I’m a TV engineer, working for a network. I’m also a driven songwriter and composer of jazz, pop, and rock music.
All of which sounds now, after four years as a member on this site, pretentious, pompous and self serving. I’m not the man I was when I joined Redbubble, nor is my work. I still pursue the the same things, but not from the same view. I was pursuing art from the viewpoint where I supposed I would gain something of profit from my experience here. It was selfish, and I can’t term it honestly any other way.
I now pursue one thing in life. A thing that has now consumed me and causes me to give. It’s not a realization that giving changes everything, it’s the driving force behind the giving that does.
I have been a believer in God since my youth, but have wandered on and off the path several times, due to distractions of dreams not sanctified or refined, but inward turned and for my own gratification.
Pursuing dreams with lack of a long term goal either puts you squarely in front of the train eventually to crash in upon you, or your focus changes and you turn outward to touch others. The passion for art hasn’t changed, but the pursuit of it became secondary. I can’t do anything unless I do it through The ONE who gives me breath.
Integrity, quality and Understanding mean nothing, nor does any pursuit of art, if they are not also accompanied by a selfless love. As Paul wrote nearly 2000 years ago, they are so much brass sounding beneath the gong.
The content of my work won’t change as you look through my pages, but the intent has.