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

Seeking Validation and Earning Credibility as an Artist

Or, alternatively, false validation from social media.

It’s accurate, and I detest indicating this, that the more followers you have, the a lot more likely I am to shell out focus to you and your artwork mainly because other individuals have supplied you their thumbs up at some stage. 

And your social feed is far more probable to sustain my consideration if it emphasizes artwork as the heart of your life. Art, artwork, and far more art. Which is what I want to see from an artist who seeks reflection and crucial attention.

Even so, we have to acknowledge that there is a phony feeling of validation from social media. I feel Sara Schroeder felt that when she talked about wanting to be “more than an Instagram artist.” She grew her Instagram subsequent rapidly and experienced to get a step (or two) back again to contemplate what she seriously wished from her artwork. Pay attention to my conversation with her in episode 119.

Whilst it feels fantastic to get individuals followers, likes, remarks, and shares on social media, at some point you have to question what they all signify. 

Who is accomplishing the next, liking, commenting, and sharing? How are individuals interactions serving to you in the extended run? What takes place when you do not get ample likes or opinions?

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

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