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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Never be afraid to experiment.


Here is my latest illustration for Karla's 'Tales of Creativity' charity project. I thought of the little tagline for this one, and I wanted to try and create a fun image which reminds us that sometimes we need to experiment to produce our best work - even if it turns out to be a little crazy or weird. I think sometimes we all fall into the trap of feeling the need to fit in with what everyone else is doing, this goes for blogging as well. It's definitely getting harder to be original these days with so many awesome and inspiring blogs around. So yes, what I'm basically trying to say is don't be afraid to do something a little different; maybe some people won't really 'get it' or like it, but it can also really help you to stand out. Karla said something very similar in a recent email, paraphrasing she said 'thinking outside the box helps to get your work noticed' and I do think that's absolutely true. 

I'm definitely not claiming to be the most original person in the world, but I do try and experiment with my art, and if you go back through my archives you will see that my style has changed so much! 

Let me know what you think! 

C xxx



8 comments:

  1. Your work is always original, and you are a true raw talent Carly :)

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    1. Ah thank you so much Heidi - that means a lot. xxx

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  2. This is such a beautiful illustration :) I agree with the sentiment too!

    xx

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    1. Thank you Robyn - you're really sweet! xxx

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  3. Amazing as always lovely, completely love the ideas behind it too! <3

    Loving your cute blog background too sweet!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. Aaw, thank you so much Jennie - I'm glad you like it and your comments always mean a lot. Ooo yes, I couldn't resist making it - love cats too much!

      xxxx

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  4. That's a really pretty illustration! You are talented! :)
    Maybe you might consider following each other on GFC and Bloglovin? I will wait for you on my blog!

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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