Thursday, May 19, 2011

Brought to you by the letter "D"

"D" is for Draw...which is what I'm going to do, cuz I am completely inspired by this list that the amazing Amy from made and is generous enough to share today. This is perfect for know, when your kids say "I'm bored, there's nothing to do". :) love love love this! Feel free to right click save the list for yourself. Let's spread some drawing love!

Today I was listening to an interview with My Chemical Romance's lead singer Gerard Way and he was talking about how he went to art school & wanted to be a comic book writer and artist, but the band took off, so he draws when he can, including right now a comic that is connected to their latest album, Danger Days, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. First, I love this band. Second, I love that he is a comic-con geek. Third, I LOVE that he is an artist. He's a singer and writer and musician and comic book artist. I love that. I think it really resonated with me because so many times in my own life, I feel like I should only do ONE thing, photography. And I love photography, but it's not WHO I am. If I limit myself to that, there is something missing. I don't feel complete. I want to constantly be learning new things and taking on new and scary projects and not be put into the "photographer" box. I am an artist. And for me that includes jewelry making, painting, drawing, sketching, photo taking, cooking, & a thousand other things that I haven't tried yet. Isn't it freeing to be out of that box and just be?

1 comment:

Shash said...

I agree that we are not just all one thing. My biggest complaint about working in the corporate world is that they try to pigeon-hole your skills. I'm an instructional designer. But I've also been a layout artist, supermarket cashier, business analyst and, in one of my hobbies I regularly prove that I have a calm head in emergency situations.

I love being able to use all my different skills. Obviously, many of us do. So why doesn't the corporate world learn to take advantage of that?