Artists need to make a living, just like any other professional. The idea that art should be free is gross and misguided. You pay your plumber to unclog your toilet and you pay a carpenter for custom-made furniture. Why would illustration be any different? It's a skill that takes time and dedication to develop and it should be compensated accordingly!
There's always going to be somebody who doesn't like your art. But there's also going to be somebody who loves it. People just have different tastes. So the best thing you can do is not take it personally and stay true to yourself.
You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches. ― Dita Von Teese
There's enough room for everyone. Share their work and show them some love. You're not running out of likes!
We can get wrapped up in our goals and wishes that we don't even take a moment to pause and look back at the things we have accomplished. When you review the past year, quarter or month, it's crazy how much you made happen. Give yourself a pat on the back and treat yo self because you deserve it!
Today is Pentecost Monday and I think I just found the only empty spot in this crowded library. And now that I've sat down, HELLO! Welcome.
So, I'm writing now. But to be honest, the idea of having a blog always seemed tiresome and daunting to me. However, I do love tweeting out random thoughts! So here's what I'm thinking: My posts will be short and concise. I'll be sharing ideas, experiences and opinions that revolve around art and business – in bite-sized portions.
Once I made the decision to start this thing, it made me realise that I had all these thoughts bottled up inside of me and I'm glad I finally have a way to let them out in a productive way. Everything that I've learnt throughout my art career – all those little pieces of advice – well, they have a place to live now. All that that is happening AROUND my art and that I cannot express THROUGH it, goes here. I'm so ready to channel my inner Yoda.