Mark on Owning Your Creative Vision

Creativity and making your art is your exclusive journey that is created within you and moves through you with the only goal being to process your vision and produce what works for youyour choices, your colors, your composition, your mood and your theme.

Does it really matter what anyone thinks of your art, what you’re producing, how often you deliver, and how it “looks?”  However nice it is to be recognized and complimented with even the simplest of acknowledgements for your work, it means absolutely nothing in the long run.  Do not create for others.  And never trust what others say they want over your own creative instincts.

Create what you love and people with find you.  Be true to your vision and your work will be discovered.  Dedicate yourself to your imagination and creative rewards will follow.

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4 Comments on “Mark on Owning Your Creative Vision”

  1. Karen Lieberman
    July 7, 2011 at 5:35 AM #

    Thanks Mark, I need this sort of encouragement!


  2. July 7, 2011 at 9:58 AM #

    I think it is important to find one small thing to do a day. It helps increase your confidence in your own work and develop a creative habit.


  3. July 7, 2011 at 3:58 PM #

    Love the artwork and the positive inspiring words, Mark!
    I was making jewelry for several art shows and mentioned to a friend that everything was in purple, blues, greens and some reds. She survived the craft shows of the ’90s and mentioned I might want to do a few pieces with yellows and oranges, because not everyone had my tastes. I discovered I had zero orange beads when I did a piece on commission, so got some and used them in a “rainbow” necklace for me also. It’s one of my favorite pieces of all time.
    Keep it coming, sweetie! And Jaye, I agree, we should do something every day.


  4. July 8, 2011 at 10:45 AM #

    I design and make a lot of one-of-a-kind quilts. I enjoy the planning, coming up with block names and theme fabrics that reflect the personality of the recipient. I make a few quilts and wallhangings for myself as well. A couple of years ago I started choosing one of my favorite creations of the past year, printing a few dozen, and using those as Christmas cards. I just write a greeting on the back, and a short description of the quilt. It’s so me!

    I have to say that the quilts I have not enjoyed making are some that were commissioned, where the person chose the fabrics or a palette which was not mine. I went through the motions but there was no joy. There was no “me” in the pieces.

    It is so much more fun to start from zero and create for myself, using combinations that please me. I do bear in mind the recipient, but the fabrics and the design have to make “me” smile first.

    Debbie A.


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