We had the good fortune of connecting with Aaron Dews and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Aaron, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
I believe it’s gotten better. For a good while it was about creating and working and I pushed some people away so I’ve been trying to make relationships and fellowship a priority again.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I think what sets me apart from others is that I am an artist through and through. My hands are literally in every stage of creation from the cover art to the final mix. I’m doing all of it. I have A LOT of growing to do but when you dedicate yourself to craft, people will begin to respect the consistency, which is a challenge. It’s so easy to get exhausted and discouraged with the process but I have to remind myself of my purpose and keep pushing. I want people to know that art doesn’t have to be put in a box or a category but it can just be what it is. I want people to know that everything I create and every gift I have is the result of The Creator.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
I would check out Marrieta square and then go to take pictures in Centennial Park. Get some breakfast at Mary Mac’s Tea Room, some lunch at Soul Crab Atl, and if my wallet permits, go to Pappadeuax for dinner. Also, we’re definitely skating at Sparkles and checking out the MLK Center.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to shoutout, my family! They are still the reason why I’m doing this. They’ve been so supportive and encouraging throughout this whole journey.
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