There is nothing better than someone who remains passionate and true to their craft, even after many years of practicing it. I am fortunate (and proud) to still have friends from art school who have kept it fresh. One such person is my dear friend Scott.
We have reconnected recently and I love to follow his posts, seeing his new projects and looking at the world through his eyes that have never lost the wonder and sense of joy that each new project brings.
I am so very proud of his latest accomplishment and wanted to share. Scott entered the Architectural Record/AIA Napkin Sketch competition with this enchanting submission above. The requirement stated that the sketch must be on a 5×5 napkin… and as Scott stated, ‘No one said it had to be flat’.
Hence, they had to make a new category for his submission and gave him an award. You can read about it here.
A huge thank you to Scott for continuing to always see the world through those ever questioning eyes, for never feeling the boundaries and for taking every project that one step further.
There I was, winding down the night with a last perusal of Facebook when I stumbled upon a post from one of my craziest friends from college. (keep in mind I went to art school). He had linked to a video of an audition he had done for Discovery Channel.
Although I think this would make a great show, what struck me was not its TV-worthy value. It was more that I got to visit with him in his natural habitat, just as I remember him. This is the guy that was always doing things on a grand scale. A visit to his house could involve fire, blades, welding tools, heavy machinery, mud… anything extreme. If I recall, he bartered his rent for house renovations on an old farmhouse the last two years of college.
Never bored at Scott’s house.
And the best part? He has not changed one single bit. (although he has perfected the art of hammer juggling).
Time and circumstance sometimes have a way of causing you to lose touch with those you loved the most. Friendships sometimes fade, not because you want them to… just because. In defense of social media – people can ebb and flow right back into your life. There is nothing better than the gift of seeing someone again.
Just as you remember them.
Watch this and I dare you to tell me you are not jealous that I have a friend like this? And check out his work; he is wildly talented.