• Alejandro Castanon

End of Year Wrap Up

Its the end of the year. Its been a tough year. Most years have some sort of tough time we all endure. But I didn't foresee how this was going to end up. It wasn't all bad. I had some great successes. Dallas opened up as a viable market. As well my online sales have grown. But sometimes I feel my head spinning with ideas and projects. That's how its always been though. Always something to do, something to accomplish, something to plan. Living as a full time artist is not the easy road. I think I knew that going into this after I walked away from a reliable salary, benefits and such. I worry a lot about how things will end which you know most self help books say not to think negatively or worry. Its counter productive. One thing is certain about every year that passes, sacrifice is always there. I've sacrificed relationships, time with family, and even my own health at times. So is it all worth it? Not to be certain about where things will end up or if they will work out in the end? Sometimes I think not. But I'm relentless. Often to a fault. But this isn't suppose to be a depressing post its suppose to be reflective one. Having said that I think more about the future than I do about the past. Its the one thing we can change. So what does 2017 hold for me? A LOT. More than I could ever have imagined. Good and bad just like every year. In 2017 I will start the Comic Con circuit. The first one I did was a great success and lots of fun! I did a lot of traveling in 2016 which was very costly but I think it opened up lots of doors. These doors will be ones I'll be entering in 2017. As an artist I try my best to evolve and become better. Oils have been on radar for a while, so hopefully in 2017 I will make this transition. I will stay hopeful. Be better as an artist, as a person, as a parent.

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