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The Graffiti Machine

Apr 11, 2024

On my way to the shop yesterday, I was thinking about the 'good old days'. It was sparked when I did a style of graffiti that I hadn't done in close to 30 years. The 70+ comments on the piece on Instagram got me thinking about things like nostalgia and hanging onto the past.
Then a famous and profound quote came to...

Apr 6, 2024

I wanted to share a quote from the book Thick Face Black Heart on page 141.

This chapter talks about if we had the ability to remove all negative experiences from our lives, it would not make us stress free or happy.

"The absence of negative experiences in our life does not alone contribute to the quality of our life....

Mar 29, 2024

Something I need to remind myself of regularly is that the time is going to pass one way or the other. What I mean by this is, the timeline is ticking away whether or not we do what we need to do. For example, if we want to get in better shape, start a business, scale a business, learn a skill, etc., and we put it off,...

Mar 22, 2024

Most have probably heard the quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” or some variation of it. There's also a version of the concept in the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People talking about sharpening the saw.

Mar 15, 2024

We all find ourselves in a rut from time to time. Whether it's an artist block, work related, fitness or whatever, sometimes we aren't feeling the motivation to get it done. The best way out of a rut I've found is to simply force yourself to start rather than waiting to be motivated.
Sometimes it feels nearly...