Not Untitled Anymore
Do you think that 28 is too old to try to pursue a career in art on your own terms? I wanted to be a 3D animator for as long as I can remember, but when I got to college I realized that going to college for it wasn't for me. The school and the environment was horrible and I was completely uninspired to continue animation. I went to school for fashion illustration after that and I although my teachers thought my art was truly beautiful, I didn't get to finish because I started a family.

bigbigtruck:

(cont.) I became inspired again recently and I have been drawing and sketching everyday (for the past two years) as well as learning animation on my own. I am heavily influenced by your webcomic, but I just wanted to know if it was too late to pursue my dream without school and by myself at 28?

I started TJ and Amal at 31, with a weak art education and zero experience in comics, so you can probably guess where I stand on the matter!

I wish our culture didn’t place such heavy emphasis on “making it” in your teens and twenties; that the (justifiable!) attention paid to prodigies wouldn’t set “prodigy” as the norm.  This kind of BS does everyone a disservice.

If you have a dream and the resources/ability to pursue it, there’s no reason to sit it out just because “everyone makes it by 25.” Because everyone DOESN’T make it by 25. Some do, some don’t, whatever.
What’s more, age can bring experience that will inform your work — work you couldn’t have made at 20 or 25 without that experience.

Sometimes when I get discouraged about this stuff, it helps to remember an anecdote I read a few years ago—
A retiree mentions to her friend that she’s considering going back to college and finishing her degree.
"What, at 65?" says her friend, "You’ll be at least 40 years older than everyone else in class!"
To which the lady replies, “oh, so you think I should wait till I’m 70?”

There’s no going backwards.

Good luck!

alantyson:

Actually really good career advice from a laughing homicidal madman.

Thhhhiiiiis.

wolfmanssister:

tinyhouseamerica:

A garage turned into a 250 sq ft tiny home

 

This is beautiful

100%. This is it. This is my dream home. Found it.

bioshockingly:

mylesxmcgehee:

ladyinterior:

Treehouses Part 2 (Part 1

FUCK

OH GOD THE PLANE WHAAAAAT

shoomlah:

mysticplaces:

pathways | Arches National Park

Mystic Places is back from Utah with tons of photos!  I’ll be posting a couple sets of them this week- it’s hard not to think of Myst when you’re wandering alone through a desert.

Starting to post some of my Utah vacation photos over on Mystic Places!  The ones that are particularly Myst-ish, anyway.

…which is all of them.

OH MY GOSH, KILLING ME.

Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.
Louis L’Amour (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)