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Style vs. Content

By Tina Christophillis

May 31st 2012


It doesn't matter so much what you have to say, what's more important is how you say it.  

Content is like a surprise, "Oh good news, I figured out what this is about."   And this usually happens at the end, sometimes long after you've finished the work.  

Style can't be taught, it's the magic inside of you.  It's the spark that makes you tick.  It's the fireworks in your gut, the explosions, the love, the power, the moment it all comes together.

Just because it's visually interesting, it feels right to you, and you want to, is reason enough and plenty validation to do the work.  It's enough to make it matter and keep you going to completion.

What's vital is how you say what you're saying.  It's about you're own personal mark.  It's about letting the world know you were here, and this is how it was done.

Why you're saying it is inherent.  Don't waste your time trying to figure this out.  That'll come together for you when you need it to.  What matters is that you feel something, follow your intuition, have mastery of your intention, in the moment your in.

It's about style. 

"What matters most is how well you walk through the fire," said Charles Bukowski.  I agree.



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    Hi I'm Fotini 

    Welcome to my blog!

    I am a painter currently based in Greenville, South Carolina.  Through my work, I seek to communicate an internal narrative using traditional painting processes.  

    Here you will find information about what I am working on, recollections of my process, things that inspire me. I am asking questions about art, writing letters to myself, reflecting, learning, growing, discovering.  Thank you for joining and supporting the adventure.