about a couple weeks ago, i flew to the city of angels LA. besides the hot weather and beautiful people, i was more excited for the korean bbq and delicious mexicano como. i was there for about 4 days, and trust me this does not do much justice with experiencing california (or LA). what i loved about that weekend though was meeting me cousins.
Other than my brother and I, all my other cousins are all old and married. But between us and the olds (LOL), there are my two other cousins James and John. I have never really seen them a whole lot throughout my life, except on a few occassions. More than anyone else, i was mad excited to meet them again.
By now your probably wondering, why is he talking about his cousins? Well let me get to it. the korean bbq twice a day for 3 days was great, but just being with my cousins was a true blessing. I didnt know this, but james is a graphic designer, and john, a painter. At ages 25 and 22, the difference from myself isnt a whole lot. They live on the other side of the US, and i in the Northwest.
I realized that these two are ingulfed in art. What does that mean? well.. i suppose its more of a lifestyle/hobby/truelife for them. From the music they listen to, to the way they think, its way different from anyother designer or artist that i have meet in seattle. not only was i blessd to talk and have fun with them, i was even more excited because these two fools were my cousins.
I realized that for myself i am too engulfed in thinking that i know what is going on in art. since my trip over that weekend, i have embarked on a transitional period. what do i mean? i have tried to take on new forms of medium. i have tried to think outside the box for my own designs. as well, i have tried to go against everything that i have known and find something new. from the music i listen to, to the way that i think, alot has changed. i have slowly rooted into a new understanding of design/art. i love it.
its funny how things work out.
i love LA
(ps, this is Acid House Kings, one of my new faviorate bands, check em out)