Are you Guilty of Crowd Pleasing? [115]

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Are you too concerned about what other people think of your work? Probably! We all are to some extent… After all, it’s not unusual to enjoy it when other people like our work. However there are times it can become a problem and block you from moving forward. 

We discuss times when we have been guilty of making work with too much consideration for what other people may think of it and have some ideas about how to spot when this may be having a detrimental impact on your own work. It’s a fine line sometimes between caring too much and thinking “f*ck it” with pure abandon, so perhaps it’s about honing your own personal criteria. After all – YOU are the artist. 

Hopefully this conversation will help if you are ready to release yourself from other people’s ideas and get closer to your own vision. Louise shares where this has also shown up recently in her book project and Alice shares the thrill of seeing other people’s wins in her Connected Artist Club membership – not surprisingly usually when people have taken that brave step to try something which feels adventurous and personal.


Alice’s video on Youtube: Starting a New Series

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  1. Christine Aaron
    Christine Aaron says:

    This was a particularly wonderful episode. It resonated deeply with me as I have experienced, and continue to experience all that you two discussed. I have gotten more comfortable being able to let earlier followers go as my work grows in directions that I am excited about. So many terrific take aways here. Might just need to relisten to this one again. It has been so gratifying to be with you on your art journey, while you keep me company on my own….Thank you!!

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