Tonight I have a whole new vision for my art! This past year has been a year of floundering, trying to get a fresh vision for my work. And tonight Jason gave me the best advice I've ever gotten. It takes practice and a lot of shitty art to make something that is profound. I've been stuck in perfectionism and haven't been practicing enough. Sometimes I get stuck in this thought process of wanting to only do amazing work which means not doing very much work at all.
I've always been the kind of artist who just creates all the time, and similar to the Kurt Cobain method I have always just made an abundance of art knowing that only a small percentage will actually amount to much. Lately I have gotten stuck in comparing my art to other people's work. My well has been totally dry and I've been continuously seeing work by other people that is NOT what I want my art to be like. I see a lot of traditional art which has never been a pursuit that I have wanted to go for. Somewhere along the way I forgot to seek out inspiration and discover work that really lights me up.
So tonight I looked at some graffiti art and my creative spirit was nourished for the first time in what feels like forever. My husband gave me great advice, to find work that captivates my attention and then figure out what elements to bring into my own creative style. Tonight I saw some incredible graffiti that gives me hope that one day I too will produce something totally mind blowing. It takes practice to reach the next level and I'm ready to do the work to get to the top of the mountain, or at least to press onward until I reach a new horizon.