Oil painting of young girl and boy digging in the sand on the beach

Seeking Validation and Earning Credibility as an Artist

Or, fairly, false validation from social media.

It’s correct, and I dislike indicating this, that the far more followers you have, the more likely I am to shell out focus to you and your art because other individuals have given you their thumbs up at some position. 

And your social feed is additional very likely to manage my attention if it emphasizes art as the middle of your lifetime. Art, artwork, and much more art. That is what I want to see from an artist who seeks reflection and essential attention.

Having said that, we have to accept that there is a bogus perception of validation from social media. I assume Sara Schroeder felt that when she talked about wanting to be “more than an Instagram artist.” She grew her Instagram pursuing quickly and had to just take a move (or two) again to contemplate what she actually desired from her artwork. Hear to my dialogue with her in episode 119.

Though it feels very good to get these followers, likes, responses, and shares on social media, at some issue you have to wonder what they all necessarily mean. 

Who is executing the following, liking, commenting, and sharing? How are those people interactions helping you in the extensive operate? What happens when you really do not get enough likes or opinions?

This begs the issue: Who are you looking for validation from?

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