Think. It’s something I do often. To sit for hours and contemplate things has been big for me. I was always the type to ask many questions. Every time I came across something new it set off a chain reaction that resulted in a constant pursuit of knowledge. Over the years it’s gotten me in a lot of trouble. Despite this I’ve never stopped. I feel that thinking outside the box is important even if it puts you in difficult situations. I guess what I’m trying to say is all that effort you put into gaining knowledge matters. You’ve been blessed with a certain amount of intelligence and it’s up to you to make the most of it. In my pursuit I’ve found some things that I try to ingrain into my work. Without these I feel whatever I’m creating is meaningless.
Send a Message. I’ve always found great solace in books. They have an uncanny ability to send a message. They’re also and incredible tool for the attainment of knowledge. When people ask me how they can improve their craft I often tell them to pick up a good book. I do not believe books make you more intelligent but more so allow you to maximize the potential of the intelligence you have been given. I often find myself trying to mimic books when creating images. What I mean is trying to tell a story and pass along and underlying message. In fact the image of this post tries to do just that. Every little detail means something and together it creates a message. It’s important that your work sends a message. This gives it purpose and that message is a powerful thing.