Your art career takes off in the studio. Without the hard work you do there, you are not an artist.
Are you devoting enough time to the studio?
Sure, I wrote a whole book about getting your art out of the studio, but that’s my job.
With everything I write or teach, I’m trying to help you garner attention for your art.
But nothing I say will be useful unless you put artmaking first.
Without your art, you have nothing to promote. You have nothing to take out of the studio and share with the world.
Your art is your voice. It’s how you communicate with the world and find your place. It’s your raison d’être.
Don’t lose sight of that.
When you find yourself checking email too often or socializing just a tad too much online, remember why you do what you do.
Say to yourself: “I’m an artist. I make art.” Then go do it!