What do I want to do?
What I realised was, I wasn’t asking myself, ‘what should I be doing?’ It was when I started asking this, and I found out about my ADHD and dyslexia, where I had a pivotal moment. I started listening to my heart (most of the time). It was here where it clicked into place, and my eyes started opening up to the creative world.
When I started making art, I made it every day for six years, selling bits of it. It was amazing. I’d started to feel like I’d found my passion. However, when I graduated, I still didn’t know what to do. I remember people saying to me, do you regret doing your art degree? From this point, there has been one quote that has always stuck, and I still use it now when I need it. It was from Jeff Walker’s wife. In her book, she said, “when people lost their way, it’s because they’ve lost their why.”
I had no clue all of this would lead to United ArtSpace.
Being an artist
- Why do you pick your materials up in the first place?
- Why do you like making art?
- What does art mean to you?
- What art did you enjoy creating in the past?
- What kind of artwork are you making?
Steve Jobs once quoted “so all the things that I’ve done and all the crazy things that I did and all the courses that I took have somehow amounted to the person that I am today”. This is so true. Trust in the dots, listen to your heart, and the dots will eventually add up.
A note from my little boy
Five minutes in, he started slowly getting up and 10 minutes in he was smiling, kicking and loving it.