Monday, July 28, 2008

A few tidbits

Here are a few sketches I've done recently....

Does this foot look familiar? It really shouldn't-it's one I drew from Charles Bargues drawing course. I've been trying to draw my wife's foot, but life if too hectic right now for her to stay still long enough to get a good sketch.

This is one of the animals in BYU's Bean Museum.
It's easy to draw animals when they are killed
stuffed and thrown on the wall.

Friday, July 18, 2008

New York, Here we come!

I decided to open up a little this post. In a lot of ways I feel guided and nudged toward developing as an artist and pursuing a career as an artist, and yet I feel almost terrified of what I am about to do and what I have asked my family to do. We are selling almost everything we have, moving 2,200 miles across the country and going to school to learn how to draw, paint and sculpt-believing we can come out in the end with the skills and connections to make a living as an artist. Crazy... No, not me, well not entirely. I don't think so, at least.
Ok, I'll admit it-I am nervous about this transition. It's not my ability to develop as an artist that makes me nervous. I have a great work ethic and some artistic talent. I guess my nerves stem from the fact that there are a lot of unanswered questions. What am I going to do when we graduate? How are we going to pay for everything? What is it going to be like commuting everyday to New York? Does that make sense?

Friday, July 4, 2008

Crazy Summer!!

This has been a hectic and busy summer. I was in Morocco for the National Guard in June-we provided humanitarian assistance for several small villages. It was a great experience. Just after getting back our second daughter was born. Life doesn't stand still that's for sure.
Both mom and baby are doing great... and now we are gearing up to move to New Jersey in August. I am extremely excited to go to school in New York and for the chance to study art. My undergraduate studies were less than fulfilling and I tried hard to be successful at something that was not my passion. I never would have entertained the idea that I could pursue art as a career and yet here I am. I find it amazing the small events and circumstances that have lead me to realize I can be successful as an artist.
In the first picture you can see me assisting the dentist. In the second I am riding a camel...they smell awful and are very uncomfortable. In the third picture I am standing in front of the Atlantic Ocean.

Thanks for Looking!