“I Got No Style”

January 14, 2017
Leslie

(Grammatical errors in the title intentional).

You know how it is.  While you are scrolling through Facebook groups, your own stash in Lightroom (or where ever you keep it), Pinterest, art websites or where ever, you don’t even have to look at the artist’s name to see who created it.   So many artists and photographers have a style that is uniquely their own that immediately makes their work recognizable.  I am not this person.  “I got no style.”

I don’t believe anyone can see my images and know immediately that I created them.  How could they?  I go from creepy to moody to artsy to pastel in a matter of days or even hours.  So many different types of art are fun to me.   Each piece of art says something entirely different or is created for a different mood I am experiencing.  I have a lot of moods, it appears.

I have read, and I don’t know how true this is, that developing a style is important for an artist, insuring their customers/viewers don’t get confused. “Pick a style, and perfect it,” they say.

Having a style and having people know you are the one who made it within nanoseconds of viewing it has to be a very cool feeling. But what if I don’t want to have just one style of art?  I don’t want to narrow my choices.   Right now, there is no interest in a long-term commitment to one style.  Playing the field; that’s what I want to do.

“I got no style,” and I am more than ok with this.

 

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Trying to limit oneself to a style is just that: limiting. Always exploring, experimenting, finding new and exciting things to make or do is what creativity is all about. I love your work. Please don’t limit yourself to what others want or think. I’ve learned a lot from http://austinekleon.com and http://davidduchemin.com/ about being one’s own person and not worrying about “style”.

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Sorry, that should be http://austinkleon.com.

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Thank you so much for your comments! I will check out the links you provided!
~Leslie

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