Sunday, June 7, 2015

For the love of the game

It's funny how random things inspire us. I recently completed 60 hours of community service. My hours were spent riding around the city of LA in a truck hopping in and out to re-paint over gang signs, graffiti and anything else the supervisors told me to do. It started out as something that I dreaded doing and and I procrastinated on it for over a year, but I finally made up my mind to get it done and put it behind me. 

After two or three days of showing up for the work, I realized that I enjoyed to paint, community service began to almost seem fun.  One day, I came home and was inspired to go to a craft store and buy supplies to paint my on own time. I haven't done very much drawing or painting since high school but I remembered the one class I actually enjoyed other than PE, was art. 

I feel painting has a very tranquil and calming effect and allows me to slow down my thoughts. I enjoy painting Jay's because I feel it represents my hustle, my lifestyle and the competitive spirit within me. Like millions of other young kids, I grew up idolizing Michael Jordan. I took all his ideologies about the game and applied them to my life, and now...? The same kid who couldn't afford Jay's and got yelled at in school for drawing them in class, owns over 60 pairs. #crazy #jordans #blessed #plssaythe513