Author: Hat

The beginning of the END!

Quick Note:  I’m pulling the plug on a plan I had to spend the next couple of posts rambling on some more about my weaknesses and insecurities.  I’ve been in a process of change… and recently, that process gathered some significant speed.  A slap-through-the-face quote that I read kinda says it all: “Life is short.  Insecurity is a waste of time”. And the time has come, I think… to finally let some shit go. Dearest beloved friends, tribe’sters, blog-followers and passers-through… Some of you (and especially those who know me well) may have noticed that I have been going...

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Looking at the nasty stuff under the proverbial rug…

So… I’m still dreaming about that home in Simon’s Town.  The beautiful, old building that I can just picture ourselves living in… the one that costs – like – $1 million! I’ve been trying not to obsess over that building.   But (and this really should come as no surprise)…when one repeatedly tells oneself not to obsess over a particular thing – it usually results in… well… you know. However… if I’m to look on the bright side… …an interesting and unexpected development has come out of my obsessing-over-an-expensive-home-I-currently-can-not-afford:  I have found myself pondering on the one subject that I...

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An illustrated guide to my inner critic…

One of the main reasons why I remain a stereotypically broke artist – is because of the way I think. I am very proud to say that I have come a long long way when it comes to slowly reprogramming the way I see myself.  It has been many years since I have disliked – or hated – the person in the mirror.  I’m now very accepting of my HAT’ness these days… I no longer struggle with all the low-self-esteem-self-shaming-body-hatred stuff… I’m at a point in my life where… hey – I kinda dig Hat! However… when it comes...

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Creative Fodder (random art I’ve created recently)…

So… today I thought that I’d do something a bit different… and instead of writing long, wordy posts about all the stuff / ideas & imaginings going on inside my head… I thought I’d just share a kinda… visual… example of what’s been going on in my head over the past month (this – by the way – is the tip of the proverbial iceberg)… I have accumulated vast amounts of this kind of thing.  Photos I’ve taken… illustrations… scribbles… collected quotes and articles that have interested me… ideas… thoughts… rants… questions… diary pages… stories… vast-vast amounts! I’m like...

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Here’s (one) of my Big Dreams (and I’m not embarrassed)…

I am somebody who dreams big dreams… and I make no apologies for it either. After spending way too many years (literally decades)… “surviving”… “getting-by”… “making-do”… and pretty-much-accepting-my-LOT-in-life (whatever a “lot” is)… I’m not embarrassed to say that I’m DONE with that… (and – as a family – we’ve been done with that for a while). No more drifting aimlessly on the Sea of Life – waiting for the tides and the winds to take us wherever they take us! I want a yacht – not a raft!  A yacht with a map… a compass… a sail… and a...

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