Hiring an Artist & Poet who happens to be a disabled Marine! 20 years lost to disabilities… and victimization and many attempts at making a career out of social work and other career paths. This is you and all your friends and their friends etc. on the journey with me. Cheers to your becoming a Patron – taking time to learn about the Marine for the appreciation of the art and poetry – thus the combined effort in #EscapingSkidRow
ESCAPING SKID ROW – IDEA 3 BUY A BOX OF 25-CARDS (and/or a large 7′, 6′ or 5′ acrylic, canvas or metal piece) FROM ME IN AUGUST. a goal of 62,000 boxes will allow me to either stay in Los Angeles which i really want to do, or go to the dessert – better for most of my physical disabilities – and will assure i will never be homeless again – and will be financial security (if my disability compensation is ever taken for the employability as an artist. This by no means has been an overnight venture… i have been creating art as a means of therapy since ’99, and have been sharing it with the world since 2014
2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 – it did not happen, i am not a PR person nor an agent… i am hoping the community will hire me.
Please leave a message – for commitment to 2018. A SIMPLE INTERACTIVE REPLY TO THIS POST – WILL HELP TO MAKE 2018 BE A SUCCESS – (something like):
I will hire this Marine in August 2018.
i will buy a box of 25-cards from this Marine 2018
i will buy a 6′ “Fragrance of Color” from this Marine 2018
Imagine 30k or my hope of 62k (or more, maybe i will sell more than Justin Bieber does albums, or more than a rock star or a football player makes for their career – millions) – all the messages! It will be the best way to be overwhelmed!
i have great vision for great success – See “Perpetuation of Veteran Poverty” you will see = i will build the first Veteran Towers and other beautiful living spaces for Veterans etc.)
some of my favorite cards & links (below)
Peace & Joy & enjoy the art!
ESCAPING SKID ROW – IDEA 3 BUY A BOX OF 25-CARDS FROM ME IN AUGUST. My goal is 62,000 boxes which will allow me to either stay in Los Angeles which i really want to do, or go to the dessert which will be better for most of my physical disabilities. I would be a rock star if the world brought me 1million or so
So many people tell me, thank U for your service. That is awesome. I just want to be hired. I know some people do it to make themselves feel good, well – becoming a PATRON of just one box of cards… and maybe getting 10 others to do the same, especially if they are all encouraged to do the same. Who knows, i mean would there be anything wrong with a Marine who suffered some injuries in the Corps could get a paycheck like Justin Bieber for the year… or Brad Pitt, or Angelina Jolie, or Charlie Sheen, Jonny Depp, Cristiano Ronaldo, Shah Rukh. Imagine me, a famous artist. Imagine me then doing all the sculptures and installations i want to do, imagine me writing my book and doing speaking engagements. Imagine me moving out of skid row. Imagine me creating beautiful (affordable) living spaces for our Military Veterans who put everything on the line. Imagine me having a studio to create in with bountiful supplies and different methods i can create in, instead of a little closet. Imagine only the imagination being the hindrance to what can be created. I can imagine me doing this and more… i mean. Yeah. If i get discovered. If i get a chance, not a hand out. A chance to interact with the world through art and writing. A Marine, making it!
I am not hall mark, nor an e-card. I make art from the emotion of trauma, from the escape of wanting to be dead because of unbearable unchanging pain, nightmares and physical pain… so i try to separate the ugliness of it and keep the beauty that we are in it. Who we remain, and i am very glad that not everybody has complex severe trauma to manage, and to find wellness in their journey, i mean actually go out and seek places that will help them with the wellness they need and deserve.
So even if you have not faced any such adversity, everybody faces some kind of adversity and depression no matter how light or heavy. This art lends itself to your wellness – to our wellness – to mental stimulation – to mental interaction, and sometimes to physical interaction if the beholders wish to partake. Love amidst adversity is part of our everyday life, we are on a journey to be triumphant in this spirit less we be taken by the adversity if it did not already get us.
What people could do for me to help with stability.
Yeah man, i don’t even know where to begin… maybe i need a publicist or some media, or stories of a Marine … i have been on front line of homelessness for about 20 years… due to disabilities and people committing crimes against me… i hate to say that i was/am victimized… but it doesn’t stop the fact of what it is, it has not stopped yet anyway… and still on skid row as a result, the worst part of Los Angeles.
I don’t know, i just need a break, not handouts, but i don’t know how to get at least 62,000 people to buy a box of 25-cards so i can escape skid row, and in style, and never have to worry about homelessness.
Here are some of my favorite cards… don’t buy them now… wait until august… i wish they had an app where U could buy them now – and let the purchase go through in august, and then we could have a count down to 62,000 who knows maybe it would hit 62,000,000 for which we would do some awesome wonderful things. I say we, because i will make a team out of my PATRONs
I am writing ideas now – on my hopes that 2017 will yet be an auspicious year for the idea of #EscapingSkidRow
Today i hope to write another idea out, or maybe 2. I have to start addressing this like a job. I am still working on the sell all my art with a year contract and other ideas to sell the idea – where one proposal will be with and one without copyrights. The other 2 ideas i am working on is a Sponsor/Patron for my writing a book (book &/or movie contract), and the last idea is for a Sponsor/Patron for my being an artist.
This is the fourth year trying to become successful. It is late in the year, well June, and that is 2 months to get through the mont of August. It could happen… this is the internet, and if there are many people out there who are compassionate toward Veterans, and the Artist that is in dire need to become successful for the sake of life, longevity and the progress of other projects of art and writings for the broader road to civility, then please do share… and if you can promote it anywhere on the internet for me = please do.
Peace and love, and here is one of my favorite most recent shots… to share with U!