Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sneak Peak

Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday Musing: Not Your Average

It was a couple of years ago something in my head snapped. I had grown tired of producing "pretty" insipid work on the computer to pay the bills; the late nights and tight deadlines tied to a Mac on autopilot had begun to mess with my mind.

I kept seeing a recurring daydream of a younger me - standing in the garden at the house I grew up in with pens and pencils instead of fingers as my hands, and a big smile on my face. It reminded me of why I had started making pictures in the first place, because it was fun!

That is why I started Grits, to keep the fun in my life though making pictures that were true to making me happy.

I found a different kind of passion for Life and Art that I've always known existed but seem to have forgotten in the social fabric of mediocrity.

Then one night while drawing at my desk, it hit me...
At some point in life - people have to come to the realization that they march to the beat of their own drum. Normal doesn't quite describe these folks who often try desperately to fit in, but fail miserably.

There comes a time when we are forced to embrace the self-realization that breaking away from normal is actually a good thing.

Success is not defined by how well we fit in with "the crowd", but actually how we inspire those around us.