When I've decided to participate in the Sketchbook Project, I was thinking of leaving a journal of thoughts, images, doodles, to tell my story after moving to the city of my dreams: Los Angeles. Then one of the people who literally saved my life during my teen-age years took his life, and the world collapsed right in front of me. Memories and emotions from the past started to get back to the surface of my mind, and it just did not help with my already troubled overthinking. I'm not sick, this is just who I am. I have been living in unhealthy environments, and music was there to help me during those times I just wanted to give up. Eventually, I finalized my idea for my sketchbook: I will show what it feels like to have demons inside your head by doodling them out. A process of letting out the bad thoughts, transforming them into shapes, images, colors, etc inspired by my favorite music playing in the background. This is dedicated to those who struggle, and to my beloved heroes (artists, but also friends fighting everyday battles) who will never be forgotten. You out there, stay vigilant, but do not judge those who give up their mortal condition.
Oh, I am not an artist, I just wanted to share a message (if there is one!).
To Chester: you sang our fears and our pain away. I wish you were still here, but now you are anywhere, anytime.
To Andrea: do not give up my friend, ever. Just keep walking...
To everyone who struggles: just feel free to do whatever makes you feel fine. Do not be afraid.
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