So... What's Next?

After the hype of the art show and having some of your camera work be published on national television, what's next? Where am I going?

This is a really good question that I personally have been asking myself. There are so many different directions I can go, but where to start. It is a little overwhelming if I am being perfectly honest with you. It is an interesting step, and I am lost for words.

What I do know is that I am going to act on what's in front of me right now. I am going be finishing up my thesis film at The Art Institute of Seattle. Spend more time releasing more personal film, photography, and blogs. Keep working out, and eating healthy. But most importantly, spend time/letting the people who are close to me in my life know that I am thinking about them.

Until Next Time, Thanks for Reading.

Always the Best,
Gregory R. Sybouts

The 8th Mile...

Hello Friend,

*Warning this piece will contain spoilers of the movie 8 Mile.*

The last couple of days leading up to my art show have been some of the longest and intense moments of my entire life. It was so intense that I forgot how to breathe. It seemed like everything was a mess. I couldn't help, but think, "Oh fuck! What did I get myself into." 

At that moment, I felt like
Eminem in the movie 8 Mile. The scene right before he got on stage to redeem himself. It was terrifying, but exhilarating at the same time. 

You must be thinking, "Wait, one quick second mister. Redeem yourself? This was your "first" art show. How do you redeem yourself?" 

Well... Last year, I had an Art Show for the Belltown Art Walk and only 15 people came which was great! Don't get me wrong, but that was not the part that needed redeeming. It was the preparation work before the show that needed redeeming. So let me give you a little taste of what happened the year before. I prepared for that show on the day of. All my digital copies were unorganized. I hadn't even ordered/picked up my prints. I didn't have a business card. Not to mention that I showed up 30 minutes late to my own show to set up. The sad part was that I knew about this show for over two months, and waited til' the last couple of hours to do something about it.

So when I got the call from RAW Artist asking me if I wanted to be part of their Fixate Showcase; I instantly said yes to their invite to be a featured artist! I wanted to prove to myself that I have what it takes to work side by side with all of the other great talents that were going to be at that event. In addition, it wasn't 15 people I had to make a good impression on. It was a crowd of 500+. For the next couple of weeks, I spent every waking second of my free time planning to make a killer showcase. This included business cards, prints, and more importantly my Demo Reel for my photography and cinematography. 

Everything I was doing felt I was on crunch time and I may not get a single break. Piece by piece it came together. All of a sudden, I found myself at the event and setting it all up. It feels good to be on top of it. I looked at the finished booth, and said to myself "Damn, this is what it must have felt like when
Eminem punked all those battle rappers." And once the guest arrived, I knew that I just took a solid step forward in my life.

It crazy, but a moment I will not forget. I want to personally thank everyone who attended the show and sent me good vibes my way. You are the reason why I create. 

Thank you for reading.

Always Wishing You the Best,
Gregory R. Sybouts

What's Good Blog World...

Hello Friend,

My name is Gregory Sybouts, and welcome to my blog. In this blog, I will be sharing various things from art to literature to reviews to a good joke to whatever I personally feel that is important to me at a certain point of time. My personal hope is to see this blog grow and change throughout time. In addition, to learn and grow with each and every single one of you.

The big question you may be wondering, “Why start now?” To be honest with you, I want to see how far I can push myself. Not only that, but to discover a new part of a world I have no idea about. Plus, I enjoy acting on the idea that today is always a great day to start.

Now, this is what’s going on in my life. I have a big art show in two days. The event is called Fixate presented by RAW Artist. The show includes various artist showcasing their work. I am blessed, excited, and slightly nervous for this show. This show is a great opportunity to showcase my film/photography work to a wide audience. It’s exciting and nerve racking. There is so much that I still need to get done in a short amount of time. It can make any man go bonkers. I am just taking it one item at a time, and it seems to be helping me out significantly. That’s a plus.

Either way, I need to get back to working on my show. I will be updating this blog every other day. I please encourage you to follow me on my other social media websites: Instagram (gregorysybouts) and Twitter (gregory_sybouts).

Thanks again for reading.

Always the Best,

Gregory R. Sybouts