Hi everyone and welcome to my first blog post! This is something new for me but throughout the year I will be sharing some insight, creative ideas, and perhaps even some videos discussing and talking about juggling an artistic career and being a dad. It’s definitely a wild ride and I have hit quite a few bumps along the way, all of which I plan on sharing with you. Just like art, there is no one right way to do things as a parent but I hope what I share helps and shows you that you are not alone out there.
Just so you know who you are talking to this is me and my boy Oz. He is about 3 right now and goes to preschool, nothing full time but just half days to help him transition into the whole school schedule. He’s a wild kid and is really into Ninjago , Ben10, Superheroes, and thanks to my wife some fun educational monster games. I’ll mention the specific ones a bit later. He is super inquisitive and at an age where he is constantly asking "why" and “what is this.” It definitely is a fun age because he has wides eyes to the whole world and is old enough to understand concepts and things I explain to him.
So you might be asking why didn’t I do something like this sooner? To be honest I don’t think I was ready to as it takes some time to adjust to any schedule. From a newborn, to a 1 year old, conventions, freelance, and now a kid in school things were in constant flux. I know things will still change but I have finally figured out a routine and rhythm to keep my artistic ego satisfied while enabling me to be a better parent. This first post is long so I appreciate you hanging out for the preface. If you like what you hear so far please stick around and subscribe. Along with these “Art Dad” posts I will be adding some behind the scenes and process shots of my illustrations as well as insights into the industry. Thanks for stopping by and for spending a few minutes of your time with me. I look forward to you joining me on this art journey in future posts!