A personal look at the artist behind One man, One Garage.
I forget the number now.. but this is the new chapter being written in my life. It's been a great ride so far and look forward to all the new things yet to come. The journey to this point has been winding, to say the least. I've always had a connection with computers.. even from the early age of 8, with an Apple II. (That would be considered the Dark Ages to those who didn't grow up in a world before the Internet.)
A child going into career in art makes most caring parents cringe! I liked the idea, but had to be realistic.. plus, there isn't a kind world out there waiting to a kid who can't draw very well. Computers were the tool to connect the pictures inside my head to getting them down on paper.
Fast forward 15+ years.. passed the awkward school years.. going to college.. dropping out of college.. getting my feet wet in the field of sales (of computers).. and the tide changed again. I landed in a quaint little role with a small trophy and engraving company that specialized in using new technology in lasers to customize most anything people wanted to make special. It was really one of my favorite lay-overs in my journey. The job didn't pay so much, but there were great perks of making genuine happy faces of customers. Barely anyone needs your services for a sad occasion. I saw the potential.. these tools could be used for so much more!
Years go by still.. new city.. a handful of chapters later, and I began to build my own shop. The goal is to fill it with those tools and toys to make the pictures come to life. Yes, it actually is a garage.. but with a few upgrades that make it a nice retreat in the backyard. The commute is about 30ft out my back door.
So I have to admit.. I don't like normal office hours. Creativity flows when you're busy doing all sorts of things. Whether it's taking the old jon boat out on the lake, or getting some mud on the Jeep tires.. adventure is out there. Inspiration is too. I keep a sketchbook handy to get any ideas and thoughts down. Usually it's the evening hours where I spend time at a computer bringing a sketch to blue prints to physical shape.
I appreciate you taking the time to get through that whole mess of history. I like to think it's the woven tail of all these experiences that I draw from. Expect to see clever things to come!
Life is pretty good in this chapter.