ALERT! ALERT! Photostream views are about to reach critical.
When I came home from work today, I found that my photostream was only a couple hundred views away from the 250,000 mark. It was only 10 months ago when I was all excited about hitting 100,000.
I’ve wanted to be an artist since I was 7 years old. Over the years, that dream kind of died. Actually, it didn’t even die. it was killed by a combination of art school professors telling me I wasn’t a real artist and a growing sum of college debt convincing me I had to get a real job.
But it never really died. Sure, I lost it for a while, but there was still that little spark.
Usually I only talk about the day that a picture took place on, and save anything that happened after midnight for the next day. But today, at 1:21am, my flickr photostream hit exactly 250,000 views, and I realized, maybe for the first time in my life, that the dream of a seven year old boy had come true.
I may not be rich, I may not be able to quit my day job. Hell, I may not be much of anything. But a quarter of a million people on this planet have been interested enough to take a look at what I’m doing, and that’s why the spark has grown into a flame again.
My name is Chris Maverick, and I AM an artist.
So, thank you.