These little landscape and tree exercises will take it up to 75% of the 100 days project of cementing my style.
I played with realistic vs. interpretation and exactness vs. simplicity. Nature is beautiful and bast and I am more of an interpretive artist. Honestly, I got bored of adding every single detail I saw. Which was interesting to me considering how much I love intricate patterns. So I realized, is the interpretation of things that I so much enjoy. It is the translation of how I see the world that both excites and scares me because it means being vulnerable.
So, this quest of cementing my style is also a journey of making my voice speak clearer. This is out of my comfort zone, yet so thrilling. I think it is because of the growth and those self-discovery moments that are precious to experience.
The more I get into a steady practice, the more I realize that I am mostly a conduit. Some days when I am well wired, things flow and happen seamlessly. Other days, I have to work a little harder and patch up the connection, the results are not as magnificent, yet there is still lots of learning.
What connection am I talking about? James 1:17 explains it better "every good and perfect gift comes from above"