Watercolour 30″ x 30″ © Jean Burman 2011
There’s been a lot said this week about the importance of uniqueness and the struggle to find your own personal style.
I thought it wonderfully odd… as I struggled to bring you this new video clip [a watercolour portrait of my daughter]… as this was the very message I was hoping to bring to you… not only by way of this new painting… but also in the film I was putting together for the purpose.
Somewhere along the way… we have to accept that to be our best we will always be in an ever constant state of striving (((chuckles)))
To find your own personal style… you have to be brave [and not afraid to be different] in your approach to your art [and your life]. And this applies across the board not only for artists… but for EVERYONE.
It isn’t easy… but as they say… nothing worth having ever is.
You have to be open to it.
You have to keep on looking.
Keep on doing.
Keep on staying as true to your heart as you can imagine.
There will be resistance. There almost always is.
There will be people who think your way is wrong and you aren’t following the rules.
But my question is… and always has been… WHO makes the rules?
We each have a role to play… and we each have our own uniqueness to bring. It’s up to us to fight for that uniqueness. Because it’s our uniqueness that divides and separates us from the pack… and informs the world of our existence.
What purpose otherwise… for us to be here?
For once… I will quote myself here and not some luminary [living or dead] expounding their own pontifications when mine will do!
It doesn’t matter if you are a musician or an artist or a writer as long as you are bringing to the world your own uniqueness… that’s the important thing.
It’s what you SAY [that belongs to you] that’s important.
The world doesn’t need more people doing the same things. The world needs more texture and more richness and more individuality. And I think the more of these sorts of things that we can bring to the world in our own way the better the world will be.
It takes courage tho… because you’re putting yourself on the line… you really are… in any creative pursuit you are putting your heart out there.
But in so putting your heart out there you’re bringing your own uniqueness… you’re bringing “who you are” to the world.
And I think that’s as good as it gets. That’s all any of us can do.
What do YOU think?
HAVE YOUR SAY HERE…