Oil painting of young girl and boy digging in the sand on the beach

Seeking Validation and Earning Credibility as an Artist

Or, relatively, false validation from social media.

It’s legitimate, and I dislike stating this, that the more followers you have, the far more possible I am to pay out notice to you and your art since others have provided you their thumbs up at some issue. 

And your social feed is more probably to sustain my attention if it emphasizes art as the centre of your life. Artwork, art, and far more artwork. That is what I want to see from an artist who seeks reflection and important awareness.

On the other hand, we have to accept that there is a fake perception of validation from social media. I feel Sara Schroeder felt that when she talked about wanting to be “more than an Instagram artist.” She grew her Instagram adhering to speedily and experienced to consider a step (or two) back again to contemplate what she really needed from her art. Listen to my discussion with her in episode 119.

While it feels great to get these followers, likes, responses, and shares on social media, at some stage you have to speculate what they all mean. 

Who is performing the pursuing, liking, commenting, and sharing? How are those interactions helping you in the extended operate? What happens when you don’t get plenty of likes or responses?

This begs the issue: Who are you in search of validation from?

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