An Artist’s Perspective: A Calling

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There are sure paths that some take, ones that are not riddled with uncertainty. Plenty of people choose a stable career. There isn’t any ambiguity. You go to medical school, you get out and do your residency, and then you’re a doctor.

It’s not so cut and dry for those that have chosen the arts, however. For some it’s not a decision that they woke up one day and thought they’d like to do. It’s more of a calling.


The Bottom Line:

There are some risks in life that are worth taking. Regardless if your path might not be the conventional or safe one, the world needs all kinds of people. What would the world be like without art, without music, without films, without books, without dance, without opera? We would all be shells devoid of creativity, the life force of spirit.



Georgia O'Keeffe



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5 thoughts on “An Artist’s Perspective: A Calling

    prior said:
    November 23, 2014 at 3:00 AM

    well Ken seems like a unique artist and I like how his video ended with “from there it was on down hill” – and good point you raise about career paths that are risky or sometimes not the fats road to moola – 🙂
    and this post kept reminding me of Henri David Thoreau – not sure exactly which quote would fit best with your post – but this one came to mind…
    “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings.”

    cheers 🙂

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    lilpickmeup responded:
    November 23, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Thanks, he’s a really talented artist. I shot and edited the video. It’s what I do when I am not writing. 🙂

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      prior said:
      November 23, 2014 at 10:45 AM

      oh I did not know that you also do vids – how cool – I also like how you kept it short – I am not sure if you do a whole bunch of these – but under two minutes was nice – and you still captured so much – which is hard to do in such little time – 🙂 ❤

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        lilpickmeup responded:
        November 23, 2014 at 9:48 PM

        Awww thanks. Yep, I was one of those film school geeks. 🙂 That’s the issue with not just video, but someone’s attention span with reading too. I am constantly looking at my word count and worried about how long an article/post is. It’s the exact same way with video. Anything longer than 2 minutes better have a girl fight or something Jerry Springer like because now days everyones a little ADD. I know I am. 🙂

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        prior said:
        November 24, 2014 at 3:58 AM

        well ADD – and busy juggling stuff – also I think it it just kinda part of the current culture – like to move as bit quicker and multitask and while there is still palace for length – there are more places where brevity is key – anyhow, hope you have a great week and Ken’s welding skills just really gives his work that extra personal touch – enjoyed this post ❤ ❤

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