April 13, 2024


Simple Impartial Art

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

Seeking Validation and Earning Credibility as an Artist

Or, somewhat, false validation from social media.

It is legitimate, and I hate expressing this, that the more followers you have, the far more very likely I am to pay out awareness to you and your art simply because other people have offered you their thumbs up at some point. 

And your social feed is additional probable to sustain my consideration if it emphasizes art as the middle of your lifetime. Artwork, artwork, and additional art. That’s what I want to see from an artist who seeks reflection and important interest.

Nonetheless, we have to accept that there is a phony perception of validation from social media. I imagine Sara Schroeder felt that when she talked about wanting to be “more than an Instagram artist.” She grew her Instagram following rapidly and had to choose a step (or two) back again to ponder what she genuinely desired from her artwork. Listen to my dialogue with her in episode 119.

Although it feels good to get these followers, likes, feedback, and shares on social media, at some position you have to surprise what they all necessarily mean. 

Who is carrying out the subsequent, liking, commenting, and sharing? How are individuals interactions aiding you in the very long operate? What happens when you do not get more than enough likes or reviews?

This begs the concern: Who are you looking for validation from?