Monday, August 04, 2008

So, is this all you do?

When you’re passionately telling people about your art, certain individuals will attempt to steal the wind from your creative sails.

They will ask you questions like:

“So, is art ALL you do?”
“What’s your real job?”
“And art pays the bills?”
“What’s your other job?”
“And you make a living doing that?”

I know, I know. It’s frustrating, rude and assumptive AND blindly follows the starving artist script.

But don’t get upset.

REMEMBER: When people ask questions like that, it’s often a projection of their artistic frustration and insecurity.

See, when they see or hear about your art, their defense mechanism silently screams, “But I couldn’t make it an artist, so why should YOU?”

They see something in you they either WISH they had, or DID have at one point, but lost.

So, don’t take it personally.

It’s got nothing to do with you.

You just keep doing your art.
You just keep sharing you art.

And let those chumps get real jobs.

Is this all you do?

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Scott Ginsberg
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Always about approachability.

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