My parents were both professional artists, so it only made sense that I followed in their footsteps, however of course, learning how to be a wonderful artist is not a simple thing to do, and artistic talent comes from within, so it’s more natural for some people, but i was not one of those people.
I wanted to be a wonderful artist, but it took me a lot of labor just to become average, but when I was 16 I told my parents I wanted to go stay in the woods for a few weeks to “get in touch with my inner artist.” They rented a small bungalow for me on the outskirts of Philadelphia, then the thing about the Philadelphia part is that the city is enormous as well as sprawling, but then two miles later there is deep, dense forest.
I wanted to get away from the distractions of Philadelphia as well as focus on my art. Of course I brought a half pound of cannabis with me, because that was fuel for my art. Trying to create art without weed is like going without food or water. If I wanted to leave Philadelphia behind for a while, I needed the tools of my trade, which in this case meant art supplies, whiskey, as well as cannabis sativa strains. Although my bungalow was just three miles outside of Philadelphia, it felt like I was in another world. The noise, the traffic, all the normal things that irritate me about Philadelphia were nonexistent! For that entire period I was able to get high on cannabis as well as stay 100% focused on my artwork.