Category:Dave Letterfly Knoderer
The smartest thing I ever did was run away and join the circus
The artist/author Dave Letterfly Knoderer is not only the guru of living an interesting life but is also an inspirational speaker ready to take you behind the scenes of the fascinating places discovered along the road of his life.
Unending frustration as a boy fueled by a perfectionistic father ultimately forced the decision to run away. Starting as a drummer with the circus as a teen, he satisfied a creative tendency by painting huge signs, wild animal depictions and festive artwork on the fleet. During the 1970's he also found an affinity with animals under the big top, becoming a liberty horse trainer and later an Haute E'cole or high school horseman on the old time three-ring circus.
As an apprentice in the Sign and Design trade, he sought sensational challenges that led to many amazing projects. A skilled painter, Dave designed and painted large wall graphics and theater sets, themed interior and exterior murals in amusement parks and restaurants, crafted delicate Gold Leaf window treatments and the gilding and decoration on Antique Fire Trucks.
Hitting bottom as an alcoholic brought everything to a screeching halt. While dazed, fate introduced a new purpose for his life -- a practical relationship with God that also revealed an exceptional connection with his father.
Writing began as newsletter content thirty years ago. Soon Dave had accumulated enough material for one, two, and now, several memoires that chronical the surprise twists, turbulent chaos and confusing detours of a tumultuous life that ultimately led to love.
Today, as a traveling artist, Letterfly is the top producer of old school pinstriping, hand-painted lettering, gold leaf inscriptions and airbrushed imagery on motorcycles, hot rods, guitars, cake mixers and even top-shelf motorhomes. Writing fills every available moment.
Dave is quick to point out that everyone's mixture of life's challenges is divinely choreographed to help us discover our true purpose. Read on to find inspiration to overcome the obstacles of your life that really are the gifts that bring about one's greatest transformation.
Speedy hurled through havoc is a memoire that honors my father, explains the source of my passion and provides pure entertainment as I take the reader through the backdoor into the exciting world of the circus. As the future without the circus unfolded, I had to evolve combining the skills learned on the show-business trail with many of the qualities inherited from my father. I became an inspiring artist, author, speaker and spiritual seeker. Read on to find inspiration and perhaps the segue way for you to overcome the obstacles of your life that really are the gifts that bring about our greatest transformation.
Why I wrote the book; I believe that every mixture of life's challenges is choreographed to help us discover our true purpose: I have been given my combination as a key to unlock the secret place where transformation, growth, clarity and propulsion is discovered. My hope, my dream, my mission in life is to use these trials, discoveries and gifts to connect, motivate, entertain and to be a blessing to others. I am here to reveal these ordeals to touch your hearts, be an example of optimistic growth and inspire positivity for your lives.
Here's what people are saying;
Sometimes you get the gift of experiencing a true American story. I recommend this book to lovers of passionate write-ups and moral-inducing books. Also, young readers who have a passion for something, but face challenges can learn one or two lessons from the book. This is such a gift. When's the movie?
I recommend this book to lovers of passionate write-ups and moral-inducing books. Also, young readers who have a passion for something, but face challenges can learn one or two lessons from the book.
I absolutely LOVE this book! It's a Magical Mystery Tour, winding through the life of this extremely talented author's lifelong journey. Definitely, a must read! Letterfly never ceases to astound me!
What a great book!! I couldn't put it down. Very well written. It is so captivating it feels like I am traveling right along with him. Can't wait for his next book.
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