Creative Close-Up: Finding Your Creative Niche

September 28, 2015

Niche:  A position or activity that particularly suits somebody’s talents and personality or that somebody can make his or her own.

Whenever you create something, doesn’t matter if its painting, photography, or music, you want to put your own stamp on it…in other words you want to put your very own creative niche into the work.

It’s all about finding your creative niche. You know your personality is like, for some artists, they put that aspect into their work. What they put on canvas, paper….not only is it a part of their personality, but also what they’ve experience in the past few years. They can’t go on painting or drawing the same thing. Each part of their work has a time period. Someone or something from their past, their present has been a source of creativity.

The same goes for singers and musicians. Again, the past and present has a way of coming together when you hear a piece of music, a song. All about that creative niche. Some of them have a journal just to put down what they’re feeling at that moment, what they experienced in their lives. Where do you think these songs stem from anyway?

It’s the same with writers. The past and present play a part in a writer’s life too. We see a little bit of their personalities, their creativity into the works they churn out.

Again, it’s all about finding your creative niche. Past, present, your personality all have a part in how you create your work. Whenever I look at a person’s painting, illustrations, digital works, each of these artist have a style of creativity. Their creative niche. Some explore the light and airy world of life, while others tend to look into the dark, gothic look in life. All works of art are not the same. Each piece is different, each artist is different. Look at artists H.R. Giger to Jean Paul Basquiat, in music, Johnny Cash to Janis Joplin, in writing world Harper Lee to Stephen King. Each of these creative folks have or had that creative niche.

Of course practice is also key. I have my own little black sketch book. In it I sketch drawings of people, scenery….I know it doesn’t have to be perfect. This is where I discover my own creative niche. Sometimes it can be by accident. Not only does it take practice, but also patience. This creative process just doesn’t happen overnight. Practice and patience.

Take your time to find your creative niche, it’ll come. All it takes is practice and patience.





featured image courtesy of June Sight Photograph &
%d bloggers like this: