Tuesday, 27 February 2007

Finding my style...

As I mentioned in an earlier post I'm now the owner of Claudine Hellmuth's second book, Collage discovery workshop: Beyond the unexpected. I love this book! Not only is it full of beautiful art, great techniques and inspiring ideas, Claudine also gives some advice on how to develop your own personal style. This is something I think many artists (am I really an artist? Hmmm, not so sure!) struggle with. And I am no exception. Looking back at my ATCs, they're so varied I can't really see a common thread that I can define as "my style". So here are a few ideas that I'm planning to try out so I can decide what I like, dislike, what suits me and what doesn't.
  • Make lists of art that you enjoy- magazines, galleries, photos.
  • Use the lists to define some essential concepts- texture, line, colours, themes.
  • Experiment- make lots of art! Try making one piece of art a day.
  • Keep a journal
So I'm going to start by making lots of lists, and will probably share them here as well.

I'd love to hear how you all found your personal styles as well, please leave a comment!

3 comments:

Sarah and Jack said...

Although I think my style is always evolving, I think I owe a lot of it to books, magazines and the flea market. I love to just wander around and find things that catch my eye, then see where that takes me.

Christine said...

Thank you Sarah, I love the idea of wandering around a flea market to get inspiration.

rhi said...

Fab idea christine. I havn't kept a "inspo book" for a while now, and think I might start one up again. Things that I love, from all sorts of places, just glued into a notebook. It's fun to do.

I don't even know if I have a "style". That's something I'm always trying to work out. You are definitely an artist tho! Say it with pride!

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