Wednesday, March 31
How doing the business stuff makes me a better artist...
Artfest Epiphany #37
Doing the business stuff I hate makes me a better artist.
After talking with her on our 2 hour drive to from Seattle to Port Townsend I realized a bunch of stuff about the business side of art that I hate so much.
a.) It pushes me out of my comfy clothes, my little box, and into something a little scary. I keep running up against these fears. And I have to walk through them in order to do what I really want to do: make art. It's good practice.
b.) It forces me to go places I don't want to go and do stuff I don't want to do (i.e.figuring taxes out)which makes me realize that I can really go there. wow.
which translates to confidence in all areas ofmy life. hmmmm. deep.
c.) It makes me think differently, try different things, find new solutions, which is essentially what creativity is:finding different paths, no making different paths to who knows where...
and to grow as an artist I need to practice stepping outside of my comfortable place and risk failure. failure with paint and failure with gross business stuff.
So, isn't that so typical? The stuff I avoid is usually the stuff I need the most...
So, what are you doing to make yourself uncomfortable these days? I'd love to hear what you are thinking about.
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