The Shoebox

a collection of intangibles and inspirations
Inspired by artist Andy Luce lately.  His work is fluid, light and layered—three things that I am drawn to.  This painting is from his show titled, “Slowly” in which he places as much importance on the process as the product.  I’d love to talk to him and gain insight into the words he uses in his paintings.  Definitely connect with his work and his mission…

Inspired by artist Andy Luce lately.  His work is fluid, light and layered—three things that I am drawn to.  This painting is from his show titled, “Slowly” in which he places as much importance on the process as the product.  I’d love to talk to him and gain insight into the words he uses in his paintings.  Definitely connect with his work and his mission…

A short video I made with a my friend Corey for a grad school project at the Ohio State University, Thompson Library.  He is an amazing filmmaker and all the credit goes to him for filming, editing and the music.  Check him out:

http://vimeo.com/coreyaumiller

Found a few old Polaroids from a day in September 2007 with my girl. 

One of the best days ever.

Jon Tillar, “Running in Circles”

In honor of the 4th of July and fireworks, I wanted to share this video that was created by two of my inspiring artist friends. 

Jon Tillar is an amazing song writer and an inspiration on what it is to live each moment to the fullest.  He is also the kind of guy that pursues his desires and dreams, hence this video.  He invited a few family and friends out to farm in the middle of nowhere to witness his own fireworks show.  It was awesome—in the true sense of the word. 

Another good friend, Andy Reale shot this video for his song and to document this event.  It’s amazing how he totally captured the essence of Jon in a way that no one else could.  He is an unbelievable artist behind the camera and his work constantly inspires me.

Coldplay, “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”

I love seeing how this band evolves with each new album.  They aren’t afraid to change and reinvent themselves through their style and sound.  I especially love the colors and integration of still shots in this video.  Can’t wait to hear the whole album.

"The Legend of Zelda" is one of my favorite video games/series of all time.  I remember when my older brother and I got our first Nintendo and he started playing that game—I was probably 6 or 7.  After excitedly watching him play for a while, I got my sword and pretended that I was Link and that the pillows on our couch were octoroks (bad guys).  Zac Gorman’s illustrations are so great at capturing the kid inside us all while injecting a little grown up humor.  Check him out:
http://zacgorman.com/

"The Legend of Zelda" is one of my favorite video games/series of all time.  I remember when my older brother and I got our first Nintendo and he started playing that game—I was probably 6 or 7.  After excitedly watching him play for a while, I got my sword and pretended that I was Link and that the pillows on our couch were octoroks (bad guys).  Zac Gorman’s illustrations are so great at capturing the kid inside us all while injecting a little grown up humor.  Check him out:

http://zacgorman.com/

I know nothing about this photo, but I love it.

I know nothing about this photo, but I love it.

(Source: padwack)

"The Tree of Life"

I really want to see this film.

Artist Robin Luciano Beaty in her studio that she built on her property in Massachusettes.  That would be a dream come true for me.  I really like her work—her paintings make me think of ethereal landscapes.  She does encaustic painting which looks pretty time intensive but has a really cool look.  I’d love to try it someday, somehow.  She also has annual open studio events open to the public which would be so cool to go to.  I love the idea of having people view your finished work in the space in which it was created and hope to be able to hold open studio events myself.  Again, someday, somehow.
http://robinlucianobeaty.blogspot.com/

Artist Robin Luciano Beaty in her studio that she built on her property in Massachusettes.  That would be a dream come true for me.  I really like her work—her paintings make me think of ethereal landscapes.  She does encaustic painting which looks pretty time intensive but has a really cool look.  I’d love to try it someday, somehow.  She also has annual open studio events open to the public which would be so cool to go to.  I love the idea of having people view your finished work in the space in which it was created and hope to be able to hold open studio events myself.  Again, someday, somehow.

http://robinlucianobeaty.blogspot.com/

My wife showed me this awesome site that promotes sweet style.  I’m especially inspired by the “Well Groomed: Faded Glory” wedding. 
http://www.wellgroomedblog.com/

My wife showed me this awesome site that promotes sweet style.  I’m especially inspired by the “Well Groomed: Faded Glory” wedding. 

http://www.wellgroomedblog.com/

"A River Runs Through It"

Still speaks deep to my soul.