prismatic spectrum

My time at the gym feels like when you go swimming. When you dive so deep, you become self-aware and pay close attention to your senses. Hold your breath and feel the pressure against your chest. Your hearing grows a little muffled with the water all around you. Listen, the world is growing silent: the only thing audible now is your heart. Your whole body works hard to keep you alive. Find peace here. The moment you resurface, the instant you inhale, take a deep breath and let the air revive you. This is what I feel.When I think about these experiences, I’m reminded of the phrase, “keep your head above water.” I know a handful of people who are barely above the surface, but they’re okay with just that. Some people settle for mediocrity, (maybe even less) because they refuse to put anymore effort. While it’s nice to know you’re thriving, you don’t let yourself grow if you’re always JUST making par. “There comes a point in time where you have to get uncomfortable in order to make any progress.” …
Just “keep your head above water,” but remember, “no pain, no gain.” All are equally important.

Head Above Water (excerpts) - full entry via livejournal.
Photograph: September 2014 - HYDRO: Plus - by Kai Sutton.

My time at the gym feels like when you go swimming. When you dive so deep, you become self-aware and pay close attention to your senses. Hold your breath and feel the pressure against your chest. Your hearing grows a little muffled with the water all around you. Listen, the world is growing silent: the only thing audible now is your heart. Your whole body works hard to keep you alive. Find peace here. The moment you resurface, the instant you inhale, take a deep breath and let the air revive you. This is what I feel.

When I think about these experiences, I’m reminded of the phrase, “keep your head above water.” I know a handful of people who are barely above the surface, but they’re okay with just that. Some people settle for mediocrity, (maybe even less) because they refuse to put anymore effort. While it’s nice to know you’re thriving, you don’t let yourself grow if you’re always JUST making par. “There comes a point in time where you have to get uncomfortable in order to make any progress.” …

Just “keep your head above water,” but remember, “no pain, no gain.” All are equally important.

Head Above Water (excerpts) - full entry via livejournal.

Photograph: September 2014 - HYDRO: Plus - by Kai Sutton.

add another one to my parody / homage series. Kai challenged me to illustrate something based off of a film, so I had to do some homework before jumping in. After much searching, I found an old “Alice in Wonderland” poster from 1951. The pallet and style looked easy to execute. It was those little details in the background that I struggled with the most. I put images of Laddie (my dog) and Lola Mayme (my grandmother) who have both passed away - as well as some flowers, a keyboard & guitar - just some images I hold close. It think it looks great now, but there were many drafts that came before this where I said, “I don’t think I could do this.” Just keep trying at it and you’ll get there. You wait and See.

wacom + ms paint / approx. 20-25 hours give or take. maybe more, because I struggled in the beginning. I lost track of time.

ms paint - prizm in deluxe style on deviant art: http://fav.me/d80xmns

False Acts of Kindness Everywhere (excerpt)

Whenever I’m frustrated about someone’s behavior, Kai reminds me that these people exist so I have an example of how not to live My life. This is how to turn a Negative into a Positive: harness and transform it into a life lesson. It’s a fairly Zen outlook, but that doesn’t mean that the people don’t get on my nerves. What bothers me is while it’s good to be comfortable with yourself, sometimes these people forget or ignore how their behavior effects others. Start looking for False Acts of Kindness Everywhere. You might find clarity and understand how to better live your own life.

False Acts of Kindness Everywhere

full thoughts and details on livejournal.

dream: military discharge (excerpt)

I equipped my own armor suit and for a minute, I felt like I was part of a super unit. I watched my peers get called in before me, I was so anxious to jump into action. People were taken off the grid one by one, until it was my turn to step forward.

When the recruiter rang me up, I gave them a status report. I stated everything I perceived in my opponent, strengths, weaknesses; all of my unique abilities and advantages against a given rival. I was so confident in myself that I said I would come out a winner. The operator went quiet; they told me that the job was too dangerous for a person of my caliber and that I was not ready for action. I was a bit offended that they challenged my skills, so I left my cell and slid down the rails to find the operator. When I landed, their station had been shut off. I tried to scream, but my voice grew thin.

dream: military discharge - full entry on livejournal.

even my own dreams are stopping me from what I want.

Fathom’s Sirens. Read More: livejournal.

Fathom’s Sirens. Read More: livejournal.

"Shadows of the Damned" was one of the scariest games I’ve EVER played. It’s a few years older now, but still worth trying in my opinion. You can read my article on ReviewHat and check it out for yourself!

laugh at yourself
prisma: damn
prisma: he fooled us all
naokai: YES!
prisma: like when u found out that the fruity pebbles u been eating are just fruity dino bytes
prisma: and u still like them
naokai: haha
prisma: hahahaha
prisma: omg laughing too hard at my own stupidity
naokai: haha
Can’t Find My Notes…

littlezotz:

I had jotted down some “romantic” notes for a story I’m writing and now I can’t find where I put them. *grumble*

I found this:

I’m sleeping with him, but he dreams alone.

And this:

You once called us “embers”… Our flame was extinguished but there was always something burning between us, just beneath the surface, ready to reignite again at a moment’s notice. Do you still feel that way? Because I’m ready to be burned alive.

But that’s it! And I know I’d written down a third thing — which I’m assuming was better (because I’m not entirely taken with the ones above) — but I can’t find it. I looked in all of my fiction notebooks! :\

Now I’m thinking I probably tossed it. I don’t usually do that, but every once in a while I’ll get so embarrassed by something I’ve written that I never want anyone else to come across it. And, clearly, romance isn’t my best genre (but I like a challenge!). >_<

Has something like this ever happened to you?

I lose track of notes now and then - I tuck some away when I feel finished, but that’s only because I’m tired of trying to make it “work”. I do this on scratch paper, notebooks & digital entries. I’ll stumble upon lost notes again after weeks/months/years of absence and the composition will *finally* make sense and I’ll know what to do with it. But for the most part, I let unfinished business sit, until I’m ready to do something with it.

What scares me is if and when someone finds my notes and hands them back to me. It happened once at the arcade: I left some of my drawings and poems in the office, so a coworker gave them back to me. I didn’t sign the notes, but they thought they were something worth keeping. It turns out, the notes were babbles of a day dreamer - I felt embarrassed that I had left something stupid behind. I do not like to leave paper trails.

Paris Draws: Progress
littlezotz replied to your post: Look at you go! haha. You’re getting better every day. :D
And to think, it all started with yours! ;) … still waiting on some people’s payments though, so I may start slowing down. still fun to draw, just don’t wanna over work myself without rest or reward.
Paris Draws: commission

yeha:

groin-twerk:

puremystery:

groin-twerk:

even though you drew me this pic puremystery I am still gonna pay you.

I love it so much. Thank you.

time to pat myself on the back & give this man a high five across the skies.

WHO ELSE WANTS A DRAWING? DONT FORGET: TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

yeha we need matching Icons. come on.

Can I please be sailor Saturn…please…

I charge $5 per drawing. if you would like your own rendering, please send me an image(s) you think suitable of yourself and I will do my best to deliver a portrait within a few days time. Thank You. :)

Paris Draws: commission

groin-twerk:

even though you drew me this pic puremystery I am still gonna pay you.

I love it so much. Thank you.

time to pat myself on the back & give this man a high five across the skies.

WHO ELSE WANTS A DRAWING? DONT FORGET: TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

I’m on a Roll ! Can’t Stop. Won’t Stop.

I’m feeling good about my work lately, so I’m going to leave this gig available for all of you wonderful people on the internet. LETS DRAW!

Sanodg Works (2006) & Futura Works (2014)

http://fav.me/d78xdpx (full) & http://fav.me/d78xdqc (cover)

keeper. this thrifted coat is too fresh.

keeper. this thrifted coat is too fresh.