I'm a small-town Wisconsin artist.
Finally, I admit this and it makes me proud to look back and see how far I've come. The process of becoming an artist was challenging for me because it lacked encouragement.
"You can't just be an artist," they stated.
I've heard this statement all my life and actually believed it. Now I find myself asking, "Why Not?" As a Wisconsin artist, I know I can build the business of my dreams.
3 Questions I'm pondering as an artist:
- Why can't I build a business around what I love?
- Why can't I build a business around this season of life?
- Why can't I, a small-town Wisconsin artist, make it in this 'starving artist' world?
The truth is, I can and I will.
The process won't be easy, but I'm capable of doing hard things.
Anything is possible with a lot of hard work.
It's important to say no to the work that doesn't serve me and my vision for Studio L. I'm keeping options open because it's easy to become blind to the obvious. This is a journey toward finding meaningful work and I'm not afraid of failure because failure got me here.
The details are still foggy, but I'm beginning to see more clearly.
The lifting fog continues to reveal the next right action. Knowing I’m on the right path keeps me moving forward. I'm open to wherever this adventure may lead; therefore, I have no attachment to the final outcome.
This is my confession.
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- American Author Steven Pressfield wrote The War of Art and Turning Pro. As creatives, we must break through resistance to unleash our full potential.
- The Jeff Goins Blog and his book: Real Artists Don't Starve. Jeff's insight on art business is invaluable.