It’s been a while since I’ve posted a status update on the various happenings of my life, and since I’ve been getting some inquisitive emails and comments, I thought it’s about time I clue everyone in.
As some of you have noticed, I haven’t been very active on my youtube channel over the last 9 months. One of the reasons being that It’s just been a massive year for me. I’m currently finishing up the largest chunk of work I’ve ever had to do in such a short time, and I’m eager to clear my plate and begin working on my next independent project for youtube.
I’ve been thinking more about how to showcase my freelance work on the net. With the various social media sites I use to communicate with fans, the relevancy of tarboy.com in its current format doesn’t serve a whole lot of relevancy any more. In the near future I’ll be redesigning the site and moving away from it as a central location for my youtube videos, and more towards something that better displays my commercial work from the last 5 years, which none of my closest fans have even seen yet. Though that’s not to say my future youtube work will be getting less attention, I’m planning it will be the opposite.
There’s been dramatic shifts in my creative goals over the last year, for several reasons, including my separation from Hania, who was my wife and composer for many of the films I’ve been involved in. Bit of an odd topic to be discussing on a blog post, but considering that our online identities have been tied so closely together, and that much of our individual audiences overlap, I figure it’s worth clarifying to the people who’ve been asking about it. I know a lot of you are bummed about the situation, but I’m still doing animation, and Hania’s still doing amazing music through her new site and youtube channel. It’s a big change, and from an artistic standpoint, I’m more sorry about losing such an inspiring creative partnership than anyone. But I know this is best for our individual progress as artists, and I can’t wait to hear and see the incredible work she’ll produce in future.
As I mentioned earlier, my creative priorities have shifted over the last year. I’ve become restless with my current skills, style and the subject matter of my work. I’m on a massive creative high, and am hungry for new ideas. I don’t know where it’s all going but for the first time in years, I’m excited to just let the creative drive and inspiration take me where it wants to.
As always, thank you all for following my work, sharing it, commenting (yes, even the relentless questions about Tarboy 2 and simply just watching my videos. Living life as a conflicted artist is much easier having kickass fans who back me up. Love you guys!