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Taking one art class in middle school or college has somehow made everyone an expert on how we should art. Which is ironic, considering our constant dissatisfaction with the art we create. Many artists envision our creations in a perfect world, and we spend countless hours trying to replicate this imagined perfection with our imperfect tools and bodies.
Oftentimes, this quest for perfection can lead to perpetual feelings of inadequacy and discontent with ourselves. It can be difficult to separate the art we create from who we are, and your criticisms of our art often feel like criticisms of our person. You may not be aware of how much time we already spend in self-critique, while others of us have learned to detach Thought catalog dating an artist the criticism our creations to preserve our sanity. Art life may look easy, but the path of an art professional is not clear-cut.
Promoter, contract negotiator, publicist, social media strategist, booking agent are just some of the other roles we assume to manage the business of our creative side. We always appreciate help, but please… be cautious with your unsolicited feedback and criticisms. We know, we know. The general consensus is that making a living with art is not feasible.
Some of us even work side jobs, odd jobs, and full-time day jobs just to ensure that we can eat while still producing and creating, because creativity is what makes our lives livable. Trust us, we know money is important. Perhaps better than you do. This statement is completely dismissive and hurtful. We may not be doctors and engineers, but our contribution to society is valid and important. Love fashion?
Thank an artist. Enjoy listening to music on your drive to work? An artist. Love movies and TV shows? We create those things that give color to your life. We remind you of the beauty of being human. Art has inspired revolutions, changed the ideologies of whole generations. We take our art seriously, and we think you should, too. Artists draw inspiration from everywhere. If we are close to you, there is a strong chance that you have and are informing our art in some way. This, in and of itself, is an act of love and appreciation.
You may be our muse, and our art becomes a living testament to our interactions. If you want to be memorialized, love an artist. Our art will love you back. Artists have a unique gift for feeling deeply and turning those emotions and experiences into pieces that reflect our inner worlds. It is not uncommon for us to develop alcohol or drug addictions to cope with the pain of being human and the pain of being an artist.
Although art can be born from our pain, we want to thrive artistically and emotionally as well. Support our art by supporting our personal health and healing. Creatives can be completely scatterbrained. During a calm dinner, it may be hard for us to switch our brains off when Thought catalog dating an artist stroke of inspiration comes to us. We just may need extra help sorting through the cacophony of voices and overstimulation that is our brain. Art may not fit neatly into 9am to 5pm hours. Our schedules can be extremely variable and unpredictable.
Sometimes we work hardly at all. Other times, we may make plans and cancel last minute because of a music gig, audition notice from an agent, or a quick turn-around commission piece. Celebrate our new project with us; text us an encouraging word. Some people have made dating or befriending an artist into a fetish. It may be trendy to date, say, a musician or actor, or have a BFF that is a muralist or art curator. Regardless of how large our following or fan base is, the of accolades we receive or do not receive, please treat us the same. We want to Thought catalog dating an artist that we have the freedom to be human and flawed, even though art notoriety often comes with a pedestal and the blinding light of public exposure and celebrity.
All people want to be accepted and loved authentically, not just for their light, but for their dark as well. When you can, support us monetarily.
We know that you may not always have the money to support us, but there are other ways to spread your love for us. Promoting us Thought catalog dating an artist your network goes a long way. Come to our gigs and post about it.
Watch our plays and TV shows. Come to our gallery opening, wear our products. Book us for your next birthday photo shoot. Read our latest writing. Write reviews for us. Recommend our work to your friends, strangers, co-workers, cousins. Tag us, re-post us, re-tweet us. Share our work! Send us opportunities that you think we would be a perfect fit for. You can act as a liaison for us in a myriad of ways that we cannot do for ourselves. Your support and voice may be the difference between us eating and not eating, or us securing our next dream job or gig.
Sometimes, we are so completely done with art and everything art-related.
Sometimes, we just want to exist in the world without the pressure of creating or improving; of working or worrying about needing more work. Sometimes, we just need to enjoy being alive and recharge. This may be a daily need to have conversations about non-art related topics, a spontaneous excursion, time to connect with our loved ones, or space to be quiet Thought catalog dating an artist alone. Respect our need to distance from the art world. Just be there with us, in the moment. Being an artist can be a blessing and burden for ourselves and those who love us. If you have patience and compassion, loving an artist can truly be a life-changing experience.
These words are for us all. Beyond Worthyby Jacqueline Whitney. You may unsubscribe at any time. Know that our relationship affects our art. Please do not glamorize our self-destructive habits. Please understand our scatterbrained nature. Love us like people. Support us. Give us space to NOT be an artist. Give your artist friends and family a hug. They need it. More From Thought Catalog. Get our newsletter every Friday! You're in! See you Friday. Follow Thought Catalog.Thought catalog dating an artist
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