A while back I read an article about an artist who used mannequin parts in her work. I was so inspired by the story! (Not to start creating with mannequin parts.) I was so intrigued that this artist had arrived at a place where this was her thing. How did she get there?
At the time, I had been dabbling in a few continuing ed art classes, but was ready for more. What would I work on if I was totally free to work on anything? If I was free from teachers and classmates, and even the confines of a classroom, what would I create?
It was with this curiosity and excitement that I made My Creative Resolution – the commitment and the blog – and began my creative journey. I was filled with so many ideas and possibilities. I began to create regularly and explore.
In the beginning I wished my work was more cohesive. I was all over the place. Now I know, that’s how you start – by trying everything that interests you – subjects and mediums alike.
Some things are passing fancies, others become common themes that connect your work. The more we persist with a medium, the more time we put in, the more our unique style and skills emerge.
Here is how to find your thing – medium, subject, style:
- Commit your time to pursuing it.
- Put in the work regularly.
- Follow what interests you and try different things.
- Focus on the mediums and subjects that appeal to you.
- Continually put in the work.
Ready to find your thing? “Creative Exploration” takes you step by step through the process for introducing regular creativity into your life, finding inspiration, and exploring mediums.
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