you know marisa, from creative thursday, right?
i am constantly inspired by her positive, professional, creative take on being an artist. marisa envisions her success and works towards realizing it every day. today’s post on her blog came of no surprise to me: marisa is embarking on a campaign to empower artists to think of themselves as “thriving artists“, not “starving artists.”
i couldn’t agree more!
do you suffer from this? do you assume because you’re creative, enjoy working with your hands, and enjoy pretty things that you’re destined for a life without?
artists, crafters, creatives: i have news for you. you are in demand.
you are people who are actually producing something tangible, with real worth, in an economy that is based on service. we must reclaim that sense of value or corporations – and friends, and family – will [continue to] take advantage of us.
don’t let anyone else assign value to you or what you create. don’t let others tell you to starve. only you can give value to your work by finding real value in yourself & your talent. you must choose to thrive, succeed, and prosper.
this weekend, make it a point to exclaim that you’re an artist, crafter, writer, creative to anyone who asks – and maybe those who don’t. and let them know you’re thriving, not starving.
if you need a reminder, marisa is creating a line of “thriving artist” goods – starting with the print above – available in her shop. and marisa, if you need any foot soldiers for your battle, you can count me in!
want more? read my follow-up to this post: embracing abundance & breaking the scarcity mindset.