One more class to go and I'll have my degree. Started out in scientific illustration and somehow ended up here. Like drawing, it's helpful to think of biology as a complex 3-dimensional puzzle. New stuff in the works! Still drawing/practicing every day. #biotech
-- Three years ago I worked at a pizza place in Woodbridge, VA.-- I had an incomplete biology degree. Student loan debt. No car. A history of unfinished projects, failures and half-assed attempts.
During this period I stopped creating.
I lost interest in drawing, writing, designing, sculpting, programming, soldering, sawing, hammering, taking shit apart. BUILDING.
I lost interest in the one thing that enabled me to MYTHOLOGIZE MY LIFE. The one thing I had complete control over.
Instead, I consumed. I read everyone else's opinions. Watched everyone else's shit. Used technology created by someone more intelligent than myself.
I began living someone else's myth.
One day at work I made a STUPID BET with my friend that I could take a random word - "Peargorg" or " Pear Gorganzola" (the name of a pizza we made) and turn it into a recognizable brand name/style.
We laughed about it. He probably forgot about it.
I couldn't stop thinking about it.
What kind of person would have the willpower to follow through with something so improbable, so ridiculous?
For months, years on end?
I had no idea.
But regardless of whether I failed or succeeded -
I NEEDED TO BECOME THIS KIND OF PERSON.
PART 2 COMING SOON. #sketchbook#moleskine#sketchbookpro#micron#drawing#motivation#persistence#keepgoing#inktober