Lately I’ve been trying hard to set my mind right before the day begins. I’ve easily been lost in the comparison game. There are so many gosh darn amazing artist out there and its so easy to constantly get a feel of where you stack up - I know, its a really terrible thought. Of course there isn’t anything wrong with drawing inspiration from artists or studying their work, techniques, etc but I easily put myself down because I’m not “there” yet even though I know “there” is never coming! I remember drawing a lot as a kid and I remember never really worrying about what other kids where making - there were no metrics, no audience, no money involved, no social media, just honest work. At this point there was no “letting go” because there was no comparison. I was already creating from an unhindered state. It was free flowing, simple, the lines almost drew themselves. So I’m learning to let go. I’m learning to let go of not being “there”, and learning to be here in this day, each day. I know I will forever be struggling with the process, never arriving, and honestly if I take time to let that sink in every day, I’m sure I’ll realize I’m living the life I always wanted to live.Download image
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beautiful sentiment! even if ‘there’ existed once you got wherever that is, the ride would be over. ✌️
Cheers to that
Great message. As an artist it is easy to look at other artist work and automatically place ourselves on a comparison scale. Either consciously or subconsciously. We all do it. But as you mentioned being aware is a step in the right direction. Thanks for being open and sharing that. 🙏🏿
Wow. I can get behind that
So good dude. I can relate to this very much. My comparison slowly kills my inspiration to go make anything, cause I’ve thought to myself “what’s the point if I can’t make what I really want to make?”. I always have to keep it in check and take time to make photos that aren’t to share but are just for myself. But hey, I really enjoy your work and I think you’re doing a lot better than you think you are. Keep it up!
This caption is spot on! You’re in your own lane!!
now+here = nowhere there = here with a crossroads (an apex of a moment) your “there” is actually here :) good reflection caleb- you have an amazing eye- follow the unhindered lines.
Beautifully thoughtful and what a life lesson. Made to be! So proud of Caleb Gaskins Photography!!!!
Rad words man, keep doing what your doing
Really appreciate the transparency. You’ve got a gift - with both photos and words - and it’s unique and a treat to enjoy.
I’m in this headspace right now. So relatable. Thanks for sharing 🙏🏼
So well said, I’m feeling the same