I have not updated this site in quite the while, have I? I find it rather odd talking about myself publicly these days. I honestly think it all comes from losing my ego; I don’t think I’m the center of the world as I did a year ago. I think that’s a good thing. =)
First things first: new art! Well, this isn’t quite new now because I’m a lazy git with updating the site as we just established, but let’s start where I left you, shall we?
This is a piece I did titled “One of my Turns.”
I don’t really want to talk about what it means to me personally. I have a had a few experiences recently that have permanently solidified my belief in never revealing the personal meanings behind my work. If you want to know, ask me and I will tell you, but I am done volunteering that information for now.
I will however confirm it is titled after the Pink Floyd song. “One of my Turns” is by and far my favorite track on The Wall, which I believe to be one of the best albums of all time. OF ALL TIME~! Just saying though, that puts this song way up there.
Next up, the Northwest Florida Arts Association closed. I had the best intentions in the organization and I really feel I tried my best to help it succeed for a very long time, however being some sort of “figurehead” in our art community only revealed to me just how clique based our art “community” really is so I did reach a point of just feeling nothing but apathy for the art “community” in this area, an apathy that still lasts to this day. Don’t get me wrong; none of this is directed at the NWFLAA. The NWFLAA ruffled so many feathers and was so successful so quickly that a lot of peoples true colors were shown to me. Holly and Charlotte had tried to tell me how the art world was when I first got into it, but the wild eyed boy from freecloud didn’t want to believe it. Anyways, that’s that. I wish artists would have supported it more. It could have really done amazing things.
The closing of the art association led to me trying something I have never actually tried before: painting. People really overestimate my art history and art knowledge. Just going to put this out there: I have never taken a single art history class. Somehow I made it all 27 years on this planet without ever touching a brush to canvas before. I had painted small trinkets in high school with acrylic paint but I used toothpicks to paint with. Yeah, toothpicks. This is something entirely new to me.
I bought 1 canvas and a few colors in different paint types: oil, acrylic and watercolor. It’s hard for me to call this “art” because it was honestly nothing more than experimentation to see what different paints are like. See what I have a feel for, you know? However a few people have been incredibly curious to see it and people seem to dig it, so here it is.
That’s it honestly for artwork.
I have been in a weird mindset lately. I want to paint more. I want to do more digital art. I want to play guitar more. I find myself only doing the latter. By the way, I’m awesome at guitar these days. I’ve been a very good guitar player for a few years now, but I never had the confidence with it I do now. Oddly a lot of it came from the game Rocksmith. It didn’t teach me much, but it graded me and it’s kinda cool being told you’re perfect. Ah! No! Back to thinking I’m the center of the world again!
What else, what else. If you’re on Tumblr, follow this dude. He makes awesome arts. Check out his artwork. Seriously.
I saw The Dark Knight Rises and loved it. Every second of it. I mean if you think about any second of the movie for more than a second, you’ll find a billion flaws and questions in it, but I still loved it. Bane was the perfect villain and I went into it wanting to hate him. The new Stars album is fantastic. A friend of mine convinced me to play on partypoker with her the other night. Not gonna lie, was pretty awesome.
Speaking of gaming, I have been strongly considering getting into a MMORPG again. Maybe WoW. I don’t know. I don’t want to commit the time to level all over again and relearn it all but at the same time it’s a fantastic time waste and kept me out of trouble when I was playing it. I’ve developed a few bad habits since then so I have been thinking of some sort of time sink for a bit. We’ll see.
Here are some random photos I have taken!
Alright that’s it. I’m spent.