Happy end-of-the-week to you. We got through it. Whew.
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Have a great Wednesday!
One of the questions I am asked most often is how – as a working artist – I deal with things like comparison, disappointment, self doubt & rejection. I have talked before about the idea of charting your own path & living your own life and even touched on it last week toward the end of this live interview. Recently, I found the quote above by Anton Chekhov, and thought it perfectly summed up what I less eloquently try to say.
Art making, while enormously rewarding, can also be rife with disappointment and feelings of vulnerability. The idea is to make friends with the struggle and continue (stubbornly) on your own path. I’ve written before about this idea of embracing difficulty and fear (and talked about it in this lecture). I think it’s enormously important.
I also think it’s important to remember that everyone struggles with self doubt and angst, even extremely successful & well known artists like Gerhard Richter — just watch this touching documentary about him and you will see how vulnerable he is about his work.
Have a good Monday, friends.
I want to thank EVERYONE for all your kind words, tweets, Instagram photos, Facebook and blog posts, emails and messages about Art Inc. Book release day on Tuesday was a great success.
Hope everyone is having a good Thursday.
Friends, I’ve marked down two of my limited edition prints today (pictured above) to just $35 (that’s $15 off the price of $50). These two prints will be on sale in my Etsy Shop for a limited time only (and there are only a handful left), so grab one while they last! They are professionally printed on archival quality German etching paper, heavyweight 310gsm and are signed and numbered.
Have a great weekend!
Friends, after a three week vacation, my Etsy Shop is back open! And I’ve got seven new prints for sale, six of which are limited edition and printed on velvety German Etching paper.
3) LIMITED EDITION “THE STOMACH CARRIES THE HEART” PRINT. Limited edition of 20, signed and numbered. Printed on archival quality German etching paper, heavyweight 310gsm. Get it here.
Have a great Wednesday friends!