Thank You for Keeping Me Sane – #ThankfulTuesday

Hi, friends!

Art has always been a part of my life. As a kid, I loved to doodle and color in my coloring books. As I got older I started appreciating other forms of art, especially visual arts. Street art, photography, graphic design, cinematography, animation, the list can go on and on. I’ve enjoyed seeing all of it and even tried my take at some of them.

I got into tagging and graffiti in middle school. In high school, I dipped into basic graphic design and somehow I picked up my first DSLR. It wasn’t until I took a beginning photography class in college where I realized how much I love photography and want to dig deeper into it. I went on to major in Digital Photography and work towards getting my Bachelor Degree. While in college, I learned about calligraphy and hand lettering and have been practicing it ever since.

My passion for visual arts is what led me to pursue photography and to later pick up graphic design and videography. I’ve always loved how all art pieces are final products that started just as an idea. Artists work to bring their ideas to life and share them with others. Experiencing this myself, I know how rewarding it is to see my ideas come to life and to see others enjoy the things I create.

I’m so happy that my love of art grew over the years and I’m thankful it led me to pursue a job that I’m passionate about and always enjoy doing. Choosing this career path has never been easy, but it’s always been worth it. Following my passion for photography brought me to places I never thought I’d go and gave me opportunities I never thought I’d have.

Art has served as a form of therapy for me and it’s helped immensely to keep me sane in the chaos I live in. Whenever I’m having a bad day I think of quotes, phrases, or words that I can hand letter and later vectorize and use for a graphic. On the flip side, whenever I’m having a really good day I go out to photograph the sunset or I round up a few of my friends, have them wear one of their nicer outfits, and go out to shoot for fun.

Over the years, I’ve learned so much about different forms of art, especially photography. (I have a degree to prove it. Haha!) The most important thing I’ve learned about life through art is that I need to look at things from different perspectives to understand what’s going on. Now, I get to share my knowledge with those who are also passionate or sometimes just curious about art.

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