How to Know What You Want in Your Art (and Your Life) [182]

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This week, we’re prompting you to pause and ask what you want – when so many online courses promise success for artists through tag lines like “Sell more art” or “Build a Six-Figure Art Business,” we thought it was worth stopping to check what’s external validation and what are your real desires in making art. Of course there is nothing wrong with wanting to earn a good living from our work – but it isn’t the only way to go. It’s too easy to get sucked into pursuing things that others value without truly understanding if they are important to us.

This idea led to a discussion about how to identify what we do want with 5 key questions to ask ourselves. It’s perhaps also easy to avoid even considering what we want, if we think it is too far-fetched, and can’t even admit it to ourselves. That’s the first step!


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