These are on point. Some of my thoughts on these... #1 one artist I know says she just designs and doesn't look at others in her niche #2 keep the family out. Unless they are creative they don't respect your craft until you are filthy rich(smile) #3 As in life always have an exit strategy #4 Focus. It's hard because we live in world of infinite possibilities. #5 Remember you are close to your art but others have distance. If you're around people who notice every chip on your nails, run. #6 Yes we need money to live. It would be nice to have a flow of money for basic needs which is not connected to your craft. #7 Conformity. This society thrives on it. #8 The family members need some "time out". #9 A hard one. Some artist choose their clients. Have you seen the movie "The Fountainhead?" #10 Tomorrow never comes. Just stay excited about what you can do today. Don't expect anything. Just be present.
By the way, Rae reflected on something similar. Check out this post: http://www.raelewisthornton.com/2011/10/yep-taking-it-to-next-level.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RLTDivaWithAids+%28Diva+Living+with+AIDS%29
Ok SandraI need to print this.This was a good post too.Hmmm it has me thinking over a few things!Thanks..
I like your list and I definite like the add ons that Sandra listed as well...
Live the life you dream about...I dare you.