Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Out of Touch

Is it possible to make a summer resolution? Is June sixth months little too late to say, "hey I'm actually going to keep up with my blog from now on?" Probably. But hey, vices, vacations, and work are distracting? Give me a break. After reading The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Stephen Pressfield, I found myself intensely relating to his examples of making excuses and finding distractions from doing your work (writing, drawing, painting, etc). Whatever it may be, there is a resistance that is attributed as the opposing force to your creativity. For myself I often find that I feel sick, mentally, when I do not do my work, but with so much distracting me I let the resistance win and went through my day to day tasks only to wake up the next morning and do the same thing. My resistance came in the form of focusing my day on when my next shift was at the bar I worked at, what errands I had to run, and what paper I had to write. Even though I had free time in between all of those distractions I still fed the resistance by watching tv or scouring the internet for new trends online (that even though I wanted to blog I probably wouldn't because my resistance had turned into an uncontrollable monster).  

Now I am working to excersize my creative muscles again, it has been difficult but it is like riding a bike, you never forget. Here is the first post of my summer of creativity, with some photos from my recent trip to San Francisco to visit the man behind www.forthefreedom.com. On my trip I also met the ladies behind Beautiful Savages, these North Dakota natives, clad in Brandy Melville, were welcoming and so very fun. Immediately they asked to take my picture for their blog and I ushered them to join Lookbook.nu, it's funny to think that techgeeks get together and go on and on about the latest who knows, and when you get a bunch of fashion obsessed girls together it's exactly the same. 

Anyways heres to a summer full of organic mint mojitos, battling my resistance, and working as a fine dining server at one of Boulder's premier restaurants.  Lord help me. 



Photo by Rob Schanz www.forthefreedom.com

Photo by Rob Schanz www.forthefreedom.com

Photo by Rob Schanz www.forthefreedom.com

Photo by Rob Schanz www.forthefreedom.com

golden gate bridge

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Liquid Watercolor

Liquid Watercolor and Ink

Liquid Water Color, Oil and  Acrylic about 5 feet by 4 feet 

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