Advice for Success in a Creative Career

December 04, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Enjoyed sharing my journey and process with Art students from Rising Sun, Perryville, North East and Elkton High Schools this morning at The Cecil County Arts Council!  The students studied the work on exhibit for the 15th Annual Photography Show, and joined in a guided critique.  Then photographer Joe Gilmore and I each spoke about our professional careers and how we arrived where we are today.  I hope they will take my advice to devote 110% to everything they do, dare to be different, pursue a college degree, and never, ever let anyone try to convince them they can't make a lucrative career out of being an artist!  Wish them much success in following their natural talents and pursuing creative careers!  I left them with a quote that has helped guide every professional decision I've made in the last couple years, and hope it will resonate with them as well- "Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.  It will not lead you astray." -Rumi 

 


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