It's been a while.
Here's the short version: I've been serving at the shelter in Baja California for three years. I am taking a break from that ministry to attend a small bible institute in Ensenada. My main purpose for being here is to seek God's will in what to do next. It is a more complicated situation than that but those are the basics.
Art-wise, things have been good in bad. Good in that I have not lacked for client work and have been blessed with all that I've needed thus far, Gracias a Dios. Bad in that I've had very little time for personal work, and when I do get time I am crippled by perfectionism and fear of failure, old f
Been in Mexico volunteering full-time since November, and still loving it. So happy to be here, even if it means less time for painting. I get two days a week to focus on art, and evenings when necessary. Pretty much all that time goes towards client work, which would be the reason why there have been so few updates here.
But next summer, I am planning to finally hit Gencon and scout out the big-name art directors. Their marketing manager was my mentor back in Seattle, and while I'm sure he will be very busy during the convention I hope that he might be able to help me with some introductions to art directors he knows personally. Of cou
As some might remember, I was gone March through June this year to serve as a missionary in a small Mexican town, as a kind of trial run to see if I was a good fit for the ministry there. It was, as every visit has been, an amazing experience, but the longer stay and higher stakes certainly brought their own share of difficulties and spiritual attacks. I was robbed twice, let my feelings get the better of me more than a few times, and suffered a great deal of anxiety the last couple months, until I could finally reach a point of submission to the will of God and stop being so worried about everything for a change.
Anyways, I seem to have d