Friday, November 01, 2013

The Impossible Task

"Ars longa, vita brevis est," said Hippocrates (460-377BC) "Life is short, art is long."

What lies are holding you back as an artist? If these are are some of things that you believe rethink them and get going.

  • Artists never really make a lot of money.

  • The life of an artist 

  • is filled with sacrifice.

  • Artists are weird.

  • Artists are social misfits.

  • The artists who are rich had special advantages.

  • Success is about who you know
  • .
  • No one wants my artwork, really.

  • Being successful will prevent me from painting what I want.

  • There is no room for more "greats."Everything has been doone.

  • The only successful artists are modern artists and I'm a fill in the blank.

  • I have to put in my time and can't succeed till I'm older.

  • I'm too old to get good.

  • I don't deserve success.I haven't been at it long enough

  • My parents were right, this art thing will never amount to anything.

  • I'm an artist because it's what my parents wanted me to do.

  • I could never sell enough paintings to quit my day job.

  • There are so many artists who deserve success more than me.Heck there are just so 

  • many artist, how will I ever get noticed
Promoting yourself can be super awkward. Shilling your wares and trying to get noticed can 

leave you feeling like a husk of a human, and networking can truly be the worst. But it's a 

necessary evil if you want to be successful.

I get a little better at it as I practice. It's not what I want to do but it's what I must do to keep selling my art.

Need some inspiration? Here are few artist site to see art or to find some help.

Need a few more go to NY Arts Artists Resource

Just remember:
In order to be happy," said Winston Churchill, "you need to find a task that requires perfection, is impossible to achieve, and spend the rest of your life trying to achieve it."

Here's to your art career!


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