Hello! My name is Pia, some of my friends still call me Sherm (shermgrafik.com) from my days as a graffiti artist. I live & work in Los Angeles, CA. This is my corner on the world wide web to post my art, writings, etc. More about me here.
Today I am dreaming about a few things:
Rather than striving to buy a house (which I can’t afford at my comfort level anyway), I am now dreaming about freelancing yet again.
I’ve been doing the fulltime thing for quite some time now. It’s great to have that security but I also want to experience something different. I tried freelancing a couple of times before but failed.
I want to work for myself, and I want to grow my own business. I mostly just want the freedom to work from home and be at home. I’m kind of a homebody.
But just because it SOUNDS easy doesn’t mean it is.
And this could just be another pipe dream…
or this could be me manifesting a whole new reality.
If it’s in alignment with your highest good, then anything is possible.
Allowing myself to dream on.
Photo is a closeup shot of my favorite Labradorite stone. If you look closely, you’ll see what appears to be a lone figure. He occupies this mystical forest, just being.
I wish I could be like him, to just be. But it is also an inherent part of our human nature to want more for ourselves when our current situation no longer gels – to make our dreams come true, to manifest our truest desires.
Digital version of Kirin drawing
One of my metaphysical teachers Naha, wrote this beautiful prayer in honor of Earth. I felt compelled to share it.
Naha has taught me and many others about the tarot, crystals, psychic protection & so much more.
It’s time to start showing my website some love again; after all, I am still paying for it. Social media is fun, but websites are still the meat & potatoes of the internet (ha). What happens when Instagram is done…what WILL be the next thing? Social media platforms always tend to come and go, your website is really the closest thing to permanence.
I’ve decided to stop thinking so much. I noticed that it really held me back from being creative.
What I do at work, thinking/analyzing is ok and it works well for me but definitely not for my personal stuff.
Here is a rough drawing that I did a couple of weeks ago. I attended a guided meditation with Jessica Snow at Spellbound Sky. I’ve attended two sessions so far and wow…after coming back to the earth plane I literally had to scramble back home both times and draw what my mind’s eye saw. My mind was blown and the visions were crystal clear. It was an amazing experience and I hope to do more.
So if you feel like you’re stuck creatively or are having some kind of block, I highly suggest a guided meditation! 🙂
This is not really a rant, but more of an observation…
but it seems that those who either grew up in LA or have lived here for a long time can’t afford to buy a house. You either have to move really far away or suck it up; and by suck it up I mean you continue to rent the house or apartment you live in so you could have an easy commute to work and be close to the places you enjoy frequenting. It all boils down to comfort, convenience and sentimental value – you just love that area and don’t see yourself living anywhere else.
But everyone always says it’s better to buy than to rent. My parents were drilling this into my head before I even understood the concept.
Now that I’m a little bit older, I’ve been thinking more and more about buying a house. I’ve talked to others around my age (the 35-45 something crowd) and they want to buy a home too, but none of us can afford it. The prices of homes in certain neighborhoods are going up and a lot of these homes are really just somewhat average.
It’s as if locals are getting pushed out farther and farther out.
I’ve been thinking about how far do I want to live just to have the house I want. But other factors fall in too like will I like the area/neighborhood, how far am I willing to commute to work, etc.
In the meantime, enjoy this beautiful contemporary house I saw during one of my hikes/walks a while back. A bitch can dream, right?
Title: Lost in Time
Description: Framed 11″x14″ black & white, mixed media drawing
If you grew up sometime between the 1980’s and 1990’s, were influenced by gang culture and watched “Mi Vida Loca”, then this mixed media drawing would be the end result. This is pretty much a throwback to those times.
Echo Park wasn’t a safe place back then. I’m sort of amazed at how much the city of Los Angeles has changed, for better or for worse.