“Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.” -C.S. Lewis
I love this quote because I can see how true it is. In college, I could always walk into a painting class where every student was painting the same subject and recognize whose painting was whose because of the way each person paints differently. It’s the same with writing, singing, style, etc. We’re all so unique and I love that about the way God made us!
In the beginning of my art career I definitely spent too much time thinking of what I could do that was different than what other artists were doing. I’ve found that “different” ideas happen naturally but that quality should be the starting point- not originality- you are by default, original! ❤️