By Alexandra Cook aka Linandara http://linandara.com/blog/
I like dreaming. I used to blame myself for always wondering in my mind and going after so many things in life, often at the same time. Thanks to the Jung-based personality theories (Socionics & MBTI) I know that is my second or “creative” cognitive function, Extraverted Intuition (Ne) which does this.
My first function, Introverted Feeling (Fi) makes me, I guess, self absorbed and interested in all sorts of human maters.
I even have a business card saying I am a Fi Ne artist – whatever that supposed to mean! I do not repeat myself, always trying to find something new: media, style subject. I am greatly inspired by random images and ideas, I love exploring possibilities. With a great effort I can do photorealistic art but I am not enjoying it. I like exploring my own vision of the world, not coping what a camera could do better. Completely abstract art is not my domain either as my “feeling” part can’t relate to this.
So I will never be a “reliable” artist producing similar trees, illustrations or portraits which sell steadily. Trying to be like that feels just the same as to be a supermarket cleaner. Not inspiring.
But if your brand is to be “unbrandable” how on Earth could you be known? For what? Inspiring my kind of creativity? But would this be suitable only for people whose “Ne” is already “strong”?
I noticed that I love generating ideas for some mutually beneficial projects, when I know this is not just for me and it is for a common, long term good cause. Hence that thought about Art/science/creativity/personal growth centre from my submission on the day 2 of this challenge.
I will keep working on that idea.