Revisiting Old Posts

As you can tell from my archive dates, it’s been a long time since I last posted on this blog. This blog helped serve as a sounding board for me through my formative years in college, as I sought to find myself as a young adult. I mostly tried to keep this blog to myself and a small audience, as I wasn’t ready at the time to go public.

Now, things are different, and my career is ready to move forward. My music has been published all over the internet, I have a published book, and I’ve been appointed as a special envoy and a cultural ambassador. Plus my career as a visual artist is also taking off. I’ve truly been blessed.

Revisiting old blog posts is difficult, as I’ve changed a fair bit over the years. Some of the old posts may no longer be relevant, and some I may even completely disagree with now. Nevertheless, I think the proper thing to do would be to leave them as they are, unchanged, as they are a snapshot of who I was at the time.

What I’ll do with this blog going forward, I’m not sure yet. But revisiting my old posts with the knowledge and experience that I now have will be interesting.

Octopus’s Garden

I’m no artist, but this past summer I took a digital art class to fulfill my art requirement. Below is one of the projects I had to make. It’s a surrealistic self-portrait.

And this was a comic book cover I had to make.

And this was the animated GIF I had to make. I liked the idea of continuing the octopus/under sea theme. The image actually moves and stuff. There’s a submarine that comes in, and the octopus knocks it away with one of his tentacles. Unfortunately the animation doesn’t work here, so all you’ll see is this still picture.

EDIT: If you click on the picture, you should be able to see the animation.

And here’s a water color picture I had to do in one of my Education classes. The class was about how to teach children art. I’m really no artist, but art is kinda fun. We had to paint an under-sea landscape for this project. But as you can probably tell, I’m rather fond of the sea. And purple octopus’s.

And that’s pretty much the extent of my artistic ability.