Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Three Habits that Build an Art Career

Art, like any self-motivated job, takes discipline. Even a driven artist can be sidelined by family obligations, a day job, other creative endeavors, and life. Coming home from the day job with your brain fried from work demands, family clamoring for your attention, and a house that might need attention (dishes, laundry, etc,) can push your art to the back seat. It's life, it happens.

How to break free from this cycle of un-productivity?

  • First show up. Go to the place where you do your art. Walking into your studio or even just up to the table where your brushes, paints, and artistic equipment lives will help to inspire you to start. 
  • Carve out time. Let your art be your job. Go to it religiously. Set the time. Label an hour or two of your day for art and make it a priority. If you go over that time, great! 
  • Alert the masses. Let the people in your life know that this time is scheduled for building your art career. Explain how important it is to you and ask for their cooperation in giving you this time to work uninterrupted.

Finally, accept the importance of Art in your life. Too many times we push creativity aside out of guilt, obligation, or just plain laziness. More Art to the top of your priority list and take the first step in creating a career as an Artist.

Go forth and create beauty in the world.


  1. Thanks for the inspiration! Sometimes its hard to make the time, but in the end its all worth it :)

  2. I agree. It's staying focused in a busy world that can be the hardest thing.