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johnfromthefuture

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Jack of all trades, master of none.


After many years of not keeping up with my DeviantArt profile, I've decided to consolidate my online dealings here and move away from using separate platforms. Where I was trying to keep all these online lives separate before, I've now decided to merge them into one big mashup. You can expect to see me post periodically about my music production, general thoughts and feelings, or just doodles from my sketchbook.


Artistically, I like traditional mediums so even though I do most of my work digitally, I usually try to replicate a more traditional look and feel. I often leave my work unfinished because I like the rough lines and how they look. (And I tend to not have enough time to finish most of my stuff.)


On the music side, I release music under the name Achira. I tend to focus on Downtempo Electronica and Ambient music typically built around piano/keyboard sounds. But, that said, I'll make whatever music makes me happy that day. You can find my work here: https://achira.bandcamp.com/.

Good bye 2021, it's... bittersweet... to see you go. Hello to you 2022! Every year around the New Year, I tend to get caught up in some kind of reflection and goal setting process. Sometimes, it's super simple stuff like in 2020: "Hey, you know, I didn't spend enough time doing yoga this year and feel stiff. So I'm signing up for that app I heard about." Last year it was more complex: I wanted to make music. Often what happens is a combination of being inside more from the cold weather and then having time off from work. When I'm off work long enough, it's like a fog clears from my brain. I get extra sleep, I spend much of my day being creative, and I start to think what life could be like "if only I could drop my day job and do this instead!" I know it's not that simple. I also know that if I had any art-adjacent job, I'd probably feel the same way: "Oh, if I could only go back to doing that computer stuff I was doing before!" Most of what makes the day job hard to deal is the
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I like to contribute artistically when I get a new tattoo. My preference is to come up with the initial concept and then pass that over to the professional to adjust and apply. That's how I've done all my tattoos in recent years - they start with a drawing of mine and we just see where it goes from there. Considering I'm running out of wall space in my house, this is a fun way to show off my own work. 😀 Well, I was back at it recently trying to design something and it was a process. A fun process... Fun, as in, "a lot of work revising something to meet someone else's requirements but the end results are worth it". I should clarify that I was trying to create two designs - one for me and one for my spouse. I posted the finals but here they are again: I went through numerous iterations to get to these. There were changes in clothes, hair styles, posture, and even the character itself. Mine, started off as just a simple penguin and ended up somewhere in a graveyard. I thought I'd
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I'm pleased to announce that my latest album, The End of All Things, is now available on all the platforms! I wrote about this a bit before when I was maintaining a Wordpress-based blog but with all the changes I've made lately, I'll repost some of that here. This album ultimately became a story about relationships, loss, and all the feelings you have in between. For me, the story takes on that of two people who had built a life together. They were happy and had all the things that you’d associate to a happy and healthy relationship, but then one of those people were taken away from the relationship. Whatever the reason, the remaining member is angry, grieving, and wishing it could have been them instead. From the viewpoint of that remaining person, we work our way through the relationship – remembering the good times at first and then becoming bitter about being left alone and being unable to connect to the world that is still around us… Drifting aimlessly until finally coming to
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