How does my work differ from others of its genre?
This is a tough question as I've only ever thought about established and famous artists that either they themselves or society have categorized them into a particular genre.I would say I'm in the "authentic and true to self" genre.
(I'm making this an official genre so please feel free to insert yourself here!)
I only know how to be one person and that's me...being the best I can be everyday. Now that's not to say that I've arrived at this moment by taking bits and pieces of what I think is the very best from others! But what you see in the here and now is as real as real gets!
Why do I write/create what I do?
I write and create because I have a lot to say & want to share it and hopefully along the way,
people will identify and maybe even like what I have to say. It's always been a personal goal of mine to put something out there that can stand on its own merit.
It's as simple as that.
When it comes to writing or taking photos, it always starts with an idea-sometimes it pans out, other times not so much! I've learned since I've started my creative process is
I can't stress that enough! I am a self proclaimed queen of happy accidents and thankfully I've loosened the reins of trying to be perfect & can recognize that sometimes something else is better and it's ok. I tell "my kids" all the time, "there are no mistakes in art" so make it work. I figured it was time to start taking my own advice.
|Trust the process|
There you have it my friends! Me & my thoughts!
Next week I give you 2 wonderful blogger/friends that you'll no doubt want to visit again and again.
You can visit Kathy here:
Moi? Photog, wife, mom, daughter, friend, chauffeur, dork, reality show junkie, shoe maven, frequent flier mile collector, deprived (and at times depraved) traveller, baseball fanatic, Philly gal, always finding a new black hole of obsession to jump into, hates change, embraces change...surprisingly confusing to the Better-Half. Would love for you to tag along for photos and ramblings of a Philly gal. Take the photos seriously, the meanderings...not so much.
You can visit Roban here:
Roban Johnson is a mixed-media artist and photographer who enjoys capturing moments in time that remind her of the joy and beauty in the world around her. Her mixed-media girls originate from her own feelings and often share a thought of inspiration or an emotion that she hopes is captured in the painting. Her photographs are snapshots of time that not only chronicle life but also the little things that make life beautiful.