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Falling off......

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by TrustEvil, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. TrustEvil

    TrustEvil Guest

    How long can you keep going full speed ahead ? When do other of live's priorities come into play and dictate to you that you no longer have the time to paint....or is there always time to paint ? What happens when you shift your creativity from one outlet to another ?....are you no longer part of the game if you're not keeping up with the Jones' ? Breaks are necessary and sometimes you simply have no choice, or you have made that choice....what do you do when your crew thinks you're not holding it down anymore, even though you went strong for 3 years straight ? How quickly people forget when you have fallen off.....

    ÀEL GRINGO? Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 215 Likes Received: 3
  3. oldfaithful

    oldfaithful Guest

    i know what what you mean i feel that way about some of my crew ,like there not puttin forth as much effort as i have been which is causing me to slow down......but all that aside man its hard for me to keep up with the amount of paint i use , sometimes i cant piant cause i get too low on paint..
  4. Are2

    Are2 Guest

    sometimes life forces you to slow down
    ..illness, death, new places, falling in love, having children, having a career
    all these things naturally come into play as people get older

    everyone has different priorities
    sometimes an individual's priorities shift daily...
    it depends on where the individual places their desires and needs and responsibilities

    at this point, i have seen many examples of what a writer's 'career' can be like..

    up everywhere, crazy spots, recognition out the yang, 24-7 for about 3 years...then its over

    or the guy who gets up and does a good job of it for many years, falls off into the wild blue yonder, no one knows what happened where he is, then 7 years later...boom up everywhere again...

    or the dude who sits back, and at a relaxed pace, builds a rep for himself over a period of many years, even decades, and many cities...taking long breaks here and there, but never quitting...

    the point is that even if you fall off. ..you can always come back again
    graf is user defined...i've chosen the relaxed pace...i have never burnt out (come close) and i've never been convinced by my many detractors, to quit
    i'm here, i've been here, and i still will be here for the years to come (as long as i'm alive, graf will be a part of me)
    i know this because i've brought it along with me for many years already..
    through death, addiction, tough times, college, graduation, and now the job i always wanted.....my birthday was a few days ago...i am, at this point, a grown woman..if i'm still doing it now ..i'll still be doin it in 15 years..
    fuggit...if dr.revolt can do it, so can i...

    hopefully you are close friends with the people in oyur crew, and they aren't all about judging you...the guy who was the shit, then fell off for 7 years, then came back and is the shit again...that guy is in my crew..
    no one ever said "fuck that guy..he hasn't done shit in 5 years"
    when it came time for him to paint again, we were alll nothin but happy..the crew is always down for its members..
  5. boner stabone

    boner stabone New Jack

    Joined: Jan 4, 2001 Messages: 36 Likes Received: 0
    are you trying to justify the fact that you've fallen off? hey loser, you should be happy you've fallen off. now you'll have more time and money to do things that are actually productive. i just started falling off about a month ago--it feels great.

  6. Tao

    Tao Member

    Joined: Dec 18, 2000 Messages: 638 Likes Received: 0
    haha, you hit it..........
  7. TrustEvil

    TrustEvil Guest

    i made no mention of myself falling off did i ? and even if i was, i certainly have no one to justify it to...just throwing the issue out there.
  8. Average White Railfan

    Average White Railfan Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 2, 2001 Messages: 1,120 Likes Received: 0
    what he said.;)
  9. dukeofyork

    dukeofyork Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 9, 2000 Messages: 1,589 Likes Received: 1
    i was under the impression that are2 was a she..

  10. boner stabone

    boner stabone New Jack

    Joined: Jan 4, 2001 Messages: 36 Likes Received: 0
  11. Are2

    Are2 Guest

    i would never work my life around a graffiti agenda...what a waste of time

    i am so much more multi-faceted than that..

    i am living proof that one can do plenty of shit in life positive and not.....like what i listed in my original post, and not just paint, but at the same time still get up, still have fun, not falloff and not be considered a sell out...
    but i guess i might be a pussy... ;) ;)

    maybe if some people weren't so gungho they would last longer..

    who was it that said the candle that burns twice as bright burns for half as long?
  12. TrustEvil

    TrustEvil Guest

  13. Frate_Raper

    Frate_Raper Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 20, 2000 Messages: 7,973 Likes Received: 169
    shit happens go hard next year or when every you get the chance.........best person to talk to about this is fontski fucker never comes out but always is doing something! in the mean time i'm going painting sucker


    Joined: Apr 30, 2002 Messages: 711 Likes Received: 0
    i just a had a short short run and enjoyed it while it lasted...maybe someday i will get back on for another one.... *sniff*
  15. WITS

    WITS Member

    Joined: Apr 17, 2002 Messages: 366 Likes Received: 0
    I "quit" for just over 2 years starting in 2000. I use the "'s because even though I only painted like 2 times in the 2 years I didn't abandon graffiti completely. I just wasn't painting. I was still sketching and looking for pieces and benching and thinking "Maybe I should paint now.. Hmm? "
    Some people think of graffiti as useless and a waste so they quit or think it is for 15 yr old kids and quit when they're done with highschool. I'm old. I have no plans of ever quitting graffiti for good. Breaks here and there I am sure..But quitting? Why would I?? I love it. Fuck the beef egos fame blah blah blah.. I just love painting and giving people something to look at. Giving me something to look at. Fuck the people.. I completely lost my point... I am too fucking tired. Just paint if you want to if you really feel it..but if you feel like quitting then quit. Who gives a fuck what anyone thinks anyway? I sure don't.