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Most know that my favorite movie, story and character is Mary Poppins. Showing humans and animation interacting together brings a child’s imagination to life. Every time I watch it I get excited, I’m either glued to the TV or singing along to the music while working on projects. So yes, it could be possible that I may have created designs for certain clients while singing “Chim Chim Cheree”. It brings me back to my childhood, it gives me a feeling that I can do anything, and that anything is possible.

Be selfish.

Everyday I wake up or before I leave my room I look at 2 things before starting my day. 1 to remind myself to go a little further or do a little extra for my career and life. The other to remind myself to accept that I am good at what I do. Sometimes we have to be selfish for ourselves. If it’s to go for greatness that is. We as people for the most part want to do things for others. I always think of others first, but sometimes you have to think of yourself to get to where you want to go. At the end of the day it’s really up to you, if you want something done, you have to do it yourself.

I believe whatever you decide to do in life as an artist you should have the perfect environment, tools needed and a great work station. Artists have to be creative, so if there’s a place you dread going to, you can’t create great work nor will you have the motivation to. If your desk is messy and you can’t work because you have no space, clean it. If you go in to your studio and the first thing you think of is “Ahh this place is horrible”, change it.  Tools are very important.  Don’t settle for things you need because they are cheap, save and get the proper essentials.  If you’re getting in to design, why settle for a PC that’ll just fail or a computer that’s not industry standard for your field of interest.  Get a MAC.  Photographer’s, same thing.  Stop using your cell phones and showing off photos as your work.  Investing in the right equipment is like investing in what life you’re going live or the type of artist you’re going to be. No matter if you work from home or work in an office, you’ll always have the need to feel creative and motivated as an artist. You’ll always do great work and come up with great ideas.

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  As promised to myself and many of you…  My new site is finally finished and live.  This time I actually put more time and thought into how I wanted it to look and how I wanted it to function.  There will be minor changes, but nothing majorly noticeable.  New added features on this site is the “shop” and “projects” section.  The shop will offer prints of my work and specialty products for everyone.  And the project section keeps you updated and myself motivated to keep doing personal work.

  I hope you all enjoy.  Thank you to everyone who has supported me, let’s continue on…  The world hasn’t ended yet.  l7umbrella.com