My father had a stroke and that changed many things. It had a ripple effect, affecting things that I didn’t think something like that would affect. I’m not going to go into too many details here, but it really does seem that when “it rains, it pours.” Life just got a little more complicated and in the whole scheme of things I guess no one cares if I draw 100 pieces of crappy art or not. The truth is that I haven’t had the time or the urge to draw or even doodle for that matter. Someone told me that four words that keep them going when things get rough are “This too will pass.” I know this will pass and we’ll all be ok when it does. They say that things like this make us stronger – I have to say that if that’s the case then my mom will be a really strong woman when this is all said and done. She’s been strong and continues to be so – I guess we’ll see how this changes us all because I can feel it changing me and that’s not necessarily a good thing. Not all change is good. So, with that being said, I will pick this up soon and continue with it, but for now I’ll try to go on with some sort of normalcy in my life as everything around me seems to go every which way but normal.
The funny thing about all this is that at some point I had a feeling that people actually cared if I posted anything or if I didn’t, but I know that people could give a rat’s ass about my attempt at art or even about the things going on in my life. In the whole scheme of things – my life is not worth much to anyone else … yeah, it’s been one of those days, one of those weeks.
On that note here is a drawing of Yoda that I did. I actually made two of these because a friend from overseas saw it and liked it so he asked me to draw one for him and I did. I’m sorry about the quality of the picture, but I took it with my phone.
This is another card that I did.
These cards measure 2 ½ inches by 3 ½ inches. People buy and trade these – sort of like little business cards. They are called ACEO’s which stands for Art Cards Editions and Originals.
Believe it or not, I’ve actually sold a few of these on Ebay.
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Hawaiian Warrior Helmet This actually a little drawing I made of the helmet that is hanging from my rear-view mirror. I remember when we had our family reunion I let my cousin borrow my car while she was here and it sort of freaked her out a little bit.
This is a Makakii or Makini, but most people simply refer to them as Hawaiian Warrior Helmets. I was told by a friend from Hawaii that these would bring you good luck. You see many cars around the city with these hanging from the rearview mirror.
This actually a little drawing I made of the helmet that is hanging from my rear-view mirror. I remember when we had our family reunion I let my cousin borrow my car while she was here and it sort of freaked her out a little bit.
I’m not saying that I don’t have anything to do at work, or that I’m a slacker – I stand by the fact that I work hard every day, I just make it look easy. Sometimes, I just start drawing almost subconsciously and something comes out. When I do this I don’t have any idea what I’m drawing until it sort of forms something – sometimes it’s something good and other times it’s not so good.
I started calling this Zen Art becuase I almost felt like I was in a zen state of mind when I made it.
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