one of the books i am reading is called "I'd rather be in the studio: the artist's no-excuse guide to self promotion"
i've only read like 25 pages and i already took a ton of notes!
The first page reads: "Congratulations on deciding to take responsibility for your art career" wow how did they know thats what i want?! this quote which i WILL make into a painting for my house to remind me
"Behold the turtle, he makes progress, only when he sticks his neck out. -James Bryant Conant
other notes i've taken that i know i have to do is:
- Create good habits
- make out a routine and stick to it (Successful artist's usually make some kind of art everyday)
- "your studio time should be your most sacred, nonnegotiable routine. Neglecting you studio is unacceptable."
- I need to define what my success would look like (even if its not what other people think it should look like)
- work hard while practicing self-discipline.
other books i've checked out but barely read a few pages are "The Artist's guide: how to make a living doing what you love" & "crafting a business: make money doing what you love"
i really wanna make the most money i can, just by doing what i love to do and what i'm the best at doing. i guess what i am asking from you is, that even tho i have set this goal for me and will be practicing self-desipline... but to make sure i stick to this, sometimes i need people to be on my butt about things.
Let me know what i can make for u!
now is the time to try, make mistakes and succeed!
i may not be able to do what i love tomorrow, so i must start today!