I decided to stick with the decision of my three year old self and become an artist.
Be a christian. Be a human. Be an artist.
Choose to pursue art at three years old and stick with it.
Be the only artist in your family. Know nothing.
Take too many classes to count both in and out of public school.
Pursue your BFA at Otis College of Art and Design.
Horde skills and keep learning.
Paint, Draw, Illustrate, Animate.
How to be Amanda
Don’t be a slave of art. Be a master of art.
Don’t turn something into junk. Turn junk into something.
Don’t waste your brilliant mind on arguments that don’t matter.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Don’t believe in yourself. Believe in God. It’s all on Him.
Independence is not disobedience. You’re free to choose to submit to authority.
Independence is not isolation. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to love.
Love is more than a fluffy feeling. It’s an action. It’s loyal devotion.
Stop trying to be perfect. You’re human.
Be genuine about who you are. Not everyone’s going to like you either way.
Do what you love. Your mental health is more important than the approval of others.
Do something fun before you go to bed. Always go to bed happy.
Getting everything you want isn’t necessarily going to make you happy.
Chocolate is awesome.
If you keep getting a song stuck in your head and you don’t mind it, it means you like the song.
If you can’t concentrate, stop it. You’re wasting your time. Come back to it later.
If you’re truly an artist, anything you do can be considered art.
If your perception of reality contradicts the Bible, your perception is wrong. The Bible is right.
You don’t have to have a plan or schedule to be organized or be good at time management.
You don’t have to have reference material to be inspired or come up with cool ideas.
Stressing about assignments beats boredom… Until you get an assignment you really hate.
The smallest lights shine brighter in the darkness. All you have to do is open your eyes.