Following up on a recommendation to read the book "Art & Fear" written by David Bayles and Ted Orland, I must say it definitely has me interested. Just into the first chapter but I would like to share a little with you.
-"Making art now means working in the face of uncertainty; it means living with doubt and contradiction, doing something no one cares whether you do, and for which there may be neither audience nor reward. Making the work you want to make means setting aside these doubts so that you may see clearly what you have done and thereby see where to go next. Making the work you want to make means finding nourishment within the work itself."-
This was a great reminder for me. Making a living off selling my art can pull me into a zone where I sometimes can lose perspective and get caught up in the " making a sale". After all I spend at least 90% of my time marketing, when I would much rather be in the studio. Doubt can creep in if sales slow down and reading this seemed to bring me a reminder not to get caught up in it but to center myself and remember why I love to create the work that I do.
See you in the next chapter...
Artist..Painter.. Writer.. Photographer...Dreamer.. not necessarily in that order