“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
I truly love this quote for several reasons. When we are kids we are praised for our art and people think it is great. As we get older we are told “grow up” “get a real job”. Have any of you ever faced trials along your path as a designer or artist when people tell you to “grow up”?
Me, personally I faced this all the time growing up. I even questioned myself about this very thing. I think I felt it most when I hit my early years in college, not too many high school advisers know about a design career path. So I had to educate myself on what it took to become a designer. I never gave up and constantly pressed forward to make it my career. The funny thing is even today I still question myself when times get tough if I should still press forward. In my low times though I rely on my Lord and He gives me the strength to press forward as an artist and designer. I also have been able to reflect on the past and where I was and where I am today. So give it some thought and I would love to hear from any of you about what you have gone through to be where you’re at today.