Sunday, January 1, 2012

Reflect 2011

The above image is 10x14 oil on cardstock.

To try and sit back and reflect on this year is overwhelming to say the lest. There are just so many things that have happened in 2011 this it is impossible to go though all them. I would say it has been an amazing year on so many fronts, but the last few weeks of it have been less then great and that is coloring my feeling about the whole year, which is so unfair in so many ways. I am not going to go into what has happened over the last few weeks as I truly hate it when I see people complaining on any social media about their lives. Lets just say that the last few weeks of 2011 were very difficult to deal with a from more then one angle.

Highlights :
Watching my Son grow a year older, learn to talk, and the first time your child tells you he loves you is a moment unlike any other. Also I might add watching him dance is the stuff of legends.

Seeing my wife continue to grow as a mother … there are no words. In 3 years I have never heard her complain about anything regarding motherhood in anyway, we are talking about a women that gets no more then five hours of sleep a night ( on a good night ) for the last 3 years and looks at that as a reward for the time she has with our son. Seeing the way she loves our son blows away all other notions of love I have ever known, never heard of or seen a better mother in any and every way.

My trip this year to San Diego Comic Con was amazing, had such a great time with Kasra doing what we do. Kasra is one of the most outstanding people I have ever known, and I am truly grateful in everyday for our friendship. Although I do pity him at times for having to deal with me.

Getting the chance to put out another Saltillo record has been a great thing, can not wait to hear what people think of it. It is a really different record then Ganglion, so I have no idea what everyone will think, but I am very proud of it. I had forgotten how much I loved recording music. I will add I am working on the next one now as well...

Things have been great with artwork, being able to put out MONOCYTE has been nothing but amazing, and the reaction from everyone has been amazing. Getting into Spectrum 18 was a truly great feeling. Had the privilege of doing some personal artwork as commissions is one of the best feelings in the world, and had quite a few of those this year, not to mention all the other work like all the covers, TMNT, GI JOE, The Thing, all the HP Lovecraft books, Mark Twain, Dungeons and Dragons , Proof, The Hellbound Train, Crawl to me, The Dunwich Horror and so many others. I could not be more grateful for all of it.

I could just go on and on about this year and what great things have happened, but I just wanted to write a few of them down as a record. Thanks for reading my nonsense. But Thank you all who have supported me in my artwork and music, it means more to me then I could ever articulate.