When I was doing the voice over for the video Josh and I are making about myself and my art- i an audio visual artists statement/bio if you will- we went through a list of prompts or questions one of the last questions we went through was what advice I would give other artist or artist starting out?
I know I said a lot of things that I would encourage artists starting out to do including...writing morning pages, using affirmations, reading the Artist's Way, and setting scheduled work habits.
However, if I were to pass on one gem to other artists starting out, the TOP thing, it would be to create a support system and surround yourself with a cheering team.
Surround yourself only with people who believe in you, see your dream, applaud you, cheer you on, make you laugh, ask you question that propel you to move forward, bring you dinner, help clean your house, listen to you and call you at your darkest hour. Discard the rest. If they are bringing you down they are bringing your art down. Life's too short.
As Madonna says: "Don't go for second best baby..."
So, I want to thank just a few member of my stellar team and keep on cheering and being in my life supporting my dream to sell my art to movie stars and support my family lavlishly from the production and sales of my work. Thank you!