Last night I read Steal Like An Artist from start to finish and felt like posting one of the many highlights I made while reading...
Don’t throw any of yourself away. Don’t worry about a grand scheme or unified vision for your work. Don’t worry about unity—what unifies your work is the fact that you made it. One day, you’ll look back and it will all make sense.
This one resonated with me because I've been struggling with this myself over the last year or so. In the online world, do I want to be known more as a web designer, developer, amateur photographer, illustrator, artist? Trying to juggle this in my head has led to some areas being a little neglected.
The problem is I've tried to do exactly what the quote discourages, I've tried to unify what I do into a single description which doesn't accurately reflect what I want to be.
I want to be all those things simultaneously!
This site was the first place I tried to unify the focus, it's right there on the homepage, web design and development, so it seems natural to be the thing to update first.
The focus now is to get things moving on all fronts. Allow photography to bleed into illustration, allow illustration to bleed into web design and so on.
This is the start of a new journey...