Right when I feel I've finally reached a new level in the journey towards a more remarkable life,
BAM! The rug gets pulled out from under me.
Which is why, after the wonderful revelations I wrote about last week, I felt knocked off the rollercoaster.
But such is life.
I was wondering what my next post would be about. Should I write everyday and talk about it all, even the pain?
I struggle with that. Should I be really honest and write about the whole journey? Or would it sound like whining? Actually, I love to read blogs in which authors are honest about their struggles. It gives me insight into the fact that I am not the only one who is human. Their lessons learned often give me insight that helps me along the way.
But raw exposure is so scary. I love it in others, but to do it yourself? But it is something I have always wanted to do, so I guess I should.
But that is not what got me back here to this page. Even though it is good to honor yourself, there is nothing like thinking about someone else to get your mind off your own problems. And that is why I am here.
This past May, my daughter graduated from Cal State Long Beach (yay!) Getting her to make that commitment is a story in itself! (sorry, baby! :) Last year, when she was a Residential Advisor (that's "Dorm Mom") her RA partner was a young man named Erik Caines, who was set to graduate the same time as my daughter. One day she told me he was an art major.
Ohhh! An art major! What I always wanted to be!
Anyway, one day I saw his work and it was amazing. His speciality is animation illustration. Oh, to have such talent at such a young age! (sigh).Even though I barely knew him, I was so proud of him. There are so many of us who would have loved to have majored in art, but we copped out because we thought, how would we really make it? Too risky.
But he took the risk. I admire him for that.
Today my daughter told me that he started up his own blog, showing his work and talking about the process. I checked it out and I am telling you, his work is outrageous.
So I am here to spread the word to everyone to check out his blog and if there is anyone out there that is connected in any way to animation, I know you would be thrilled to check out his work at drawnbyerik. If you work at an animation studio, snatch him up before someone else does!
That's Erik Caines.
A wonderful young man and a great talent.
Go check him out right now!