How to Find an Illustrator...Follow the Universe

Sometimes she finds you.

So a couple of weeks ago I was on a train from Rome to Spoleto. Now, if you don't know Spoleto, that's understandable. It's a tiny little mountain village in the heart of Umbria. Cool for a weekend. If you ain't got a significant other and/or a good book to snuggle up with, ya might be bored outta your mind after a couple of days.

Anyhoo, I was on the train and looking for my place in seat #81. I arrived to my spot and found someone already sitting there. He was traveling with a friend so I assured him it'd be no problem for me to sit in the vacant seat behind him. He commented that I was kind and that led to a completely different conversation that ended with him stating that I should meet one of his classmates who's into illustration.

I gave him my card.
He said he'd pass it on.
He did.

Today I found myself at my favorite restaurant in Rome seated in front of who is what I believe to be a true artist and a creative force. What a lovely conversation we had that ended with plans much bigger than one would imagine would develop from a happenstance introduction...I love it when the world works in that way.

Anyway, the whole purpose of this post is for me to support Oge.

She's young. Gifted. Wildly talented.

I want her to win but she doesn't need me to do so. She's 20 and already on her way.
Here's the thing...
this is just the way I'm set up. If I see something and like it, genuinely like it, I want need to tell everyone I can about it. I think that's why I've had so much fortune in my intentions are good.

So here's the artsy fartsy storyline that's my favorite part that you may think is nothing or everything...I dunno and it really doesn't matter I just wanna share and I think it's fascinating.

Last week when Oge reached out to me via email I was at breakfast writing in Dallas. I got in the car and was having a conversation with my mother when I noticed a blue jay perched on a branch. It's not every day that you see a blue jay so I parked the car, naturally, and watched what the blue jay was up to for five minutes or so. Then I drove back to my friend's spot and looked up Oge and her work. Here was the first story that popped up...

Uh huh.

So I told Oge this story and she said, well that's so interesting because I looked you up on my way to Morocco and saw M is for Marrakech and thought, "How does she knoooooow?!"


There's a divine order to this life. I believe that.

Check out Oge's work here...

Great stuff, man.

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