i was looking at youngna park's portfolio thanks to please sir & i couldn't help but think, "what if i had one really solid talent, love, skill, passion?" what would life be like? would i excel at that one thing, so much that it paid the bills in a big way or would i have to work a day job that i dreaded, so that i could afford to buy that really nice camera, paint set, handsaw?
i wish that i only took photos so that i could spend every free moment learning about lighting, styling & after effects.
i wish that i only designed interior spaces so that i could spend my days flipping through product magazines, learning about the latest & greatest fabrics & materials & finding lovely pieces at flea markets & small shops.
i wish i could spend all day as a print designer & printer so that i could know every font, color swatch, style & every influentual man/woman to be in the industry. i'd spend my time making kitschy prints & pulling ink over them.
i wish i was an illustrator. i'd spend my evenings with a sketchbook telling stories through characters & chalked environments. i'd send my work to magazines & do editorial pieces.
i wish i was a full time crafter/diy specialist. i'd know where to find the best deals & how to embroider every stitch there was. i'd make priceless gifts for friends & family, maybe even write a book or two.
i wish i were a stylist & spent most of my time creating the perfect mood. i'd collect housewares & vintage shoes, aprons & furniture. i'd know the best places in town to do a shoot & just who to call when i need the right dress or suit.
again i'm reminded of what my parents used to always say, "you can wish in one hand & shit in the other. see which one fills up first."