Underground Arts Event
Most in-person events I've attended have been for my standup comedy. It only took a few years before I grew tired of the depressed comics and the competitive atmosphere. The idea of always 'being on' and having the time and energy (and thick skin) to be able to take long nights and constant criticism wore on me. To be frank, it just wasn't fun anymore. I decided to go back to my roots, back to drawing. The internet seemed to be a much easier way to connect with others about my work (instead of performing comedy at a bar at 2 am). I embraced the world of social media and began sharing my art (specifically my shoes). And, I kind of really liked it.
For years, I've been hesitant to take my work out into, you know, the 'real world.' I went way (way, way) outside of my comfort zone last weekend and I showed my paintings at a laid-back, informal art show. And, I also kind of really liked this.
I met quite a few amazing (and nice!) people, saw old friends, got a few bad vibes (can't win 'em all), but had a really really good time. Always respect yourself, your work, other people, and their work. I saw a quote the other night that really stuck with me, 'Change the world with your actions, not your opinions.' Because in the end, chill. It's art.