Making a living from your creative work is exhilarating. Whether you’re a designer or artist, the thrill is the same. A client selects your design because it expresses their message clearly and precisely; it delivers the picture that is “worth 1000 words.” A buyer connects with your artistic expressions; he gets what you’re communicating. It’s invigorating, rewarding, and motivating.
Living off your creative endeavors can also become discouraging and disheartening at times. If your message isn’t getting through, your career isn’t progressing as quickly as you thought it would, or the paperwork and business side of promoting yourself becomes overwhelming you can get discouraged and possibly question why you should continue. It can become frustrating and even depressing, no matter where you are in your career.
Illustrator and fellow blogger, Kate Leonard has some great tips for working through those discouraging moments, and keeping your eye on the prize that is your unique creative perspective. I thought they were worth sharing. An invigorating kick in the pants, so to speak. Hope they entice you to keep creating!