Creativity comes in all shapes and sizes.

Creativity comes in all shapes and sizes.

I get a lot of people saying things to me like, “You are so creative, I don’t have a creative bone in my body,” “I earned my F in art class,” and “I wish I was an artist.”  Everyone has a little artist hiding in there somewhere, you just have to coax him out of the hole that everyday life has pushed him in to.  Art and creativity have to become higher on your priority list if you want it, just like everything in life.

I’ve become so proud of my younger brother lately, who is finding his creativity, and about to graduate with a Bachelors in Cinematography from Full Sail University.  Someday he wants to be a director of cinematography, and he is well on his way to it. By the way John, I am so glad you decided to go this direction instead of football star – a difficult career choice at 120 lbs soaking wet!

John recently worked on the set of a music video, gaining experience and connections in his field (so important in any field, really, but especially in the film industry).  Check out the video here.

Now, in his final months of being a student, he is out on his own venture creating a music video for a local band from our hometown.  Chelsea Karr (Dirt Road Photography) caught this shot to the left of John rigging a GoPro to one of the band members before the shoot.

Anyway, after the long way around, my point to this post is to support each other in ventures of creativity.  It’s there, we just have to find it.  Talk about it.  Practice it.  I give everyone an “A” in my art room, so if you are feeling not-so-creative today, I’m sure I can find a way to fix it.  Just ask!