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Anxieties as an Artist and How to Overcome Them

 1. Self-Doubt (What if I am not nice enough?) This is likely the top one dread of any art professional.  After all, for the most part, we don’t create necessities but luxuries.  As much as our music enriches our lives and other people’s lives, it stays something without which we (at least as customers) could […]

 1. Self-Doubt

(What if I am not nice enough?) This is likely the top one dread of any art professional.  After all, for the most part, we don’t create necessities but luxuries.  As much as our music enriches our lives and other people’s lives, it stays something without which we (at least as customers) could likely live.

Luxuries like buying comics, songs, concert cards, and artwork are often the first to go when cash is low.

We are not doctors, teachers, or even farmers–we are not creating or delivering a service without which people cannot live. As artists, we are well conscious of the reality that only our feeling of self-doubt seems to boost. We can’t help at moments but think good.   What if nobody wishes to purchase my work?

The self-doubt remedy is amazingly unsuccessful. The globe is packed with well-known and prosperous artists, authors, and actors still riddled with despair and self-doubt feelings.

Unfortunately, this isn’t something that runs back entirely for most of us.  We must instead discover a manner to live with this hesitation and appreciate the imaginative way as much as the work itself.

2. I’m not original enough (someone else is doing it better)

 Although it may be true that all the excellent topics in design and literature have been accomplished a thousand occasions before, it’s always feasible to introduce something completely fresh to this stage.

Let’s face it, since there was something called design, authors and musicians borrowed from their artistic predecessors. Even Shakespeare loaned from other authors almost his entire job, but ultimately there is little doubt that he created them his own distinctly.

3 People won’t hold me seriously as an artist

 “Art is a hobby and not a true job” “I’m scared my colleagues and family are going to be unhappy with me.” The reality is that your profession as an artist is just as severe as you are.  Do you work as your “job” on it or do you only operate as “hobby” on it frequently?  How much job are you putting into it every day?  If you were your boss, would you settle for the effort you’re creating at the moment?

It can be particularly difficult to have to cope with your colleagues and relatives (parents in particular) when it goes to seeing you as a working artist.  However, the upper point is they’re going to bring you and your expertise as carefully as they see you bring it.

In other words, if they see you getting in 10-15 hours daily not only to work on your art, but also to market it, they will start to see you as a “living artist” rather than just their child who does painting.

4 People will take my job or my thoughts

One of the greatest anxieties that artists have when I request them to sell art online is that they are afraid that people will steal their work or ideas.  While this is undoubtedly happening, far too many artists use this as an invitation to remain all together out of the online marketplace.

Yes, individuals are constantly stealing thoughts.  You do it, I do it, and at some stage every one under the sun did it (see #2).  We’re looking for thoughts to talk to us and then we’re using them to stimulate our curiosity.  However, we’re not speaking about these individuals, we’re speaking about the true parasites that just bring things off the internet and pass them on as their own.

While this is definitely a true issue, you must also understand that these creative parasites are a very few minority on the online population. 98 percent of people viewing your job online don’t anticipate stealing your work, they just love it and perhaps they’re interested in buying it.

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