Apr 26, 2012

Thoughts on turning Thirty

Some of you may know I turned 30 last week. I've gotten so used to birthdays over the past 3 decades I assumed it would turn out to be no different. But then it happened. I felt like a grown up. Not older, per se, but more mature. Fortunately since it happened I've completely recovered and am back to my old/young self again.

I considered ruminating on where or who I thought I'd be at age 30 compared to reality, but I fear that would depress you and I too much, so I'll focus on the positive. At age 30, I am a husband to the most wonderful and amazing woman I have ever met. I am a father to the most energetic and joyful son I've ever seen. I am a cancer survivor. I am a student. Whatever I wanted to be is behind me now, in the words of Popeye, I am what I am.

In a way it's relieving. For so long I kept planning who I'd be, how famous or wealthy or important I'd be that in some ways it kept me from living, at least living to the fullest. Now I can stop focusing on who I might become and simply focus on who I am and what I am doing NOW.

I'll end with a cheesy quote (my favorite kind) that, while cheesy, is valid: "We don't stop laughing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop laughing." May I never grow old, just mature, and always find humor in everything and anything life throws at me.

Apr 25, 2012

Digital Painting FINAL

Many of you have seen this on facebook but I wanted to post it here and to announce it's done, and the herald of my last project of the semester!!!

The assignment was to design a toy from Toy Story, at least that's what I thought, eventually most of the rest of the class just made some sort of toy, imho. My concept was to design a pirate from the same toy company that made Woody, Jessie and co.

His name is Mac Kang, also known as the Salty Monkey, buccaneer extraordinaire! Ain't he cute?!