We all want to feel like we are thriving, but sometimes that perception is hard to accept. This happens a lot to artists; it is the culture of art, the mystic of art. Actually it is the fault of Vincent van Gogh! After all van Gogh only sold one painting in his entire career, so he was the first and foremost “Starving Artist:.
So I try to thrive, and fortunately have never had to starve. I diversify my assets. What are my assets? I could include my portfolio, but that is between me and my broker, what I really want to talk about is my skill sets.
I paint powerful, energy driven paintings full of color and movement. They come from my faith-based life, the spiritual side of me, the side that finds joy in life, the side that want’s to lift others spirits. My other skill set is actually two-fold, the therapist and teacher side of me. I use these skills in my workshops and individual lessons and soon in my on-line classes. I diversify these skills to create my purpose: “to lift people’s spirits and bring people to wholeness, by finding the beauty in this world.”
It’s not a bad way to live, doing what I love and know best. Thriving in a beautiful art career, and helping people lift their spirits. Let’s take the Starving out of the Artist.