So, I've been experimenting in a huge area of art mediums for what has to be about 21 years now. From the very, very beginning when I was 5, I started with tracing paper, markers, and all the other kid-typical art supplies. I moved on to drawing my own subjects (as opposed to tracing them). Next came painting, and trying to find my groove in that medium took about 10+ years to figure out. In the most recent year or so, I've come to mixed media painting and collage. I got into scrapbooking, which, as we all know, is just a fancy, house-wifey way of creating collage. This has led me to my current interest in vintage clip art, bits of junk paper, ripped things, glue, ribbons, etc. Lots of scissorwork. A lot of things I try to create comes from being inspired by that stuff you find in the art and wall decor section of Target. But then I go home and try to create something based around the feeling the piece (whatever it was) in Target gave me, and I fail. However, I believe I have found out how to achieve the looks and the feelings with this thing called collage - and with the help of my awesome new 4-in-1 printer.
I'm interested in the whimsy and cogs of steampunk, but I don't quite understand that movement enough yet to really contribute to it. I'm working on it.
It's all about finding that niche.