Tuesday, March 13, 2012

"Follow your bliss"- J. Campbell

The moment that I tell people that I do my work with only hand tools is when I get the strange look.  I am very familiar with it,  a combination of amusement and bewilderment.  It is the rare person who actually comprehends what I am saying.  More often than not I am asked "Well what does that mean" or "You do what?!" And inevitably the second question is  "What do you want to do that for?"

 I often struggle to explain to people why I do what I do and how I go about it.  Recently I watched the film Finding Joe and came to realize that I was on my own hero's journey. And it all made complete sense.  It all comes down to the fact that I chose to "follow my bliss".  And every juncture and decision point in my life has led to this work that I do now.

If you asked me to stop doing it would be like asking me to stop breathing.  Can't not do it.