ABOUT PRETTY WHISKEY
My name is Alex and I’m a twenty-something headquartered in Los Angeles. Follow me on Twitter (@Sautterdays) for my post-adolescent angst and on Instagram (@sauts) for my narcissistic and meticulously filtered photos. For my personal musings, check out my blog: Sautterdays.
Many Gen Y millenials were raised to believe we could be anything we wanted when the time came - then we grew up. Even now, as I'm drowning in the harsh realities of adulthood, I'm forced to continue to hold onto that belief. It's a life preserver in open water. There are some passions and dreams rooted so deep - those are the ones worth holding onto and pursuing. For me, that has always been some form of creation. At the risk of sounding more pretentious than I probably already do, I'll say that all I have ever wanted to be is a creator. An artist - whether that means being an illustrator, a writer, an actor, a filmmaker, a designer, or a mother. It's the first answer I ever remember giving when adults would ask my child-self what I wanted to be when I grew up. As author Ursula K. LeGuin said, "the creative adult is the child who has survived."
Pretty Whiskey is rooted in the daydreaming of my adolescence and the hedonistic activities of my young adulthood. What began as mindless sketches during classes turned into colorful, full paged, personalized murals for my classmates and friends. From there, I moved onto birthday cards, valentines, and portraits. It's safe to say I have no idea what I'm doing. Like much of my life thus far, this will be an interesting adventure.
Live fearlessly. Love recklessly.