Tour of Britain is coming (to London)
"When I give, I give myself." -Walt Whitman || Ash. Young adult living on a farm. I like quilts, country boys, sweet tea, good manners, cookie dough, and summer days with the pups.
Jack Of All Trades, And A Master Of None || I recently stumbled upon the teachings and podcasts of @seanwes , a tremendous hand lettering artist and overall outstanding human. One of the very first podcasts that I tuned into of Sean’s, he began to speak about the topic of being a Jack Of All Trades and A Master Of None and how many young artists (staring straight at myself) feel this overwhelming need to learn and get good at so many aspects of their respective fields and in turn end up being mediocre at a wide array of things but never a master of any of them.
As someone who has long felt a tug of war between design, photography, lettering, illustrating, etc., I can definitely relate to this fractured sense of identity in my career choices. It’s kind of like being out of college but still feeling like you’re an undeclared freshman who wants to try all of the majors. And when I really get down to it, it scares the shit out of me to think I’ll never find out what it is I really want. It’s been like living in a fog for the past year but thinking along this topic has caused me to reevaluate a lot of my reasonings and choices behind the “why’s” and “how’s” of what I do and what I want to create. I am not a content machine. I am not what is trending. And if I am to ever reach a point where I can call myself an artist, it is up to me to possess the necessary respect and mastery of my craft, to hone my skills and my vision, and to consistently look to others for my support, critique, and inspiration.
I encourage anyone who is a designer, photographer, videographer or just someone who deals with the struggle of feeling like a mediocre jack of all trades and a master of none, click on the link on my profile and give the podcast a listen or at least read over the notes provided! Cheers to all you creators, young and old!!