Sunday, November 28, 2010

More than thankful..


I hope everyone got stuffed over their break :)

My thanksgiving break was a chance to slow down and be really thankful. I complain alot. (Im a complainer by nature and a cynic to boot.) Sometimes to the point of really missing out on life. Crazy how insecure you can get when you get marrried and how much more so when you have a child.

Im so thankful for my wife who is the love of my life and the one who made me want to be a better person. My family who helped mold me. My son who taught me the biggest lesson of all: that life is delicate and nothing is forever. To live with purpose... My daughter who is teaching me that life is beautiful and that I should be an active participant. And finally to the people who come by here. Drawing has been my saving grace. An escape. And to have people to share it with has been healing. So to you I cant thank you enough for stoppin by and lookin at this one guy's scribbles.

Thanks for showin me the good in the world.

Keep on keepin on!


14 comments:

nate v said...

thank you thank you! im gonna be a dad next month so youre words hit home hard. with her coming, i feel my life has much more meaning and i think its reflected in my work. thanks so much for opening up and once again your art is tyte.

Andy J. Latham said...

Lovely reflections there Mel, we all need to be more grateful for what we have sometimes. I too am trying to be more positive lately. I think it allows you to conquer so many hurdles.

tinylittlesandra said...

To True Mel! Thanks for the reminder =)

Fantastic work as always - particularly love the guy in the sailors jacket. Great lines, use of color and texture... I really like it.

Looking forward to more.

Ken Chandler said...

So many congratulations Mel! She's a beautiful little girl! As ever thanks for sharing your work with us. You truly are amazing! Keep it up.

coNs Oroza said...

"Drawing has been my saving grace. An escape. And to have people to share it with has been healing."

Definitely! I couldn't agree more with the text you wrote.

Your sketches are always fun to look at, so thanks for sharing them :) I feel I should comment more here, haha.

Vee (Scratch) said...

Thank you too!

Richard Gaines said...

Mel! I'm really happy to see that you're still going! You're art has gotten even better and I look forward to more.

Anonymous said...

incredibly deep words-

you seem to have it all in perspective.

looking forward to more work.

Justin Rodrigues said...

Dude! awesome stuff as always man. Glad you had a great holiday!

Adrian Lubbers said...

It is I who am thankful for you Mel. Your honesty and kind words are an inpiration.

Your art is pretty cool too!! LOL

Megan Nicole Dong said...

Touching words and lovely art :)

Will Terry said...

Love the freshness of your drawings! Guy Francis hipped me to your site a while back. Great to stop by and see what you're up to. We are a lucky bunch aren't we - to be able to draw for a living...do you ever pinch yourself and ask if this is really real?

My kids don't tell me directly that often that they like what I do but I hear them brag to their friends from time to time, "My dad is an illustrator - this is his book...."

Illink said...

THanks for sharing with us!

Darnell

Al Hasnawi said...

smooth lines, your artwork fantastic !