Today, I was in a networking event. First time I came and was invited by a fellow business owner,. He was not able to be there in the event. I went to expand my network. Normally for visual artists the general public writes them off since they don’t see the value in what visual artists bring let along qualify to purchase art. Don’t pay attention to the people who write you off and reject you. Side with those who are open and willing to support your mission and give back.
Another is as an visual artist, people think we are giving everything away for free. We are not here for charity or even giving everything away. Everything has a cost. If you go to any store, they will not let you have everything for free. Why should any artist give away all of the hours, money, and energy to have it all gone. Yes, There is a time to give back, however this is on your own terms without being asked. I do enjoy giving just not the art I have put years of work to be where I am now,. The moral of the story is stay with those who value you and your story. The people who write you off are not those who you are want in your life., Those who helpk you grow and expand in all aspects are golden and gladly replenish it toward them and their life.