Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Inspirational Tips: Comparison Shopping or Celebration? You Decide
I'm sitting here eating a Milky Way (SOOOO happily enjoying it, I highly recommend having some chocolate today) and wondering about something.
Do you think it's good to check out the work of artists who are creating similar art? Do you think it's possible to celebrate them or do you think it causes a negative, "you can't help but to compare yourself" effect on you and your work? Do you think it's better to simply study artists that existed before our time, artists who seemed to follow their own vision with unwavering certainty?
Personally, I try not to comparison shop although I'd be lying if I said I didn't do it every now and again. I prefer to celebrate all artists, even those doing similar work, because I love when people express themselves. I grow as an artist when I talk to others about their work. Studying artists who brought their vision to life inspires me to believe more deeply in myself.
I'd absolutely love to hear your thoughts and chat about this....
Posted by Natasha at 1:06 PM