Hi friends! I'm back at it with some more Color Play for your eyeballs. I really enjoy the loose-ness (is that a word?) of this style. And that says a lot coming from someone whose high school art teacher constantly accused of being WAYYY too focused on the details. "Loosen up!" "Stop being such a perfectionist!" "Give yourself some grace!"
It IS pretty strange to be a type-A artist. Is anyone else out there in the same camp? I used to think that it made me an imposter. To be a "real" artist you have to be tortured and disorganized and not at all dependable.
I'm learning to embrace my type-A qualities and how they add to my career as an artist rather than take away from it.
It's a good reminder for all of us, really. If you don't look or act like what's expected of people in your field, never let that prevent you from going for it. Those differences make us unique and give us something to say.
My advice would be to find those things that are core to who you are and embrace them. Don't see them as setbacks, but instead think of how they can make your career and life more rich. How can you use what makes you unique to serve other people well?
Some food for thought for your Monday. :)
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Love & Respect,