2009 has really been one of my favorite years to date. I’ve always said that if I were to get into video art, that my main goal would be to find the means to travel while doing what I love to do. My goals being to incorporate my love of art, music, culture & adventure with the world of design, performance and exploration. Keeping those ideas in mind, a lot has shifted this year. I am slowly feeling this awakening of a newly positive outlook for 2010 and what is to come.
I just returned home from a long weekend in Tulum, Mexico. A birthday gift to myself for entering a new decade and welcoming my 30th year. What a magical little slice of the earth that place is. This particular adventure bought an overwhelming sense of peace, serenity and unbridled creativity. It was a slower pace than I’m used to, but wonderfully so, and a much needed breath of fresh air into a part of the world that I had never been.
I stayed in a variety of little palapa huts on the beach all along Boca Paila, a long beach road in Tulum. Very charming atmosphere with endless waves crashing on the turquoise shore, hammocks, hand painted signs and solar/wind generated cabañas. I planned my trip with two events in mind: A weekly festive event at the Mezzanine, including puppets, stiltwalkers, breakdancers, djs and fire spinners and a salsa night & fire pit roast at La Zebra. I’m hoping in the future I may be able to meet some folks over there who would like to incorporate video into their events, and possibly go back out there to perform. That would be quite a dream!
After a few days/nights of swimming in the Carribean, drinking fresh mojitos, feeling the powdery sand beneath my feet, snorkling in ceynotes, and bicycling above the tree-line, I’m ready for my next round of creative projects that are coming this way through the end of the year.
Saturday, January 2nd, will be the next big Monkey Town event for Kodomo and I, and we will be playing with my good friends, the Cutlery with visuals by Waking Dream. We’re on at 9PM, so I will make sure to send out reminders for reservations when the date gets closer. In the meanwhile I’m catching up with some outstanding projects at the moment and will be up for new endeavors as the new year begins. If 2010 is anything like 2009, I will have a big smile on my face all year round.