All of us have different tastes, different likes, a different perspective in how we take in this world . No two of us will ever look at things exactly the same, it's that very notion that makes everything so unique.
For me the creative process is one I stumbled upon once I allowed myself to let go. I stopped worrying about what others would think, what I would think, what I didn't know...I just went!
That path led me to the creation of this site, the creation of some apparel and so much more!
"I'm no Picasso"
"I'm not Michael Jackson"
However the creative process is not about comparing yourself nor being anyone it's all about being you, expressing what you would like to the world!
I recently watched a documentary based on the life and tragic end of an artist named Jean Michel Basquiat. In a particular section of the documentary friends were describing his genius, in some of his works he took his greatest artistic influences and reinterpreted them from his mind, the quote reads....
“You’ve got to realize that influence is not influence. It’s simply someone’s idea going through my new mind."
-Jean Michel Basquiat
We are the filter to which the past world is being reinterpreted by.
Understanding that we're not copying,highjacking those who came before us, we're standing on the shoulders of giants! We are the product of all those great minds who have come before us and like them we too can grow on that greatness for our future!
So be creative!
STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST !!!