I’ve been slow to post recently but not because I’ve been dry on things to talk about. Just been ultra slamming getting a few things in order. New chapters in life, new endeavors, new projects, stuff like that. Fun stuff. Exciting stuff. Challenging stuff.
Something that I’ve started to really really gain more appreciation for over the last few years is good design in architecture. Being able to design something that looks amazing, yet also gives you the feeling of being able to breathe and feel mentally clear is an art.
With that said, I came across this home design on http://www.contemporist.com and had to share.
So it’s been crazy. Literally, just trying to keep my head above water chasing work, and doing everything that I can to help create some work as well. With that kind of flow though sometimes my creativity can suffer, but sometimes it can thrive as well.
Lately I’ve been quite focused on getting some personal projects off the ground. The projects that keep me up at night. The ones I cant stop thinking about. Some of these things I can get moving faster than others, and some of these things will require chipping away at them whenever I can…Slowly but surely…
One of these projects is to do everything that I can to help get a new local skatepark built in our area. I’m a father of 4 boys, and it’s just something that I want to see happen. A safe place for them to skate for themselves and with their friends. (I’ve made a living in the action sports industry for 12+ years now, and it’s just simply something that I believe in.) It’s been slow to start, but its a work in progress that will take a small army to accomplish.
I’ve reached out to the California Skateparks team to help us out in our efforts, and they have been beyond helpful in our efforts already to this point…And we haven’t even really started yet!
All I have to say is that it’s quite easy to get stuck in a world of chasing work, staying busy, and never allowing yourself to really step back to take a look at what really matters to you. I literally had to stop myself physically & mentally recently in order to do this, and I’m already starting to feel more like myself again…I have to believe that coming back to some of these basic core values will not only be fun for myself, my kids, and our community, but also help me in my work as well…The work that I make a living doing…
Please checkout, like, and share the basic FB page that we have launched for Southern Utah Skateparks below to slowly help bring attention to out efforts. It’s a small town, and a small piece of the pie overall, but the more attention we can bring to our efforts, the better chance we will have to get a new park built.
Thanks for the love everyone!
Southern Utah Skateparks
Been navigating through some stuff lately. Trying to figure things out. This quick little web nugget spoke directly to me…Well said…#DoWork
I’ll be honest, I do not know much about country music, nor do I claim to know much about it either. What I CAN say though is that I love it when people genuinely follow their hearts. Sometimes doing this can get us in trouble, and sometimes it can bring people great success. Regardless, to me, it’s honorable & infectious.
I’ve known Travis for the last 4-5 years or so, but as an ultra talented, sharp as a tac, obsessive compulsive graphic designer / illustrator. We worked together a lot in this capacity, and on some very fun and high pressure projects combined. Over time though I would slowly learn though that this was all a means to him developing and growing his opportunity to follow his heart with in music.
Needless to say I received a text message from Travis down the road one day saying how he had just put it all on black, had headed out to Nashville, and somehow had just recorded his first song titled “History” in a legit studio with some amazing people…He had made it happen…There is way more to his story than just this, but it is proof that the human spirit in its most passionate moments can transcend all.
To Buy/Share/Support “History” on iTunes right now, please click HERE.
A few stats:
• Travis is completely self financed/independent
• We shot the music video in 1 day
• There were people camping on location the morning of the shoot
• The entire crew donated their time
• All cameras and gear were donated for the shoot
• This is the first song Travis has ever recorded in a studio
• This is the first music video Travis has ever done
• This is the first music video I have ever done
• I will never forget this experience…
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I’m a little behind the curve on my most recent dose of web videos, but this is one of the most amazing tilt-shift edits I’ve ever seen. (Thanks for sharing Deven.)