March saw the culmination of a number of different projects and ended the most stressful three months I've had since I was a college student. This month in particular offered a blend of personal and professional hurdles, opportunities which turned into difficult lessons to learn from, and a "come to Jesus moment" about the work I've cobbled together over the years and placed under the banner of The AP Collection.
I keep saying that I want to simplify things but for some reason I don't. I keep telling myself that I will write more, reflect more, and learn from my mistakes but have still failed to make meaningful progress.
In February, I had a portfolio review and one thing mentioned was if my life was hectic then it will show in my work. Trying to pull off a podcast, fine tuning my own craft, and putting together Finder Quigley allowed me to learn a lot but accomplish very little.
April is my time to focus on drawing. Current manifestations of that objective:
- Finishing up some cool TWYGA portraits for Community Human Services,
- Getting ready to interview and draw people in Bar Harbor, Maine,
- Drawing some things for everybodyloveyou.net
- Crafting some postcards for special people whose mailing addresses I have saved
- Draw some TWYGA portraits at the Lawrenceville Library (will post details soon)
That's still a LOT of shit to do but at least it's all under one catagory: drawing stuff
Included here are experiments from the sketchbook.
This car fire was something I saw the first week of March while driving through Yorktown, VA. Visiting the page in my sketchbook later, I thought about how fascinated I was watching this scene play out for a few seconds as it entered and quickly left the view through my windshield. It's easier to watch other people's real and immediate disasters than to critique and work out my own metaphorical ones.