Trying to find my own style


In case you haven't noticed, I have a bit of what one fellow blogger calls  "Crafters' ADD".  I switch from one genre of craftiness to the next.  I never stick to one thing for too long.

It's the same with art.  I'm always trying new mediums, methods, and styles... like these little drawings I made the other day.  I've seen other artists use this style and I wanted to try it out- it's fun!

There is so much to explore and learn!  I just want to do it all!  But.... I'm coming to realize that if I ever want to be an established artist, at some point I need to develop some sense of a "style".  I feel like I need to have a certain look that others would know me by, but I have no idea how to find that look.  Part of me feels like if I choose one look, that I'll have to stay with that forever and it might get a little boring, or I might lose the enjoyment I get out of making art in the first place.


So, any of you artists or crafters out there.. what are your thoughts?  Do you stick to a certain style or do you switch it up?  How did you find your style?



4 comments:

  1. Honestly I've had that feeling, and I still have that feeling kind of. I've learned that while you try out different mediums and different techniques, you grow as an artist and eventually I think your style will come out and shine on its' own. As for styles though, I mean I feel like they're always changing and evolving, so you don't always have to stick with one...I don't know, I think it's up to you as the artist.
    But I totally understand you!

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  2. I am exactly the same when it comes to switching from one thing to the other. I am totally fine with it, though. I get bored doing the same thing all the time, so changing it up keeps me entertained. As for art, I think it's alright to change it up :-)

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  3. I really really have 'Crafters Add' I find it very difficult to stick to one particular thing as I love trying new crafts and just want to broaden my range of things. I call it my butterfly mind, flitting from one thing to another. x

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