One of the questions I get asked most often is, “Do you have advice on how I can find my own style?”
If you’re a long time follower, you might remember that I used to do a monthly blog post called inspired by the little things. The title became the inspiration for my first book.
The posts were always a collection of photos that were currently inspiring me and my work. I’d go on daily photo walks, snapping photos of sunsets, close-ups of flowers… anything that stood out to me.
Sometimes I’d use color combinations from these photos or elements like a leaf or butterfly pattern in my artwork.
But most of all, my photo walks got me to notice things.
On photo walks, I slow down and pay attention. I begin to see a repetition in the things that I notice. That’s when I add something to a painting and, more and more, my artwork becomes unique to me.
If I’m at a creative block, longing to develop more of my style and try something new, it also always helps me to stop looking at other people’s work & focus on what I love (favorite colors, shapes, supplies).
I add more & more of what I love to each painting… and from there my style has evolved.
If you’re interested in taking an online class, I developed my Serendipity classes to help you strengthen your own style.
In my Serendipity classes, I share everything I learn and love about mixed media over an entire a year. And with each lesson, I also show you what inspired the painting and how I add those inspirations into each new piece to strengthen and evolve my own style.
I push myself & experiment a lot in my artwork, so I love that these classes really give you a lot of different styles and supplies to choose from and make your own.
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