Monday, March 02, 2009

Being True to Me

OMG (I hate when people say that but in some cases I can see how it is needed). I went to Danita's blog early this morning and I read her entry about being on the Somerset Studio cover for the March/April 2009 issue. So, I stopped at B &N today to 1) Use their bathroom (it is hard when you are out on the streets all day marketing and need BR privileges and 2) to see if they had the new Somerset Studio that Danita mentioned. I got it! So, I finished my work day.....came home and after my walk, sat down to enjoy the article I was dying to read.

It was such a wonderful read by Rice Freeman-Zachery on page 38 with lots of yummy pictures. I had no idea that Danita lived in Ciudad,Juarez.

Without spoiling the article, I have to say the one part that just touched my soul was this statement by Danita, "At the beginning, trying to find my own style, I made a lot of mistakes. Unconsciously I tried to be someone I wasn't and was going in many directions like a ship with no rudder......." Hmmm, could that be me? YES! Life is a journey, no?

Wow! I so long to find my style. What is my style? Do I have one? How would you describe me? Just curious what others think that style is. Not fishing for complements, just honest feedback. Hugs to all my bloggies!

Congratulations Danita! It was an awesome article and I am proud for you! You are something special to me!


Lisa said...

les you do so many great things but as we talked today i loved that "OLD NEW" piece you had on facebook. that to me is you! but you need to dabble in other things cuz that is just you!

Anonymous said...

The eternal search, but perhaps it is a look that stamps you as you, no matter what medium you work you cant escape from in any case.

Debbie said...

I haven't known you for long, but it seems like the style I have seen has been very consistent. And wonderful.

Debbie and April said...

I always wonder the same thing about myself. I have no idea what to call it. Some people seem to have such an easy time. Why is that?


Kristen Hermanny said...

I love your style! I definately feel I could pick your's out in a line-up. My art teacher when I was in my 20s said my work looked like Matisse. I loved hearing that . I think you have a bold line with gorgeous colors meeting each other and it's real similar to that too. I think you've found your style. My stuff hops all over the place, I don't know that mine is defined yet.
have a great day. I hope my comment answered your question.


Lisa said...

I think about this way too much! I never feel like I stick with anything long enough to establish a style of my own in it. Anyway, I think you have an incredibly recognizable style. And it is a style I love. I think of you just like your blog name...funky art. I love the colors and the quirky faces.

Anonymous said...

Your style is energizingly colorful I think. I love your whimsey and can see from your creations, you have a great sense of humor. Plus don't you think,
not pegging your style into a niche, really frees you up to go any direction you want? I think that's why we all love mixed media. It's so wide open which allows us to create anything!

Funky Art Queen said...

Dear Anonymous,
Thanks for your kind comments....yes, I do think that too about not getting into a niche but at the same time, you want to be recognizable and stand out in a crowd. Would you recognize me in a crowd of art and if so, why? That is what I am asking. Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to answer this blog. I do believe this art journey is also a life journey and I learn so much from my peers.

island sunshyne said...

Aloha! New visitor, here. Just wanted to let you know that I am reading along and that I am so happy to have discovered your little space here on blogger! I love your funky style and choice of colors. :)

Now I'm going to have to go back and read your older posts...

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!