Laying here restless cause I really haven't been sleep, Like often times when I'm restless, My mind seems to float back to the beginning of this creative journey. I realized that Invert The World I will be 10 yrs old in late 2016. This vision has taken me trips never imagined.
Nearly 10 years ago I found my self going thru an ugly painful divorce. Losing my wife, step daughter and a small fortune in shabby investment properties I found my self nearly homeless and moved back into my mothers house. At that point I can honestly say I know first hand that the darkness of depression is REAL and is designed to show you that you have hit the bottom and you need to get your ass up and seek the light at all cost. It's a feeling that words cat describe when you are literally left with your clothes, a Kodac easy share camera, my and my laptop. My only measure of escapism was my computer. I can't tell u exactly how I got a hold to a graphic design software. I just know it was on my computer one day and I uploaded a picture into a program. With in a month or so, I created this image...
One of my old students was pregnant and was starting an entirely new life. She took this pic and I stared at it for days and days. The voice in my head told me: "This is your journey. You must create yourself a new reality. A new world. You must look at the inverse of your situation not the current state. Do the hard thing. Do what you THINK you can't do. Trust and Never Doubt. Do this and you will change your reality forever"
So let me tell what I couldn't do in 2006:
-I knew nothing about graphic design
-I could not draw
-I could not paint
-I knew nothing about photography other than "cameras take pictures" - I knew nothing about print marketing
10 years later I can call myself an ARTIST. Emmy nominated, Published, Nationally Awarded, And widely exhibited. And honestly, I'm just getting started.
Now that we have stepped fully into 2016, make sure you have sown a seed of Vision. Nurture it and hold on for the ride. Seems like every one is searching for the "keys to success" these days. My key is. Consistency is key. And Discipline is the Key Chain. 🙏🏾✌🏾️ .
A Journey Through This Inverted World.