Starting a Career in Art: 4 Essential Questions

Have you ever watched young  children when they’re given a piece of paper & crayon.  They take very little instruction before beginning to create something.  All of us have the ability and desire to create.  How far we take it is up to us.  Years pass, but a few of us still pick up that crayon before anything else.  I would be one of those people and if you’re reading this, I think you are too. 

When you get into the real world life changes and becomes complicated and scary.  It’s filled with choices.  If you’re daring you may contemplate pursuing  your vision.  Thinking about it is one thing, but actually producing and placing it for sale is another.  It can be terrifying! The first step is coming to terms with it yourself.  Stating you are an artist, the good, the bad and the ugly and standing behind it.  This is intimidating at best!   In our elect group we all must, come what may. 

What I want to stress is your uniqueness.  You see no one is you!  No one sees things or does things just like you!  God has created each of us amazingly, uncompromisingly different!  He is a creative God and He has created us to be creative. 

Within this realm you need to decide how you want to pursue your art.  Is it a hobby or a profession you’re seeking?  The following are a few questions you should ask yourself: 

  1. Do you have time or can you make time?  
  2. How strong is your motivation?  
  3. Are you disciplined?  
  4. Do you have a workspace?  

A great book that will help you organize your life and prioritize your time is Essentialism The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown.  I highly recommend it for anyone with goals.  

If you’ve decided you’re seeking a career and your answer is yes, then congratulations!  I’m really excited for you.  This is a journey you’ll never out grow, an adventure of a life time. 

Welcome to the world of art! 

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