I am completely in love with this comic. I really had no idea how to start this post but since I said on my first post that I would blabber and show what I love and all the things I found inspiring, I figured this would be a perfect start. Lately, I have been judging books by their covers. Specifically, comic books. And I am not disappointed yet!
This little gem is called Rose. It is written by Meredith Finch and penciled by Ig Guara, and it is so good! Not only is the artwork eye catching but the story weaved together by Meredith Finch doesn't give you time to breathe in the best possible manner. At the end of each issue she always leaves you wanting more but as you're reading, the stress of wondering what else can happen to your heroine is consuming!
I can happily admit that every week that a new issue of Rose is out I am doing a happy dance, and not on the inside. My dance is public! For all the world to see!
Today, was a studio day for me. I had the day off, which meant I didn't really have it off, i simply had more hours to put in the studio. You see, usually I wake up, work in the studio, go to work, come home exhausted and then I muster up the energy to put a couple of more studio hours before I shower and go to bed.
I was just talking to my partner Michael about little things that people say that irk me. We talked about how people do not really take working artists seriously. They will ask "What will you do when you get home from work?" To which I answer "Work. I will get home at around 11:30pm and i will put a couple of hours in the studio before I get to wind down and go to bed." It is at this point where they will take it upon themselves to belittle what I do and say "Oh, you're just drawing! My son draws (or at least he did when he was five but i somehow feel like thats comparable to what you're doing....dipshit) Thats not work! Thats relaxing!"
Im writing this post to plead with everyone, don't be this person. As fun as art is, it is a lot, and I mean A LOT of work. You are not only creating art pieces and making prints so that you can be affordable to everyone. But you also have to market yourself (which I suck at), you also must have a social media presence (which i suck at too....I'm working on it). And this is not including the physical toll that making art actually has on your body. Making a painting for me pretty much comes with pain in my joints and in my back, not too mention the pain on my tailbone from the long hours of sitting. By the time I am finished, 1 studio day has taken a lot more out of me than one work day. I noticed that people don't really understand how much work actually goes into making and selling your own art. That is why it is so easy for them to say things like:
Hello everyone! I promise this first post will not be long and wordy. I just wanted to welcome you all into my little space and offer you a little part of me. Because this website is pretty much only related to my art, I figured its only fair to share here my thoughts, inspirations, books I'm reading, music...etc. This is the space where the filter goes out the window! Well, somewhat. Opinions are more than welcome here and the more the merrier, but as a personal rule, lets keep it civil people.
Alrighty, LETS DO THIS!
Hello! This space is where my mental and verbal diarhea will come out. It may be art related, inspirational, or just random . But it will definitely give you an idea of how my head works!