What Not To Do
When you think for yourself and create the life you envision, there is joy, freedom and prosperity to be enjoyed. But it isn’t always easy blazing trails when the existing ones are the obvious, safe choice. This awesome list applies to everyone who marches to their own drummer, not just artists, so be sure to take the concepts and apply them to your passion.
Keri Smith’s blog is extremely fresh and creative- she definitely has a point of view and a signature style. I also admire how prolific she is- her body of work is a testament to the ideas she shares in her 5 page Artist’s Survival Kit. It’s all awesome, and I’ve paid good money for less of a set of creativity boosters and productivity tools, whereas she offers this for free. On page 4, you’ll find this invaluable list of ways to kill your happiness while you try to make a living as you deviate from the status quo. In my quest as an artist, designer and now entrepreneur, I have found these to be 100% true!
Every designer I know should post this list by their desk, print out the pages of the kit and cut out the cards to keep in the top desk drawer. We all have fits of insecurity and periods of stagnation, but when you have art in your heart and your mind, you have to do what you have to do to get out of your funk and share your ideas. Ideas kept in the ol’ brain box mean nothing to the world. And even though it’s become cliche to say it, you have to follow your heart and believe in yourself.