Sunday, March 26, 2006
Being a full time artist is a dream.
It is currently a dream that I am living.
I have been blessed with opportunities that make being a full time artist a reality. I am reminded of an anonymous poem that my mother cut out of the newspaper and gave me when I was in high school.
Doubt, You're Out."
I try hard to create my day, and create my reality and believe in myself making it not just as an artist, but a fulltime successful artist that can pay my bills and earn a living from my art. It is hard.
That is when the doubt starts creeping in. Will I sell another painting? Will people like my work enough to buy it? Are my prices too high? Will people like my digital work? Is my work good enough? and on and on....
But I am trying hard to erase these doubts.
I am grateful to have art sales and commissions to get me through the first half of the year. I am grateful to have had opportunities to expose my art and market myself to new groups of people.
I think one of the most important things to being an artist is to keep going. I am unsure of what the next 6 months hold for me (DOUBTS: my savings is running out, my insurance will end, where will I live, what will I be doing for money, how will that impact my art) and (BELIEFS: People respond to my art, people buy my art, my art makes people happy, I can use my art to make a successful living, I can use my gifts and teach others how to create, I am fortunate to become involved with other artists and artistic opportunities because of my abilities, my art will help me get past my current difficulties, others believe in me and my abilities, good things will come from my art, and I can not live without creating art.) It is important for those of you that read this and support me to know how important your encouragement is and your assistance in telling your friends to see and to buy my art. This is more than a hobby -- this is now my life and my dream coming true.
My challenge - ERASING DOUBT
So I did that symbolically today with my digital art series that I am working on today. Now I need to go to bed and mediate on the same.
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