Today, I want to share something personal, something I’ve been grappling with lately – the challenge of bouncing back from the edge of feeling creatively drained.
I’ve heard people say, “Don’t try to make money with your hobbies; you’ll ruin them.” Well, I’m here to challenge that notion and share some insights that might just change your perspective.
Today, we’re diving headfirst into the world of juggling, not the circus kind with flaming torches (although that would be awesome), but the art of balancing a side hustle, a corporate gig, and our artwork.
People who don’t do art see us as these magical unicorns who conjure art out of thin air, and sometimes the questions we get are just as fantastical.
Now, let’s talk about overcoming obstacles. I am in the midst of dealing with some and I wanted to share my insight on how I deal with them. Let’s get right into it.
I’m diving headfirst into the whirlwind of thoughts and emotions that often ensnare us artists in the pursuit of validation. Buckle up for some truth bombs and a few rambles about what we experience in this wild artistic journey.
This morning, my thoughts wandered to that familiar feeling of being ignored as an artist.
Today, we’re diving deep into a topic that many artists face when they put their work online – scams and annoying direct messages.
Today, I want to dive into the wonderful world of promoting your art. It’s a topic that often leaves many of us artists scratching our heads.
Life happens, and there are moments when you need to step away from your art to deal with personal matters, work, or other responsibilities.
Your art career is an ever-evolving journey, and you are the ultimate authority on your life and your artwork. Trust yourself.
I had a recent encounter with someone who claimed to be an expert in the art world, and their advice left me utterly flabbergasted.
let’s peel back the curtain and reveal the truth behind the scenes. The truth is that no matter what you see on the surface, we are all going through the following.
I’ve seen many artists limit themselves because they believe their art has to make sense to others. They restrict their color palettes or stick to one subject matter, fearing that any deviation will confuse people. But here’s the truth: your art is meant to be more significant than conforming to marketing norms. It’s about self-expression and exploration.
I’ve been in this game for a while now, so I’ve faced my fair share of challenges. I want to shed light on these struggles, how I’ve tackled them (sometimes successfully, sometimes not), and all I can say is keep going!
I know it sounds counterintuitive, but bear with me. This approach is rooted in the wisdom of working smarter, not harder, and embracing the minimalist mindset. Our goal here is not just productivity; it’s about preventing burnout and finding balance in our creative journey.
So, will AI replace artists? Short answer: no. the iRobot Roomba uprising shouldn’t be happening any time soon.
You’ve probably heard me say this before, but it’s worth repeating: Be your biggest fan. Don’t rely on anyone else to provide you with the motivation you need to keep creating. Because let’s face it, if your motivation hinges on external factors, it can easily waver or disappear altogether.
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