As I sit here and realize it has been waaaaaaay too long since I last posted (seriously, I basically forgot about all of this, sorry), I am bouncing around ideas for new projects. Of course, I could draw up another super hero or sci-fi character, and don’t worry, I still will. But shuffling some boxes around my classroom the other day, I came across a box of old slides that I told myself years ago that I would do something with, yet here they are, still in the box.Continue reading Slides from the Past
I am far from the busiest person in the world, though, sometimes it feels like it. As a father, husband, teacher, artist, etc., I wear a lot of hats and have to find a way to balance them all. At times, it can be challenging. At times, I barely get enough sleep to function the next day. But I enjoy all of it, so I don’t know if I would change much at this point.
With Captain Wells, we have had the opportunity to meet a lot of people that inspire us. We have become friends with a lot of different artists who continue to push and inspire us to create. However, we have also met people with inspirational stories outside of the convention circuit.
“Inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us just show up and get to work.”
The above quote is from one of my favorite artists of all time, let alone still living. Chuck Close is the ultimate motivation for artists after becoming world renown for two different art styles all while dealing with physical limitations. But this article isn’t a recap of Close’s life (though that would be a fun article to research and write). The quote was merely a jumping off point.
For the past few years, Heather and I have been setting up and displaying our art at various shows, conventions, and vendor fairs. Some shows have been more successful than others (based on sales, price per table, etc.), but all of them have been pretty fun. In fact, we have met some pretty amazing people along the way (and not just the celebrity guests).