“Life of an artist.”
Photo by John Fick
A lot of people don’t know, but back in the day I was pretty handy with a pencil and paper. I loved to draw.
As a kid I would design things – people, weapons, houses, whatever. As a teenager I went to a short-course in animation, and even contributed art to my high school’s monthly comic book. Then, for whatever reason, I just stopped.
And I’m not sure that it’s because I’m under the weather right now and around the house, but today was the first time in what feels like several lifetimes that I decided, “I’m gonna draw something…”.
So I dug the sketch pad that my baby brother, Andre, bought me out of hiding, and – not even knowing where to start – I just started drawing. And it felt good. Pretty rusty, but still got it.
Funny how revisiting a creative part of yourself like that can be almost therapeutic. Pretty cool. Think I might just have to start doing it some more.
Last weekend I had the pleasure & privliedge of performing at the Pinctada Cable Beach Polo 2014.
From the ace opening night, to heading out on the Paspaley IV mother ship, to performing at the Polo, to Dinner Under The Stars on Cable Beach, man… I was constantly pinching myself. Honestly felt like I wasn’t even in Australia.
Special thanks to Marilynne for having me out there & making me feel like a king, I absolutely loved it.
Some video/pic highlights…
It’s been a year to the day that I lost my beautiful second mom, Audrey Phillips, to cancer. This video is not only a tribute to honor her legacy, but to also uplift anyone facing a similar situation.
Love you, Audrey, miss you so much…