The Anvil: What is BLCKSMTH?

Obviously, painfully staged photo of Michael James Schneider photo by Summer Olsson
Obviously, painfully staged photo of Michael James Schneider
photo by Summer Olsson

I’m Mike Schneider. After 20 years working in retail management, I put my career on pause for a year to start a life doing only things that fulfill me creatively and artistically. I paint, direct, write, am an amateur interior designer, and have done theatrical set and production design. I’m not a blacksmith, but I’m okay at everything else. Well, people have told me that, but these people usually turn out to be liars.

This blog started as kinda a dry chronicle of my process in the summer of 2012. Then the shit hit the fan: I got my heart broken, and I started looking inward. I made a lot of interesting discoveries, and these seemed to resonate with a lot of people. I don’t claim to have the answers for anyone, least of all myself, but I’m having fun on the journey. Or at lest pretending to on social media.

What do I ultimately want? I wanna make a living doing creative stuff! I’m starting from scratch here, and I have a lot of work to do. I self published a book. I’m surviving being single, and then not being single, and then getting my heart broken wide open. I interview people on the same journey. And I listen to awesome music while doing it.

One thought on “The Anvil: What is BLCKSMTH?”

  1. I love your work. Please please oh please release the next part of Th Tropic of Never! I am super eager the see how it continues.

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