25 February 2010

what i know...

...is that i dont know much.

i was recently asked, "do you have any advice you would give to aspiring artists? or encouragement?"

my answer?

-do it for the love, not for the money. mostly cause you may starve, but youll be happy.
-be who you are. dont compare yourself to other artists.
-unlearn everything you learned in art school. what i mean is...whatever that part of your head is that tells you that 'you cant mix x medium with y medium'...tell it to shut up.

-dont be afraid. there have to be hundreds of thousands of people out there that have amazing ideas trapped in their heads and no one will ever know...because theyre afraid.
-dont ever stop creating...even if its on a napkin at that chinese restaurant.