Japanese film crew in town to interview me, all part of the calligraphy lifestyle. Ken on the left runs Gallery 503 in Osaka who sell my prints. Pleasure to meet you guys.
Some of you may have noticed I’ve started to sound a lot like Oprah Winfrey in the last month or two. For those that don’t know why and might be interested I’d like to explain. Instagram, which is the foundation for all of my social media output, featured my work and I now have over 175,000 followers on Instagram. The demographic following me has changed completely overnight. I have pet shop owners in Iran following me. There are 9 year olds in Africa and 80 year olds in China who have robust opinions on what I’m doing. I still haven’t got used to this. I need to be respectful of this change. It is a dramatic and very positive turn of events, but also somewhat restricting. It is a nice problem to have, and I won’t do anything rash, but for me art is ultimately about self expression. Feeling very restricted in what I can say or do is not the way forward long term for me. Life is too short.
Love What You Do
A sincere thank you to Janine at UPPERCASE Magazine for interviewing me and featuring my work on the cover of the forthcoming fall issue #23. It is a calligraphy and lettering special issue featuring lots of talented people. Definitely worth checking out: http://uppercasemagazine.com/
You are stronger than you think.