Unique: Developing My Personal Style As a Creative #AtoZChallenge

Hi everyone and welcome to my letter U post in the #AtoZChallenge. Today, I want to talk about developing my own unique style as a creative.

As a writer, I think I do have a unique style. I have certain words that I use often, even though I try to vary my language too. In fact, I may have so much of a specific word choice that it gets boring at times. I really want to step outside of my comfort zone where it comes to my writing more and explore styles that I don’t normally employ. This includes poetry and flash fiction.

As a polymer clay artist, I haven’t really developed my own style yet, in the sense that most of my current creations are still based on the creations of popular YouTubers. Some are actually pretty much copies.

An interesting exception may be my unicorns. I do give a specific twist to my designs, most notably in the twisted mane and tail.

Unfortunately, with respect to my polymer clay, I struggle to step outside of my comfort zone even more than I do in the area of my writing. I fear ruining my clay, even though obviously that’s no problem, since I can always buy new clay. Honestly, now that I think of it, I may not have a unique style in any of my creative pursuits at all, but may just be sticking to a particular comfort zone. I really need to start experimenting more!

It may all be related to the fact that I’m not as imaginative as I’d like to be. Then again, Julia Cameron of The Artist’s Way (I think) encourages her readers to explore creativity by experimenting. She also says that, to be a good artist, you first need to be a bad artist. In this sense, maybe I should really start making my own unique creations rather than copying from YouTube more. They may turn out rubbish, but so what? Some famous quote I think said that something’s better well stolen than poorly created. I think I disagree.

11 thoughts on “Unique: Developing My Personal Style As a Creative #AtoZChallenge

  1. I keep a thesaurus handy for writing. Oddly I sometimes go with a more common word instead of more SAT scored words. I do tend to use “…” instead of commas though, makes it seem more… conversational to me ๐Ÿ™‚ I like the little unicorn ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. LOL I don’t see it now. So i went hunting. in the reader at the bottom it showed pictures that were really for “related” and Practice Makes Perfect?: How I Deal With Perfectionism As a Creative #AtoZChallenge was listed with the picture showing of the little unicorn ๐Ÿ™‚ combine that with you talking about them in this post ๐Ÿ™‚ serendipity. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Astrid, i relate to this…we all have our own style of writing. But I am always eager to try different genres, though I may not do justice to it. And yes, i too am guilty of using some words repeatedly in my poems ๐Ÿ˜€

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