Thursday, April 3, 2014

Be nice

I usually post doodles. This morning I was sitting having a coffee while doing some work... before I went to work. I was beside some average, well dressed middle age folks when I heard them use 'autistic' as a slight towards someone they obviously don't like/ think is weird. I turned to them and said my son is autistic, and asked if they were using the term as a slight(whether he is or not is not the issue here). They didn't answer and mumbled sorry, then changed their topic. I am so tired of hearing people use expressions like “I think the guy is slightly Autistic” Or “I don't know what is up with that guy. He is definitely a little Asperger's” as a slight towards people who have differences, challenges or have different social abilities. Think about going through life not being understood. Think about going through life with no friends. Think about what it actually means to be truly lonely. Think about trying your best and having people make fun of you or avoid you due to a less than common ability to react, interact or understand. The reality is that most of these people are probably more interesting and have a more unique outlook than neurotypical people, but need others to give them a chance. The reality is that most adults are boring drones that have lost all creativity in their lives and live only to the expectation that a narrow minded society has forced down their throat/ or onto their TV. In nature, we find difference beautiful and unique. It is commonly something that is embraced and enjoyed. In society most people spit in the face of our differences and have no patience for anything outside of the box unless it is cast in a spotlight, only accepting it due to some fantastic media exposure. The average person might not be able to understand the feeling of happiness that an individual may get from the simple act of being able to have someone listen to them with patience, or not having people run away/ avoid from a conversation with them. Simple things can fill peoples life with ease, comfort and happiness. Everybody deserves a chance. To use peoples challenges as a joke or a slight is actually pretty disgusting. If you have the nerve to use Autism, Asperger's, or ANY other challenge people face as a slight – take a minute to imagine your yourself, your child, brother sister or friend, living an empty life due to the fact they are simply trying their best to be themselves yet being excluded from what should be a good/ happy life on earth. There is no such thing as “I don't mean anything by it...” What you mean when you say this is that you have forgotten why it is you are here. I would argue that it is not to celebrate what you have and how great it is, or easy it seems...rather to try and share some of your fortunate life and give some love to those who need it. While we are here...we should try our best to be nice. I am very very far from perfect, but I try my best to have a heart and compassion. End of rant. Time to go to work.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Characters in Rhythm - Pictoplasma

I couldn't be happier that the video I created for Renee and Jeremy has been selected to screen this year in Berlin at Pictoplasma. I love the folks that run the festival, I love the festival...and I think the vid is really sweet. IF you are in Berlin, please check it out!!! xo

Thursday, August 16, 2012

iphone drawings

I have the crappiest drawing app on my phone. It is tough as hell to know where the pen is going to be when you put it to the screen...oh ya...I also have a crappy stylus. It is useless- but today told myself I would love it. Who cares about expecting it to work! Here are some skytrain sketches

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Amy Handler is Alright!

A couple of cute drawings I did for a super talented, creative and kind lady Amy Handler. Check out her radio show The Kids are Alright! One of these days I'll take a picture of my little guy wearing a T she made with the designs. Sweetest stuff!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Renee & Jeremy - "Yellow"

This was a crazy project, no time, limited budget. I like how it turned out. It feels like a nice sketch to me. Hope you like it. xo

Friday, November 18, 2011

What does Conan have in his hair?

Episode 5

The producer of the show indicated that we have to target a younger audience. We fired our old prop designer and hired an old industry vet. Hope it agrres with you :)