I started being a person in Richardson, Texas, when the calendars said "1979" on them. I feel like I probably started drawing in an effort to make everything that came to my head come into some kind of existence. I've always felt that technical skill is a skill, and you can be a genius and be good at it no matter what or you can put a lot of effort into it and get good at it. I think the idea of an artist being "gifted" isn't a gift of skill, but a gift of desire. WANTING to draw is the gift. Kids play with crayons and other art supplies and grow out of them for the lures of puberty and adulthood. Once a person learns the making of art won't necessarily make them rich or put them in a popular place with other people, they tend to abandon such making. Those blessed with the gift of wanting to make art no matter what, are the people who move on to be what other people consider to be an artist.
The art I've featured to this point on my website is made with the aid of a computer. I don't like the term "computer-generated," because it suggests the computer simply started drawing these things on its own. The "Art World" (which is some other planet I have never been to, and sounds king of clique-ish and like it's not all that fun) often fails to recognize digital art as art. To this, I say, fine, then I'm not making art. I'm making pretty-colored things that I like for people to look at, whatever you call those.
On Reading the Tarot
I'll make no claim to any Romani lineage. I've been studying and reading Tarot cards since late 2009. From the moment of my later-in-life exposure to the Tarot, I took a scholastic interest in studying meaning and growing as a reader. Reading with integrity is a virtue I think is vital. I do not believe in "spooking" any Querents that come to me. I do not tell someone they have been "cursed" or that their energy has been "blocked." There is something unethical about creating a soap opera of a reading that only the Reader can save you from. Lesser readers may do this to generate a return client, but I do not need that kind of business. If someone gets clarity from a reading I have performed and never feels they need another reading from me, I would not try to coax them back. If they did not feel as though a reading was of any help to them, I would rather refund the reading than leave them feeling unsatisfied. I've always felt it is a service I can provide to people who are seeking a spiritual message and needing external guidance in a situation. We can have a look at the patterns showing up in the reading and try to make some sense of them. Each card has a meaning and lesson and there is a reason the card is drawn to you just as much as there is a reason you may be drawn to a card. My job is to help you understand the meaning of the reading. With the Tarot, I like to incorporate the Chinese divination of the I-Ching to perform as a compass for the map the tarot has laid out. I feel that the non-egoic advice that it gives is an impartial edition to the initial spread of the Tarot. If clarity is the outcome, then I would say it was a success.