I wasn't aloud art supplies for 15 out of 30 days. This was the only real piece I got done.
I get that people have all kinds of reasons for celebrity death mourning, mostly nostalgia? The reminder that that dark entity is approaching us all? Im not really sure, but for me it has to do 100% with musicians. I was in a really bad place in late April, This record kept me sane. Chris Cornell Unplugged in Sweden spoke to every part of me that Cornells many bands Soundgarden, Audioslave,did on occasion. Somehow the stripped down acoustic stuff along with his truly perfect voice has now allowed me to explore a lifetime of music. Before I left the vacation spot, the cold news came out. A hanging, possibly drug related? God man, I wish someone told me, well my Dad did tell me "it never ends well".
Chris Cornell, I do not idolize people but you making all this amazing music commands more respect then some shit idol....
"Come Pull The sheets over my eyes, So I can Sleep tonight, Despite what I've seen today, I found you guilty of the Crime of sleeping at a time when you should have been wide awake"
Why not try to combine multiple mediums, while learning others.
Each Video is composed of my beats, music, ( as of today I'm a few months to releasing my first record since 2004?) ,Paintings, Drawings, Photo, and Video.
Lots of fun.
It sounds weird but for 30 days I was on vacation. The weird thing is that I didn't want to be on vacation but I guess I'm more relaxed. Life went on and A sea change occurred. This is what happens when you sit idling.
Music by Character 3/John Michael Gill
You just keep going.
Trying to master this technique.
I am trying so hard to balance family life with creating art and music. It is so difficult and literally impossible when my son was born. I think I went a few years without fully investing time and energy into making things. I would scribble something here and there, but the idea of actually committing to a painting was actually a source of anxiety. Thank God my Wife is so loving and my support group is solid. I am back to feeling good about my work and where it has evolved to as well as not becoming jaded by the phony art world popularity shit show. The right people have always found my work and kept me going in terms of a "job". I wish I could find the right gallery. I am collecting my work instead of doing the old half ass assembly line I did for so many years.
The one mistake I am still making is working super late everynight which leaves me exhausted. My son is up everyday right around 7 a.m. and normally I work until 4-4:30 sometimes just missing it all together. Not healthy...... In other words I am still working out the balance, but it is getting better.
New little ditty.
I think watercolor is my favorite medium? Too hard to say.
I put this little ditty together. Character 3 a.k.a. me. Music coming soon.
It is so strange the stuff that is brought to your attention/found on the internet. I found this list which focuses on a few fun shows from L.A. Man I wished I was more disciplined in the early 2000's. I did however have a lot of fun and met a lot of great people. I thought this list was kind of interesting.
My as yet to be titled 4th record will be finalized soon. Updates as they happen.
Fear of losing a thought, a memory? I am obsessive about documenting life because I forget so much of it. Old friends will talk about a past time and I literally wonder why I dont commit certain things to memory. Also, creativity requires tools so here is a list of what is with me all the time, every single day.
Collages in my sketchbook.
My soul is an echo
Louder than a stereo
As powerful as the waves
With currents like oceans
Connection. Im nothing without it and I dont always have it.. Be happy if and when you do.