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ego death promo So it looks like the Ego Death kickstarter project will be fully funded (thanks for your shares and support)! It's still going until Wednesday at around 12:20pm Pacific time so I am doing some last mintue promotions to try and get more funds to make the show even better. I've never really put on an art 'event' before so I figure the more money, the better the show! I found myself strangely calm throughout the whole fund raising process. The stress didn't set in until I hit my goal amount- ok, you got the money, now how the Hell are you going to make this thing happen? Where do you rent a bad ass coffin from, anyway? Actually, I have people helping me with this project and we did find a place to rent a coffin and Hearse among many other things. But as with anything I have never really done before, that spectre of anxiety starts to creep in: surprise, dumb ass- it's your ego! blackmagicksuicide So now, endowed with the funds to actually DO this thing, I will catch my breath and continue to push forward. It will be an incredibly fun project to put together- as long as I don't let my own fearful ego get the best of me. I think a lot of people don't put themselves out there and pursue that dream career or project because of fear.  Sure, there is always anxiety when you start something new and unknown- especially in a public way- and it is pretty justified. But courage is not about being fearless- nobody is truly fearless (except maybe psychopaths/sociopaths, but fuck them. They don't count.). Courage is about doing it EVEN THOUGH you are afraid of doing it. So when it comes to doing things I am afraid of, I just dive in and worry about how to deal with it later. It's how I have gotten to this point and it's a principle that has rarely, if ever, steered me wrong. And the more I do it, the easier it gets. heart eater in progSM So if you have a dream (and are willing to put in the endless hours to hone your craft and do all the grunt work), just fucking do it. You can (and probably will) be afraid but don't let that fear control your actions. Don't let the ego control you. I'm no better than anybody else and I did it. So can you. Just fucking do it! Fortune favors the bold! Chet To donate to my Ego Death Kickstarter project or to just see what it's all about, go here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2119895167/ego-death-a-solo-show-of-monstrous-paintings-by-ch

Written by 25486278 — August 12, 2013

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