Hello world!

My son and I

Have you ever looked at your calendar, saw the date, take a sip of your coffee, check your Instagram on your phone, take another look at the date on the calendar, take another sip and it just dongs on you… what the heck happened to 2019? Well that is what happened to me.

Who am I, you ask?
I am Mike Tapia and like a lot of fellow creatives I have an interest in all sorts of creative mediums. Right now my focus is on digital marketing developing and design, illustration and ceramics which will also be a focus of this artist’s journal. I will also include my inspirations and knowledge of everything I have learned personally and professionally.

A long time ago… In a cubicle far away
Lets roll back to August 2018. I had just left my job of 15 years at an oil n gas manufacturer as their web manager. 15 years is a long time but it was one of those jobs and industries that you realize you just want off this roller coaster. People in oil and gas, you know what I mean. After a couple of months of searching and interviewing, I accepted a digital marketing role for an association for law firms. So far it has been great and challenging as I shift from a coder to a creator. As much as I enjoy my new career it still didn’t satisfy an itch I’ve been having for years – the need for a creative outlet.

The goal of this blog journal is to hone my drawing and visual communication skills. I will post updates frequently, and hopefully this will keep me motivated to draw every day. I want to be able to look back at my work and see clear improvement.  I hope that this site will also act as inspiration for others who enjoy being a creator.

Thank you for following me on this journey!