First off, I launched a small Kickstarter in November.
It was successfully funded and you can keep up on the progress here.
Second, I got my Amazon Author Page
Spiffy! It's here.
And most majestically, I have opened up my Threadless Shop!
After much research, I decided that Threadless was the best avenue for selling my artwork. I'm really excited to launch this officially latter this month, but it is open for business in this pre-official launch phase too.
Expect bi-weekly graphic updates, and more fine art added to the store.
It's been quiet on here, but been loud in the workshop.
There are many MANY things coming out of the woodwork this year. I just finished scheduling production for the next few months, and the year is going to be one of the most productive yet. You won't see some of it until next year, but many things that have been in the works are coming together. It's both exciting and exhausting, which is a great place to be.
Let's keep moving forward.
Some historical inspiration for achieving your dreams, the 1900's Antarctic edition:
Mostly the old expeditions to the south we're groups of guys who had little experience in frigid temperatures traversing around doing stupid things because nobody was around to tell them they couldn't/shouldn't do it. Like walking right along the edges of the active volcanoes, meandering off into the distance glaciers because they were bored, "nah we're good lets go a little bit farther" even though they're totally frostbitten and exhausted.
The ones that lived and returned successfull usually, but not always, shared certain things:
-Calculated risk taking
-Accepting what failure meant and went full kilter anyway (usually death if not a mighty ding to their reputation)
-High spirits (Cookbooks!)
-They valued the lives of their party members.
-A desire to face the unknown
-A healthy dose of Fuck It.
The stuff of legends is made in the trials of imperfection and uncertainty.
Do a job too well, prepare, and execute it to perfection and you'll be forgotten because the story is less exciting. (Amundsen)
Do a job full kilter, damn the consequences, and you (and most of your party) will die a hero. (Scott)
But, if you bring out the best in your people with great leadership, the ability to make hard choices, and problem solve and do your best to bring everyone back alive, you become legends.
Even though they failed in the original mission, the one that happened was above and beyond what anyone could expect to survive. (Shackleton)
It's 2017, chaps. What kind of legend are you?