“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination.
Devour old films,
bodies of water,
light and shadows.
Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic.
Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it.
In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.”
~ Jim Jarmusch, MovieMaker Magazine #53 – Winter, January 22, 2004
Enter Jaden Smith (watch him in the video below) and his take on how to learn how to mimic unjudged until you find yourself. I found this to be a terrific concept!
As I see it, mimicking is a form of love, connection and admiration. Perhaps mimicking is actually a secret language of the soul. Your soul perks up and recognizes a similar creative wavelength in another soul. Then your creativity is sparked and magic happens. No judging is ever allowed when two souls are creating wonder & awesomeness together. Soul’s know it’s an honor and a privilege to be mimicked.
Soooo, want to mimic each other and catch some creative vibes with me?
Sending you Beautiful Love Vibes & Waves of Creative Juiciness ~ Angela ~ xoxoxox