Do you ever feel like you are “selling out” by making money doing what you love? Ever heard of that term, “starving artist?”
According to Lisa Congdon, author of, Art, Inc.: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist, these are among the most toxic myths we subscribe to as a culture and reflect a mentality immeasurably limiting for creative people.
In an article in brainpickings.org, Congdon says the book “offers those looking to make a career in a creative field, wherever they may be along the journey — aspiring artists just discovering their talent, part-time artists trying to transition into full-time, seasoned artists seeking new ideas to reinvigorate an existing career — the necessary tools for defining success by their own standards, then attaining it on their own terms. From practicalities like pricing, marketing, and photographing your work to psychological tussles like dealing with self-doubt, learning to say ‘no,’ and managing the ebb and flow of success, she offers a 360-degree map of the terra incognita that is the modern creative life-cum-living.”
This is a great resource for anyone who currently makes their living in the art world or for those who aspire to have a career in art.
You can purchase a copy of at Art, Inc.: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist in book stores or check it out at your local library.
Read the full article here: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/tag/lisa-congdon/