Hey, Steemit! How are you all tonight? I’m coffee shop sittin’ with @vermillionfox, @guthrie, @mada and @tarotbyfergus […who’s in and out conversing with a lady friend] at @caffetto. Work is crushing me lately. I know this has become my daily therapy session on Steemit. I’ll sit in this very chair for 14 hours, finish a few clients that’ve been waiting on photos. I’ll go home feeling good about myself. Briefly think that I can take draw or watch a show with @vermillionfox, then inevitable get a text asking where and when so and so’s photos will be finished. It sucks. It’s really stressful.
When I showed up at @caffetto yesterday, I worked long in to the night, when @ghostfish showed up. @mada walked around the corner and I vented to him about what’s going on in my life. Just last week, me, @vermillionfox, @iamredbar and @tarotbyfergus shot hours of video in search of paranormal activity, at @mada’s house! Part of a big project I’ll explain later in this blog post. @ghostfish and I are chipping away at a horror anthology and have been for months. Yet another big project. Beyond that, I’ve been prattling on for a year about a crypto-comic while having regular consults with @lovejoy, @roadscape and @mada.
In his softly spoken, wise way, @mada said “…juggling chainsaws”. That is exactly what it all feels like. If I were to show you excepts from one day of my life right now, it would look like a collage of dad stuff with @guthrie, photography, ghost hunting equipment, lunches with friends about singularity moments with AI’s, mythology, coffee […or lately, water], research, graphic design, late night sketching on the iPad, 4K filming. All of those in no particular order. My brain is getting pulled in so many directions, everything too important to neglect. Genuinely, the feeling of juggling chainsaws.
Here’s a quick glimpse in to some of the things that’s are the incubation stage. There is a project that’s developing called @axiomproject. You can, and should, follow that account. I have over 20 years of experience in cinematography, video editing and directing. I haven’t done those things for the majority of my career, but I definitely have the skill sets and equipment. I wanted to do something that would lend itself to @dtube and that blossomed in to the @axiomproject. We’ll be releasing a pilot soon, but if you’re in to ghosts, this will be a must see.
@ghostfish is one of the first friends I made after moving to Minneapolis. He is an artist and writer. We used to meet at a warehouse coffee shop in NE Minneapolis called Diamond’s. We’d talk over fiction we were writing. He’s a driven creator. I love that he’ll conjure up stories whether I see him or not. We have great creative chemistry. We’re working on a horror anthology akin to Tales From The Crypt or Creep Show, only in comic book form. We’re really looking at @fundition to move the project a long after seeing the success from friends like @drwatson, @la-fumettista and @bryan-imhoff with their respective comic projects.
Lastly, I’m still treading water with my crypto-comic, which was originally titled “Cryptopia”. That’s changed since I learned of the Cryptopia exchange. This is the one that’s the closest to my heart, which is sad, because it’s the furthest from my drawing hand. I have this story so developed in my head. If I can’t draw it any time soon […appreciate that to all whales dumping 1500BTC every time the market starts to recover], I do think I’m going to re-write it. I’m sure in time when things recover and I can draw, I’ll realize the timing is exactly right, but for now, it’s frustrating.
That’s it. I’m done venting. I did need to put all of this in writing so I can parse it make sense of my life. As overwhelmed as I feel, I really excited about these new endeavors. Thanks for reading. For more thoughts of life, photography, art, illustration and the stories behind the work, follow me here @kommienezuspadt!