I've had some time to do some soul searching recently and I've been thinking about what's missing from my art. I've created some works that I really feel proud of and I'm trying to find what makes those pieces special. I think I can narrow it down to a few sentences:
-True art (and creativity) means taking action and searching for your own solution.
-True art is sincere and created purely for yourself.
-True art requires both thought and spontaneity.
-Above all else: you must follow your own instincts.
I've spent too much time following imaginary rules, instead of following my own gut. The truth is that no one knows what really works. And even if you find someone who you want to emulate, you can't because what works for them will not work for you. You must find your own style by trial and error. You can't think your way out of a problem, you must take action. I think the problem is that most people want the magic answer, but there is no magic answer. These are my musings for today.
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