The Heart And Mind Are Heavy

 Spring time and the fields are filled with wild daisies. 

Spring time and the fields are filled with wild daisies. 

So.....I haven't died. Hahaha... It has been a while since I have posted anything and for that I am sorry. Truth be told I've taken time away from really posting anything on any of my social media except for one..... and it's just been a constant storm of frustration. With everything that has been going on in my country and the world in the last two weeks it's just been extra stress on an already stressed out time. I had written out several posts about how I wanted to address it, but I found that talking about in my podcast actually was the best way to do it. Unfortunately, after I had posted it, things took a turn into a more chaotic state.

Watching a man be murdered on camera really struck a nail in the soul for me and I haven't quite recovered from it in all honesty. With all that's going on right now I just want to say this one thing. Regardless of what your perspective is, you can love something and be proud of it, be loyal to it, and still recognize it's flaws and it's weaknesses. Loving our country, for example, doesn't mean you can't be critical of it. It means that by recognizing it's flaws and using critical discussion and thought you are showing true patriotism because you are proving that you want it to be better than it is. For now, that's all I want to say on the subject. Stay safe out there and be good to one another.

Transitioning to another happier subject. This weekend is the annual Tualatin Artsplash art show and I will be participating this year with a booth! Last year's show was such an enjoyable experience and I am looking forward to going. If you are interested the show will be Friday - Sunday 11am โ€“ 6pm each day. There are a lot of great local artists with some awesome musical guests! It's going to be hotter than hell this weekend so make sure to bring or pick up some water!

In other great news, especially for those of you who subscribe to my YouTube channel, I am working on developing a webseries focusing on the Pacific Northwest. I have been spending weeks building the Kickstarter application and will be sending it in shortly. I am super excited because this is a project I have been wanting to do for a very long time and with some help I think I could bring it to life.

I hope that you guys will help support it come to fruition and even if you can't donate I hope that you'll share it with your friends and family!

I am going to leave it there for now, I have a million things to do to get ready for the weekend and not a lot of time to do it!

Make sure to follow me on Instagram, Subscribe to me on YouTube, and follow the podcast on Souncloud! Great things are going to happen.

Be smart, be strong, and be fearless.

Love to you all,

Stephen