Friday, September 12, 2014

Inspiration Friday #1

Well it isn't really number one as I have done it before, but I'd like to do something regular on this blog so I am thinking of making it a bi-monthly ordeal. So here is the first installment of the new Inspiration Friday.

Music is a huge thing for me. I have talked about it before on this blog and I am sure I will again. I was lucky enough to get to go to a concert for my anniversary/birthday. There I got to see AFI, Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars. 

All three were great. As we got there, trying to make our way to the front of the stage, AFI opened the show. 30 Seconds came out next and LP closed the night. 

There is nothing like live music, to feel it moving through you as you stand in a crowd of people, all vibing off the same thing. It is somewhat magical. 

AFI has gotten me through some hard times and if you like rock or rap not many people can say they are not fans of LP. Still for me 30 Seconds to Mars won the night.

I have written to their music multiple times and my wife has been an advocate of theirs for years, but something clicked seeing them live. They really get it. They understand what it means to have fans, to be fans and to see a dream realized. 

Jared Leto is a true front man and the way he works a crowd is amazing. Inspiring. I went home feeling charged. I had to know more about this band and as I started looking things up and seeing Mr. Leto in interviews and hearing him talk about dreams and what it takes to reach that sought after goal. I have to say I was inspired. 

So for this Inspirational Friday I want to highlight the gentlemen of 30 Seconds to Mars and especially their front man Jared Leto as truly inspiring me to go on with this dream of mine. 

Here is a song of theirs about following that dream and going for it with everything you have.

Anyway guys let's see if I can keep this up. As always have fun and keep writing. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


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Okay so this month I have a lot on my mind, but I will try to keep this post shorter than my last.

There are some people who can focus. They have this one thing they want to do. They put themselves behind it and off they go.

I envy those people. I myself have too many things I want to do. Part of me says just find one and stick to it. The problem I have with this is, when I neglect those things I don't feel whole.

There is at least three books I am writing on at the moment, with others in line clamoring for attention. I decided to take a sketch book challenge to try and better my artwork. Basically it is a year long challenge that ask you to fill a sketch book every two months. There are illustrations for a book I am hired to be doing. I am also trying to work on clay figures for a friend and he thinks I should try to sell them.

This is on top of kids, wife, yard work and trying to get better at marketing (can anyone just slap me until I get regular blogs up?). Now, I am not really complaining. I love doing this stuff and it is part of who I am as a person. I guess I just want to pose a question.

All you creative people out there. Do you feel it is better to work on one thing to completion and then move on? Or do you feel that it is fine to just do things as they come to you and then end up with many projects completed? Either way I see grey hairs in my immediate future.

Anyway, these are my thoughts for this month. I hope you are all well. As always, have fun and keep writing.