It’s easy to forget why you do what you do. I used to remember it everyday when I first started experimenting with different mediums of art and writing funny stories as a kid. But the more I learned, the more I forgot about all of this. The bigger problem is I didn’t realize I had forgotten. Once I got started with running on that spinning wheel, I just kept going. Last week, I stumbled across a TED Talks video and my pace slowed to a halt.
After stopping long enough to listen to this, I took more time to digest and think about where I was in this conversation. In short, I was lost. I completely forgot why I do what I do. So, I started to think it over. What motivates me? What drives me? Why am I passionate about this? What do I believe? Why do I believe it?
After a while, I came up with four words: “Art. Expression. Faith. Writing.”
I examined my personality and discovered, I create art to express myself. I have a hard time putting my deeper, personal feelings into words. However, in order to express my faith, I write. It comes more easily for me to write about a certain message or principle in the form of stories and poems. I struggle with doing this visually.
Needless to say, I amazed at my personal discovery. I am so inspired by AEFW, that I’ve chosen to design a poster for it:
What do you think? I like it. Nearing ultimate spiffy-ness! (not really a word). I have to find more videos to watch. Maybe I can learn something else. I was sent another TED Talks by Lady Hoather, I have to check it out. (Yes, I randomly give people nicknames without permission). 🙂 Oops.
Eric Christopher Jackson