Genuinely You

In my first year of art school, Professor Julie Schneider said to me with her clever smile, “If you think you know your style now, you don’t. You have to wait until the end to figure it out.” The end? The end of what? The semester? Art school? Life? Since then, I’ve taken that to mean, don’t let your style define what you create. Instead, let what you create define your style. Then you can look back at any stage, and confidently say, that your output is genuinely you. 

15 Responses

  1. MsMidge says:

    Very wise woman she is. 🙂

  2. Megan says:

    Oh that reminds me of the dance teacher on Fame (the TV series) haha. But great advice nonetheless.

  3. "Don't let your style define what you create. Instead, let what you create define your style"…that should be your tagline. I love it.

  4. I like it when you get all serious on us! So smart.

  5. just what i needed to hear today! thanks

  6. I should probably just print this out and hang it on my wall.

  7. That photo! That quote! Love it.

  8. LPC says:

    And that's one of the main reasons why I'm fabric fasting this year, to try and find my own style… Oh that, and the little fabric addiction I happen to have developed…
    What a wise lady, and thanks, Molli, for the inspiration!

  9. Leanne says:

    I love your photo! I agree, although it would be nice to one day understand what my style(s) is/are.

  10. Leo says:

    Ha I've been doing something right … not thinking about what I do, to just doing what I like at the moment and just enjoy the process … the result is sometimes nice sometimes a personal nightmare … but you learn something from everything …

  11. I like it.

    And what a gorgeous photo that is! I could just gaze at it all day…

  12. Mr. Briggs says:

    Great words of advice, thanks for sharing your Profs. wisdom. 🙂

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