Thursday, August 21, 2008

An artists voyage of self discovery.

"My life is poetry; part of the greatest library.Our author knows us all by heart, because his love is for his art"- Elijah Wyman
I sit here and there are a couple of things I can truly say and know that I am always going to believe what is said for the rest of my life. 

1: An artist should try any and every medium even when they have found their niche. Learning something new is a must for an artist and will in fact always keep your mind from being idle.
2:When others say you can't don't let it get you down, let it encourage you. Sure you may not be the most talented at one thing verses another, but when someone says to you to stick to what you know than they are narrow minded and should realize that the people who went beyond their comfort zone are by far the most successful.
3: When you are at the lowest point of your life, don't try and dig yourself deeper, use what you love to overcome what you are going through, don't go to the temporary things that you can't rely on.

I think when I look at my life The most impacting way to look at it is through photographs. Its like looking at ever moment frame by frame and never really having to stop looking. I think that what I do is a means of time travel... I love it.

I think that when I look at my series of Photographs piling up year by year, I will see the lows and highs of my life. This is the Highest point of my life so far. I am in love with a person who loves me for who I am regardless, and not only does he make me happy, but he has cenetered me in a way that no one else has.

I have a family who Love me and friends who care and I wanna capture that too. Part of being an artist is discovering where your niche is. But what also is part of being an artist is taking it a step further. Not only do I want to capture my dreams, but I also want to capture my very reality.

Life is something every person can relate to and also can inspire a person, drive an opinion into their heart. An image can prove someone guilty or innocent, a picture is truly worth a thousand words.

But what is also inspiring is someone who can inspire you to create anything you want because they believe in you.

I guess what I am saying is surround yourself with inspiration, and keep on discovering who you want to be, as an artist and as a person in this world.


Liz said...

Don't you feel lucky to have an outlet for your creativity and your feelings? Your art, your photography, will permit you to be able to express things many of us cannot. I'm envious. I try to center myself through meditation and, believe it or not, through loving and raising my children. But I'm finding these days that I want more, and am on a journey to find it. This enlightening book, "The Pink Forest," is helping. The author has some different ways of expressing herself, with kind of unfamiliar terms, including momentology. Kind of self-explanatory, though -- recognize the moment,s focus on them, and see how they urge you to take a new path, or think a new way.

Julia said...

Agreed, Jess. Sounds like you've gone through a lot but have managed to overcome it. I'm sure you'll have a great time as a photographer.