”Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures.” — Henry Ward Beecher.
You have no idea how this quote speaks volumes to my life…..I have been so afraid to go the extra mile with my editing, because it is not “natural” looking. But, deep down in my soul, fine art is what I wanted to create. From everything I learned at WPPI this year was from Lindsay Adler. She gave a class on photoshop, and she mentioned how people say photoshop is a crutch for when you take a bad picture, but she looks at photoshop as being limitless with your work. We may envision something, but not have all the tools/props there with us to create the art we envisioning…she has unleashed inside me the artist that has wanted to come out. Is there money in this creating? Probably not. But, you know what, it’s a good thing I do not do what I do for money. I do it because I have never been so passionate about something in my life. I am able create art that speaks volumes to me, and maybe speaks to others in complete different ways.
So, whatever your soul years to do….go after it….there is no one else like you. Be who you are made to be. Create.