As 2018 came to a close I want to express my sincerest gratitude for all that’s transpired throughout the year. Thank you to my family and friends who continuously come to my art shows and exhibits, who continue to support my journey and who have been there since day one.
My wish for you in 2019 as 2018 sets is that you find your truest joys and passions in 2019. That you commit to making them happen and live your happiest and truest life. My wish for each and everyone of you is for you to explore everything that there is to explore, to be curious and hungry for knowledge. I wish that you ardently desire to pursue what you’ve always wanted.
The world needs these shifts in perspective. The world needs you to pursue your deepest and greatest loves because you never know whose life you will impact the most. My wish for you is that in 2019, you set out on a journey of adventure and truly savor and enjoy each and every second of your life.
I’m always in awe of how inspiration works. Last month, I was part of an art event (Denartket presents Dazzle) in Denver where there was live painting. Joe Gergley of Strange Human Studios and Madz (@childgonewild) collaborated to paint closet doors with the themes “festive, miracle and grateful”. This is what they came up with:
As I watched them paint, I could instantly see the magic of their work and I was so blown away. When they finished, I felt a huge rush of inspiration and wanted to create a pieced based around what they painted. Joe is an amazing artist who has also been at several events and exhibitions with me – his style is very vibrant and unique and he is an uber cool guy. I don’t know Madz personally but you should definitely check her out as she is equally talented.
I now fully understand why other creatives and artists say to go to museum or look at work of artists in a different medium for inspiration – you never know when inspiration will strike or what will inspire an idea. Thank you to my Denver creative community for being so inspiring and welcoming – you’ve made my first year as an artist that much more amazing.