Thursday, July 10, 2008
a style abandoned
for a while i created a line of watercolor and ink greeting cards, in a very delicate and light style (see the 'thank you' image two posts below). it sold well, and i enjoyed designing it at the time, but eventually but there was a point past which i couldn't do much more with it. i felt like an order taker and a producer and not much more.
this week when i thought about starting something new in that style again, the creative flow just stopped, and that's when i realized that it was because this is no longer the right style of expression for me. it served a commercial purpose at the time, but i wasn't capable of much depth with it. it didn't represent my thoughts or emotions; it was the product of what i thought others would like.
i'll post the greeting card line soon on flickr, for those interested. (EDIT 7/11: they are now HERE on flickr.) i still enjoy looking at them, but in a very detached way. for now, i guess i have to go with my loud, wandering words, because that's where the ideas are. a good lesson: stick with what's working.
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