Tuesday, October 4, 2011
New Painting: Seek Adventure...be authentic
Creative Authenticity has been an overwhelming theme for me lately in my own work. What does it mean to you to be creatively authentic? I find sometimes it's really hard to feel genuine and true to myself, my style, my heart in my artworks when I am stretching and learning and growing. I am so influenced by everything around me, everything I see, admire, get inspired by. I often wonder what the line is between influence by inspiration and true organic creating? If I use lots of ink and scrawled words am I being too Sabrina Ward? If I use bubble wrap to create a layer in one of my backgrounds, is that just being Kelly Rae? What about if I use type font stamps to create inspirational phrases, is that just Christine Masons thing? I haven't figured this one out yet, so I am working very hard to create with as much of all the other influences and images as stripped away from my conscious as possible and do things that make me happy.