To Choose or Not to Choose?

It’s kind of hard for me to think that I need to choose one particular area of art to specialize in. I don’t like to think of myself as a “one trick pony,” but in today’s world it seems like sometimes you have to be. I don’t agree with those people. I enjoy creating work using different mediums. Knowing each day I can wake up and make something out of pencil or charcoal, and then the next I can take pictures or mold clay into a masterpiece. What’s so wrong with that? Why can’t people be considered good or even great at multiple mediums? It’s most certainly possible I know! I don’t mean to blow my own horn, but I like to think that I’m not too shabby at several different mediums.

Here are a couple of my drawings

Some of my pottery

And some of my black and white film photography

I think variety is good, if not even necessary. I can’t even imagine myself sitting in the same spot every single day doing the same exact mundane things. I want to be able to create something totally different every day because change excites me. I need variety and I need change. I like to know that I wont always know what I have to do, but that I can work through anything to create what I want.

This is all easier said than done, of course. Finding a job that accommodates all of this is like finding a needle in a haystack, unless I create my own business. Which, in fact, I hope some day I will be able to do, whatever it may be! I like the idea that  I can be my own boss and make my own content for my own sake or someone else’s happiness. Seeing other people light up from the work I’ve created is the most satisfying feeling!

But who knows where roads  will take me. I could end up somewhere I never expected. And that’s fine with me!


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