Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Emily and Me, down in the Valley

Emily Shur is very good at making pictures.  She is also an excellent writer.  I always love catching up on her blog.

Here is an honest post about the difficulties of what we do, and how it can force us into some pretty uncomfortable spots.

The last few years weren't awesome for me either.  I'm not criscrossing the globe with a huge crew in tow, shooting global ad campaigns.   I'm spending a lot of time reading, writing, sketching in my journal, checking my compass, and trying to figure out where I want to go.  It has been hard, and I've been losing sleep, but I am making progress.

It's always nice when someone else has the clarity to put something you've been feeling into words.  Especially when it's something that you've been struggling with, and are confused by, but haven't quite put a finger on. 

Thanks to Emily for adding some perspective. 

1 comment:

For Pete's Sake said...

As a mother/artist who's been chronicly ill for four years with a daughter who has been ill most of her life, I can honestly say the most rewarding and beautiful components of our lives and my artwork have emerged from the lurching low points. As horrifying as it's been at times I can now say I have found the reward and gift in the temult. Thanks for the post and link!