Abstract, 30" x 30".
As I mentioned the other day, being an artist doesn't have to be competitive. Stay focused, work hard, learn from others and have fun. That's my best advice.
But there is one last thing we all need to do and that is learn as much as we can from our "competition". What on earth do I mean from that?
First off, you have to know who "your competition" is. To be honest, I don't even like the term "competition". But you know who I am talking about. It's that group of artists who we all place on a pedestal who are really successful and awesome. I have a list of these artists that I really admire and wish I could be more like them. I admire mant of them for their painting skills, others I admire for their marketing success and others I like because they are just really great people.
Some of these artists are really great friends and some of them I have never met. But I follow all of these artists on a regular basis. I watch what they do, where they go and how they do it. I follow them on social media, visit their websites regularly and keep up to date on who follows them. It's not stalking (I promise). It's just a way to understand what makes them successful and learn how I can do the same. This is the way I am leaning from my competition. But I never consider them as a threat, or do I compare myself to them. Rather, I just try to be more like them!
Do you know who is your "competition"?
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