The Evolution of a Lipstick Artist
My career as a lipstick artist has been unconventional, to say the least! When I first started creating art with lipstick and kisses, I was mostly working with just my kisses and standard canvases, not realizing there was so much more out there for me to work with! In time, I realized that while I had found my niche and my passion, I had been limiting myself creatively… I wasn’t challenging myself the way I had in the beginning of my journey.
I’ve kissed everything from pianos to sneakers, and I’m always trying new things and experimenting with my work. Using my kisses is what has differentiated my art and helped shape and mold what my brand now represents today. Luckily for me, I write my own rules, which is exactly why I am now exploring new ways of creating, e.g. I’m using my hands a lot more! From brushwork to stencils, to spray paint and other mixed media, I am fulfilling another part of my creative yearning without pigeon-holding myself into only ONE way of creating. ⠀
At the end of the day, my work is still authentically Lipstick Lex and still meets the expectations of my fans, clients and all the while, I am enjoying the process so much more! In order to continue to love what you do, it’s important to allow yourself to evolve so your work doesn’t become stale, or worse, that you fall out of love with the process. We become better at all things when we allow ourselves to take a few risks and grow!! My advice, not just artists, but everyone, is to continue to learn, to experiment, and to challenge yourself and your comfort zone.⠀
Don’t be afraid to try something new or something that hasn’t been done. No one ever made history by being like everyone else!