Here it is - the new year! 2021.
Made it through 2020. And although it’s not like suddenly everything is different and all the challenges are gone. There is still a lot of rough road ahead but I feel hopeful.
The night is darkest right before the dawn. Light, change and goodness is coming soon and is here now if we can only see it.
Keep breathing, keep creating and keep smiling.
My youngest son and I were driving to pick up carry out from one of our favorite BBQ places in town - Rudy’s BBQ (fun fact: I used to work at Rudy’s for a spell after college) But, as we were driving down the highway I saw this big green pickle (or cucumber?) looking thing flying down the highway. And just as it passed, I caught the name painted on the side of it ... the “Cosmic Pickle.” I thought it was pretty cool because it’s not everyday you get to see a cosmic pickle on the road. And the BBQ was amazing too.
Here are a few things I thought were kind of cool this week.
Just finished my 25th drawing for my 100 Day Project. Each one is 6x6in.
Crazy to think I have been living in Waco for over 20 years now. Moving from Iowa after high school, it was quite a culture shock and my first impressions of Waco were not favorable.
Here’s the first 16 of my 100 Day Project.
I have enjoyed playing around with different branches of my “creative tree” and also get a chance to throw some ideas I’ve had but needed a place to put them.
It’s been a good journey thus far... crazy to think I still have 84 to go but I think I have a good rhythm and ready to keep going.
I think cactus’s or cacti are pretty cool. There’s just something about their natural form and beauty.
Their quiet strength to endure some of the harshest climes and desolate settings. Not to mention some of their amazing colors, flowers and features (guess I did mention it.)
The word “cactus” comes from the Greek word “Kaktos” - meaning spikey plant.
My “100 Day Project” drawing for today >>>
My name is John Storm, I am an artist and educator.
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