I used to hate the fact that my work varied dramatically. I get bored...quickly! If I do 3 paintings in the same style, I usually need a break and end up trying something entirely new. Which sucks if you're trying to develop your 'signature style'. I mean, can recognize the work of my favorite artists in a crowded gallery, but here I am switching up my style every few weeks! Used to make me crazy, and very frustrated.
But over the past few years I've been trying to embrace the new. The different. The inspiration. I've been giving myself the space and permission to experiment, even if it means taking my work in an entirely different direction. Usually, at the end of the experiment, I can see bits and pieces of my own personality coming through. Type treatment, color palettes, epoxy...something of ME comes out even when I'm playing with inspiration from another artist. And with every experiment and new artist that I follow, I take a little piece forward into my new work. I'm learning that experimenting is part of the journey. And really stinkin fun!