Sunday, July 19, 2009
Art is subjective, this is something to remember.
As of late I really have struggled with purpose and substance. I have taken inventory of my life and have wondered if I made the right choice of becoming an artist. I have really been pretty hard on myself and how little I have grown in the last year or so. Granted there have been issues in my life that contribute to my lack of growth but I also have to wonder if my desire is mainly to blame.
Then I thought, well how does one judge growth in the art field? Is it the amount of work I get? How my work is accepted by others? Or is it personal? The only answer I could come up with is that art is subjective. What is good to some, others may not find good at all. I really work in a field that can change in a blink of an eye. What is hot today can be cold product tomorrow.
So, I think that I am just going to have to try and be more objective to myself. Allow time and give myself some positive treatment and not always push so hard. We can only grow as fast as we can grow. It isn't so much the destination as what you learn along the way.