May 30, 2007
Artist Insecurity. Now there's a topic.
Mentally, financially, professionally, emotionally, insecure.
Insanely, Illogically Insecure. Irrationally insecure
Artists wonder if they turn down work... will they ever be offered work again?
This is just one of the irrational blind corners of the freelancer's mindset. Some of the other illogical blind corners are:
'Do I have any talent'?
'Is my style out of date?'
'Do I still know how to paint?'
'Should I try a totally different medium?'
'Should I get a new agent?'
'Should I have been an architect?'
and on and on and on to many other such delectables.
But then there's all those catch phrases to encompass the reasons we remain unbalanced. Find yourself by letting go. Follow Your Bliss. Dare to Dream. Life is Short, Art is Long.... oh, and my favorite... Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained. (that's good for investing too).
Freelancing... the very definition of insecure.
It sometimes seems that the only thing holding it all together is the Illusion. Of course it's an illusion! Art is nothing but illusions. And those are fueled by all the mysterious subterfuge of imagination and emotion.
And as we all know, Illusions are a rock solid foundation to build anyone's fortune upon.