I am far from the busiest person in the world, though, sometimes it feels like it. As a father, husband, teacher, artist, etc., I wear a lot of hats and have to find a way to balance them all. At times, it can be challenging. At times, I barely get enough sleep to function the next day. But I enjoy all of it, so I don’t know if I would change much at this point.
Over here at Captain Wells Studios we are starting a new series of posts. We are very excited to share with you the many amazing artist that we meet! I had the distinct privilege of getting to talk with Andrew Schmidt of Andrew’s Clay Creations. I met Andrew when I attended my first convention ever! He is not only an amazing artist but just an amazing individual as well! What Follows is our Q&A:
I will honestly say that I was never big on keeping a sketchbook until I got into college. All throughout high school my sketchbooks were part of my homework routine from my art classes. I had the mindset that sketchbooks were only for art assignments or to draw in. Even in my college drawing courses my sketchbooks were only used for the weekly assignments.
I am great at making excuses for not producing and practicing my craft. My family needs me, the paint needs to dry, I need to rearrange the studio, oh look I am almost out of paint, I only have 2 hours, I can’t find what I was working on…. and so on and so on! There are many things that can hinder the ability to make art but we either let those hindrances stop us or we find ways to overcome so that we can create! I have put together a few things that have helped me be more proactive in making art. I hope they also help you! Continue reading Go Make Art!
Now that Heather has had a chance to introduce herself, I will take a swing at it. I am Aaron, the “Captain” part of Captain Wells. The origins of that nickname is a long (and old) story that I’m not sure many people remember at this point. Though there are a significant number of people from college who don’t know my actual name, and just knew me as Captain.