Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Vibe Alive

Artist's Thoughts,
I just dropped in to say it's good to be back in the animating mode. I'm currently creating some new scenes to Dancetown and will also be presenting some clips from Candle Dance.

Keeping the vibe alive!

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Landing

Artist's Thoughts,
Greetings everyone. Now that sounds like a salutation from another world. And, so I am. Because keeping up with you is very important to me, I wanted to share a few new developments with you....

First of all, the vision is alive and well, despite some foggy moments. In my new location, for the moment, I have to rebuild, or better stated, upgrade the things that have seen their day. It is a challenge, but I am enthusiastic about all the possibilities. The wrestling match I had with myself over the summer is over. I told myself to sit down and let me write the stories I really feel in my heart. I call them stories I've been too afraid tell. Okay. I'll have to leave it at that. For the moment. Some have more of a graphic novel look. I see an "art mash"

Most everyone I know loves, or likes there hometown. There may be a few exceptions. I keep mine in my heart and will not forget it. There is something that I noticed about being in a new place. The sky is always the same. Although, the landscape is unfamiliar, when I look up, I feel connected to where I am and where I've been. Then, the people seem like where you're from in a positive way. Allow me to get  'corny' and say, though it's true, a smile is universal.

I'll keep you posted on this wild new journey. You are my inspiration.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Thank You

Artist's Thoughts,
I spent some my Saturday catching up on some of my favorite music artists. It was nice to get updated on some of their goings on. I was even surprised to see new life on a long-time-quiet page of a friend. I would like to mention names, perhaps in the future when I learn the proper etiquette.

Anyway, I would like to say "J.. You're not alone. Perhaps, you 'feel' alone. As long as there are people around you who love you, you're found."

I'm giving out my own medicine.

While reading my friend's blog, I figured out what has been troubling me for the past few months. This 'problem' greatly affected my work, but not in a great way. I'll tell you. At some point, I was trying so hard to be professional, I got a board room chill. That professional distance that rarely works for artists. Why? Because art is emotional.

This is great news for me,. It means I can go back to being myself. That means not perfect. But having fun anyway.

Thank you, all of you, for believing in me. I'm looking forward to what we can accomplish together.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

In Motion

Artist's Thoughts,
I realize, there has been some lag time between my posts. It's "in motion" time. So, in this process of moving around, I apologize for the delays. I created this picture to share with you. I've been spending time pondering color themes which I really enjoy. The more detailed a piece becomes the more time it takes to complete. I hope to be back on my regular schedule of jumping in at various times.

After every valley, there's a new view of the landscape. At times, when there was no momentum, I had to think about what moves the vision forward. It's good to stay in motion. Thanks for keeping me going.