Today I want to share with you about how I keep up my motivation as an artist and business owner when I am going through slow and challenging times. I find it easy to keep motivated most of the time but when things are slow or go wrong I don’t feel like throwing in the towel and that is because art is my true love, my passion, my all, there is no other work for me out there, I should know I have done everything else and hated it, apart from being a nurse, surgeon, policewoman, judge, solicitor, doctor and prison officer. When things don’t work out how I expect them to i get angry, frustrated and for a few hours or days I have a rest and go out and do something else, and when I feel refreshed I go back to my work. I do find my inspiration and new found energy is naturally cyclical. Being able to sit and paint is so exhilirating like it is for adrenalin junkies to dive off the tallest building or mountain edge. It is part of me, the way I think and see the world and these emotions and mindset are stronger than the emotion of quitting. I read other artist’s struggles and tales of woe and it is encouraging to know other people go through similar struggles and down times. I have decided this year is the biggest breakthrough year for my art business, where I make the most money to date and take it to a new level and I can’t wait to get started after the New Year, I already have something in place ready to start the first week in January. I hope whoever is reading this takes something away from it and if you are an artist, I hope you feel relieved it is not only you in the world who experiences challenges, and no the featured image is not me, and if it was well, I preserved well didn’t I?
Happy New Year and I hope 2017 is a prosperous year for you all, thank you for subscribing and supporting me over the last three years, and long may it last.
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