In the Artist’s Studio with @javicalleja
To see more of Javier’s work, follow @javicalleja on Instagram.
"I really hope I can make someone smile every day," says Spanish artist Javier Calleja (@javicalleja), who lives and works in Málaga. Javier’s bright, whimsical creations take the form of drawings, paintings and occasionally sculpture.
Since joining Instagram a year ago, Javier’s built a community around his playful, surreal aesthetic. “As an artist, Instagram gives me the opportunity to share my work around the world,” Javier explains. But Javier’s use of Instagram goes deeper, and he uses the platform to engage with his fans. “I’ll do art just for Instagram,” he says. “It’s a great testing ground.”
Before I met him, I would dance in the shower. When he was in my life, I would think about showering with him. After he left, I would sit on the ground in the shower and cry. When I got over him, I showered so quickly there was no time for dancing, fantasies or tears. Someone can invade the smallest parts of your life, you won’t even realize it until you dance in the shower again and wonder why you ever stopped.
Q:New JM interview! *Sigh* Just talk to me all day John.
I just had to check in and say hello…..aaaaaand oh also I saw John & the boys play Bluesfest in Byron Bay, Australia two nights ago & it’s now the morning after the morning after the night before, and i’m still on a dreamy high!
To all the JM fan who are worried, (in particular all Cemawe’s concerned anons,) IMHO you need not be. John looked amazing on stage - fresh, at ease, WELL, not to mention his voice (GORGEOUS, and strong) and his playing (my brain gets lost trying to make sense of it but my heart knows the language).
While I think it’s fair to say he is noticeably slimmer than a few months back, he is TONED (the crowd went wild when he took of his jacket a few songs in & his sleeve was on display) and he looks WELL. P.S If you’ve ever been through a breakup you know that score (it fucking hurts and has the potential to mess you up GOOD) and that’s all I’ll say on that.
John let us sing along, and Doug and Sean seemed genuinely surprised and impressed at all the songs we knew, his banter (I live for the banter) drew laughter across the crowd and THE DREAM SONG - I hope that one makes a full transition into reality - I feel so freaking spoilt that he shared it.
John was lucid, bright, joyful, vulnerable, cheeky, and the music was all those things and more.
Next stop, Sydney.
When you are relaxed you are receptive. This means: when you are relaxed you can actually have the things you want. Being all freaked out and wired will not bring the good things closer to you. Deep breaths. It is time to make things easier!