2 Things You can Do Today to Advance as an Artist

Digital Illustration by Mike Brennan

There are two things you can do right now, where ever & whoever you are, to put your creative skills to work and advance as an artist.

1. Create for YOU.

When was the last time you created something “just because”? Something that you just felt inspired to do that had nothing to do with work, or getting paid. Something born of passion. There might be a million reasons you can come up with why you shouldn’t or can’t. But tell them to stuff it, and get to creating. It just might be the best thing you’ve done in a long while. Even if no one else ever sees it.

2. Create for THEM.

You have this amazing ability. And you have it for a reason — to share it! Once you get past the objections of why you can’t create for someone else (It’s not good enough, i can’t afford it, i need to get paid for it…) you can experience the joy of giving. You never know what impact sharing your art with others might have. And while I’m not saying to give away all your art and do it for free- I am saying that sometimes you do need to give it away. Because it’s about more than money. It’s about creating something uniquely, beautifully you and having your creation impact someone else’s life for good.

What are you going to create today? Who needs to experience your art?

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