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To much time is passing between my posts.  I’ve been busy. Honestly.  Making a living.  Yes, I know we all have to do it.  My question for you, is how many of us actually do what we love for a living?  Are you passionate about something?  I’m guessing that there are to many people answering that they are not doing what they love and brings them happiness.  Voices over the years telling you that you can’t make a living do this, that, or the other, for whatever reason.  Don’t go there, and do that because a Dragon will surely eat you, and that sort of thing.  Maybe, the dragon will eat you.  It seems like a good fate to me, compared to never chasing after the things I love.

When somebody asks me what I do for a living, my usually answer is my job title.  I’m changing that today.  My new answer is that I’m an artist, and I’m passionate about drawing cartoons, children’s art, and the imaginary creatures I see.  Yes, I do see them. I’m sad that you do not.  Why bring this up in a post named “October and Halloween” you ask.  October is a powerful month for me and often brings change.  The fall is my favorite time of year, and my birthday is the day before Halloween.  Halloween, a magical day, when we get to eat candy and wear costumes.  We get to pretend at least for one night that we are something else.  We get to change our appearance, act like a star, a monster, a robot, a prince, a princess, or any number of things both wonderful and scary.  What a powerful holiday.  We get to imagine.  Yes, Imagine.  I challenge you to keep imagining, and maybe just maybe, you will find the courage to chase the things you are passionate about in life.  I’m here to tell you there will be dragons along the way, and most often they will be disguised as regular people. Trust me they will breath fire.  Don’t let them stop you.  Good luck.

My name is Andy McNally.  I’m an artist.  Let me show you my new Halloween creations.  I love them and I’m happy to share them with you.




3 Replies to “October and Halloween”

  1. wow you draw so amazing you should join deviantart its a place where you can show your art and you would have so many great comments

  2. Thank you Sara. We artists must take up for one another. I’ll send you my dragons if you promise to send me yours. We might just tame them. They could come in handy to heat the house in the winter. 🙂

  3. You are *truly* a marvelous and gifted artist hun. You send any dragon that says otherwise over to me and I’ll take care of them 🙂

    I like to tell people I’m like a superhero with a crappy day job – the fun part happens outside of work when I become Super Artist! well… some days at least 😉

    Your Halloween designs are spectacular!

    Take care and be well.

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