Friday, January 17, 2014

30 Sketches Project VI

I've been sketching my heart out.  Here are lots of numbers - I'm on Day 7 of 30 Sketches Project VI (yup that's numero 6) which marks 5 dang years of doing this project.  Rules:  draw, post, repeat for 30 days.  I haven't begun to lose my mind yet, give me a couple of days and I'll be questioning why I began another round.  The progress of the current project along with the work from the past 5 projects is

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Dad's Rocket

Tonight I shot Dad up in a rocket.  The wind was high which made it difficult to light the fuse but made it perfect for lifting the fiery rocket high in the sky.  When it reached it's maximum altitude it hung in the dark and I held my breath, then as it began to fall, it's glow disappeared and the sky returned to darkness like nothing had happened.  But something did happen because I haven't been able to look at the night sky the same and for that I am grateful.

(Post-it sketch and words I wrote after shooting Dad's ashes up in a firework.)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Keep doing what you're doing.

I was going to write an eloquent passage about the importance of following your dream, especially when you lose sight of its purpose.  It's even more difficult to put one foot in front of the other when that purpose is in the midst of taking on a completely new meaning.  Instead of saying a bunch of words, the video below sums up how I feel about the subject of dream-followin' and life in general.  (Oh...if you're on the hunt for some dream-followin' fuel read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.)

the factory

Below is work that has kept me putting pencil to paper, 
paint to canvas, and objects and thoughts into motion.

 poison dart frog

western lowland gorilla

hunting, hunting progress

el tigres