Sunday, July 16, 2017

Pain is a Teacher

All things that instill pain are temporary. The more you focus on actively creating an enriched life for yourself, the faster the negative energy subsides.

I'm obtaining a successful art career, a move to Hawaii with Michelle, vitality, financial independence, a loving boyfriend and real happiness. 

Around this time seven years ago, I created this blog with zero understanding of how much it would help me. Writing your thoughts down creates momentum. I don't even recognize or care to remember the person I once was. I was a lost soul.

To protect myself from destructive behavior, I went soul searching, which led me on a beautiful journey. For the first time since I graduated in four years, I hung up my diploma. Proudly. That piece of paper taught me SO much more than how to draw. College sharpened my intuition, woke me up spiritually, brought Michelle and I together, gave me a glimpse of what independence feels like, allowed me to experiment, make mistakes, be reckless, decipher between good and bad people, allowed me to come out of the closet, meet some amazing people and Professors and guided me in the most magnificent ways. UNF was magical and now I have a new magical adventure that awaits around the corner.

Michelle returns from New Zealand in five months (the middle of December). To kick off 2018, we're attending a 10 day meditation retreat. I have no idea what we're going to gain from the experience, but I know it's going to be life changing. Prior to her return, I am going to create ten more pieces for the series. What's crazy is how before she left for her trip, the series consisted of 12 drawings, but once she returns, there will be 30.

I have two weeks to create each piece. This will be a test to see how capable I am to achieve what I set my mind to. I'll be working my other job three days a week, working out four days a week, eating super clean and allowing the Universe to help me create the future I want and dream of.

It's all possible, you just have to believe (in yourself) that it is!


Friday, June 23, 2017

Hoodwinked Drawing

The Consciousness Series #19: Hoodwinked, created 2017, graphite, watercolors and Prismacolor colored pencils.
Real Eyes, Realize, Real Lies.
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Cropping myself into Hawaii until I no longer have to haha
Much Love

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Be Free my Little Birdie

I'm learning to appreciate the journey to success. I feared it for so long. I feared moving away to college. I feared coming out. I feared becoming an artist. I feared that my acne would never clear up. I feared never finding a job. I feared and feared and feared.

You wanna know what happens when you stop fearing? You become a catalyst for growth and the roots begin to nourish your soul. 

I'm growing rapidly right now, by simply loving myself...and you know what? That's the least selfish thing you can do for yourself. This growth requires a substantial amount of solitude. When else would I have time to reflect on my thoughts and formulate new ideas with enriched substance?

Learning to appreciate time is a beautiful thing and having another job has blessed me with this understanding. 

In two weeks, I'm taking a week-long paid vacation and mapping out the game plan. I haven't had this many days off from work in a row, since I got the job 16 months ago. I deserve it. I've worked my ass off and now I get to play, while in a hyper-focused state of mind. 

The Consciousness Series. 

My time to leave the nest (again lol) is approaching and I'm ready to fly off. For good this time. 

Much Love Guys.