Our life is oddly peaceful. We live just 15 minutes from the studio and design district in Oak Cliff. Each day I get to kiss the view of the Trinity River and the incredible new bridges on my way to work.
I can finally step back and look around at what almost six years has cultivated and I can clearly see the business of my dreams. It has slowly been etched and chiseled with blood, sweat, sheer determination, and sleepless nights. To think this spark truly started as a fifteen year old selling rock star portraits for like $10. Thank you to my punk rock days and the spark that that was ignited in me.
I am often asked what is a day in the life like… It is truly a routine of collecting creative ideas, a lot of coffee, problem solving, multi-tasking… while feeling like you are completing very little. We joke that we blink and it is a new day, at least it feels that way.
With the inability to detach from the daily problem solving and manufacturing issues, I generally paint on the weekends or after hours. Loud music and solitude is a requirement to get my mojo…which typically does not work well with the neighbors or my team... I seem to always be chasing the idea of solitude. Within those precious moments I find myself incredibly thankful. Thankful for my awesome crew, my clients, and of course my family. Although it is long days and mountains of hard work, I can not imagine my life in any other form.