When being creative and making art I think it’s important to challenge yourself every now and then so you can grow as an artist.
How to do that?
When you are creating always with the same tools, the same materials and colors it feels comfortable and like home. That’s a really good thing.
But when you try new things, new materials, new colors it’s a bit like traveling to places you’ve never been. You discover new places, maybe you try strange looking food and you get in touch with interesting personalities.
There is always something that leaves some mark on you.
Be ready to step out of your comfort zone to discover new materials, new techniques and new color schemes. This can open up your creative mind, change your way of working, it will influence and enriches your art work .
I will start a little project to learn how to use magazine images for collage work. It’s totally different to my other collages because I had to cut out a lot and can’t use the wallpaper paste . I need to work very clean.
Working so small, neat and clean is definitely out of my comfort zone. That’s basically what’s called a challenge. We will see how it goes.
Which new things did you try and what has been the biggest impact on your artwork?