Hi there, there are a gazillion reasons not to make your art.
Here are some of my favorites:
I am not talented.
I don’t have enough time.
I don’t have anywhere to work.
People will laugh at my art.
What could I do that hasn’t been done before?
Everyone is better than me.
Why make art if no one is going to buy it anyway?
These are just a few stories we tell ourselves. When I started out making art,
I used to tell them to myself, too.
For starters, most of them are not solvable. At least not right away. And second of all,
they don’t even matter when it comes to making art, especially when you know this crucial thing… and that is what today’s video is describing.
Click on the video below to check it out.
What I didn’t know then, which I do now, is this:
Making art is what makes it possible to make art.
In other words, once you are making art, you no longer are thinking about all those questions. The place you are in when you make art is entirely different than where you are when you are just thinking about making art.
The doing of art brings you to presence. You can’t be making art and be concerned with all those questions, at least at the same time.
It is that simple. So if you find yourself listening to a story that is holding you back, see what happens when you simply begin your art.
How do you continue to show up for your art?
Let us know in the comments below.
I hope today is the day you make some art.
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It will amaze you!
the founder of Art2Life.
With over 20 years experience as a working artist and educator, I’ve developed a systematic approach that brings authenticity, spontaneity and joy back into the creative process.