"A milder version of mania, hypomania often occurs in the relatives of manic-depressives and affects an estimated 5 percent to 10 percent of Americans. “If you’re manic, you think you’re Jesus,” says Gartner. “If you’re hypomanic, you think you’re God’s gift to technology investing. We’re talking about different levels of grandiosity but the same symptoms.”"


"As far as rules go, it’s pretty straightforward: go for the highest level job you feel you can reasonably do, based on your talent, skills, and experience. If you don’t get it, go for the second highest, and so on. The traditional convention of “climbing the ladder” is inefficient because, not only is it a waste of your time toiling away at a job that you’re overqualified for, your company is also robbed of the true value of your services for that whole time."


artofjessecoy said: Hello. Huge fan of your artwork especially your morning coffee sketches. I'm trying to get in the habit of doing morning sketches myself. Just a couple questions. How much time do you usually spend on a morning sketch? How often do you do a morning sketch?


Thanks Jesse,

I spend 10-25 minutes.  If some I think are worthy of being on someone’s wall, I’ll take even longer.  Depends on the sketch/idea and do I want to take further or just move on.  I choose the time based off my feelings at the time. I try to do morning warm ups every morning.  It’s routine and I suggest every artist do their version of it.  It’s mental and dexterity work outs.  I do it during coffee so my brain starts getting in tune with my fingers and hand eye coordination. 

My early warm up used to be merely circles and shapes.   Nothing was a subject.  Just shapes and sipping coffee. Then I moved on to sections in my portfolio I thought needed work.  It became a page of hands, feet, eyes, etc.   Now, it’s ideas and characters I see. 

Doesn’t matter what subject matter or idea it is, but I think it’s imperative to engage in the activity.  Even if that first hour of your day wields no good results (happens to me often), it’s art for arts sake, your sake, and no one Else’s.  That’s important, that’s powerful, and keeps you in line with yourself as an artist.  Far too often we just sit down and make stuff for instagram, or clients, or whatever.  But that time, that’s yours.  An hour a day.

On weekends I modify it.  I sit and read from an art book or movie director and let it flow.  If I’m engaged at the moment, I keep reading.  If the book engages my creative energy I put it down and draw for myself. 

Hope that helps.



That’s a good one


“If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It’s very important to be aware of them every time they come up.”

- Deepak Chopra

Nice brain pattern!

closeup of the best one in this butch

closeup of the best one in this butch

Another set of “Wild Leaf” recycled glass bead 

Crystal Sword Charms by Ideationox really awesome and super lovely crystal swords!

Crystal Sword Charms by Ideationox
really awesome and super lovely crystal swords!

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I want a superhero movie where the hero dies in the first ten minutes and the woman who was supposed to be the love interest puts on his costume and becomes an even better hero.

reminds me of the “Up!”, thought genders were mirrored there

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