I got Isaiah a little gift today. I bought his entry into the Art House Coop’s Sketchbook Project.
If you haven’t heard about it, definitely check it out, it’s a badass project.
Beyond the obvious exposure to Isaiah’s art, we’ve both been in a tiny creative funk lately. We both have many creative outlets, but Isaiah’s main priority is definitely art. Obviously, his most recent endeavors in graphic design are encompassed by art…but there’s something tricky about confining an artist to a computer…they never get to see the full glory of their work in print. Isaiah has been a graphic designer for more than ten years and has the most marvelously creative eye I’ve ever seen.
But the painting, oh, the painting. The painting that hangs half finished. I’ve been nudging him to get back into his original love of painting and drawing for more than one reason. First, to finish said half-finished painting. Second, because it’s too easy to get into ruts when you’re not getting to see your work’s full experience.
I enlisted him in The Sketchbook Project, to which he hugged me sweetly and said, “Thank you, baby,” in the most humble tone I’ve heard in a long time from this egomaniac. I kid.
I can’t wait to share some of his projects along the way, he’s really brilliant, kids.
Who wants to give Isaiah a gigantic round of applause with me?