Howdy boys and girls! Mikey (that's me) is back!
After a self-imposed Internet sabbatical, I am back – to a self-imposed, limited-internet, diet.
For the near future, I plan only to access the internet on a weekly basis. To quote about a dozen of my favorite action/adventure movies: “Remember – short, controlled bursts.”
The sabbatical has paid off big time. It has allowed me to focus more of my energy where it has been needed. The result has been a year of excitement, adventure and fulfillment.
And what a year it has been! So much has changed, and so much has been accomplished.
I have weathered storms and basked in sunshine. I have steadied some turbulent waters and rode some exciting roller-coaster s! All the while, I have been inspired, productive, and thoroughly enjoying myself.
I have lost 1 band, a longtime friend, and 3 computers; I have been reunited with almost all of my guitars and many of my longtime friends; I have played pirate in the desert and rolled the dice; I have been applauded, condemned, kissed and kicked; I have discovered new friendships; I have found support and inspiration, joy and exasperation; I have achieved many long-term goals and found new directions; I've gone out on a limb and put it all on the line – more than once, and in many ways!
I have done some soul-searching and made some tough choices; I've focused my introspection on becoming more connected with who I am and what makes me happy. I have come into my own as a creative force, and I have found my voice, as an artist and as a musician. And I am confident that where I am in the world and in my life is exactly where I should be.
I have completed some major projects, and entered some interesting competitions.
And along the way, I have created a solid metric TON of artwork! I am organizing the files to post when I pop in to say hello.
I have created this giant snowball, and I'm ready to ROLL IT!!! :)
Stay tuned for tales and anecdotes, photos, posts, links and more.
Peace and love -