What's Your Why?

what’s my why?


the world is full of events and things to do that claim to be authentic, creative, game-changing, innovative, inspiring and paradigm-shifting.  they all sound great – but that’s not what i’m hoping for … 


i want fall down, crazy stupid love. i want to be surrounded by activity that is alluring, beguiling, blazing, bursting, epic, frenzied, ravenous and volcanic. i want passion to erupt.


every day.  but most of the time i’m afraid to let you know.


i want to lift heavy things and then lift more.  i want to impress with feats of skill and strength.  i want to do one more of anything than you - while at the same time screaming at you to do one more than me.


i want to wake up even when i’m tired.  i want the mirage of failure to be check-mated by the exhilaration of self rescue.  i want the tingle of words on my tongue, but the comfort to keep them to myself.


i want to fit in, by standing out.


i want to know that the hardest fifteen minutes of my day are against myself.  i want to sweat early and eat often.  i want sore muscles and wide awake nerve endings.


i want to ascend higher than i thought i could yesterday.  i want yesterday and the path followed to never be thought of.  i want tomorrow to be an anticipation of new adventures.


every day.


i want to be a part something.  


i sweat for the one next to me.


i want those who see things as i do to pin their ears back and take off toward the finish line with me.  i want them to hinge their bets and go all in on their own self. nor hesitation. no regrets.


i want them to pull me up when i slip in the mud.  i want them to reach out when the quick sand seems real.  i want to be one of many.


every day.


i want to sweat because others need to sweat.


i want to feel alive. 




i’m kenT and i’m an artist and, but not the tortured kind.  

i make one of a kind paintings, no two are exactly the same.  some are large, some are small.  some have words, some have none.

i am on a mission to make the walls of your home, office or secret lair as colorfully composed as you are.


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