Most people who are not artists have little idea of the stresses and frustrations of making art. I once described my working life to a non-artist and she found it incredible that anyone would put themselves through that kind of experience over and over. (Perhaps it’s some kind of sickness?) The hardest thing to deal with is the small voice in your head saying “Your art is shit.”
Here’s video number one: Your Art is Shit. (If you are an artist in the throes of self-doubt, you absolutely must watch the second video as well.)
The second video, Painting in the Dark, is about Vincent van Gogh, and provides insight into how one artist continued to work with little or no positive re-enforcement from the outside world.
Wishing everyone a weekend full of positive thoughts.