Is changing your art style like breaking up with an old girlfriend?  You have a certain history together.  You wine and dine, play around in a good way of course.  You know how to push each other’s buttons.  There is an array of emotion involved.  You invested your emotion daily, weekly or monthly and hope to get some kind of return from it.  And then it hits you…

 

You are no longer interested in this relationship.

 

I can hear the “OMG” coming out of your eyes.  We’ve all been through it.  It never ends well.  There is shock, then sadness, then depression, then constant soul-searching, and finally…you’re ready to move on.  Ok, maybe it’s not quite so black and white, but you may get the drift, ya dig?  So going back to art, and why is it like a break-up?

Because you’re changing…and you are scared shitless…

That’s right.  You can’t stop the natural forces that want you to change.  Either you’ll evolve to the next level or plain in your life or you’ll be stagnant and miserable.  I’m going through evolving to the next stage, and I don’t know how my art will evolve.  It’s all because once you start evolving, your art will too.  You can’t help it.  There’s nothing to be sorry about.  Get over it.  I’m still a bit depressed but I know I have to push on fuckin through.  You’ll just have to accept it and push on through.  I have no idea what my art style will look like tomorrow, next week, next month.  At least not 100%.  To make things more complicated, I have many interests too.   I love painting landscapes, still lifes, people, animals and abstracts.  I don’t know what my favorite style is, it’s whatever I think is the most honest representation of myself.  I was recently told that you have to please your soul and art first.  Don’t satisfy others first.  Many people tend to make that mistake.  Before you put the hype-machine in gear, such as advertising and other social media outlets to promote how great you are. (and I know you are…it’s your job to keep letting people know that) you have to satisfy your soul.  Then you’ll really be in control.

So here’s to not knowing what’s coming next.  I guess you’ll have to stay tuned and find out.  Cause your guess is as good as mine.  All I know is that it”s going to be pretty damn good art, I won’t accept anything less.  Let me know how you’re evolving and how your art is changing!