Is Freedom Just Another Word for Nothin’ Left To Lose?

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.” ~ Albert Camus, (source)

Eye in the Sky
Eye in the Sky—Consumerism

Expressing one’s self is always risky. That’s the risk. You’ll be happier. Only took me twenty-eight years to figure that out. Have fun and create and find yourself. Search for your light and that silent voice. Art may provide you the path to find that connection.

Bill Hendricks, “Shadowmason”

What’s an Artist’s Job?

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.”
~ Francis Bacon, (source)

Light... Senses deceive
Deepening the Mystery

Art lets you go beyond seeing.

Bill Hendricks, “Shadowmason”

Moon Over Mono Lake

I give thanks to gatekeepers who thought that what I was doing was impossible because they shaped my life. That experience made me a better person. I am me because of them.” ~ Zanele Muholi, photographer (source)

Mono Lake, CA
Full Moon Over Mono Lake

Strength to carry on and endure is the key to anyone pursuing a career in the arts. You need to believe in yourself and your motives to succeed. Stay on track… Listen intently to your critics but ultimately it is the power of your own belief that will provide you with success.

Specks of Fire in Yosemite

It is personal issues that have affected my life and cause me to do what I do. The strength comes from you, the friends and family that surround me. ~ Bill Hendricks

ground cover in Yosemite Park, CA
Specks of Fire

Short lives but powerful impact—small, bright, sturdy. Getting antsy for another car trip. Semester coming to an end with only a few weeks to go. I am spending a lot of time studying Twitter Bootstrap and passing my knowledge on the my students. I am reminded daily as I continue to research and study my subject areas that this isn’t working at all—just following my passion. How lucky I was to walk through the fire of fear and have the faith that art wasn’t a waste of time.

I may not be showing my artwork currently but I am grateful that my work still impacts so many lives.

Bill Hendricks—LinkedIn