Sunday, July 24, 2011

Amy Winehouse 1983-2011

On a more dismal note, it saddens me to hear about the death of Amy Winehouse. My good friend, Maxx, turned me on to her music a few years ago before she hit it big here in the states. Her music and soulful styling have inspired me oh so many times. Rather it be during a simple drawing session or just a long car ride after a hectic day, Winehouse's music just had a way of capturing a soul and just telling it to " just relax". Back to Black is probably one of the few albums that I can listen to from start to finish on repeat and never get tired of it. She was just that damn good! Say what you want about her outside antics and tumultuous personal life, but you can't deny the sheer amount of talent and presence that woman displayed in her music. Without her, the world might not have been given the proper chance to embrace newer international talents such as Adele.

Addiction is a powerful thing and not something that should ever be taken likely. The inner demons of the soul are a powerful thing to deal with and overcome. It's truly heartbreaking to see that the world has lost yet another gifted young talent to pressures of stardom.

May you rest in peace, Amy Winehouse.

"Back in the game, baby!"

It's been a busy time these past couple of months and, unfortunately, none of it has been art related. Between health issues and moving, it just feels like any type of productive work has been pushed to a screeching halt. My drawing hand is just itching to get back into the swing of things. I have tons of new ideas that I have just been waiting to try to put on paper, but, between all of the personal life craziness mentioned above, i just haven't been able to make anything work. Here's to hoping that once the final box is unpacked here at the new place, things can go back to normal!