Friday, September 24, 2010
Deciding on a creative direction.
[ a.e.meth ] moved to Kuu Ipo a few days ago. The beach is perfect for the store; thanks to everyone who helped find Aemy a home, even if it meant some moving around along the way!
To address the blog topic, I need to add an rl story. Take a walk with me for a second:
I create the art you see at my store irl, and sell them as originals and prints. One day I had a booth set up at a fair and met a famous artist a few spots down from where I was stationed. He reviewed my portfolio and told me he didn't like the direction I was going in. When asked why, he said because I needed to be more traditional. That was where the money was. I told him that was boring. That made him upset.
I didn't exactly smack my gum and flick my wrist at his career or anything, but if that's not my style, then that's not my style. I can't fake anything, and I believe this is the attitude I should take with SL creations as well.
From here on out, the store is going going to refrain from any releases too mainstream. My ideas for creating skins, makeup and clothing revolves around unusual mediums and methods, and isn't going to suit everyone's tastes.
In fact, some people are probably going to wonder what I'm on or remark that I'm nuts. But you know what? It'll be awesome anyway.
My main point, though, is to get people to see and do something fun and off-the-wall. That's all my art has ever been about, actually. Fantasy, far-off places, seeing things in a different light. So even if I just have visitors who want to look at pretty things, I'll be happy.