I have 5 new mini poster designs for sale on my website! This is one of them. They are 8x10 inches, full color, printed on high quality card stock and signed on the back. Only $15 bucks- and yes I do ship internationally!
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Don't get swindled by the idea of perfection!
One of the existential dilemmas of modern man comes from the fact that we long for a feeling that masquerades as a goal. We think we're chasing a goal but when we attain it, we discover we don't feel the sense of validation, satisfaction, comfort, security or accomplishment that we'd hoped for so we simply move on to the next thing- assuming that IT will be the thing that fulfills us. At a certain point we either become worn out or frustrated but until then we keep up the cycle- of the chase, the momentary, fleeting joy of success, the reassessment, the new goal and the new chase. Finding a balance between our drive to succeed and our inability to find a sense of contentment within the moment we inhabit is one of the most difficult challenges we face in life.
Another week. Time to gird our selves with armor and face the frustrations of life anew. We can do this. We can take on the challenges, we can muster the courage to start again. It may take coffee or a cherry turnover or a bowl of Applejacks to get the ol' engine running but we can do this! I believe in us guys! Okay- you ready? You with me? Let's go! Let's hit this week with all we got! LET'S DO THIS!!!! Aaaaaaaaand stuck in traffic. Ugh. Maybe I should have had an apple turnover.
I am constantly surprised by life. Good and bad. I'm not sure I'd have it any other way.
One of those nights with the potential for wild abandon, one of those nights where you can feel yourself on the verge of explosion, one of those nights where you just need to blow the dust off your soul. There's a riot in your bones and the rest of you gets swept up in the tidal wave.
I decorated this cinder block for a wall that RYOT.org is building. Each block in the wall will be by a different artist. It'll look awesome when it's done. This message relates to the notion that it is our ambition that drives us to face rejection time and again and our hearts that must suffer the pain. I liked the idea of the heart begging the ambition to just accept the status quo for once- to be okay with things the way they are and give the heart some peace. Unfortunately for the heart, I think the ambition seldom listens.
I was asked by the lovely people at Power Of Art LA and Design Spillz to design art for a signal box on one of my favorite corners of Venice (Abbot Kinney & Westminster). It was awesome to get to work on this with a letter of permission from the city in my back pocket. I felt untouchable and drunk with power. It was great.
Oh won't you please take me home!
Time flails wildly in a panic, disregarding all others in a desperate desire to extinguish itself.
What? I just have something in my eye!
Free to all.
The best selfie is the one where you can be your actual self.
"Sir, we're gonna have to ask you to leave."
Make some trouble.
"I keep guitars that are, you know, the neck's a little bit bent and it's a little bit out of tune. I want to work and battle it and conquer it and make it express whatever attitude I have at that moment. I want it to be a struggle."
- Jack White
The rule in grammar is that two negatives cancel each other out. For example: "I will NEVER NOT love animals wearing little outfits." Thus meaning that I will ALWAYS love animals wearing little outfits. This poster proposes the idea that perhaps the same magical grammar rule could be true in our lives. It's not that the negatives aren't negative, just that somehow they work together and create an unexpected positive result. I've had that happen in my life more than a few times. So maybe instead of saying: "just stay positive" we could tell people "just stay double negative!" and it would sound less hollow and insincere. So that is my wish for you all today- stay double negative!!
My cat finally decided to read my book "If You're Reading This, There's Still Time" (which came out last April, long before Drake's new album by the way). I'm still waiting for his review. I'm hoping that if he doesn't cough up a hairball, that's a thumbs up. Y'know, since cats don't have thumbs.