So as you know the kickstarter is dead. I don’t think a lot of people understand the concept of kickstarter. I had to explain how it worked to some folks. That’s ok. Next time I might go another route. It’s sad to see a project die. It’s sad to see any sort of dream die. This has hit me hard, but I’m pushing forward with some help.
Here are the last few donors over the past week or so.
Arthur JohnstoneRyan Dodge
J. Vanessa Dancer
You should all be receiving your money back soon. I’m still raising funds, and will give work to those who aid. Thanks you all for sharing and funding. I guess we can make a dream come true next time.
You are all aces in my deck.
I am so grateful and humbled by the generosity of friends, family, strangers, and fans. This week has been nuts. The past two weekends I’ve been working with Artmobilus doing some live paint events. It’s been worth it to interact with the community at large. There are so many beautiful and fun people out there. I actually lost my voice yesterday from talking.
So here are a few of those wonderful and generous people.
Jonathan EstradaRyan Gali
Orlando Barcena Jr
The boys from IFYW
Thanks for helping me get closer to my goal. I still have a ways to go, but I Know that with your help this will happen.
So I’ve gotten a bit of love from friends, and supporters. As promised, here’s a list of supporters that I am grateful to.
You all are amazing people and patrons to the arts. There is a special place in art heaven for you. Your name will also be mentioned in the book once we reach the goal!
I also came up with a plan of the 100 pieces I’ll be doing
12 5×5 wood panels
12 6×6 wood panels
12 8×8 wood panels
12 10×10 wood panels
12 watercolor pieces
12 variant drawing/mixed media
12 varying paintings
2 larger pieces
4 portraits (for backers of the kickstarter)
Here’s a write up about the project.
21 days left!
So here we go. The challenge of a lifetime. This is the pre-game to the big show. I just launched my kickstarter for the residency/book. I’m trying to get to my goals soon. I’ve been thinking about this book for over a year now, and I’ve been lucky enough to get an opportunity to share my talent, learn more, and get advice from a school I deeply am a fan of… SVA (The School of Visual Arts).
Now I have a month to get this all together. Saty tuned to this blog to find out more. Will I be able to go? Will I make my goal of 100 pieces? Will I buckle under the pressure, and collapse into a world of artistic insanity? Who knows? But I can promise it is going to be a hell of a ride. Memorable indeed.
Without further ado… Here is the link to my grand project. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/920816431/beyond-the-void-intensive-residency-artist-book
Celebrate to this. You can’t spell “PARTY” without “ART”.
So last week I found out that I was accepted to the summer residency program at SVA in New York. I’m over joyed and still in shock that I got in. Now I have to figure out how to get over there. I plan on starting a kickstarter account within the next few days. The funds will go to travel, materials, and a book that I plan to make at the end of this program. This is going to be one the most mentally, physically, and creative processes of my life. I plan on making 100 pieces in that time span. This includes paintings, drawings, mixed media, and maybe an installation. The process will be documented on this blog.
I’ll post a link to the project very soon. The program actually starts the day after my birthday. No that is some fate in action. I hope to have your support. Thank you all for the encouragement. You guys are the reason I keep pushing.
I recently received a packet of rice paper. This immediately got me into using my Sumi Ink. I’ve been pushing these quick studies. The process is totally different from painting. I try to slow down while also speeding up… If that makes sense. Using Sumi Ink forces me to roll with the punches. I have to work with the mistakes and use them to my advantage rather than dwelling. I think this is a philosophy I might start using in my everyday life. There are a few potential paintings in these pieces. The drastic contrast of light and dark is an element I want to bring into my paintings while keeping the bright and colorful aspect of the environment. I’m doing more experiments with this. Stay tuned for updates and new work.
It was another fine day to go out into the city to sell some work and shake some hands. This time I was joined by fellow artist Adam B. (Franklin).
We found a little spot and made jokes for the most part as we said hello to the passers by. I got three sales that day. A nice young girl from Fresno ought a piece from Adam and I. (Sorry I forgot your name dear.) She and her crew seemed pretty chill. I love people that can just laugh with strangers as though we have met before. Later a this laid back cat named Nick bought one of my drawings. He was pretty stoked about it. I was pretty stoked that he was stoked… ( So my stoke going around.) I hope they both love their new art pieces. Thanks again you guys for buying and supporting the work.
Sadly, a bike cop came by to fuck with us. We were told to leave even though we weren’t hurting anyone. In fact a lot of the locals gave us praise for being out there. It’s a shame that we can’t go out, and just show art while trying to make grocery money. The sad part was there were folks out there doing worst things then we were, and that cop just rolled by. Fuck that dude. Hurting the potential of people just trying to get by.
Ah well. C’est la vie…