Welcome to my blog. It started out as a journal and sketch book for my 9 month trip around South East Asia with my girlfriend, but has become so much more. This trip was meant to reinvigorate my art, add a new spring in my step, and feed my addiction to seeing the world. When I started out I was not even sure if I was going to make it. Everyone thought I was mad and had bets that we would come back from the journey either engaged, married, or most likely, Broken Up. We did neither of the three, but instead came back with itchy feet for more adventure.
So many amazing things came out of the trip; I rediscovered my love of sketching, was shocked that I could write, and that the travel bug is an addiction that constantly needs to be fed.
Though we are back in the States now, I am still compiling my notes and working on the written blog. I am using them as a guideline for my graphic novel, the illustrated travelogue, One Way Ticket – South East Asia. The book details not only the crazy and exciting things that happened, but quirky cultural details that you notice while traveling. Ultimately it is a love story between two people who did not let an ocean separate them from being together.
In addition I will be writing/illustrating about new travel spots near and far, historic preservation, art and design, international dating, and planning a Wedding overseas.
In my first summary of the trip, I compared my self to a deer or a cow. One is living free and wild, the other trapped in its own crap, caged and fattened. Both might end up on the dinner plate, but only one is really living the life it was meant to be. I am happy to say that I am the deer. There is no need to cage your self in societies rules, you can make money doing your own thing and live a better life for it.
The fun never stops here, so keep checking back, the world does not stop turning and neither do I.