Archive for May, 2012

Happiness ?…..

Posted: May 16, 2012 in Life

Create your own sense of happiness. Never depend on someone else for it. You will only set yourself up for failure.
Find the things in life that bring you joy and work with it. Art,reading, music, walks, etc……
Others are not responsible for you to be happy.
Not saying that someone else can not make you smile and feel good.

Just don’t lay it on them to be your source of entertainment and joy.
This whole idea of only being happy or complete  while in a “relationship”or with other people is a heavy burden to give someone.
Once you can find ways to keep yourself happy. Life will seem less complicated.
When you are happy within, it’s the best feeling in the world.

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Making art for others

Posted: May 15, 2012 in Art

http://www.etsy.com/shop/LosEspadaArt

As part of putting yourself out there, is starting my product line of accessories and clothing line.

This is my gift too the world. This all comes from the mind of Los (me).

I have make the majority of the products,such as dog tags,dolls,etc. the other stuff such as Chunky Knobs are my brain child and was made into product. I have worked with a few toy company’s, few were fun,some were not so much. The calling was always in the back of my head. I had to do my own thing, Win or lose!

No guts,no glory…..right?

I hope this serves you as inspiration to the world.

Thank you all in advance for your support.

Carlos

Out of the shadows

Posted: May 14, 2012 in Life

Life should be easier as we get older,but that never seems to be the case.

I see so many friends in situations that they are unhappy in. Most rather be miserable than make a change.

I don’t get how people always talk abut hating their situations in life.

It’s up to you to change that!!!

Yes, it’s easier said then done. All you have to do is be bold enough to take the first step out of your comfort zone.

Remember, those who dare, win! (even if they fail.)

Life is as complicated you make it or allow it too be. Never worry about changing others. Worry about not dealing with people who do not deserve or respect your time. Live for you and accept nothing less than you feel you deserve.

Bottom line?

SHUT UP

TAKE A DEEP BREATH

AND GO FOR IT!!!!

People piss and moan about rock being dead and no good music on the airwaves. The answer is simple, without fan support they will be no future rock stars.

Get off your asses and get to the club and discover the next KISS,Van Halen or Metallica. Buy their music on itunes or from their merch table.

Rock icons are made,not born.

So unless you are gonna put your side line ass on the front line,shut up and get use to listening to shitty music or your old CDS.

Remember the power comes from the public and that’s what put most of our heroes in the spot light.

Don’t wait to be spoon feed a band.

Don’t wait to support your friends when their name is in lights!! Support them while they struggle to keep their lights on.

 

Keep your words soft and sweet,….

Posted: May 12, 2012 in Life

because you may have to eat them later. I say this,because many like to assume that they know more about your life and what you are doing.  Many choose to throw stones and judge.

When criticizing, be ready to be criticized. Be ready to hear what you may not want too.

No one person has done great things alone. Sure they may place their name on it,but they have many to thank. Be it business partners,managers,etc…. Team work always accomplished more,look at the credits on a CD, Movie,comic books,etc…..

“Ego kills more opportunities than anything else. Many egomaniacs end up as lonely as the survivors of the titanic. Sometimes doing what’s best is more important than stroking ones ego.” Richard C. Levy

Placing blame is easier, than leading a helping hand.

Keep your words soft and sweet,….

Posted: May 12, 2012 in Life

because you may have to eat them later. I say this,because many like to assume that they know more about your life and what you are doing.  Many choose to throw stones and judge.

When criticizing, be ready to be criticized. Be ready to hear what you may not want too.

No one person has done great things alone. Sure they may place their name on it,but they have many to thank. Be it business partners,managers,etc…. Team work always accomplished more,look at the credits on a CD, Movie,comic books,etc…..

“Ego kills more opportunities than anything else. Many egomaniacs end up as lonely as the survivors of the titanic. Sometimes doing what’s best is more important than stroking ones ego.” Richard C. Levy

Placing blame is easier, than leading a helping hand.

The next step

Posted: May 12, 2012 in Art

For as long as I can remember, I loved creating art,music and worlds of my own. I have given countless pieces of art away as well as ideas. I was told by a powerful man that I really should consider branding myself and license out my art and ideas. I heard what was said and I kept it moving. Then the other day,it hit me in the head like a brick.

SHIT!!!!!
It’s true!! I need to cover my bases and take my life to the next step.

With that said, I have been reading and learning everything I can about branding and licensing. Its been such an eye opening experience.  I am working on my first gallery show. Which is a tad scary,why? Because its like baring your soul and inner thoughts with a world of strangers.  I am taking a deep breath and figuring out how to make this show happen. In and ideal world, I would love to hold it in Harlem (NYC) where I am from,then move it to  Jamaica,NY (where we moved)

The idea is to show kids who like me are growing up poor can see that dreams can come true.  Keep an eye on here,as I will post updates as much as I can.