So here I am…doing that thing that I swore I’d never do. You know…that horrible, trendy thing they call ‘blogging’. It never occurred to me till recently that perhaps blogging isn’t just a trend, but a viable way to reach someone who I may never have reached if I just sat at home trying to communicate with you all via magical mind rays (which are easily blocked by foil caps). So, I’m writing this, sitting on my couch, in the living room, using my brand new amazon weighted blanket that I just ordered a few days ago hoping it will help me with me anxiety and my insomnia. I was surprised to read that those blankets have helped children and adults sleep better, deeper and longer.
This blog is what I hope will become a record of a journey to success (or at least to self-satisfaction). You can find it at farandaway.co if you want to check it out. For those who don’t know me, I am an emerging artist with aspirations of writing, illustrating, and publishing my own books alongside meager plans to start my own art studio. In my younger days, I was one of those morbid children writing creepy little stories about dead prom queens accompanied by creepy little illustrations. I gobbled up the sordid tales of the Brothers Grimm before I reached the age of 10. And yet despite my love for the darker side of things, you’ll find a Disney song or two on my playlist. I am a lover of contrasts and twisted archetypes, of raw tension and otherworldly delights. Of hamburgers with just ketchup.
These days, I’m coming off of graduation from the Savannah College of Art & Design with a Masters degree in Arts Administration, a lint ball in my pocket, and a glint in my eye to start weaving the grand design of my fate. I’ve had my fill of doing dime character portraits and tattoo designs and have finally decided to start treating myself like a professional. This is my declaration of indepence from the stereotype of the tin cup artist.
So here I am. I will try to spare you my rambling on existence (which you can find at my forum or on my livejournal instead) and stick to the good stuff. IE. Previews of new artwork & writings, advice for other artists, convention stories, and whatever else you’d like to know! I will try to post weekly, or at the very least when I have something interesting to say or new to share. Stay tuned for the video blogs that will link from these posts as well once I figure out the finer points of video editing.
Let the madness begin! I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds.