Finding an “Original”

As a type of artist, I would always like to think that I’m original in everything that I do.  In reality, a lot of my work begins to looks the same.  I prefer to think of it as personal style.

Just as others do in any field, I like to look elsewhere for inspiration to keep my work from looking too homogeneous.  I believe that original works are created by combining various elements that we find elsewhere:

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Same goes with creating ourselves as people.

Admittedly, there are the rare individuals who come up with something so original that they generate a frenzy of followers- all attempting to mimic this novel approach to something. I’m thinking of someone like Leonardo DaVinci who inspired a completely new approach to painting.  However, we have come a long way from Leonardo’s “The Last Supper” and “Mona Lisa” and found other ways to inspire the masses (smart phones, electric cars, fast food, etc.).

So for October, I’m dedicating this month to the original things that people do.  Perhaps these ideas or approaches won’t take off like a Renaissance painter’s, but there are some pretty inspirational creations out there all the same.

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