I came across a quote from the photographer Christopher James this morning that really struck me. To paraphrase, "If you want to tell your own story, you need your own language. If you use the language someone else has already invented, you are only an illustrator. You illustrate their language, their ideas, their art. You never find out who YOU are."
Be an artist - find your own voice, your own language - and be who YOU are.
Ghost Ranch Sunrise, October 2016, by Chuck Kirchner