still act like 2 teenagers in love. We still want to please the other person. We work very hard to carve out time for us. We were both told by friends and family when we first starting dating that we were crazy for getting together. I guess they were right we are still crazy… Crazy for each other. Never under estimate crazy.
Our Thanksgiving plans got canceled. We are scrambling to make something. We are not big eaters so Thanksgiving isn’t a high priority for us. We don’t get to many invites for Thanksgiving day. I understand we have 4 kids. We are a small army. We are a lot of work. I left the turkey in the cooler overnight outside but when its 28 degrees it doesn’t really thaw out. The bird was frozen solid. I am now cooking it frozen. Dinner will be late. I have no idea what I’m doing. I’m only doing this because we like to give the kids memories. Let’s hope it isn’t a bad one. I can hear them now, “remember the time Thanksgiving went sideways?” “Dad made a complete mess!”
I have really been trying to be grateful these days. I want to give thanks for my family loving me. I want to give thanks for my health. Which lately hasn’t been to bad. Not to many headaches. I have also been sleeping. A huge blessing in my life. I’m thankful for art. I am thankful for music. I am thankful I get to be creative… When I can. Making baby steps to one day only doing art for a living. I pray my body can hold up until then.
Have a happy Thanksgiving Day everyone. Draw a heart. Show love.
the universe started the day I met you. You are the sunbathe moon and the stars. You are my everything.
You can see a little bit of the orange sherbet for my sons ice cream cone on the art piece. I’m happy it cleaned up as well as it did. today was a long day. I installed stone around a fireplace. It went up 18 feet. it’s harder than you would think to make it look random. To have no pattern to the stones. It was fun to do something new. I always love learning how to do new work. I feel I could about build a house by myself. It was nice to have enough energy when I came home to do my art piece. I am going to try over the next 30 days to do a new piece. I once did it for three years straight so thirty days should be easy. (It’s never easy) But I have to do the work if I am going to get better. Until tomorrow.
This morning as I was getting the kids ready for school we were jamming out to Kelsea Ballerini’s new Album Apologetically. It’s a great album. I love the song Legend. I have done some sketches earlier for an idea I had for this song. I got to thinking on the way to work about simple shapes. I came up with another drawing idea for the song legend. While the kids did their homework I did this doodle. I hope you enjoy. I am trying to put out of my winter funk by doing some art pieces. Today was so cloudy and raining it made me think about the neon moments in my life.
This drawing isn’t about physical death, it’s about death to oneself. I have been married for 24 years. I think this concept rings true if one wants to stay with someone for a long time. It’s hard to be in a relationship when you put ourself first all the time. I know this because I can be pretty selfish. I’m very lucky that my wife has put up with me for this long. It’s been rough since we have moved out to the east coast to help family. I haven’t helped them out as much as it’s helped me. I have had to do some big time adulting. (as the kids say) Many days I have been broken. Out of those broken pieces is growing a person that is more loving. I hope. It looks like we will be stuck out here for a year while trying to raise funds to get back. Getting rid of our rent controlled apartment in Hollywood was a big mistake. I’m learning from these failures. I plan to do release a few projects. I could be setting myself up for some big time failing or maybe just maybe I will succeed. I have no idea what that’s like but it would be nice to feel success. some day.
It’s been raining on and off all day. It’s suppose to rain all day tomorrow. This is making my depressed. I miss sunny California days. I’m one of the few people that love living in Los Angeles and I’m the one that left. I can’t wait to get back. It’s looking like we won’t be able to get out there for a year. We need to save up some more money. We have been hit with a few bills lately. I had to go to the hospital. A sweet kidney stone tried to do me in. I need to focus on getting my work done. My birthday is coming up soon. It would make me very happy to have some of my half finished projects done. I’m going to lay in bed for a little day dreaming about sunnier weather.