I'm back! Although a bit later than planned.. well just a few days. I see now that it has just been a short time since last, but to be honest, it feels like a year at least. I exhausted.
I stopped swimming, as I have been having problems sleeping and getting up in the mornings, so perhaps I should start going in the evenings instead. Swimming really cleared out my mind, so I do guess it's about due time I get back to it. I haven't been slaking though luckily. Just starting the day later.
A lot has happened the past time. Many events, concerts, and such. I opened up a patreon account as well, but no supporters yet. I think I need to keep up a better flow of posting, but to be honest.. I really hate having to spam out on social media and such, just for exposure. It's all a damn screaming competition it seems and what I desire the most is just to have a real venue for myself and others to have our works displayed. A little shop in a hole in the wall. A little sanctuary if you may.
And that I think has been set as a goal for the next 10 years. find that place, build that place. But first I need to build myself up. Get back on track in the somewhat real world with jobs and conformity. Though worry not my lovelies. I think I'm too old to conform now anyways, and it has never been an option regardless. haha!
Well.. in other news regarding this months of concerts and events, I was lucky enough to attend the viewing of We Are X Japan. An intense documentary of X Japan, one of my absolute favorite bands. Their drummer and writer Yoshiki was there as well for a Q and A. This I never thought would happen in my life, and I was lucky enough to meet him afterwards and have some precious items signed. If you haven't heard X Japan, I recommend going to youtube and look up "Art of Life" the live version.. It's 30 minutes of pure intensity and one of the greatest songs written in modern music history (actually listed next to Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen)
(My portrait of Yoshiki, done in 2013. Now signed. I'm stoked)
Anywho. I'm painting, applying jobs, trying to sleep, trying to somewhat stay in shape, and trying not to get ill before our next gig on the 17th, which is a support gig for Alfahanne at Revolver in Oslo. I think it's going to be really really cool. Hope to see you all there.
I'm going to get back to my other bubbles now. I will write again from now on. It feels nice to be back.
(Myself and Yoshiki.. a very surreal moment)