“All art is but imitation of nature.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Why are you here? What drew you to explore this blog? What inspires you?
As you probably know, this is primarily a creative blog but I thought I’d let you in on why I started it in the first place. For those that know me, they know I work in IT. What you might not know is that I never intended to end up in technology, it just happened, probably because I love playing with tech toys. My background is actually in art and after spending 20 plus years doing tech work from database programming to telecommunication installs to system administration and now web and social media, I was beginning to realize I had lost a little of my creativity. That said, all the new tech toys are key to my own creative outlets and I wouldn’t trade my career path for the world (nor would I trade the cool tech tools I have access to either).
We all are creators at some level. In fact, I believe we walk hand in hand with our own creator (in my case, God) and that we have a responsibility to make this world of ours a better place; a more beautiful place. Creative activities aren’t always pretty, they aren’t always safe, and they sometimes turn out rather badly and pretty ugly too. That is part of the process. Although charged with making our world more beautiful, we have to learn along the way what that means and that it means we are forgiven for our failures. We learn what we can and can’t do along the way; we learn to reshape the ugly, the first drafts, the unsatisfactory efforts.
In the long run the process is as important as the final work and we won’t reach our own final work until the end when we meet our own creator who has shaped us all along.
Thanks for joining me on the journey and if you found something here that inspired you or just made you think, leave me a comment and let me know. I’m learning daily and hope to learn from you along the way too.