To be an artist, you really have to approach the world with hope because if you aren't pushing the envelope of creativity, then you really aren't growing. But also growth = vulnerability so it can be challenging at times. On the other hand, we are happiest when we see progress within ourselves as individuals so, needless to say, we are always aspiring as artists and entrepreneurs. This chapter of Our Reel Life shares a good bit of that.
It seems lately that each day we have a revelations about our work. Sometimes it's the meaning of it, other times it's the possibilities, but we have this incredible feeling that we are onto something much bigger than what meets the eye. Wouldn't it be amazing if all of the skills we have honed suddenly came together with synergy? There is so much potential, in fact the ideas and products we can produce are limitless. It's a great time to be living on the edge of technology, fine art, and design. Bringing this all to fruition though... Well, that is something we have to work at each day.
This is why we work towards all creative angles rather than just one basic niche. Somehow all of these things relate to one another... Music, photography, filmmaking, painting, fashion design all overlap in beautiful ways, and we have created a life that is all about exploring the depths of them all. That means we are imperfect, but that won't stop us from working on each of them because that is what we know we must do to evolve to a higher place.
If I could give advice to anyone that is young and hopeful, it would be to make your life journey about exploration because it never gets old. If you truly are an explorer, no two days will be the same, and life will never be boring. Never stop learning, never stop putting it out there for all to see, and never listen to the critics. Whether you are just starting out, or have been on this journey and are battered and bruised, go to work. Take steps forward. If you are waiting for inspiration, then rest assured inspiration has left the building. Small steps equal big results over time, and if you are lucky a few big breaks show up along the way as well.
Just a few thoughts, and advice that we to should take. We try to anyway, and here it is for all to see. Until the next chapter...
_Charles and Jennifer