This is the last of the “Artist’s Blogs That I Stumbled Upon One Day” Series. Of course, this is actually the first one I found. Go figure.
Anyway, I got this from Stuff No One Told Me (but I learned anyway) (you can visit it here), a blog created by Alex Noriega, a Barcelona artist . I was combing through somebody’s tumblr site when I found a little gem of his (I forget which). The rest, as they say, is history.
I really enjoy his stuff, and that may be largely because of the words that go with them. His art makes me think of nostalgia, of children – and maybe I should have been a child when I learned about most of the stuff he says. It would have saved me a hell of a lot of heartbreak.
But I guess that’s the charm, really, of Stuff No One Told Me (but I learned anyway) – if you knew what you needed when you needed to, the stories behind each life lesson would not be as poignant or as interesting. And, of course, the process is half the fun.
These are not the only things on Alex’s blog, though – he also posts stuff about his life, like the time he was a janitor in Holland (I think this is true), and stuff on the things he thinks about, which is, weirdly enough, very similar to the things I like to think about myself.
If I were to describe it (since I’ve done this kind of thing in all of my previous posts here), I guess I would say Alex’s blog is for smiling really widely. It makes me happy to know that I’m not the only one crashing through everything.