9 Warning Signs of an Amateur Artist

GREAT article by Drew at SkinnyArtist.com: 9 Warning Signs of an Amateur Artist. The article is worth your reading time. I don't think I'll spoil it by sharing the last paragraph:
     "Being a professional artist means, above all, taking your art seriously. If you want to become a professional artist, writer, photographer, musician, or any other type of creative genius; you need to do what the professionals in these fields do. Being a professional is not about having fancy business cards or making lots of money (although that’s pretty cool too!). Being a professional simply means that you have decided to take this creative obsession of yours and make it into your career. Let’s face it, we create our art because we want and need to. We don’t do it for the money, but we also have to realize that without the money, we won’t have the time or energy to create our art.
     Strive to learn from those who have gone before you, do what you have to do, and always Live Your Art!"
Go read the whole thing...
Thanks to SwissMiss for the heads up.

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