Wednesday, March 21, 2007

v is for variety

Pam once told me that it was perfectly okay to not have a set style. “I like that one day I can be preppy Pam, another day I can be artsy Pam, and another I can be sporty Pam,” she said. And while this particular conversation was related to clothes, I think it could be applied to many different areas.

If there’s one thing I’ve discovered about myself, it’s that I find it nearly impossible to stick to one style. Whether it’s with my artwork, my taste in home décor, or even my clothing, I am (more often than not) scattered across the stylistic board. I’ve yet to decide if this is a good thing – especially where my artwork is concerned. Part of me feels strongly that an artist should have a recognizable style for which she or he is known and associated. And yet, I can see the plus side to being diverse, to having the flexibility to transition from one look to the next, depending on what the job requires. So, at least for now (and probably for always), I am inspired by variety. I embrace the desire to jump from one medium to the next and love the diversity and challenge of it all.


6 comments:

Emily said...

variety is good :-) makes life fun <3

lindsey said...

These little finches are so cute! And of course variety is a good thing!!!

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Alyssa said...

I am the same way. I don't really know if I have a certain style or not. I like a lot of things (paint, charcoal, pencil and paper, pen and ink, etc.) Even in sculpture there are what seems to be infinite possibilities. You know, I think this might be something all artists go through at some point. Chelsea(Adam's cousin/my ex-roommate) and I were talking about this a while back. Neither of us really knows where we fall in style or preference of media. It's kind of scary. I have no idea what I am going to end up doing with a degree in illustration, or if people will even recognize my work. I like your work, by the way. I like the colors you use. Great post! I did a piece like this in high school, only it was different variations of a rat. Fun!

Metaleyelash said...
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Metaleyelash said...

I love the last bird - it is the most "Heather" to me, whether you think you have a style or not.

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