Jimmy Purkey @jimmypurkey

Jimmy Purkey

@jimmypurkey

#creativetype I do stuff, sometimes, and when I do,its amazing #livecolorfully #mentalhealthawareness #kabbalah #bekind 📲[email protected]

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Cleaning and making new studio space tonight.  Ran across a lot of old failed pieces.  I'm going to keep this one and possibly keep going.  The others are getting wiped.

Cleaning and making new studio space tonight. Ran across a ...

Upped my meds this past Friday (with Dr approval) and today I feel really emotionless.  Not like I was  Sept-Feb.  That was self apathy and horrifying.
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This is more, knowing I have to change a few aspects of my life that in all honesty would be relatively easy but I'm afraid of even temporary uncomfort.  I don't know what that means.  The "but what if..." scenarios keep bouncing. .
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I really need to paint but until my studio is fully up and ready I'm at a stand still kinda.  I've been...better?  I mean, I'm not currently angry but I still bitch about everything.  It does sometimes feel like there are 2 distinct people fighting for the drivers seat but not in a DID way.  One moment I'm aloof and the next I want to break fucking everything.  One second I'm an ally the next I'm oppositional.  I hate it and am trying to curb it as much as I can. .
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Anyway, thanks for reading if you got this far.  Maybe I'll paint on the patio tonight...

Upped my meds this past Friday (with Dr approval) and ...

Doing some digital painting with my phone.  Still in the process of changing around the studio.  I have some odd ideas for the future.  Let's see...!

Doing some digital painting with my phone. Still in the ...

photo_library So this happened yesterday!!!The super fabulous @attackofthecraft drew on me with needles and such, a dope tattoo for my wife :)

So this happened yesterday!!!The super fabulous @attackofthecraft drew on me ...

So, now that the studio is pretty empty I decided to start something new.  I've been so mixed up with emotions the last few weeks.  One part is excited that people came out to the show and fell in love with pieces enough to give them forever homes.  Another part of me is upset that certain people I was expecting to be there, weren't.
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I'm not sure when the next time I'll show pieces in a solo setting again, especially a mental health show.  People asked for years when I was going to do a solo with promises of attendance.  I then get hit up by people asking when the next one is...2 years if not longer. .
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This is why I made the show a one night only event and gave 3 months notice. I used to get the same response when I was in bands.  That's the worst feeling as a creator, the feeling that people will dismiss you in light of a future meeting at their convenience.  When the event itself was me at my most vulnerable, and I wanted to share that experience with others, you know?  I appreciate those who DID share the evening with me, asked questions about the pieces and listened to understand my explanations.  I am eternally grateful.
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One day this will all make sense but until then SUPPORT EACH OTHER! We never know how important things are to the individual.  It could be their attempt at a single shining moment in a world is darkness...
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Until then, I'll channel my inner lion in hopes he keeps me strong so I can uplift others :)

So, now that the studio is pretty empty I decided ...

Happy Mothers Day.

Happy Mothers Day.

@charmedlifeyork I love that you love this piece.  This makes me so happy!!!

@charmedlifeyork I love that you love this piece. This makes ...

Why are you not here painting rocks with me?  #secondsaturday

Why are you not here painting rocks with me? #secondsaturday

My dad @purkeysr.j and Terry Saturday at my "I do stuff, sometimes..." show!  Both of those pieces found permanent homes!  My dad is at practically everything I do.  He is possibly my biggest fan:)

My dad @purkeysr.j and Terry Saturday at my "I do ...

So...I decided to cut this piece out.  It (the piece) pisses me off and I'm tired of looking at it...lol. I wanted to just scrub it but instead I'm going to hide it somewhere this week out in the world.

So...I decided to cut this piece out. It (the piece) ...

photo_library I didn't take many pics last night.  I wanted to be in the moment as much as possible.  There was so much anxiety all day which rose to astronomical levels by the time we opened the show.  That dread of an empty room was serious.
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I appreciate everyone who came out last night.  It felt amazing seeing people I hadn't seen in quite a while.  I'm extremely blessed...🙌
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All the while, my wife the beautiful @krafty_nurse kept me focused through it all.  She really is the coolest person in the world.
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Now to set a 2 year plan...

I didn't take many pics last night. I wanted to ...

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