More on part-time artistry
16 January 2010 Leave a comment
Revisiting this topic since it’s fresh in my mind: I had a conversation a week or two ago with a central Nebraska artist about how difficult it can be an artist part-time, and how difficult it is to convey this to non-artists. She also mentioned that creativity doesn’t really function as a hobby in the mind of an aspiring artist. In the past when I talked about this I used the phrase hard-wired. Artists are hard-wired to pursue creative endeavors.
A useful idea related to part-time artistry from fellow blogger and painter Jim Janknegt:
That sounds like a good plan. I find that when I treat my painting as a job with regular hours I get a lot of work done. Have a set time to show up at the easel and don’t let anybody interfere. When you work for an employer you don’t let your family or household demands keep you from showing up for work on time. Let it be the same with your painting.