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

Seeking Validation and Earning Credibility as an Artist

Or, relatively, false validation from social media.

It is accurate, and I loathe declaring this, that the extra followers you have, the much more probable I am to shell out interest to you and your artwork mainly because other folks have given you their thumbs up at some place. 

And your social feed is extra likely to preserve my notice if it emphasizes artwork as the middle of your life. Art, art, and additional artwork. That’s what I want to see from an artist who seeks reflection and essential awareness.

Nonetheless, we have to admit that there is a fake feeling of validation from social media. I think Sara Schroeder felt that when she talked about seeking to be “more than an Instagram artist.” She grew her Instagram subsequent promptly and had to take a move (or two) back to ponder what she genuinely desired from her art. Listen to my dialogue with her in episode 119.

Although it feels good to get all those followers, likes, responses, and shares on social media, at some stage you have to speculate what they all suggest. 

Who is accomplishing the following, liking, commenting, and sharing? How are all those interactions helping you in the very long operate? What comes about when you really do not get plenty of likes or comments?

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

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