I tried to make it as a fine artist for several years. I climbed up the ladder. I networked. I even got into a few high-brow galleries and sold some work. But then I quit – because, although there’s the potential to make a huge amount of money for something mediocre that didn’t take long to produce – it just …Read More »
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An open letter to an aspiring artist (how to make money doing what you love, and motivate yourself to finish the work).
Creativindie is slowly coming into its own and providing exactly the kind of help for artists and authors that it’s intended to. It’s so exciting that people are actually visiting my blog and getting in touch with me! I got a letter from Jen today, who’s struggling to find a way to get her foot in the door and do …Read More »
Disney movies are always great for great for moral lessons, but in the case with Disney’s 2013 Frozen there’s even something for adults: the movie can be seen as a typical “artist’s journey” leading to eventual creative success. In the beginning of the movie, Elsa lets her uninhibited creativity loose, but after accidentally hurting her sister Anna, her parents tell …Read More »
The ugly truth about creativity, inspiration and artistic production that nobody else is talking about
I’ve been reading a lot of books about creativity. All of them deal with the struggle of the creative life: art is WAR. Creativity takes effort. We have to fight through it. REAL art is about emotion, struggle, anxiety. Real art is about passion, True experience. Real art is Creating Something New – it’s a type of violence. It’s a …Read More »