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Creative Fulfilment

December 28, 2016

So yet again, I find myself inspired by a totally new subject. In my art journeys, I’ve often felt guilty of changing to a new subject. It’s as though all my experimentation with flowers, or oceans, suddenly doesn’t count for much anymore. I think it’s because so many artists who are successful have a very strict theme, which resonates through their work for years. I find this duel inside me. One for carrying on my story I’ve already half completed and becoming known for my flowers; for example. Then this other side, who searches for creative fulfilment and needs more than just flowers. I want to experiment with oceans, and forests, animals…the list goes on.

The Heart Wants What it Wants

For now I’m going to follow the path that my heart desires. I feel like what we feel inside, can sometimes be the best guidance. I don’t want to let my head, lead me down a path where I don’t feel fulfilled. And although focusing on one subject might be better in a business sense, I want to stay authentic because that’s what it the most interesting to people. I can always tell the difference between a painting that had my heart and soul in it, then one that was created out of ‘shoulds’. And usually, so can my followers.

Creative Fulfilment

So I’ve decided to carry on following my creative instinct and even if my orders slow down and even come to a stop, I’ve still been successful. Because it’s when your heart is full that brings happiness, not the bank. I hope you like my new direction and if you are interested in purchasing any of the paintings shown, or would like a commission, please email me at shop@katiejobling.com. You can see a few of them in my shop here, and it join the creative journey on my Instagram here.

Love Katie x

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4 Comments

  • Reply Dayna December 28, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Beautiful work Katie! Art is about finding a creative outlet not about what others think of your work. Your painting are inspiring and so beautiful! Love your stag painting and I hope your inspirations continue to come. Thank you for being an inspiration to me!!!

  • Reply Kaiti elaine December 28, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    I love everything you do and always look forward to what is next to come! I’m an artist as well and sometimes struggle with my story and direction. But I make sure to be open about ALL of my experiences as an artist, which allows me to feel as though I am being my truest self. Good luck in your endeavors, whatever they may be. ~ XO – KE

  • Reply Larry Maule Jr. January 1, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Thank you Katie for all of your tutorials! You are very talented. I’ve been painting (oils) for 30-years. I’m self-taught and struggle a bit more – painting with a very detailed more mathematical style. I admire gifted individuals like you. You paint with a beautiful freestyle and you are naturally gifted. I have learned interesting techniques and ideas from your studies. Also, I think that your wildlife/deer paintings are terrific! Could you post a wildlife painting tutorial normal speed? I’d really like to study one of these.

    Thank You!

  • Reply VideoPortal March 14, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Beautiful painting!!! I ??!!! Fast delivery and beautifully packed! I will definitely buy again more art from Katie! ??????

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