Realized something about myself and my "artistic" style tonight. I realized...when I'm doing something I like unconvential, slightly chaotic, unperfect work. If it's too neat, tidy, and orderly...then it's not me. Don't get me wrong...I like neat, tidy, and orderly...but I like there to be a bit of roughness too. I was doing some "painting" tonight. I put it in quotes because I was painting in the traditional sense with paintbrushes...but yes I was using paint. In place of a brush, I used crumpled kleenex, a strip of paper, and a toothpic and the Lord's guidance. Previously, when I would do collages, I usually preferred torn edges to nicely cut so I would always tear the edges of any pictures I used in a collage. What I realized tonight though...is that I like my style. I used to always feel like it should be more like someone elses but I now realize that would totally take away from the artistry of it all. If I'm trying to make my work a copy of someone elses then it's really not my art at all. When you try to change who you are by being like someone else, doing this or doing that, one thing or another, or looking a certain way, you're hidding away God's masterpiece and covered it over with something that's not His. We're all beautifully and wonderfully made...we are each unique and it is our imperfections that make us that way. God's work is perfect, which means you and I are perfect...imperfections and all.