“Hi I’m Chris and I’m an artist.”
Do you guys ever feel like when your introduce yourself you kinda make it sound like you should be in a support group? Like people will respond, “An artist? Isn’t there a 12 step program for that or something? What do you really do? No really?”
What does that say about people who create for a living?
The only thing I can think of is that it says we should be more confident in what we do. We turn our thoughts into something tangible and put it out there for the world to see. We strive to find out who we are and we show it with our work. We get paid for what we do because what we do has value. It’s not why we do it but we know that getting paid for our work doesn’t mean we’ve sold out or that we must not be true artists because we’re successful.
I am not a starving artist. I don’t have to be. I refuse to be.