Like I was telling my friend Katie Waters, a foley artist and sound engineer, sometimes it feels like I’m throwing paper airplanes into the abyss.
I’m so thankful for all the private commissions I’ve gotten the chance to create for such great people. And I’m thankful for my part-time job at the printing center because I’ve learned a lot there. Meanwhile, I’m still looking to create commercial and editorial work. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ So I keep throwing my portfolio, resume, and post cards out there.
I was being a downer one day and said that people buy art as a luxury. Katie corrected me by adding that art is an escape. And she’s right. I like to escape and enhance my life with art all the time, through music, movies, books, stuff on the internet. When you work in a creative field, you have the ability to create an escape and enhance the lives of people.
In my other post I mentioned that it’s been a rough few weeks. Not to mention the freezing, nearly sunless Chicago weather. During times like these, I try to plow through it all with what I can only describe as, ignorant optimism: I keep saying that the weather is beautiful!
Getting featured by Design Juices and Land Rover, among other things, was awesome. Of course, it’s a nice feeling to be noticed and appreciated for something you love to do. It’s like being rescued from an island.
So, I guess you just gotta keep making and throwing those paper airplanes. For years. Eventually, they’ll land in the hands of the right people.
(Or maybe I should have said, “message in a bottle” instead of “paper airplanes” because that would have made more sense about the island rescue thing… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ )