Stories from an art school dropout, Ep.1
"It may be why I eventually landed in design, an adjacent-to-art field where the work is your own, yes, but the work is not about you, it’s about the client. There’s a certain degree of detachment that can be afforded." - this paragraph nails my relationship with being a lawyer. I've never examined it this way before... you are a writer! thank you.
PS it doesn't seem totally fair to say you took the easy way out by quitting art school. there are different phases in life--perhaps you needed the stable career path to find your footing and the eventual freedom to pursue your art. That's what I tell myself at least ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I heard a poet say that she is an artist and her art is the ability to words on a page. “Safe to stumble” ….halls in a museum or a passage on a sub stack after a hard day - you are a gift to your audience.
Reading this during my 45-min commute. Thank you for ‘accompanying’ me, making the commute not that dull 🙂 I chuckled when I read ‘I die a little inside every time I find one’ your typo 🙌🏻
Thank you for making me think about this.
And the cat photo is by far the best of the lot--to me, and I'm a dog person who has loved every cat she's gotten to know.
For someone who hasn’t taken any formal class in writing, I take my hat off to you. I can hardly string together five words to make a succinct yet eloquent sentence, and here you write as if you’re reading my mind most times. Just keep doing you. Don’t look back.
Jenna, I just discovered your substack tonight. So many things in this newsletter resonated with me. Your engaging writing style works great for listening via the app too. Excited to listen to more of your work. Thanks for sharing so generously. Warm regards, Jeff