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Last night I had one of those ah ha moments. I was sitting in at a friends interview of Between the Notes at the Wild Goose creative space. It’s a project a local artist started up where he interviews local artists, mainly musicians on life, how they got started and what drives them, etc.. It was pretty interesting. I got to see a glimpse into the past life and brain of a friend. The topic of communication came up. Musicians make music for others to hear, not just for themselves. The conversation elaborated and it got me thinking about my own life and how I use my creative mind to communicate with others. I studied Strategic Communication in college so it started way before I even knew what I was doing with my life. Problem solving and thinking out side of the box have always come natural to me. My interests in Photography started way back in high school. So it made sense that as an artist the way I communicate is through the images in my head. I see things in a way most don’t and I want to share those images with those around me. Whether that’s online for strangers to see or printed images for my friends and family. I love exploring. Every artist has a drive. Exploring is my drive. I want to capture what most don’t see in the day to day and allow them to stop for just a moment and see the beauty and on some occasion the emotion in it.

I left the creative space feeling really good about what I am doing. You have to have drive, determination and a vision all while working your ass off to be able to get where you want to be. No one is going to do it for you.




February 15th, 2012.

Well yesterday was the first Valentine’s Day in about 8 years that I really enjoyed. Went on a date with a good friend of mine who has been on the Niki train since day one. He was going through a really bad breakup when we met. Huge red flag. But it’s been about 8 months now and I think he has come to terms with it. We hang out a lot. And by that I mean at least 2 – 3 times a week.Usually end up at the local jazz club a few blocks from me. Love the atmosphere and the people. He is good man. Funny, very smart, a musician and makes me laugh, a lot. Treats me like a man should. Not sure if anything will come about from it but I think we both may be ready to find out.