Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 in How To, Inspiration, My Business Adventures, Personal | 0 comments

I got this list from a friend’s Facebook post this morning. I thought it was fairly true:

How to feel miserable as an artist

  1. Constantly compare yourself to other artists
  2. Talk to your family about what you do and expect them to cheer you on
  3. Base the success of your entire career on one project
  4. Stick with what you know
  5. Undervalue your expertise
  6. Let money dictate what you do
  7. Bow to societal pressures
  8. Only do work that your family would love
  9. Do whatever the client/customer/gallery owner/patron/investor asks
  10. Set unachievable/overwhelming goals. To be accomplished by tomorrow

I’ve been guilty of doing a couple of these till this very day. As a student of the arts or as a new business owner, you’ll fall into these traps I assure you.