Over the years I've tried to work a la Rachel Zoe wearing my illustrator hat, my designer hat and my blogger hat to put my talents on the service of making some money. Btw, I'm wearing the last one while I write this post.
For the last 8 years I lived in São Paulo, biggest city in Brazil, and for the last 4 I've worked on advertisement and online media. Though I never really stopped drawing [since it's what I do well], illustration was never my main source of income. I thought people who get paid to do what they love were lucky.
Guess I didn't really enjoy working as a designer to make a living - it's exhausting and keeps me away from my beloved drawings. And since I had to work 10 hours/day, I didn't have much time to draw, anyways. I spent most of my free time within social & party schedules, with little to no time to focus on that.
Plus, while my illustrations looks great in print [I've got published here and there over the years], I couldn't get onto exhibitions or get many coins as a printmaker. I also spent 2 years without a phone and it kinda difficulted raising awareness to my work, because I couldn't work promote myself.
I don't know if I sound negative or God forbid, ungrateful, swear I'm not. I've learned a lot about design, crafts and myself and made friends with awesome and inspiring people. I've always thought that you can't call yourself an artist if you don't earn your living by it, and you can't make art if you have no time to do so.
I'm getting a break and I'm living with my family again. Now I don't have to get a regular job, so I figure it's time to put everything I've learned on Go-Guy Express and get to make stuff out of it. I've got time. I really want to pimp my art in any way that I can come up with. This entry shows a bit of what I can do and what I want to do.