Sunday, May 22, 2011


There comes a time, sometimes several times, in one's "art life" where one stops and evaluates his or her work. That time has come, again, for me. I have been re-evaluating my artwork wondering at the validity of my "lesser" works, illustrations etc. It has been a goal of mine to be able to make a decent living with my artwork. Does this lessen the validity of my work?


  1. No it doesn't. Sometimes as artists we are forced to compromise between what we do and what we sell. Sometimes you need to make a "lesser" version for a client. But in the long run, I firmly believe it will pay off and people will pay you for your style and what you do, no matter what.

  2. Thank you for your words, Samantha!

  3. It's hard to toe the line between ripe and rotten, right? We are so hard on ourselves. I am always grilling myself on this question, and the good news is that it keeps my consciousness growing. On bad days, of course it feels horrible, but that's life. I think sales are good, and we all have "lesser works." Even if we didn't sell, we would still have them. So, onward!