I often look around at my surroundings and ask myself what do I need to do to get people thinking?
Well, one thing I can do as an artist is to help engage and enlighten people through my work. I think about the type of work that I do. I use these mediums to get involved in things that move me and make me feel something. I radiate that out and in return, I hope that like-minded people will return to me.
Well, the latest few stories I have been working on have done just that. The latest illustration, the Book called The power of One. It even sounds amazing. It’s through my art that brings the story to life to interpret it to the audience. I am looking to create something that is not just a story no, it is something that will change the world.
The author is the one who has that ability to draw in the audience and with powerful words give the reader that grip on what it is they themselves can do.
This book along with my other illustration for the Book Aware Bear is the type of substance that will stimulate the young minds of tomorrow.
I believe that in order to work at something it needs to have a purpose a greater good. Working towards things like these are the keys to self-satisfaction that no amount of money can cover. It’s doing things we are passionate about.
And I find that if we are motivated by it. We, in turn, do our best work as well. It is reflected in everything we do. If money is the only motivation it will usually lose itself somewhere along the line because it lacks the more important picture. Being able to help others.
SO when choosing illustrations for books or projects we must always have that passion and feel a certain strong connection to it and that way half way through the job we won’t just rush through to get to the end of it. Not only that money will come more to us if we worry less about that and more about helping others. Sure we all need to get paid but don’t we all do a much better job of something if we stand behind it?
It has to have a meaning to us as well. Ultimately it will have a deeper satisfaction for our own self-worth. And that is priceless.