Maze-ing maze 360
Maze-ing Maze 360
“To achieve your goals you don’t have to give 100% everyday, but everyday give a 100%” Me
So the following post is what I wrote before I quit. I still have drawn a few mazes since last Thursday but I got home and decided to quit 359 days in. It didn’t hurt like I thought it would because let’s be real I had 359 up to that point and made so much more progress than I expected. I quit because I looked at my life and felt I didn’t deserve to complete a goal having lost so much the past year. My family is falling apart, my business cost us our apartment, and I’m separated from my wife. So what the hell would make hitting 365 days of mazes any better?
So moving forward for those visitors that enjoy my work. I will continue to share my new work with you and my daily work will continue with the exception of no deadline on finishing. Two days a maze is more likely. I’ve learned so many things that can take my art to the next level and time and experimentation is the best way to express that verses quantity. However I will share a new major goal that I plan on achieving during the next 365 days. If I’ve learned anything from this project is that I have to try everyday and give 100% during every attempt.
Maze 360: I chose this quote because I was at the library and saw Jessie whom I met years ago. I told him I was going to make a book of mazes with a game. I didn’t realize how long ago that was but I’m still not done (the mazes are). But he said regardless you’ve still been working. And I realize he was right even if my original project is not finished. And my thoughts were the quote as stupid as it sounds it makes sense!
So this morning I woke to another great email. My friend and mentor Pam Boyd http://pamboyd.wordpress.com/ contacted me because she was visiting Denver and wanted to take me to lunch. She has a book “The Miracle I Almost Missed” about navagating the “maze” of relationships, featuring my mazes on the cover and throughout the book. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/the-miracle-i-almost-missed-navigating-the-relationship—-?keyword=the+miracle+i+almost+missed+navigating+the+relationship+…&store=allproducts&iehack=%E2%98%A0
It was such a treat to share a meal with her and get to meet her in person. We have shared several conversations about her work, my art, life and relationships over the past few months and meeting was the final piece. I thanked her for believing in me and my art enough to accompany her words. Trying to complete a task a day is tough with life and all. But having angels like Pam emailing me when she can read, or see the depression of life creeping in on my posts has made this crazy year easier.
So again thank you Pam and her husband Bernie for being fans and believing in the crazy maze man!!!!