The Big Question

Here it is, the beginning of 2019 and you are still an artist. There's really only 1 question to ask yourself: 

Why do I do my art?

If you have had a long career, like me, you often find that money and fame are nice, but fleeting. Over a long period of time, both of those will flow in and out of your life. You also find that in relation to your art, they are not the foundation of what you do (well, for most of us anyway). 

You may have found that when you chase money and fame, that your art suffers, because you lose sight of who you really are and what you really do. There's nothing wrong with money or fame, it's just that because they are fleeting (and even when in abundance), they might not bring you happiness. 

And after a long career it's easy to become jaded, cynical, or a thousand other things that take the joy out of being an artist. It's easy to lose sight of what made you undertake this journey in the first place. It's also easy to lose that energy of youth that drove you on and on, even when things were difficult. Now is the time to reconnect with what made you who you are and ask the question:

Why do I do my art?

Hopefully the answer will reconnect you to your source and refuel your work. Keep it going in 2019.

~ MB

Over the past 8 years and 3 different blogs, I've written almost 500 blog posts. That's a lot of my time and energy devoted to putting my thoughts and ideas out there on the internet for you to read. As we approach the end of 2018, and the 9th year of these blogs, if you've enjoyed reading them, and have gotten value out of them, please consider a donation. You'll be helping me keep writing for hopefully another 8 years. Thank You ~ MB.


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