Today's inspiration comes from a man who's simply fantastic at what he does: LEGO Artist Nathan Sawaya. (You can find his Web site here.) Sawaya, a former New York City attorney, builds custom three-dimensional LEGO sculptures that are commissioned by people and galleries all over the world. Most of his pieces sell for $10,000 to $20,000, and one of his large pieces sold for six figures. Amazing!
I admire Sawaya not only for his remarkable talent but because he wasn't afraid to go after what he knew would make him happy in life. He left his job as a corporate attorney in 2004 to focus on becoming a full-time artist. That took determination, and I admire that.
I decided to post two short videos about Sawaya and his art. In the first, he talks a little about his process, and in the second, he tells how he got started as a LEGO artist. In both, you'll see wonderful examples of his work. I hope you enjoy them!
Also, my daily haiku for the Pulitzer Remix project is now up. You can find it here. Thanks again to those of you who have been reading and commenting on my poems. I'm so grateful for your support!
Wishing you all a creative Saturday. ☺