The ArtLoveMagic special blog series “Artist to Artist” continues with photographer Sherry Smith-Muldoon. Our goal is to help artists by sharing the wisdom and experience of other artists. What we wanted to know specifically from each artist was: 1) What did you learn in 2010? AND 2) What are you planning for 2011?
As an artist, the most important thing that I learned in 2010 was to trust God by trusting myself. In February of 2010, I made a very risky decision in my photography career. I decided to leave a well paying corporate job with a pretty stable income and dive back into the insanity of self-employment. I decided to become a fully self supporting artist! Crazy? I have not once regretted the decision. As a result, I feel like I have been able to progress more creatively into my passion.
My goals for 2011 are to do more things that I feel that I was “called’ to do both personally and in my career. As a photographer, I am mostly drawn to children. Maybe it is my inner yearning to stay lost in childhood bliss and to never grow up. Or maybe I love the fact that children are generally never self-conscious in front of a camera. You get what you see!! And I adore that about kiddos. In 2011, I hope to work more with children and I am particularly passionate about drawing kids attention to the arts. I hope to pursue my own personal mission in that area. I also want to develop more in the art of photography and design. There is much to learn and I still have a lot to say through the lens!!