It’s hard having talent, isn’t it?
Blend in passion and an entrepreneurial spirit, and things can get even more complicated.
But you have NO choice, because you are an artist. You have to create!
Don’t let that thought create anxiety, let it calm you instead.
You don’t have to do something else. Having no real alternatives can be a form of freedom.
The universe pulls you towards only one thing… help it create. Nothing else really matters.
Now close your eyes and ask yourself:
Why do you want to be an artist, what is it that truly drives you?
Then you think about:
What is the goal with your art, and how do you want to achieve that?
Write that down… draw it, paint it…
When you know your why and your goal, imagine going there in a straight line. Free yourself from doubts, fears and distractions.
These things are not real, they only exist in your mind.
You are now focussed like an arrow…
But don’t rush, take your time. Carefully plan your moves like a chess-player. The art world is your chessboard and you are in control.
Make your desire to stay focussed on that straight line, on working towards your goal.
One step at a time. Every day you make a little bit progress.
This way, you are always achieving your goal and there are no mistakes, financial issues or time limits that can create stress.
You are now in a calm state of mind. You feel free. Your creativity will flow. You can’t fail.
You have become what you already are…Artist.
Making a living from art
Either you do what most people do: hesitate because of the fear of failure, lock your talents, keep that drive inside.
Or you can act on your talent, turn your passion into an art business, and let your dream become reality.
These artists followed their dream, and this is the advice they’d like to share with you:
James Maher U.S.A. and Dalia Ferreira Venezuela/France | Sharing Online Strategies.
‘’Art selling is a relationship building business.'' Read more…
Vincent Messelier Belgium | About quitting your regular job.
‘’Follow your heart, work hard, believe in yourself and never give up.'' Read more…
Gary Perrone U.S.A. | Shares his 30 years of experience in living from and for art.
''You have to have a body of work, ready to sell.'' Read more…
“Experience is a master teacher, even when it’s not our own.”
― Gina Greenlee
The Vocation for Art team wishes you a lot of artistic inspiration!
We look forward to the new year and to celebrate our first anniversary with the launch of our long anticipated book:
Artist’s Advice: 1.000 artists share everything about making a living from Art