I just have to say that this is a pretty awesome thread guys. I'm all pumped up.
I think you just have to try things and go with whatever happens. Don't worry about not being talented enough if you're not even there yet: you find out everything as you go. And lots of people from all walks of life find out that maybe they have other, big dreams. Life is funny! And you might as well delve in headfirst, you'll never know otherwise.
This quote from Douglas Adams (a brilliant man!) is one of my favourites: "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."
p.s: yes to you Forrest I for wanting to be an art teacher! my art teacher in middle school was amazing (he wanted to be a rock star originally and only became a teacher because his mum was fed up of him and paid for the training. But he obviously found his real, true passion there. Once he took us down onto the playing field and made us draw trees all morning.
It might not have been related to the school qualification we were meant to get, but it was loads of fun and way more beneficial!)
Last edited by gutss; January 16th, 2011 at 11:36 AM.
What an overwhelming lesson to all artists! Be not afraid of absurdity; do not shrink from the fantastic. Within a dilemma, choose the most unheard-of, the most dangerous, solution. Be brave, be brave! - Isak Dinesen