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Friday, February 12, 2010

How to be a Miserable Artist!

My facebook friend, and real-life friend, Cully Hamner posted this on his wall, and I thought it was food for thought for all my artist friends. :-) Tell what you think? --R.


(Thanks to Rafael Albuquerque)

How To Feel Miserable As An Artist

(Or What Not To Do-- Underline Any That Currently Apply)

1. Constantly compare yourself to other artists.
2. Talk to your family about what you do and expect them to cheer you on.
3. Base the success of your entire career on one project.
4. Stick with what you know.
5. Undervalue your expertise.
6. Let money dictate what you do.
7. Bow to societal pressures.
8. Only do work that your family would love.
9. Do whatever the client/gallery owner/patron/investor asks.
10. Set unachievable/overwhelming goals. To be accomplished by tomorrow.

So, I ask you, fellow artists: Any of those sound familiar?

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