Once upon a time, I was an advertising executive.
It seems I've always tried to reconcile the meeting of art and commerce. My left brain, told me you can't make money doing art so try a business version of it. But all I wanted to do was draw.
And an advertising career began and ended in flames.
Once an artist always an artist, you can't shake that shit off.
My friend Dana is in town. Old NYC buddies still laughing at how we muddled our way through the ad world in our 20's. Above is the year we randomly celebrated the Y2K new years in Colorado where everyone thought the world was going to end. We threw confetti, drank and took this picture.
As 2017 ends and 2018 begins, I AM grateful.
Grateful that art and commerce are starting to blur together without any effort. I look back at that zig and zag with love as I would never be in the place I am now without it.
In the second to last day of this year - I awoke from waiting on 64 people at a restaurant, giving a kayak tour where I pulled a conch out of the water to show everyone and subsequently waking up to teach a family of four from Boulder, Colorado yoga on the beach.
Afterwards, I went to work on some marketing stuff for the yoga studio, but the studio was too busy with customers. A great thing to see while sipping on golden milk and shooting some instagram feed for them in order to find more even customers.
Even been talking cameras with my baby brother so I can start shooting video.
2017 was a crazy year. Whirlwind European vacation, hurricane and a decision to let go of something solid in order to open myself more for that artist self. By just opening space, its launched something I don't think has any limits.
2018 in numerology is said to be a master year because when you add up all the numbers you get eleven. Cheers to mastering a long soul life question and happiness to all!