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4 days ago (2020-01-13 15:14:37)

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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.

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catnipbluntz Profile
@catnipbluntz posted 4 days ago

beautiful sentiment! even if ‘there’ existed once you got wherever that is, the ride would be over. ✌️

nate_stephensonn Profile
@nate_stephensonn posted 4 days ago

Cheers to that

nicholasjared Profile
@nicholasjared posted 4 days ago

🙌🏼

r.a_butler Profile
@r.a_butler posted 4 days ago

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. 🙏🏿

maximillian_fulton Profile
@maximillian_fulton posted 4 days ago

Wow. I can get behind that

stephenalkire Profile
@stephenalkire posted 4 days ago

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!

jerryryes Profile
@jerryryes posted 4 days ago

🖤

mackquellin Profile
@mackquellin posted 4 days ago

This caption is spot on! You’re in your own lane!!

pray4osilo Profile
@pray4osilo posted 4 days ago

@jonnynichayes how great is this! remember the conversation we had at Rosetta?💫

wellspring_wonder Profile
@wellspring_wonder posted 4 days ago

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.

cwgaskins Profile
@cwgaskins posted 4 days ago

Beautifully thoughtful and what a life lesson. Made to be! So proud of Caleb Gaskins Photography!!!!

zackeryackerman Profile
@zackeryackerman posted 4 days ago

Rad words man, keep doing what your doing

livarkitekter Profile
@livarkitekter posted 4 days ago

👏

ncanada Profile
@ncanada posted 4 days ago

Really appreciate the transparency. You’ve got a gift - with both photos and words - and it’s unique and a treat to enjoy.

tashahuhem Profile
@tashahuhem posted 4 days ago

I’m in this headspace right now. So relatable. Thanks for sharing 🙏🏼

joeymaclennan Profile
@joeymaclennan posted 2 days ago

So well said, I’m feeling the same

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