Many artists do not succeed because of fears.  Fears of what?  Of failure, criticism, of the unknown.  We as artists are actually small business owners and therefore face the same issues as any small business owner does.  However, we tend to be sensitive souls so we must overcome our many fears to succeed.

 FEAR OF FAILURE:  We worry that no one will like our work or see our vision, that it won't sell, or that we will not be able to live up to what we want it to be,  unable to master the technique we use.  Understand that you are not alone.  Everyone who starts up a small business suffers through the same issues, so just keep going, putting one foot in front of the other and thinking positively!

FEAR OF CRITICISM: All of us have most likely been on the receiving end of harsh criticism at some point in our life.  It is not pleasant and we do not want it again.  Perhaps the deliverer did not mean to be so harsh, they just did not know how to give constructive criticism, which we could all use at times.  But don't let that stop you from moving forward, keep creating!

FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN:  Everyone has this.  We do not know what each day will bring into our lives, but if we don't continue to live, then we die. Keep creating!

UNCERTAINTY:  Are we taking the right path?  Are we going down the right creative path with our work?  Will it get me recognition?  We will never know if we never try!

LACK OF SUPPORT:  Do your friends and family support your art or do they tell you "it's all nice, but get a real job."  They most likely think they have your best interests at heart, but just don't understand how important art is to you.  Only you know if it is worth pursuing or not.  What does it really mean to you?  Put some serious thought into it and once you decide, go for it!

     Below is a photo of some of my latest "Ocean Meditations" artwork.  I am constantly looking for new ways to present it. Thanks for looking!

'Ocean Meditations' series
10 x 20 Diptych
Fluid acrylics on gallery wrap canvas

'Ocean Meditations' series
10 x 20
Fluid acrylics on gallery wrap canvas

'Ocean Meditations' series
10 x 36 stack
Fluid acrylics on gallery wrap canvas - floater frames

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