I have just have a huge revelation....it was in the shower just minutes ago. (i often get my best aha's under the shower rose) After discovering this amazingly beautiful magazine, Artful Blogging and checking out some of the blogs and artists featured in it I have realised how I have been limiting myself. I was so scared of not having my art accepted that i kind of found some middle ground between what i really wanted to create and what i thought my clients wanted to buy. And it so hasn't worked on many levels.
I want to let go of those old patterns and create the unusualness that is inside of me. It's like I've been trying to define myself with my art and putting myself into some sort of category box, but my soul has been screaming"You don't belong in a box!"
I've tried to settle down into a style of art and focus on my direction, but i love to create in so many different ways...how does that then work? I just need to do it and let the rest take care of itself.
Art and creativity is ever evolving and as an artist accepting that themes change. It's just how to goes. I see it often at annual art shows. Paintings from the same artist change with the year that has gone by. I mean I would not like to stay the same or not grow in how i am for a whole year, would you? I get the feeling that people viewing the show go with 'expectations' of seeing similar because if they haven't been watching the artist progress over the year,they draw on what they have seen previously.
So i am going to fearless create outside the box, let my imagination play, and just be me...accept that not matter what i create i'm the one that needs to love it...and trust the Universe will take care of the rest.