Tuesday, December 29, 2015

I am giving you Permission!



I am giving you permission!

Has anyone ever told you that? Have you every been granted the freedom to just create whatever you wanted to?

Take a moment for yourself. Close your eyes and just let your mind wander and roll to the ends of your imagination. No barriers, no stop signs or fences, nothing but endless free space just for you.

Now open your eyes. Remove the blind fold of what society expects to see from you. Open your eyes to the real world, one where you live your own life without the influence and judgement of others.

Let me be the first to welcome you. Even if there is no one else who believes or supports you or thinks you can do it. I want you to know that i am here, I believe everyone has the power and option to do whatever it is that fires up their heart.

So please leave a comment below, what is is that juices your soul, what ignites your passions and sets you free?

I am giving you permission to set yourself free and be the person you feel you should be.



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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Invitation from Noah fine art

"The Invitation" from Noah Fine Art

Looking at this picture and reading about the meaning was amazing for me. My key take away was the idea of "I don't have to have everything figured out right now."

Why is it that this idea and concept makes so much sense, but yet i haven't thought about it. And here i am thinking in circles and struggling with trying to have my entire life figured out and in order right now.

Now as i look at this beautiful angel. A kind face and wide open arms, letting me know its ok. I am on a journey and there is still a long unknown path ahead of me.

Keep pushing forward and keep learning. Every day will be a new experience with new challenges. Just know that you have support as you push through and overcome them.


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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Have you ever wanted to learn how to save or reproduce your Sculptures?



Creation is something that has always been very fun and interesting to me. I love creating my own characters and creatures and being able to really bring them to life. But what happens after i make it? Where do i go from there?

I have created a new video to help you mold and cast your new piece of art that you have created. Now i do have a few time lapses and videos on my Youtube channel that show you the process but what i created here is very in depth. I go on to describe the entire process of making a silicone mold, doing a plaster jacket, then rotocasting in resin and backing with foam. I do this for 2 pieces so that i could share the differences for molding a wall plaque and for doing a character bust statue. A total of 5 videos that run approx 2 hrs 45 min

Highlighting using rebound 25 silicone, comparing that to mold star 20T, the brush on method, casting with smooth cast 325 as well as some tips along the way.

Find it here along with my other video tutorials - www.gumroad.com.alteregodezines

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Creating Hope!



Have you ever looked into the eyes of a child? A child who takes on the challenge every morning to survive. To defeat the odds and live another day. That Sparkle you see is Hope!

Hope was created based on that feeling, that fighting drive and the purpose is to help those in need. So in that spirit i created this piece and will be donating 25% of the proceeds to acres of love, The ingane family forever home. A charity to build a home in africa for children with special need and need medical attention.

This video is Free to view and watch, any donations will be greatly appreciated and any up to $5 will be put to good use with more pieces and videos to help others. If you would like to donate beyond $5 every penny over the $5 mark will be donated to the ingane project.

https://acresoflove.webconnex.com/NoahU

http://alteregodezines.storenvy.com/products/15513051-hope


I have the full process available to watch for sculpting and 2 different paint schemes available here


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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Inspiration from Finding neverland



I watched Finding Never-land the other day and was inspired by the idea and message. 

What happens when you let your imagination run wild? True and free without a leash. You are no longer tied down by the rules of the real world, Your dreams are not contained in a box. You don't allow yourself to be held back by anything.

When we follow our passions and let our imaginations run wild we create our own fresh new path with mysterious wonders around every corner. Nothing but fresh clean air to fuel our travels. This is the path that was meant for us, an open Journey for us to discover. Unfortunately over the years fear and society has tried to pull the plug on this dream for most of us. They have injected the feeling of safety within a corporate position. The sense of norm you feel as one of the sheep in the herd. And then when we fall victim we get trapped, captured by society and the normal.

I don't want to be ordinary, I want to be extraordinary. I want to let my imagination run wild and be free. 

The possibilities are endless and should not be contained or held back. 

Go out there and be YOU!



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Tuesday, December 8, 2015


This is a bulls eye or a target right?

Do you you know how to win?

Of course we have learned the rules and know where we need to hit and we practice our aim over and over again until we hit it.

But what if it wasn't that simple? What if it was your turn but you were not sure what to do or where to throw. Would you ask for help?

This is something that most of us struggle with on a  daily basis. In our lives and especially in the lives of creatives we are not really sure about what our targets are. We are trying to build something without truly finding our ground and thinking about the path to the finish and where we want to be a few years down the road. Whats even more amazing is that if we are playing a game we will ask for the instructions and help, but in life we feel we need to run alone. 

Now i know we have to learn a lot on our own but there is no shame in learning and running with a pack, friends can help push us farther that we ever dreamed for ourselves. We go to teachers and mentors for learning techniques and specifics but most of us don't look for mentors to guide us in our lives.

Really think about what you want for yourself and where you would like to go. Then push for it. 

A target is easier to hit when you know where your aiming!


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Friday, December 4, 2015

Don't let the struggles get you down.



I am a human being. I have accepted that i will fall off or get down on myself for certain things. I have even been told that i am too hard on myself, but i guess i am just shooting for my very best. Anyway i have been overwhelmed the past couple months with some things that have been going on , both personal and with my brand. I'm trying to remember that we all need a little help sometimes to pick us back up. 

I am not going to run life alone but in the company of those that pick me up and push me to be me.

So for everyone out there that is feeling down or going through a rough patch i want you to read this. Remember that you are not alone and at those times when we are in the rough of things is the moments before we spring into an amazing opportunity. Pick yourself up and let others in to support you.

"It is not the fall that defines us. It is how we rise after we have fallen."


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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

What do your mornings look like?



Whats your favorite morning routine?
Do you have a special system that gets you going?
Share it below i would love to hear your thoughts and tips on what gets you going every morning.

For me it starts the night before. I do my best to have and accomplished night. If you go to bed satisfied then you will wake up determined to take on the new day. After i get up i have to my shower. The hot water gets my blood pumping and my brain wakes up. The steam ignites my ideas and they start spreading like crazy and by the time i get out i have a full head of notes to jot down. 

On my Gym mornings i just get up and groomed and then just go. Putting on my headphones tunes ou t the world and i just start moving. About an hour of exercise gets the endorphin's cranking and i'm wide awake. Then my shower gets those ideas flowing and i'm ready to start my day.

Final thing after my shower or before the gym is my amino energy in juice or Gatorade or a fruit smoothie. I dont drink coffee or like the taste of it so this little concoction is my morning go to and it gets my alert and prepped and energized for a full new day.

A special plan and a good morning sets the pace for a very good day, unfortunately missing or forgetting a small aspect has potential to throw me off or give me that feeling of i'm forgetting something.

We all have our own systems that works for us. What works for you?



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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Stop Waiting! Just jump in and start!


Do you feel like your Tied up by your mind?

Are you waiting for that magical moment where everything goes right? Where the stars align and the pieces of the puzzle fall into place and just fit together perfectly?

Don't wait! Just jump in and do it. Go after that dream!

So what if everything isn't together or just right yet. So what if your not feeling like doing it now. You might think there's something going on or pulling you back but its mostly in your mind. We all have to learn to play hurt. Your never going to wake up and be in a perfect place and if you are waiting for it you could miss out on so many golden opportunities. 

When you put yourself into action and you just start doing all of the ideas just start to rush you and a snowball effect occurs when you least expect it. The action opens up your mind and allows for amazing thoughts to be created.

Look at one of your favorite athletes, when they get a bruise or a sprain do they call out or not show up? Think about it.

Are you Making Excuses!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Reimagine Conference Recap 



I just had an amazing weekend of learning. A total drink off the fire hose and im still just trying to process it all. A weekend with friends and family sharing life and enjoying the experience.

Still trying to take it all in and trying to make sure the information i learned is put to use and not just staying locked in the back of my mind rotting. All the speakers were inspiring and uplifting. Open and honest about themselves and their own personal lives.

I have learned a lot and i will be sharing and going through my notes in the weeks to come.



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Monday, October 19, 2015

Inspiring images from Lisa Petz photography and Raw illusions studios

Every so often i come across work that just truly stands out and amazes me!

Some are from friends, some are from groups or pages i follow, and sometimes i just get lucky and see a random image that captures my attention. 
Take a look at these following images! How do they make you feel? Can you feel the emotions in the characters? Can you feel a sense of who they are?

I Can!

Every time i look at these images i feel a sense of a story hidden behind the picture. Something about them feels like there is more to the images then what is in the foreground in plain sight. Something magical hidden behind the scenes. The stories that could be create with each one of them really inspires me and my imagination. Just staring at them a mystery forms in my mind as it try's to juggle together the pieces of the story. Take a look at all the subtle poses and angles that are captured.






This is an amazing collaboration between the make up of  Raw Illusions Studios and the creative vision of Lisa Petz photography.

Follow more on facebook at Raw illusions studios and Lisa Petz photography


Thank you for reading and please leave a comment below letting me know what you think, do any of them move you?


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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Do you work for 8 hours?

Do you work for a full 8 hours or are you just filling up 8 hours?



Most creatives claim that they don't have enough time, but do they use the time they have wisely? Are they setting their own deadlines? Are they weeding out the unneccesary tasks of the day?

Most will answer NO. Think about a full 8 hour shift at your day job. Your filled up and busy the entire time. You think your slammed right? But then something happens and an emergency comes up and you are going to have to leave 2 hours early. You know this ahead of time so you plan for it and you don't rush but you try to get everything done. This is when something amazing happens and somehow everything you had planned for your 8 hour day get completed in 6 hours.

Ever have this happen before?

We tend to overthink things and all the thinking takes up so much time. We imagine our tasks will take much longer then they actually do and your days get filled with fluff. We end up thinking so much that the thoughts actually take longer than the action.

Take some time and track how long tasks really take you. Create deadlines for yourself so you have an endgame to work towards. Stop thinking about the task and just jump in! and remember this works for all areas of your life not just your work or your art. 

I personally spent at least 5-10 minutes thinking about and planning when i was going to go online to fill out a tax form. I went on the site and wasn't sure where to go so i told myself i would check back later. Then i decided i needed to get it done, i went in thinking i will just figure it out and get it over with. The entire process of figuring it out and finding the page took maybe 3 minutes.

Your time is important, Use it wisely.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Waiting for some inspiration to strike?



Are you waiting for that spark of inspiration to strike?
Are you waiting for this magical dust to sprinkle over your life?
Are you waiting for the planets to align so that you can be surrounded by greatness?

     It wont happen if you are just sitting around and just dreaming! Just thinking about it over and over again and trying to re analyze the idea and situation.

     Don't wait for inspiration to come, seek it out and acquire it! Inspiration comes when you do, not when you think about it. Get energized and excited by doing and creating.

     Get started and use that fuel to not only capture those amazing ideas, but to also execute on those amazing projects and bring them to completion.

     My ideas come to me when i work. I keep my notepad handy as a net so nothing gets past and escapes me. Get excited by your creations and keep pushing forward, but most of all just Do!

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Monday, September 7, 2015

I have been infested by Demons!!!

     Have you ever had a demon infest your soul? 

An inner monster that has clamped onto your heart and has even multiplied! Its own little spawns start running to every corner.

A creature you try to fight but some how it keeps coming back.

     One of my biggest enemies over the years has been procrastination. This thing has pulled my productivity to a halt. Have you ever tried to deal with your own procrastination demon? They are tricky little  beasts! I have captured my own, I put my focus on him and worried so much. I put myself in a state of hurting until i finally caught him. With my hands holding him down tight.

I thought I won!

     Then as that evil little thing looked at me he looked directly into my eyes, he cracked an evil smile and even let out a little chuckle.

And that was when it hit me! 

In my own pursuit of destroying my procrastination i focused so much on not procrastinating that i procrastinated and lost sight of my life.

Round 1 goes to Procrastination



     This is but a learning experience on my timeline of life. Just a single battle in the war of life. I have learned that everyone has their own little variations and masked creatures and versions of procrastination, they are impossible to completely destroy!

     This is a daily battle and will always be. Something we must learn to stand up to and hold our ground.

Keep Pushing and don't let him get the best of you. You have a full team of support, all you have to do is call on them!


Thanks for reading and please leave a comment telling me what you think, and if you are interested in a piece to help you fight your inner demons check my guys out on my webstore here


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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

How strong is your love for the monster?

     In this world there are none of us that are truly perfect!

      Each of us is our very own creature created and formed from our experiences. Different pieces are stitched on  and glued as we grow and learn new things. This is also true when you find that special partner, that one you feel is your other half and make you whole. Nobody is perfect and if they somehow seem to be you should run. These beings are just burying their ticking time bombs deep within their soul, hoping that it doesn't explode. A leaking toxin that is slowly infecting their heart.

      Real partners will love and embrace your scars. There can be wounds and deep cuts, even a few infected areas, but the bonds and stitches between you will hold strong. Keeping those areas stable and even working magic on those incompatible pieces. The stitches that hold you together should be stronger then all the troubles in the world.

Keep embracing and loving each others scars and evils. We all have an ugly side! Are you willing to accept it in each other? And are you able to let it out and shine without being judged and ridiculed?

Each of us has our own monster within!
Accept It! Embrace It! and love the monster in others!


Here is my newest monster from the heart "Embrace Your Scars". An example of classic horror love! Please let me know what you think and if you would be interested in seeing my style tackle the series of classic monster love?



This piece is now available for you to own and hang in your very own home. Available as a painted customized kit or a blank for you to put your own soul into. He will be up in my store shorty, please contact me if your interested.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Some inspiration, unfiltered and let go

      It is OK to be human. I have been given a gift and this gift must be shared with the world. Are you going to be selfish and keep it to yourself? Or let the evil in to distract you from where you are suppose to be going? Are you willing to let this failure derail you from your true goals and passions?

Or are you going to use it as a spring board to catapult farther. Jump into the future with big beautiful wings that will carry me for generations. So strong and unfaltering that even the most powerful demons cannot touch me. A force so strong it creates thunder and shock-waves across the earth. An amazing event and movement that touches the hurts of this world. I will do better.

I will become the best person i can
I will not waste my god given talents
I will not be temped by demons
I will not be consumed by fear
I will hold my head up tall and stand my ground
I will become the person i was meant to
I will chase my dreams and i will keep fighting
I will become ME!
and i will NEVER allow myself to be someone else!

Each of you is an original that cannot be duplicated. Don't settle for anything less than that!




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Friday, August 21, 2015



We will be on the road again soon! If your in the area check out these upcoming shows.

A fun convention in NJ, lots of artists and tons of artwork and model kits. Check out Jerseyfest

Another amazing Convention in Indianapolis, IN  - Mask - Fest is a collection of talented artists compiled and stuffed into a single room of awesomeness.

Me and Ali Korruption will be hanging out and revealing some new works. I will also be sculpting live at both shows with some new works and designs.

Even if your not in the area tune in and follow me on periscope (follow alteregodezines) and i will be doing some walk through's and live broadcasts from the show floor.


Don't Miss them!!!

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Monday, August 17, 2015

My Own Personal Frankenstein



     It is OK. 
I am a broken man. 
A group of pieces that have been stitched together to create a whole.
 A creature that has been built. 
Small bits of flesh added here and larger bones added there.

Is this a disgusting figure?

No this is a beautiful creature! 
This is simply me deciding who I am currently. Taking the sections of the bone that are poisoned and replacing them with stronger and more healthy bones. I do not want to be a fake or a show off by replacing with a platinum or silver bone. I have no interest in becoming something i am not. i will not be a person that i was not created to be.

     I will constantly be learning new things and i will be on the look out to better myself on a daily basis. Every new skill or learning experience will be a new section that i will add to myself. A new section to stitch on and connect. Every new day will be a new day for me. I will keep my head to the clouds and my eyes past the stars. The universe will show me the way as well as enlighten me as i continue to grow. I will continue on my own journey and creating my own path. I wont follow in footsteps but rather create my own and become my own leader.

Keep pushing forward and always strive to be yourself and the best version of yourself!

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Friday, August 14, 2015

On the Path to Consistency

      I am on my own personal journey, a path towards improving myself and becoming the best i can be. One of the biggest things i am working towards at this moment in my brand is consistency. I can get things done when they need to be completed, but for some reason after i get things set up and planned i run into problems. I will do the first 1 or 2 and then the trail seems to get blurry and go cold before it disappears all together. Now personally my biggest issue is marketing and emails, but people struggle with this in all areas of life. My problem mixed with my very analytical mindset i have developed my own personal system and schedule. I have set up my time to be structured and  a set of checklist to be crossed off.

Here is how most people think their road to success looks like ...

a clear path set in black and white with a clear destination in sight.

Then they get overwhelmed when the actual road they need to follow looks like this ...
 
OR This ...

Filled with curvy windy roads, big hills, small bumps you don't see until you hit them, and sometimes even fog and unflattering scenery.

     Most get lost immediately and abandon their dreams. However the biggest and most important puzzle pieces i feel everyone needs to utilize is the mindset to accept change and to embrace it. FACE IT! sometimes this thing called "Life" happens. You have the choice of being hard and blaming yourself for not getting something done or forgiving yourself. When these things come up be flexible and just switch the task to a new day or time frame, maybe stay later. The key is to acknowledge that you are in training and that you are working towards perfection.

I will constantly be learning and incorporating new things. My system will change over and over again. Take some time and appreciate you. Your own road to growth and sometimes you have to make a few pit stops before you get to your destination.

"Be Flexible on your Journey to your Future. Sometimes you have to make pit stops and slight detours, just never lose sight of your destination."

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

How to sculpt Faster!!!


"How can i get faster?"
a question i have heard quite a few times

"WOW you sculpted that in only a few hours!"
"Yes i did, but i also practiced for countless hours over the course of 10 years to be where i'm at."

I love it when some kids come up and ask how to sculpt faster. Like there is a special trick or pill to unlock the trick. Like maybe i spend extra hours at the gym so that i can move my arms faster!

NO, NO, NO

I don't work quicker than i use to because my arms have somehow mutated and are now super-humanly faster then they use to be. I just learned my anatomy and forms so that i place the clay in the place it needs to be and i don't have to keep re working it. I have done the process over and over again so that its second nature and it helps to push the designs quicker. 

There is no magical tool or key to unlock speed and bypass hard work.

Stop thinking about it, START DOING!

Now go practice!!!


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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Escaping my mind


Trying to Escape my Mind


Have you ever tried to escape your own Mind?

It is a terrifying nightmare all on its own.

With so many inhabitants and voices coming from every direction. A creepy labyrinth, really dark and chilly. With every corner watched by a guard .... some type of ugly creature that growls every time i sneak a peak in his direction. I try to be silent. I try to be still. But every time i come close something new interferes, a new thought emerges and it clouds my judgement.

There it goes, even as i write this my mind is running in some sort of crooked circle. A few new images and stories have passed by and have tried to steal my attention.

I have chosen that i will not give up, 
I will not give in. 
This is my time and i wont let anything get in my way. This is the goal, the game plan, the task. I know and understand that this will take some time but i need to take control. Stop zoning out, don't let your eyes close. Dig your feet into the ground and as that trigger is pulled just take off, shoot for the finish line. 

Just make sure that finish line is your own and not someone else's

Get out of your head and be you.


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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Why you should shoot for that Fail!

   

     So here are some random words to inspire you and help push you to never give up. Sometimes its good to just randomly open up and unload. Just let your thoughts go and let your emotions out. Forget about the world, let your surroundings disappear as you drift into the darkness. Enter the open and free solace that lies deep within your mind. Explore this vastness where anything is possible.

    When i visit this place and i take a look in this mirror to face my most feared enemy, what do i see?
Do i see fear?
Do i see disappointment?
or do i see achievements?
Do i look down on myself?
Why is it that i seem to focus on  all of my  pitfalls and downfalls?
Why does that overpower my achievements?
Then i think and remember that i am only human. It is OK to feel down and it is alright to see my mistakes. Remember that every great in history has made more mistakes than most could even imagine. The key is the determination and the perseverance to push through. To keep your head up and to keep your eyes forward, your mind clear and your dreams soaring past the moon.

    The brightest minds in the past never gave up. can i stand up to that? Am i
willing to take the challenge and step up to the plate? Every morning i will wake up determined to try and prepared and ready to Fail. This is a choice that i can make and a choice that i have full control over.

How we live and react to what is given to us will determine the person we become. What will you do with the time you are given? and how will you react and accept failure?

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Feline Fatale collaboration piece with Ginger Jess

Why i do the things i do.

Why i create the characters i create.

I create to fuel and fulfill my own passions.
I create to inspire others.
I create to share that spark.

     Here is some new interesting artwork i came across. A creative by the name of Ginger Jess. She has a collection of bright and colorful artworks, pieces that not only stood out with a great setup, but also have an interesting concept and story line hidden within each piece of artwork. Little kittens or story pieces hidden deep within the grass and forest for those who are willing to look hard enough.

Here is a sample of some of her works that i really liked



Here was my favorite piece that stood out to me. The character, the idea behind the piece, everything was just amazing.

And here is what it inspired me to create.


And now back to why i create. It is for these moments that i cherish and keep pushing me forward!

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Professor X is SCREAMING at me Again!!!



     Oh my god, these voices are coming after me again! They keep yelling at me! Screaming inside my mind at all of my thoughts! Trying to tear me down.

     Professor X has become very angry and with his powers focused in on me I feel doomed. In a horrible position with a powerless feeling. A war of monsters has decided to adopt my brain as a battlefield for their new fight. Being beaten and trampled on as my own thoughts and ideas run in circles trying to find a way out, but every exit has been blocked.

What do i do? 
Can i find a way to stand up against this attack? 
I must fight back, but how?

     There it is! I have found it! My own little Magneto helmet. Now i have finally discovered my own little secret weapon that works for me. I stare the Professor in the eyes as i use all my strength and urge to pick up my headphones. Without blinking and keeping my eyes locked on his I slide them on.

Wow its amazing! The voices begin to disappear, like a wall wiping them away as i put them on.

Now I'm Free!

     Of course the tunes i put on also play a big role, but just the act of and feeling of the headphones does it for me. I have to use the big over the ear ones, but I love them. Putting them on feels like i am cutting out the entire world. I'm all alone in my own little world, free to move about as i please. No voices screaming at me and no distractions. My own little slice of heaven formed into a dream in a peaceful place all my own.

This is now my time. My time to execute my craft and dive into my passions.

Whats holding you back? 
What are your solutions for fighting back?



Thank you for reading and please leave a comment below letting me know your thoughts. Also please share this with anyone who is fighting their own battles. Every one of us is facing that being in the mirror and struggling to stay ahead of the game and staying on track with our dreams.


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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Follow your Dreams




What is your Passion?

Are you pursuing it?

Why do you do it? or Why are you not doing it?

Is it something that drives you or fulfills you?

Here is my thoughts on mine. Take a look and push yourself to enjoy every moment! Everyone is given a gift and put here to really be someone. Always remember that.

Is my craft fulfilling to me?

yes i believe it is.
I get to create my own characters.
I get to share my expressions through my work.
I get to help and inspire others and i get to watch them light up.
I get to witness the miracle of that sparkle that waves across the faces of others. A light that captures the true beauty on their face that is very rarely seen. That true beauty beneath the skin, the hidden tucked away person that rarely comes to the surface.
I get to create a story that will inspire someone else's personal story.

I have been given a gift and i am giving myself permission to share it with the world around me. 

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Having the Chance to mentor a lost soul.



     Recently i feel i have been blessed to see a transformation that has touched me. Personally i feel i have always been that person that is willing to help out if possible. Especially when it is in my field of interest. Through my course of learning up to this point i have been fortunate for the opportunities to pick up tips from great people and artists around me. For this reason i have always been open and willing to share the tips and techniques i have acquired.

     I have had some artists tell me thanks! This worked for me or saved my piece! this helped me out so much! These responses always inspire me to keep sharing but mentoring someone and seeing a full transformation  that has only just begun is very new to me. Something that i can honestly look at and personally be inspired by. A close friend has been able to confide in me and made some major changes in her own life to better herself. Coming from a dark place and feeling the walls closing in to finding that 1 candle that was still lit to help guide her through the shadows. Realizing that her life is worth something to her and would be a wast to end it. Pushing forward i was able to help her re discover her passions. Passions for art, creativity, and a new material for self expression in sculpting.

    It all started as something fun. An interesting way to create some new characters and creatures. It started out with her favorite monsters until she was able to create her own designs. There was a little resistance and struggle at first, but diving into her emotions and using her life as a driving force she continued. She was able to take her hurts and struggles and translating them in clay became therapeutic for her. A way to wind down and get things off her chest.

     Now as she continues to grow i have taken a look at where she has come from compare to today and i cant help but be inspired. Not only is it gratifying to know that i was able to be a part of this, but seeing her strength she is able to contain in such a small being has pushed me to do better and be the best that i can be.

     I have witness and very pretty rose bud struggling to stand straight in the dirt, start to spread her roots and begin to blossom. A flower truly on her path to a full blossom. I will continue to be there to keep you on track, push you in the right direction and make sure you don't go off track or start to wilt.



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Tuesday, April 28, 2015


A Beautiful Day! 

We brought in the Christmas boxes, the decorations, and picked out a tree. Instead of a lot we decided to go out into the wild and we saw this tree we were captured. Amazed by something that we were not able to identify, I just knew that this has to be the tree.

This one had stronger roots but it was worth the work. Got it down and brought it home. Decorated with all of the lights and decorations and as we all stared and admired it there was something about it. Something was amazing about this particular tree but what was it. 

This tree was alive! We knew that, but very soon we would find out HOW ALIVE this tree really was.




This is a limited Edition piece i recently completed. He is nearly sold out so check out my webstore for more info or if your interested in adding him to your own personal collection.


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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Don't be discouraged by your art



    Don't worry if you think your art isn't good enough

IT IS

    Its a sign that you are critiquing your own work and realizing you can do better.

     Remember when you were a kid and you thought every scribble was amazing and you would hang it on the fridge. When i was younger i thought i was awesome and could draw anything.

Its when you think its perfect and cant get any better that you should worry.

    Even the best artists look at their finished work and see something they could have done better. Now they don't stress over it or put themselves down, they strive to do better in their next piece. The use each one as a learning tool and pick up new techniques and knowledge with every piece of work they complete.

You do need to get started though.

 Sitting around and worrying or thinking wont change your results. Remember that it is through some of these mistakes or failures that you learn and grow.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Introducing a new inner demon, Meet Dilaniate


What happens when my most precious treasure is being torn? When my Heart is pulled in two separate directions? 1 side lies as a reminder of my past and the void of my true self, while the other flourishes.

Where does my heart follow?
Do i continue down this path of complacency?
Do i continue to walk this stale path of black and white?
Do i continue to pretend i'm happy and bury my true colors deep within?

or do i form new senses of these new experiences?
Do i allow them to bring color into my life?
Do i accept this new side of the world that i never even knew existed?

Do i let the blood pump and my color explode out of me 
or
do i let the blood stop circulating and clot up as i fade into the background?

Everyone has tough decisions to make in their life.
Sometimes the easiest one ins't really the best.
Make your own choices but make sure you always make them for YOU!

---Ali Korruption


Newest Member of the Inner Demons series 
"Dilaniate"
When your inner feelings tear you apart in different directions and your not sure where to go or who to follow.


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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hiding behind our masks


We all wear masks everyday. We put on a face for what we want others to see........but is it really the same face as underneath?

Are we just trying to fit in? Trying to join the masses? Leeching off of others hoping that their smiles, their laughter, their joy will somehow infect our souls and suddenly ...... Poof .... we're all better.

What happens when that true face is drenched in sorrow and drowning in sadness. Why is it that each of us feels we must just bottle it up and hide it in the shadows. Why are we so concerned of the outside world that we feel we are alone in this and must fight it on our own.

The world was created as a community. A group of people that helped each other, But in today's world we have all grown apart. Each of us is connected to everyone else on the planet through technology but yet still hiding in the corners away from each other on this playground of life.

This is something that i have struggled with and still feel i do at times so it is okay. Do i need to make an impression or try to win someone over? Do i feel that i am just not worthy or good enough? Do i have a deep dark secret that i have hidden and am punishing myself for? These could all be very valid points. Points to which i do have an answer for you.

One thing i do know now though is this. We are not alone in the world and if you are willing to open up and reach out you will find a community. A group that is willing to rally behind you. If you just start to remove your mask and let that kin in you show himself then you will be free.

Don't let the mask consume you!
Don't rely on a piece of plastic to solve your problems!
Don't base your identity on a simple object

Tell yourself this

Who care if i am judged by the world
I don't want to spend my precious moments on the thoughts of shallow people.
I will let myself free, step outside the box of conformity and i will shine!

Don't hide behind your mask

Be YOU!


The image above is from myself and my student Ali Korruption. The sweet tooth mask used was created by my friend Brandon at http://madsciencefxstudios.com/


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Friday, April 10, 2015

Keeping a Notepad ready (re-post)

A small but important tip for today is something small, but will have a huge impact for everyone out there. Artists of all trades and mediums should be doing this one.

Keep a notepad or paper handy. Ideas come to us artists at all hours of the day and usually not at a time when we are ready for them. Think about when you have the best ideas, they come when your working, or driving, or in the shower, most likely when you are not ready for them. Most of these ideas will come in a split second and then disappear like the wind blowing past. If you are not ready to grab it as it comes you could lose it forever. What works for me is to keep a notepad and pen on me at all times when i'm out and i keep one within reach when i'm working. In the middle of sculpting or painting a piece is when my mind sparks out most of my ideas so i always have something within reach.

Digital media works as well such as a app on your tablet or phone, but i feel writing it down is so much faster and easier to deal with. Also helps when my hands are covered with clay so i don't get my phone dirty.

Here is a quick pic to share of the notes i had from last week during one of my warm-ups. A mix of ideas, things i had to get done as well as items i had to get. All this from 1 hr of warming up.


Hope this helps and inspires you to capture your ideas before they fly away.


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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The importance of an honest critique - (re-post)


     One very important task that is constant during the sculpture process is critiquing your work. Be honest with yourself from early on in the process and dont be afraid to change things up or start over from scratch. If the piece you currently have in front of you doesn't have the correct structure or form it wont matter how long you take on the details and features, the piece wont be as strong. I have had a couple pieces that in the past i created life size busts but after 1-2 hrs in the shapes didn't seem right. It was easier for me to pull the clay and restart rather than try to figure out and fix the problem areas, and the pieces turned out better when i had a fresh new piece in front of me.

     The picture above is some of my mini-busts i have set aside that i like. In this case i do studies everyday to get warmed up and work on my techniques in this smaller scale. The ones i like i will work on further, but with me doing new pieces every week i have to judge each piece to make sure it makes the cut and is strong enough for me to spend my time and money on to complete the sculpt and make the mold.

So always remember to critique your own work with an open and honest mind. If the piece your working on doesn't give you a chill of excitement down your spine then somethings wrong. 
Figure out what it is and fix it or start fresh.


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Friday, April 3, 2015

All the Darkness in the World cannot put out a single candle



Have you ever read or heard a quote that was an instant hit? 
A quote that just spoke to you instantly? 
This here is a quote that spoke to us the moment we read it, both Alikorruption and myself.

"All the Darkness in the World Cannot put out a Single Candle"

Take a moment and read that quote! 
Let the words sink in and think about what it means to you.



Inside each of us there is a single candle that burns. Be it our passions, our dreams, our hearts, our spirit or essence. Describe it as you will but we all have it. At times it will be a small wick flickering and trying to stay alive. Other times it is like a torch that could light an entire city, so strong it even ignites the fire in others. It is a fire that we need to nurture and protect in order to survive.

All the Pain and Evil in the world will try to test you. How will you answer?

Now each of us goes through a certain set of obstacles and encounters blind spots through our life. The key to remember is to focus and rely on ourselves first to keep our fires burning. The world around us will try to test us, and sway our feelings, but we all have the strength to stand tall and decide how we will let it effect us. In every situation we will be given a choice of how we choose to react. Will you lash out or calmly decide on a plan of action. I wont tell you a right or wrong for any situation, just think about the person you are and what your decision will share about you. Also how will the outcome and consequences affect your flame.

Don't let the darkness in others INFECT You

 People will try to put you down because they don't have that passion you have. Others will not understand your flame or have not fed their own flame enough. Then there will be those that had the flame long ago and miss it so they will try to leech off of yours. Think of it this way the next time someone or something tries to get you down.

Shadows and darkness are just empty spaces that have not been lit or have burned out!

Keep your head up and your passions strong. 
Protect your own personal flame, feed it so much that it ignites those around you. 
Then take on this world and live the life you were meant to.


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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Idea of the Day (re-post)


     Everyone gets ideas, but have you gotten that 1 idea that made you think? That idea that gets you SO excited and interested that you just have to start it right NOW? Me Too, those are great but be very careful with what you do with them and how you handle those ideas. Treat them as expensive wines in cheap bottles. Let them settle and marinate so they can grow and become so much better. If you jump too soon you may drop it and that amazing idea could shatter all over the floor and ruined forever.

Here are some things to think about, some do's and don'ts

  1. Do write it, but dont act until you have a fresh clear mind.
  2. Dont jump in now, it could take you away from the project on hand and get you distracted
  3. Do think it over, jumping in too early you may realize that can't complete the project or follow through
  4. Do evaluate its importance, you might change your mind or loose interest the next day or week
  5. Do let it marinate, if it is truly important it will be just as strong or stronger tomorrow or next week

Hopefully these ideas help you when you get that next big idea.
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Be proud of your True Colors

"True Colors" by Brian and Alikorruption from Alter-Ego-Dezines

     Never be afraid or ashamed to show your true colors! 

We all go through struggles and tough times in our lives, myself included. One thing to remember is that we are not alone in this world and we were not created to survive alone. We are all special pieces of a massive puzzle of mechanics that work together in unison. However we must be careful and locate the correct people that match our edges and fit our direction to surround ourselves with.

I recently had some personal issues to go through that kind of built up under the surface and i had to deal with in my mind. I am blessed to have one of my best friends there and willing to listen to me rant. Sometimes we just need to reach out and open up to others every once in a while. I was reminded of who i truly am and about how much of myself i am hiding and locked in a cage.

My friend Alikorruption originally created this piece as an idea and a symbol. A sign for a free pass to let your freak flag fly and to be who you truly are, not to hold yourself back for anyone and to connect with yourself and to be that person you should be. That vision your inner child dreamed of.

I understood her concept originally, but then hearing her story when she shared it with the world and the energy she put into it, i found new meaning or maybe saw it in a new light. And now after going through a mental snap i have started to find my feet again and will constantly strive to better myself.

Thank you for your Support Ali and i hope that everyone reading this can let themselves go and be who they truly are deep down and to stop hiding under the cloak society has put over us.


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