There were a lot of ups and downs for 2018. There were good times and positives, such as traveling to Spain, getting my full-time position teaching studio art at Ridgewood High School, hitting new strength goals in the gym, painting and drawing a lot and reading some good books. But it seemed like 2018 had mostly negatives. I went through a very difficult breakup, I cut ties with some old friends, two of my pets died and the year ended with some low-life stealing my bank information. There was a feeling of general sadness that pervaded the entire year. So I'm happy that 2018 is done.
Looking forwards, I have some goals for 2019:
-Do a lot more paintings, including portraits of people I love.
-Sketch a lot more.
-Keep reading a lot.
-Continue working hard in the gym.
-Ride my motorcycle more.
-Skateboard more/spend more time outside.
-Meet some new people and make some new friends.
-Keep battling my personal demons.
-Try to be more of myself and keep trying to find out who I am.
I feel like I've never been stronger and my skills have never been sharper so cheers to 2019 (2018 can go jump in a lake) and I wish the best for you all.
Couldn't have gotten through 2018 without Cudi
I've been into Porter Robinson's music for a while now and it's great to read an article about his new venture. I went to the first Virtual Self concert with my best friend and it was the most emotional visual/auditory experience I've ever had.
I painted this really awesome denim jacket for a commission! It's painted with acrylic paint and is a memorial portrait of Gregg Allman. I had a great time painting it and anyone interested in getting something like this should contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org