Thursday, May 29, 2014

Defining Your Style

I am always searching for a way to describe my art, my style in a few words or less. I figure I have about a minute to convince someone who does not "get it" to give me a second, closer look. So many of the good descriptors for art style are overused or just plain do not fit. I recently came across a brilliant book which offers an approach to help you find and express your style in a 2 WORD statement! The clincher is that this is a statement that encompasses all aspects of your life - clothing, home, spiritual...."It guides you to discover the two profoundly descriptive words that capture your essence....The first word represents your foundation, your 80%. the second word is your creative edge - the 20% of your image that motivates and distinguishes you."

Style Statement by Carrie McCarthy and Danielle LaPorte
Once you get down to the most likely combination, you "try it on" and see if it fits into all aspects of your life in another series of prompts. There is a certain inner peace that happens when something fits so right. It became clear to me how useful it is - to prevent those disasterous clothing purchases at the very least!
I highly recommend the book and invite discussion here and on Facebook. I know you want to know my Style Statement.........

I am: 
Simple Harmony

What is your Style Statement?

A short note to let you know that I am deep into working on my book. I want to keep the artwork close to the vest, so it is fresh and inspiring. I will do my best to tease you with things in progress and I am also beginning work on 3 large paintings, so more to come! In the meantime...

 Peace and Harmony

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