Used to be, I would imitate people whose work I admired.
But now I've grown up a bit, and I realize: it's not about creating something ORIGINAL. It's about taking what you know, from everything that leaves a mark on you, and reshaping the world around yourself.
"Great artists steal, they don't do homages." <-- (I said that!!)
If you don't like it, you don't have to keep coming here. Searching for me. Reading between the lines, trying to figure out what it all means.