My work. 🙂
Would love to know what you think.
Last night I had one of those ah ha moments. I was sitting in at a friends interview of Between the Notes at the Wild Goose creative space. It’s a project a local artist started up where he interviews local artists, mainly musicians on life, how they got started and what drives them, etc.. It was pretty interesting. I got to see a glimpse into the past life and brain of a friend. The topic of communication came up. Musicians make music for others to hear, not just for themselves. The conversation elaborated and it got me thinking about my own life and how I use my creative mind to communicate with others. I studied Strategic Communication in college so it started way before I even knew what I was doing with my life. Problem solving and thinking out side of the box have always come natural to me. My interests in Photography started way back in high school. So it made sense that as an artist the way I communicate is through the images in my head. I see things in a way most don’t and I want to share those images with those around me. Whether that’s online for strangers to see or printed images for my friends and family. I love exploring. Every artist has a drive. Exploring is my drive. I want to capture what most don’t see in the day to day and allow them to stop for just a moment and see the beauty and on some occasion the emotion in it.
I left the creative space feeling really good about what I am doing. You have to have drive, determination and a vision all while working your ass off to be able to get where you want to be. No one is going to do it for you.
Every artist is different, like every art piece is different. Whether you write music, paint, write for a paper, design logo’s or photograph what it’s in front of you, you are uniquely different in your own way. As an artist I had the hardest time really figuring out what was the one medium I was really good at. Yea, I enjoy painting and drawing but the one medium I always had a natural talent for was photography. It’s my natural high, besides listening to music. It’s the one thing I can do for hours at a time and never get sick of. I remember being at a crossroad 2 years back. I was doing things on my own again, advancing my career but yet still felt like I was missing something. It was then I realized I knew I had to take the one natural thing I enjoyed doing and really do it. So I bought what I needed to get started and I’ve been sailing forward ever since. Once you figure out what your calling is, embrace it to the fullest extent. You never know where it will take you.