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Artist: How Will You Know When You’ve Made It?

How do you define success as an artist? It’s a difficult question to answer because everyone’s artist dream is different. How I define success by my standards may not align with yours. And that’s perfectly ok. We all have a unique artist dream. Many people (especially non-artists) define the success of an artist as achieving …

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Squashed: 7 Artist Myths

For as long as artists have been creating there have been myths about what it means to be a professional artist. Stereotypes of the ‘starving artist’ or the ‘eccentric weirdo’ seem to follow us wherever we go. Professional artists come in all shapes, sizes and personality types. And many of the common myths about artists …

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Artists and Day Jobs: A necessary evil or liberating opportunity?

The vast majority of artists I work with are looking for ways to sell art online and off. They dream of one day becoming a full-time artist and having their artwork pay their bills. Are you dreaming of a career as an artist too? While being a full-time artist is a worthy pursuit, a day …

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The Artist’s Dance

We all know artists who do incredible work, but fail to achieve their professional goals. It’s tragic and feels unfair. At the same time, I’ll bet you can also name several artists who enjoy great commercial success, they’re achieving professional goals – yet their work leaves you scratching your head and wondering why? Why them? …

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