It is difficult for some people to find out what makes them happy. Even when we find that thing that brings us pure joy, it tends to become difficult to map out the time to do it. We have become children of the “ole 9 to 5 keeps you alive”. Letting it tell us what to do, like an annoyed parent. When we were kids, everyone said, “if you work real hard you can become whatever you want, even an astronaut”. Justin Bailey did just that! Traveling through space, powered by ambition and drive, he has found his pure joy. Creating.
Justin is an artist of many mediums. Starting out in Phoenix, AZ (via LaCrosse, WI.) with urban art, he has allowed his talent to mutate through his fingertips. After landing his shuttle down on the coast of Oregon, I was able to watch him hone his skills and grow as a creator. From canvas to crystals and now metal work, he never stops! Justin said goodbye to the “ole 9 to 5” a long time a go. He is now in perpetual beast mode. Driving for perfection from sun up to sun down. We were very lucky to catch him taking a break, so as he could share his experiences.
Justin did this little gem for a traveling couple who set out to help feed hikers.
Refueling the Love Batteries at Burning Man.
Shotgun Apple Pie would like to thank Justin for lending us these images of his work. All images you have seen on the page thus far are the works of Justin Bailey. He has been an inspiration to watch grow as an artist, and we cant wait to see what he comes up with next.
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Iron Hide Design is the company that Justin and his girlfriend Michelle Slaven have started for themselves. Michelle is a skilled leather worker, and together they have presented some fabulous pieces. To see, purchase or commision their work, checkout the following links:
Ironhidedesign.com is currently under construction.
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