kinda freaking out over what my prof said about me. i think this is the first time in my life that somebody in a place of knowledge and power has told me that i could make a real career out of my art.
i don’t.. i mean, i’ve never actually thought that! i don’t ever think about trying to ~change the world~, i don’t actively try to do things that are new or innovative, i just want to do things that are new to me. things i’ve never tried before and that will challenge me even if they aren’t supremely original. i don’t identify as ~an artist~, i’m just somebody that makes art— even calling the stuff that I do “art” feels pretentious. i like the things i make, i feel accomplishment in my pieces and i think i’m pretty good at what i do, but i never think much about what other people think of the things i make.
thank you, tom. it’s good to feel like i’m doing the right thing and going in the right direction. thank you for making me feel like i’m going somewhere.